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May 18, 2008 06:50 PM

Best Eggs Benedict in White Plains

Have company coming in whose one request is a great Eggs Benedict in White Plains. Would anyone have any suggestions?


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  1. I 'think' Sam's on Gedney Way makes eggs benedict. I'm not fond of City Limits, but they probably have them too.

    Otherwise -- I didn't have them, but I heard someone at the next table complimenting the server on the eggs benedict at The Patio in Ossining.

    P.S. They're really not that hard to make at home.

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    1. re: dolores

      I actually like the Huevos Rancheros better than the benedict - -its almost benedict like, substituting an English muffin for a crisp crunchy corn tortilla -- nice texture, a bit of kick to it and a generous helping of guac, sour cream, salsa and grilled corn. I love it!

      1. re: RawTunaFan

        mmm, I had forgotten how good that was RTF thanks for the reminder, now I'm craving! Btw ruby's in Rye has a eggs benedict served with a slice of filet that many of my friends love.

    2. I'm no connoisseur, but City Limits (of which I am a fan) has good eggs benedict.

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      1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

        I agree with i eat alot, City Limits is very good and I make my own.

        1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

          I am also a fan of City Limits. The Patio, in Briarcliff Manor (nowhere near White Plains) is, in my opinion, a less than mediocre restaurant, overheard compliments of some random diner notwithstanding...

          1. re: Marge

            No, the Patio is not in White Plains, but it is worth a trip, since City Limits is mediocre, and that is not based on the overheard compliments of some random diner, it is based on my own opinion of its very mediocre food and outrageous pricing.

            1. re: dolores

              I haver eaten there alot and have a very dicerning palate and I think it is just very good food, not fancy it is a diner.

              1. re: nbermas

                >>have a very dicerning palate

                That's funny, I do too!

                >>not fancy it is a diner.

                I know! Isn't it a hoot that the Livanos can charge more money for ordinary diner food and get it??!!

                1. re: dolores

                  I think City Limits is better than ordinary diner food. I usually get the frittata which has, I think, tomatoes, leeks, and goat cheese and the fresh-squeezed orange juice. Good luck finding a leek or fresh-squeezed orange juice at most diners.

                  Not in White Plains or particularly close, but I've heard good things about the eggs benedict at Lexington Square Cafe in Mt. Kisco.

                  1. re: dolores

                    Where can you get eggs benedict for less than $9? with real hollandaise?

                    1. re: nbermas

                      And what ordinary diner serves real maple syrup? And housemade bread?

                2. re: dolores

                  I agree with the other posters...City Limits is clearly a cut above standard diners, and worth a premium. They use significantly better ingredients, and have a higher level of care in the prep.

                  Clearly, it isn't high end gourmet dining, but to say it is nothing more than an ordinary diner seems to be a bit blind to the tangible differences between the two.

                  1. re: ChefBoyAreMe

                    Chef: Your words ar eperfect, what are you making for dinner? I made a homemade chicken pot pie on this cold day. Have a great night.

                    1. re: ChefBoyAreMe

                      This probably should be its own thread, but my vote is with CBAM and NB. City Limits is good food at fair prices. .

                      Anyone who goes in expecting diner menus and price points is going to be disappointed. Because -- despite the retro decor -- CL is not a diner. Not a cheesecake or melon filled with cottage cheese to be found. And no breakfasts after 11. What kind of diner does that?

                      The Livanos family envisioned CL as "a mid-scale Urban cafe." And that's what it is ... sort of the Westchester or Connecticut version of the Italian Tratt or French bistro. Not a fine restaurant ... not a diner. Somewhere inbetween. Where you can get eggs benedict (or crab benedict) for bfast, and fresh fish for dinner (even their tuna sandwichs are stuffed with yellowfin in bread that is baked on site) and there's something on the menu for the "discriminating palate", the less adventuresome, and the kids.

                      And what kind of diner do you find in an upscale mall like The Westchester? Or one that includes a creme brulet on thier desert menu? Or has a separate (and lively) cocktail lounge?

                      Whenever I go (and I do a lot), there's a really comfortable and welcoming ambiance. Lotsa laughter. Mostly families. Having fun.

                      And REALLY CLEAN restrooms.

                      1. re: louuuuu

                        Louuuuuuuu: Yes on the Cleanliness, I love that as I state in most of my posts 1st wants on any eatery.

                      2. re: ChefBoyAreMe

                        It makes me cringe when I see negative reviews of City Limits on the internet (namely on Yelp), then the next person's review is extolling the virtues of IHOP. I'm tired of defending City Limits. I've been going since it opened, and the prices are comparable to a diner, but the food is VASTLY better than a diner.

                        1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                          The Livanos family, founders of City Limits, got the original idea about this type of upscale diner from the Buckhead Group based in Atlanta. Their original restaurant there, the Buckhead Diner, is still going strong after almost 30 years, housed in a diner-type setting with a creative comfort food menu...

                3. Here's a tip for something a bit different. Dunne's Pub's Sunday Brunch (Good Eggs Benedict). Not the greatest dining environment, but I've had some good Sunday breakfasts there. (I think they only offer breakfast on Sundays..Not sure about Saturdays.) I usually get one of their Irish Breakfasts.