Eggs Benedict in Philly
I have a good friend coming into town for a long weekend who is CRAZY for Eggs Benedict. I was hoping the chowhounders could suggest some places that either do:
a) great traditional Eggs Benedict - the standard ingredients done very well
b) unusual & fun Eggs Benedict (spanish, crabcake, cajun, etc.)
I am relatively new to the city (2 months) so while I know that Morning Glory frequently has an EB special that is good, and Marathon on the Square is generally reliable for all brunchy-type things, beyond that I am pretty much in the woods. From searching the board, I am reading good things about N. 3rd, Caribou Cafe and Azure - anyone had the Eggs Benedict there?
I'd love recs of great places for EB as well as ones to stay away from - I'm hoping to feed them to my friend every day while she is here as a surprise so I'm depending on you all for help!
Thanks so much chowhounders - happy brunching!
I worked at Azure for several years (about 3 years ago) and loved their eggs benedict. They have gone through several chef changes since then and I do not know how they are. I am a vegetarian, but would order three eggs, with the tangy lime hollandaise sauce on top of crunchy baguette. Amazing.
I have had them at Aspen in Fairmount and was diasapointed. Too little food.
I am definately listening in to this one. Extra bonus points on my end for suggestions of a place that has a vegetarian version.
I haven't had them in a while, but one standout I remember was at Rembrant's in Fairmount. They have a dish called Eggs Basildict, which is an Italian-ish twist on the dish, with poached eggs, sweet Italian sausage and a tomato basil cream. Really great, and this reminds me to go back for them!