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Top 5 Egg Dishes in San Francisco?

sweet100s Sep 27, 2010 07:21 PM

What are your top 5 favorite egg dishes in San Francisco?

I'm interested in your favorites however they are prepared, whether they are from the breakfast, lunch, or dinner menu (Not dessert though.)

Related thread: Best dishes in San Francisco with an egg on top?
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6714...

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  1. Pei Sep 27, 2010 07:23 PM

    Canteen: eggs benedict

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      stanbee Sep 27, 2010 07:55 PM

      Warm Egg Salad Sanwich with herbs. At Anne Gingrass' Desiree Cafe, Presidio SF

      Les Oeufs sur la Plat ( up-eggs) aux Truffes, Truffle Festival, Ritz, SF

      Chilaquiles

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        wally Sep 27, 2010 09:52 PM

        Desiree has been closed for years.

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          stanbee Oct 3, 2010 07:48 PM

          Shortlived and long ago, but remembered for the egg salad.

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        alanbarnes Oct 6, 2010 07:46 PM

        +1. Although the chupacabra is pretty tasty too.

      3. little big al Sep 27, 2010 07:59 PM

        Scrambled egg and prawn at yuet lee. Otherwise I eat eggs at home.

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          srr Sep 27, 2010 08:08 PM

          The egg salad sandwich at Cane Rosso in the Ferry Plaza and the Hangtown Fry at Brenda's on Polk

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            vulber Sep 27, 2010 08:30 PM

            any baked egg dish at foreign cinema

            1. CarrieWas218 Sep 27, 2010 10:53 PM

              I love the whole, fried breaded eggs at SPQR's brunch. Clueless how they manage to keep them egg-shaped AND provide a runny center.

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              SPQR
              1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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                Euonymous Sep 28, 2010 09:29 AM

                They soft boil them first, then bread and fry them.

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                pauliface Sep 28, 2010 11:29 AM

                The best egg dish I've had in San Francisco was...

                A pair of fried eggs, with merguez sausage, at Chez Mama, during brunch.
                They were sublime.

                It was a couple of years ago, so I'm not sure if the chef is the same, or as good, but...

                This was quite a fun meal. We were seated at the counter directly in front of the grill.
                A young French fellow with toque was manning the grill, with all the air of a master chef doing something very serious and important indeed. And, by sheer force of talent and technique, he was in fact doing something very serious and important: making perfect eggs.

                1. JasmineG Sep 28, 2010 12:25 PM

                  Some of my favorites have already been mentioned, but I'll repeat them because I love them that much:

                  Eggs Benedict at Canteen
                  Warm Egg Salad sandwich at Cane Rosso

                  I went to Foreign Cinema for brunch for the first time this weekend, and had a pork belly dish with polenta and a poached egg, and it was fantastic.

                  I also love the spaghetti with cured tuna heart and an egg yolk at La Ciccia and the similar dish at Incanto (they may have slightly different names). They're not always on the menu, though.

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                  La Ciccia
                  291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

                  Foreign Cinema
                  2534 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110

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                    benv Sep 28, 2010 01:38 PM

                    Tempura Duck Egg over a Sweetbread Pancake with shaved Summer Truffles at La Folie

                    Balsamic Fried Eggs at Foreign Cinema at brunch

                    Crab Eggs Benedict at Canteen

                    Egg Yolk Lava Bun at Koi Palace

                    All-In-One Sandwich with Coppa and Fried Egg at Giordano Bros.

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                      vulber Sep 28, 2010 01:43 PM

                      Come to think of it, any egg dish off the Foreign Cinema brunch menu.

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                      Foreign Cinema
                      2534 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110

                      1. prdct Sep 29, 2010 10:28 AM

                        Scotch Eggs at Wexler's

                        1. pamf Sep 29, 2010 10:32 AM

                          Pizza with eggs (and other toppings of the day) at Pizzetta 211.

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                          Pizzetta 211
                          211 23rd Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121

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                            happenstance Sep 29, 2010 02:21 PM

                            Any of the egg dishes ever cooked by Russ at Camino.

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                            Cary Sep 29, 2010 03:11 PM

                            It's not really dessert. It's not really savory either, but the Egg custard tart from Golden Gate is top notch.

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                              SteveG Sep 30, 2010 11:03 AM

                              Any egg custard (chawan mushi) put out by the chef at Commonwealth. They pop up on his menus once in a while, and the first one I had at Bar Tartine (his prior full-time chef gig) was so good I ordered another after my first bite.

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                              Bar Tartine
                              561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

                              1. bbulkow Sep 30, 2010 02:42 PM

                                Arpege Egg at Manresa
                                Scotch Eggs at Martin's West

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                                Manresa Restaurant
                                320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95030

                                1. achefsbest Oct 1, 2010 02:27 PM

                                  I used to love the Migas at Cesar in Berkeley and any tortilla Espagnol.
                                  That egg salad sandwich at Il Cane Rosse with the anchovy butter, yum!
                                  There was a chef from Stars that opened a restaurant briefly on Haight St.; I still dream about her version of eggs benedict.
                                  The breakfast tortilla at Berkeley Bowl with eggs, hash browns, spinach, salsa. I always get guacamole extra too.
                                  A huevos rancheros we had in the Yucatan, Mexico made by Dona Maria.

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                                  Berkeley Bowl
                                  2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

                                  1. lucymom Oct 2, 2010 09:55 AM

                                    My favorite egg dish was the wild mushroom and goat cheese omelet at the now closed Citron.

                                    1. cosmogrrl Oct 3, 2010 01:29 AM

                                      Eggs en cocotte at Chez Maman. Most awesome dish. And I'm not a big egg fan!

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                                        vulber Oct 3, 2010 08:29 AM

                                        If we're going to open it up to the Bay Area, then the slow-cooked egg at Commis must be included

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                                        Commis
                                        3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

                                        1. vincentlo Oct 4, 2010 10:26 PM

                                          How come no one has mentioned chawanmushi, say from Kiss?

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                                            SteveG Oct 5, 2010 12:44 PM

                                            Kiss' is good, but I enjoyed the one made by Jason Fox at Bar Tartine more. I've seen variations on chawanmushi mentioned in reviews of his new restaurant, Commonwealth.

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                                            vst631 Oct 5, 2010 12:19 PM

                                            How can anyone not mention poached or scrambled eggs at Boulette's Larder? Hands down the freshest, most eggy eggs ever. I love me some Il Cane Rosso egg salad, and the Manresa haut egg so perfectly done it runs with the 3-star crowd, but Boulette's eggs are the gold standard by which all other brunches are measured, and sadly, fail to come even close to.

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                                            Manresa Restaurant
                                            320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95030

                                            Il Cane Rosso
                                            1 Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94105

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                                              sweet100s Oct 6, 2010 01:15 PM

                                              I'm so happy you mentioned Boulette's Larder! When I visit over Thanksgiving week I will be staying at Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, right across the street. I had Boulette's on my list last year for breakfast, but I couldn't make the timing work out, so instead I had lunch at the communal table and had a great time talking with .... a couple who lives 10 min from me in Austin!

                                              This time I will definitely try to get the breakfast hours correct. My strategy for that is to follow this tip:
                                              http://www.chuckegg.com/use-google-my...
                                              I created a new gmail account as he suggested and am populating my San Fran Map under "my Maps". Then the Google Map I create online before my trip is instantly available on my iphone. I've tried about 5 diff approaches, including Mapquest to doing this, and none work as well. I'm going to put Boulette Larder's (and all the other) breakfast hours in the "subtitle" part of the map entry.

                                              I am having serious egg cravings right now, but I've resolved to only make egg salad once more before this trip so I can appreciate the Warm Egg Salad sandwich at Cane Rosso that Jasmine G and others described.

                                              What is the Manresa egg like?

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                                              Manresa Restaurant
                                              320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95030

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                                                vst631 Oct 11, 2010 02:01 PM

                                                I always have funny conversations at the Boulette's communal table. Last time I was there, my partner and I talked to a couple who were on their way to some psychoanlyst's convention... they were a riot. And it turned out that my partner knew their son from undergrad out East.

                                                The Manresa egg is exquisite. It's salty, sour, sweet, unctuous, sulfurous, slightly bitter. And boatloaded with umami. It's like eating jewelry. You put it in your mouth and just marvel at the interplay of flavors. It's the one truly amazing thing on their menu. (Unfortunately, not everything else at Manresa was at that level... and it was pricey. Coi is better value for money, in my mind)

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                                                Manresa Restaurant
                                                320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95030

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                                                  vulber Oct 11, 2010 02:34 PM

                                                  you wouldn't consider "into the vegetable garden" to be truly amazing?

                                            2. Pei Oct 7, 2010 06:59 PM

                                              How's the lobster chawan mushi at Ame? A splurge to be sure, but I remember it was amazing years ago.

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                                                Tripeler Oct 8, 2010 02:19 AM

                                                Chawan Mushi is ALWAYS fabulous if the katsuo stock has been made properly, giving it a slightly smoky lean protein edge that compliments the beaten egg perfectly.

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                                                scottko Oct 11, 2010 04:39 PM

                                                Two egg dishes, both at Blue Bottle Coffee in Mint Plaza; one breakfast, one lunch:

                                                Poached Eggs
                                                From Judy’s Organic Sonoma Farm
                                                w/ Buttered Thick Cut Acme Toast
                                                $7.5

                                                Egg Salad Sandwich
                                                Arugula-Almond Pesto, Pickled Fennel, Fiore Sardo
                                                $5.75

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                                                Blue Bottle Cafe
                                                66 Mint St, San Francisco, CA 94103

                                                1. sweet100s Oct 12, 2010 01:58 AM

                                                  OK, that does it, after tomorrow I'm not going to make any more egg salad until after my San Francisco Thanksgiving vacation.

                                                  What should I try from Out the Door on Bush St. for weekday breakfast?

                                                  http://www.outthedoors.com/downloads/...

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                                                  Out the Door
                                                  845 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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                                                    grayelf Oct 12, 2010 11:32 AM

                                                    Loved the brisket with eggs in March but it seems to have gone. TIny cubed spuds with it were excellent. The ham and eggs was also good. Portion size was small though if you're a hearty breakfast type and so-called Vietnamese coffee was disappointingly insipid. Also they serve a tiny baguette in lieu of toast which on our visit was very dry and crumbly.

                                                  2. sweet100s Oct 16, 2010 11:21 PM

                                                    Anyone tried the Ovo Frito at Gitane?

                                                    http://www.gitanerestaurant.com/pdfs/...

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                                                    Gitane Restaurant & Bar
                                                    6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108

                                                    1. bbulkow Oct 17, 2010 10:38 AM

                                                      If this thread is still alive, the slow cooked farm egg at Plum (not available when the request was first posted) is my 100% favorite now. The idea of chicken giblets and egg is a little naughty, like eating parent and child in the same dish, but the overall dish is amazing and the freshness of the egg --- yah.

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