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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.

                1. My son tried the Marco Polo at Home Plate (Lombard Street in Marina) this morning, which is a creative version of eggs benedict. He said the hollandaise sauce was almost as good as mine. I tasted it and agreed! :-)

                  1. All you Knead on Haight Street has fabulous eggs benedict. They have quite a few varieties to choose from. I like the one with avacado. Great potatoes, too.

                    1. Being a true native of the Bay area and having experienced the days of Sprekles Dairy, Frontier Village etc. I think I have eaten Eggs Benedict in almost every city in Northern California. Without hesitation or reservation of any doubt of any kind, I divulge two best kept secrets for the greatest of breakfasts, and especially Eggs Benedict. The first is Gillwood's Cafe in St. Helena. Order the "Eggs Blackstone" which is no longer on the menu, but ordered by locals on a daily basis. The second is Lily's in Mt Shasta. Both are out of this world and we find ourselves making the long drives just for breakfast.

                      1. I just don't get Zazie for breakfast. IMO the eggs benny is really medicore. It's walking distance from my house so if they did make a decent eggs benny I would be there. I do give them points for pooch night, which I have gone for a couple of dinners with faithful friends. So if you are a top notch hollandaise fiend you will be diappointed.