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Dec 28, 2006 08:00 AM

Good Eggs Benedict in San Francisco?

What are some recommendations for good Eggs Benedict in San Francisco? I'm a hollandaise fiend, so the sauce must be top-notch ...

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  1. Well, I'm definitely not a hollandaise specialist but I think that Zazie in Cole Valley has an excellent selection of eggs benedicts. My personal favorite is their eggs monaco that is a toasted english muffin, proscuitto, tomatoes provencals, poached eggs and hollandaise. Yummy! I'd love to hear other recommendations as well though.

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      1. re: shnigglebob

        I definitely second that. Zazie has the best selection of benedict's - ever, that I have tasted.

        1. re: shnigglebob

          kosmonaut, thanks for asking this question since i love eggs benedict too! i also love zazie. it can get busy on the weekend...we usually order hot chocolate and sip it on the sidewalk while we wait for a table.

        2. Not technically San Francisco, but *just* over the Bay Bridge in Emeryville, Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe has my favorite benedicts, with super divine hollandaise.

          4081 Hollis St, Emeryville

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          1. re: peterme

            I just received a gift certificate to this place. Do you recommend breakfast there instead of lunch?

          2. Canteen on Sutter--I think they're only open for breakfast on the weekends now.

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            1. re: pane

              If Leary is still there, then by all means! And I usually hate poached eggs...

              1. re: chaddict

                Definitely Canteen, I am a Hollandaise snob (grew up on Mom's from-scratch recipe) and it is truly great. Again, only if Leary's still there.

            2. Mama's on Washington Square has great benedict

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              1. re: Problem Child

                they do! You can get original, smoked salmon, prochutto with tomato, Floretin.

                Mama's also does everything else great too. Be prepared for the line.

                1. re: OnceUponABite

                  mama's has my favorite as well. So so good.

              2. I was sick when he was here from LA, but three weekends ago my lawyer stumbled on to Cafe Monaco and swore they had the best Benedict he's ever tasted. He'll be here for New Year's and I'll be trying it out to see what he's raving about.