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Where to find: Eggs Benedict...

coweepooh May 26, 2008 08:52 AM

where do people like for the best eggs benedicts in town?

Looking primarily in the Northern Virginia/D.C. area


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    dining with doc RE: coweepooh May 26, 2008 01:26 PM

    a chain resrtaurant that has a big selection of eggs benedicts made well that will not cost you an arm and a leg is Eggspectations with branches in Columbia and Silver Spring if not elsewhere.

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      Aphioni RE: dining with doc May 26, 2008 07:44 PM

      eggspectationis also in Chantillly. great variety of benedicts, but my #1 benedict from a chain goes to Mimi's Cafe in Dulles Town Center. thick smoky ham, a crusty bread beneath that is NOT an english muffin. the hollandaise sauce is light and oh so flavorful. not to mention to home fries on the side, fresh squeezed juice and some of the BEST Bloody Marys in Dulles!

    2. ktmoomau RE: coweepooh May 26, 2008 05:07 PM

      I posted this in your other thread, but Harry's Tap Room in Clarendon has excellent eggs benedict, I even like their Chesapeake benedict (although I wouldn't probably eat just their crabcakes).

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        julialimei RE: ktmoomau Jun 2, 2008 02:26 PM

        I also like the egss benedict at Harry's...actually I usually get the florentine or chesapeake, but they are all excellent!

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        FoodieGrrl RE: coweepooh May 27, 2008 02:18 PM

        I like the ones at Original Pancake House in Falls Church.

        1. KWynn RE: coweepooh May 27, 2008 07:25 PM

          I like the Benedicts at Luna Grill (both Shirlington and Dupont), Clydes/Old Ebbitt, and Creme.
          Note: I prefer the non-traditional benedicts, like Eggs Chesapeake (over crabcakes), Eggs Florentine (over spinach), and Eggs Norwegienne (over nova).

          Creme Cafe & Lounge
          1322 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

          Luna Grill & Diner
          4024 28th St S, Arlington, VA 22206

          Luna Grill & Diner
          1301 Connecticut Ave NW Frnt 1, Washington, DC 20036

          1. BaltoPhilFood RE: coweepooh May 28, 2008 10:33 AM

            Had a great eggs benedict at Poste on a recent visit. If you make it up to Baltimore be sure to swing by Mama's on the Half Shell in Canton for their lobster benny! Not to mention their bloody marys are fantastic! Eggs benedict is my go-to treat when out to brunch, always hits the spot. Possible to open up the post to include Baltimore?

            1. gatorfoodie RE: coweepooh May 29, 2008 02:23 PM

              I think the eggs benedict are fantastic at Bistro Francais in Georgetown. I prefer the norweigan style with smoked salmon, Ouefs Norveige (sp?).

              1. monavano RE: coweepooh May 29, 2008 04:24 PM

                Evening Star Cafe in Del Ray (Alexandria).

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                  GyroBall RE: monavano May 29, 2008 06:37 PM

                  Wow. This is so incredibly important. My brother and I are on a never ending quest for the best eggs benedict. I live in Clarendon, and I echo Harry's. The best around.

                  Don't you hate it when they don't toast the muffin? So JV. Not sure why, but a good eggs benedict is harder to find than one might think. Only four ingredients, but all important, and all relatively easy to mess up. Fatty bacon, uncooked/slimy poached egg, untoasted muffin (the worst!), and cold/overly tart/etc. hollaidaise sauce.

                  I'm irrationally passionate about this...

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                    dckw RE: GyroBall May 30, 2008 07:27 AM

                    Since you're in Clarendon, have you ever had brunch at Tallulah's? They do a great Eggs Benedict with a fried green tomato.

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                      GyroBall RE: dckw May 30, 2008 12:13 PM

                      I have, but I'm afraid I'm an eggs benedict traditionalist. No fried green tomato, no crab, no beef, and dear God no spinach or asparagus...

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                        julialimei RE: dckw Jun 2, 2008 02:27 PM

                        egss benedict w/ fried green tomato? that sounds like something worth rolling out of bed for!

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                    Megster RE: coweepooh May 30, 2008 04:55 PM

                    If you're willing to drive to Annapolis, Regina's has an amazing traditional eggs benedict - but only on Sundays!

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                      chowsearch RE: Megster Jun 2, 2008 03:05 PM

                      What's Regina's like?

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                        cornflakegirldc RE: chowsearch Jun 2, 2008 04:50 PM

                        The Market Lunch at Eastern Market has DELICIOUS Eggs Bennie. They have traditional (bacon or ham) and also one served with crabcake. The crabcakes benedict is OFF THE CHAIN.

                        Also try:

                        Hanks Oyster Bar (crab benedict)
                        Luna Grill (good price)

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