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Jan 24, 2008 10:11 AM

Best Eggs Benny in T.O

So far my fav. is @ Mars - Younge and Egg

Home fries are a very important side - Good combo @ Mars

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    1. re: chowgirls

      Sounds good - Put a spin on it

      eggs benedict:
      poached organic eggs, choice of:
      smoked salmon or brie on a thuet croissant
      with extra virgin olive oil hollandaise
      served with mixed greens $12

    2. I'm not a fan of Mars. I think it's expensive for diner food, and I don't like their Hollandaise sauce. I have had better Eggs Benny up the street at Alize's. Their Hollandaise is quite good. I've had decent Eggs Benny at CFood, but it's been a while since I've been there. I had a passable Eggs Benny at Amore, (also on Yonge north of Eg), and a good Eggs Benny at Soho Bistro (even further up the street). Now that I write this it looks as if I have eaten the same thing up one side of the Yonge and down the other. I'd be interested in other suggestions....

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      1. re: Maimonides

        Yes I will have to hit those places - living in the area makes it alot easier to do

        Thank you for the reply

      2. I like this thread! More suggestions please!

        The best one I have had lately (but not quite recently) is at Lion on the Beach, and it came with excellent home fries.

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        1. re: jinxed

          one of my faves is at Niagara Street Cafe. They use a biscuit instead of a english muffin - paired with hollandaise...yum

          1. re: professor plum

            I like the Bloor Street Diner for 'eggs benedict' but don't care for their potatoes....places with mediocre............Over Easy & Eggspectation.
            I don't make them myself but a friend who now lives in Quebec makes the 'gold standard' for me!! I miss her and her great cooking......

            1. re: pearlD

              I had a very good Eggs Benedict at Marvelous Edibles in Leaside:
              They use a thick brioche for the base of the Eggs Benedict. It's a small, cozy venue. I used to be a regular when I lived nearby. The Eggs Benny at Oliver & Bonacini at Bayview Village is passable, but just so. Alize's is better. I like the Eggs Benny at Cora's, but can't take the hassle of the line ups... I've had a decent Eggs Benny at Mileston's but again, nothing special. Now I really am worried that Eggs Benedict is all I eat and that I need to try something new... But I'm still open to suggestions for new Eggs Benny locations!

              1. re: Maimonides

                I have ha eggs benny at a place on college west (should remember the name, but don't) - used Prosciutto and had mixed greens as well

                they had home made chips with it - was a nice change from what I was used to @ Mars (greasy spoon)

                Alize's may have the same kind of spin on their eggs benny - walk by there every weekend

                Hope it's not rude looking at peoples plates - guess it a form of widow shopping/eating ha ha

                1. re: Maimonides

                  The benchmark for Eggs Benedict in this city is the version served at the Studio Cafe in the Four Seasons Yorkville. Next time you're in the mood to spend large at brekkie, give it a try.

                  1. re: Googs

                    will have to give it a try - eating at hotel resto's feels like a vacation for some reason

                    1. re: Googs

                      I definitely agree with you. Did you know that they do a weekend brunch also? It's priced really well at about $35 for an app and an entree plus coffee or tea and juice. My girlfirends and I had brunch there a last week and it was great. You have to try their chorizo hash with poached eggs and chipotle hollandaise. It's killer.

                    2. re: Maimonides

                      On your recommendation, my wife and I went to Marvellous Edibles last Saturday. How come I never heard of this place before? It is in our neighborhood, has an excellent menu and reasonable prices. We will be returning soon to try lunch and dinner menus. Anyway, my wife had Eggs Florentine. The spinach was masterfully sauteed with onions, garlic and a hint of nutmeg. My Eggs Benedict was likewise superb with a generous portion of ham, a base of 2 thick slices of brioche and perfect, silken hollandaise that was definitely homemade. Dishes were very filling and priced fairly at $9.50, coffee was strong, smooth and plentiful.

                    3. re: pearlD

                      I made them myself - made the mistake of using salted butter for the sauce, salt over powered the meal

                      Next time should be better - Yes, the quest to make the perfect eggs benny!

                    4. re: professor plum

                      Agreed! I've tried benedicts all over town and definitely Niagara Street has an excellent one. They always have a very fresh hollandaise too.

                      Before I've always thought highly of Sugar and Xacutti's benedicts but alas, they are no more...

                      1. re: artificialard

                        Xacutti is now Eleven at Front and Jarvis. Bf had the benny with smoked salmon and curry hollandaise and said it was good though an english muffin would have been a sturdier base than the croissant.

                  2. Gaylea's on the north side of Dundas 1 1/2 blocks east of Dufferin makes good eggs benny, if you can deal with the EXTREMELY lackadaisical service. I like that her hollandaise is a little on the lemony side.

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                    1. re: Davedigger

                      the sauce is very importent - I like it med. thickness

                      Some are to runny - some to thick

                      1. re: Jason JustRight

                        It's not too runny nor too thick. Just right. :)

                      2. re: Davedigger

                        Is there a website for this place? Googlr isn't giving me anything...

                        1. re: piccola

                          It's a tiny, family-run place, so I don't think they have a website. I also mis-spelled the name. It's Gayley's.

                          1424 Dundas Street West
                          Toronto, ON M6J 1Y5, Canada
                          (416) 538-3443‎

                          1. re: Davedigger

                            Thanks! Went today, had a great experience. It was almost empty, so we didn't have any issues with slow service, as some people have mentioned.

                      3. My buddy swears by Musa on Dundas, I've never been - I have benny sometimes at Insomnia on Bloor and it's pretty decent...
                        Used to be a place 5 or 6yrs ago on queen west in parkdale that did a 'surf and turf' benny - one w/grilled tiger shrimp the other w/filet' - swallow i believe it was called - boy do i miss that ; )

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                        1. re: dannyboy

                          I remember some place (maybe the Drake more than a year ago) that did a eggs benedict with duck. That was very much 'greater than the sum of its parts' kinda thing. Yum!