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snoboardbabe77 Feb 9, 2007 08:41 AM

I love eggs benedict. Period. I've had it at plenty of places - and while it seems like there's not much to it - there is. A perfect english muffin and how it is toasted or grilled, eggs that are poached correctly, the appropriate lemony-scented and seasoned hollandaise sauce, the ham or canadian bacon - how much, how thin sliced etc.....all are components to one of my favorite breakfast foods. Let me know where you've been so I don't get stuck in a rut at the same places..I live in St Paul -willing to travel.

  1. Foureyes137 Feb 9, 2007 10:20 AM

    This post is for the [MSP] area.

    Have you tried the Bison Benedict @ Hell's Kitchen? I am not a fan of benedict in general, but this is a good one. It has a tangerine jalapeno hollandaise that is very good.

    My wife loves the benedict @ the Spring Street Tavern as well.

    1. katebauer Feb 9, 2007 11:04 AM

      I love the eggs benedict at Zumbro cafe. Their hollandaise is so light you don't feel guilty pouring it on. It's also on french bread instead of an English muffin which is a nice change.

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      1. re: katebauer
        Chris Mitra Feb 9, 2007 09:53 PM

        I have to agree with snoboardbabe77 here on the preference for a perfectly toasted english muffin. I love Zumbro and have ordered their eggs benedict a zillion times, but the toasted french bread just seems a little to crunchy in comparison to the soft poached egg and hollandaise. Not that this has stopped me from getting it. :)

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        shoo bee doo Feb 9, 2007 08:56 PM

        Bon Vie on Selby Avenue across from Zanders. Perfect eggs benedict.

        1. Chris Mitra Feb 9, 2007 09:51 PM

          I'm a big eggs benedict fan... great thread!

          Does anyone know if Yum! does an eggs benedict? I have to admit that I would love to try one if it was on one of their very-good-looking homemade English muffins.

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            Rheta Feb 10, 2007 10:25 AM

            I'll tell you where not to get a good eggs benedict. Unless they have improved. I ordered eggs benedict at Patrick's in Wayzata. It was terrible. The yolk was totally well done. Completely ruined it! Maybe they were having an off day.

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            1. re: Rheta
              The Dairy Queen Feb 11, 2007 04:22 AM

              I haven't been to Patrick's in Wayzata, but I've been to the one on Lyndale at Bachman's and I think the pastries are what they do best. You can enjoy your pastry at one of the tables in the greenhouse and pretend spring has come early. Bummer about the eggs benedict.


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              snoboardbabe77 Feb 12, 2007 05:27 AM

              Thanks for everyone for giving me tips! Chris -I'm pretty sure that Yum! in SLP does not have eggs benedict. I've been there several times, and I don't recall that being a menu option as I'm sure that I would have tried it out already..they do however, have a really good SW turkey panini!

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                Mill City Modern Feb 12, 2007 07:38 AM

                I don't like eggs benedict, but my mister likes the benedict at Parkview Cafe.

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                  churchka Feb 12, 2007 07:43 AM

                  The Crab Cakes Benedict at Longfellow Grill is awesome. I assume they have it all their other Grills also.

                  1. Foureyes137 Feb 12, 2007 08:35 AM

                    FYI, we were eating at Sample Room last night and they had a table tent advertising their brunch with "the best eggs benedict in town" (or something to that effect).

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                      Mill City Modern Feb 12, 2007 08:47 AM

                      I love the Sample Room...I had no idea they even did brunch! I'm sure it's hideously expensive, but I'm tempted to give it a try.

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                        Danny Feb 22, 2007 01:42 PM

                        The new Good Day Cafe (next door to the Metropolitan Ballroom on the northeast corner of the highway 100/394 intersection) has a whole bunch of Benedicts on their breakfast menu. I haven't tried them, but you can add them to your list.

                        1. AnneInMpls Feb 23, 2007 04:37 PM

                          I really like the eggs bennie at Al's Breakfast. I gotta get me some quick before they close for remodeling.



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                            The Tattooed Lady Feb 26, 2007 12:39 PM

                            Al's Breakfast in Dinkytown. The hollandaise is fluffy, lemony, made from scratch, and the eggs are poached. Al's is an "experience." Some unfortunate bad press in the MN Daily (U of M newspaper) and a rebuttall from an owner's daughter – I wouldn't let it stop me from the Eggs Benny.

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                              Mill City Modern Mar 12, 2007 08:42 AM

                              I don't even like eggs benny (or at least I thought I didn't), so I'm not sure why I ordered it, but we went to brunch yesterday at the Times and it was absolutely excellent. Very, very good. Perfectly cooked eggs, and nice light hollandaise.

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                                Loren3 Mar 12, 2007 10:31 AM

                                The Monte Carlo also does an eggs benedict that's quite tasty. I prefer them with salmon (can't eat ham) and they make them that way as well.

                                Perhaps stop by the Monte this spring on your way to the two Farmers Markets in the neighborhood, and enjoy their nice patio.

                                1. Michael Florey Mar 12, 2007 10:32 AM

                                  I've had them all over town and try and track down great EB when I'm out of town. (I love eggs Florentine where they add the fresh spinach.) In the Twin Cities I think Bon Vie on Selby does a very nice job. The very best EB I've had locally are served at the Minneapolis Club in downtown Minneapolis. Perfect Hollandaise with a sprinkle of paprika, toasted muffin, lean grilled ham. (They also do the best corned beef hash in town -- another favorite of mine). It's a private club, but if you ever get a job downtown find someone in your office who is a member and wheedle a breakfast invite.

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