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Best eggs benedict in SF?

fculp Sep 5, 2009 12:08 PM

I had a favorite eggs benedict place a number of years ago, which of course went out of business. I haven't found a good replacement left. I'm looking for advice. If you're a fan of eggs bene. please let me know your thoughts on this subject. I'm looking for traditional eggs benedict, perfectly cooked poached egg, to-die for hollandaise (rich and light at the same time, almost lemony taste, very buttery), ham and an english muffin. I like the variations, too - but really want to find a place that does the traditional dish well. I'm allergic to crab, so crab benedict is definitely out. I live near Bernal/Mission neighborhoods, but am willing to go wherever (in SF).

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    meggie t RE: fculp Sep 5, 2009 03:48 PM

    Some say that Canteen has the best eggs benedict in the city.

    817 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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      JasmineG RE: meggie t Sep 5, 2009 04:56 PM

      I agree, but know that Canteen sometimes does a variation of the traditional with either smoked salmon or crab. But they always have it on the menu, so you can go by and see what kind it is before stopping in. I've also had a good one at Absinthe.

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        Pei RE: meggie t Sep 5, 2009 11:59 PM


      2. Dave MP RE: fculp Sep 6, 2009 04:43 AM

        Canteen is the best I have had anywhere - main reason being the hollandaise sauce. Every time I have been they have had traditional eggs benedict.

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          cvhound RE: fculp Sep 6, 2009 08:31 AM

          Have you tried the eggs benedict at Butler & the Chef in SOMA? We ate there recently and saw numerous eggs benedict going by that looked out-of-this world.

          We're not huge fans of traditional eggs benedict, but we always order at least one order of them when we have brunch at Maverick in the Mission. However, Maverick uses crawfish and andouille sausage in their (slightly spicy) benedict and I definitely wouldn't consider Maverick's to be "traditional." Also, since you're allergic to crab, crawfish might not work for you if you're allergic to shell fish.

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