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Best Eggs Benedict in White Plains

Kobe May 18, 2008 06:50 PM

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


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    dolores May 19, 2008 03:28 AM

    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
      RawTunaFan May 20, 2008 08:27 PM

      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
        momof3 May 24, 2008 07:08 AM

        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_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream May 19, 2008 12:48 PM

      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
        nbermas May 19, 2008 01:35 PM

        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
          Marge May 19, 2008 02:47 PM

          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
            dolores May 19, 2008 02:55 PM

            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
              nbermas May 20, 2008 06:15 AM

              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
                dolores May 20, 2008 07:01 AM

                >>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
                  shellyesq May 20, 2008 07:54 AM

                  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
                    nbermas May 20, 2008 09:46 AM

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

                    1. re: nbermas
                      Marge May 20, 2008 10:00 AM

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

                      1. re: Marge
                        i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream May 20, 2008 06:25 PM

                        Hear, hear, Marge!

                2. re: dolores
                  ChefBoyAreMe May 20, 2008 10:23 AM

                  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
                    nbermas May 20, 2008 01:54 PM

                    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
                      louuuuu May 20, 2008 02:00 PM

                      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
                        nbermas May 20, 2008 02:09 PM

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

                      2. re: ChefBoyAreMe
                        i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream May 20, 2008 06:25 PM

                        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
                          gutreactions May 21, 2008 04:51 AM

                          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...

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                  wpguy May 23, 2008 09:32 AM

                  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.

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