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gator28 Jan 28, 2011 12:46 PM

Hi chowhounds, where can I get some really delicious eggs benny in San Diego? The ones I have tried in the area have been pretty forgetabble. Preferably looking for somewhere in the Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar area. Thanks!

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    shouzen RE: gator28 Jan 28, 2011 01:27 PM

    It was a while ago, but I do remember having some decent ones at Claire's on Cedros in Solana Beach. The eggs were very softly poached (which I like) and I think the hollandaise was nicely flavoured (but I seem to remember it being rather runny). Nothing SUPERLATIVE, but it was definitely a step up from the Cottage in La Jolla (the only other place in SD that I've had Eggs Benny).

    1. foodiechick RE: gator28 Jan 28, 2011 02:23 PM

      Urban Solace:

      Belly Benny: House Biscuit, Braised Niman Ranch Pork Belly, Poached Fresh Eggs, Smoked Ancho Chili Hollandaise

      Steak Benny: House Biscuit, Prime Hangar Steak, Poached Fresh Eggs, Smoked Ancho Chili Hollandaise

      Portabello Benny: House Biscuit, Portobello Mushroom, Poached Fresh Eggs, Smoked Ancho Chili Hollandaise

      Salmon Benny: Wild Sockeye Salmon, Poached Fresh Eggs, Smoked Ancho Chili Hollandaise

      Now I am starving!

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      Urban Solace Restaurant
      3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

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        littlestevie RE: foodiechick Jan 28, 2011 02:29 PM

        And Urban Solace will be opening up soon in the new downtown Encinitas development where Whole Foods in going in.

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        Urban Solace Restaurant
        3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

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          gator28 RE: littlestevie Jan 28, 2011 02:39 PM

          I cannot wait. I hope they open REALLY soon.

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          gator28 RE: foodiechick Jan 28, 2011 02:38 PM

          I must get down to Urban Solace and try...the Portabello Benny sounds divine.

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          Urban Solace Restaurant
          3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

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            gator28 RE: foodiechick Jan 28, 2011 02:39 PM

            OMG. Portabello Benny sounds divine.

          2. Beach Chick RE: gator28 Jan 28, 2011 03:15 PM

            It's been awhile, but I've had some decent eggs benny at Jake's Del Mar for Sunday brunch with salmon and dill hollandaise..they had a crab benny as a special that was quite good too.
            Cavaillon in Santa Luz/Fairbanks Ranch has an excellent breakfast of eggs benny and also, Rancho Valencia resort in RSF.
            Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in the library is one of my fave's and a great secret spot.
            Kitchen 1540 at L'Auberge Del Mar probably has excellent benedict.

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              daantaat RE: Beach Chick Jan 28, 2011 03:38 PM

              2nd Cavaillon's Egg Benedict. They also have a smoked salmon/spinach version which is excellent.

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              Cavaillon Restaurant
              14701 Via Bettona, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92127

            2. DiningDiva RE: gator28 Jan 28, 2011 04:28 PM

              It's rather down scale but surprisingly good are the eggs benedict at The Original Pancake House in Kearny Mesa. Can't speak to the other OPHs but the Kearny Mesa branch does them pretty well

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              Pancake House Restaurant
              1000 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021

              Kearny's
              8310 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

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                shouzen RE: DiningDiva Jan 28, 2011 04:34 PM

                Interesting... there was an OPH in my condo building in Chicago and they never had Egs Benedict. I wonder what else is different between franchises - I have fond meories of the corned beef hash at the Chicago OPH.

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                  DiningDiva RE: shouzen Jan 28, 2011 06:03 PM

                  I actually like the OPH Kearny Mesa quite a bit. Hate the lines and the crowd but I've found the food to be remarkably decent.

                  I ordered the eggs benedict expecting nothing and was pleasantly surprised by what I got. Straight-ahead, no frills, plain old eggs bendict. English muffin wasn't tough, canadian bacon was nice, the egg was poached just a shade too long but still had a nice oozy, gooey yolk. Hollandaise was probably from a mix given the volume they do, but the flavor was right tho' it lacked some of the richness of the real butter sauce. But, when the egg yolk mixed with the sauce, it kinda made up for the lack of richness in the sauce.

                  Plus the OPH has pretty good coffee to go with those eggs.

                  For a high volume, mass-feeding place with low price points, it does a pretty good job.

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                  Kearny's
                  8310 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

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                Jenkay RE: gator28 Jan 28, 2011 05:19 PM

                Great thread! I had a gorgeous benedict crepe at Babbo Grande a while back- it took me by surprise. I totally forgot about that place until now.

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