Thanks in part to the Easter Bunny, eggs are synonymous with Easter. And while hunting for (and subsequently eating) hard-boiled eggs, can still be fun as an adult, sometimes you just need to leave that to the kids and opt for a more grown-up meal. Enter the Benedict! Below are a few American restaurants doing the Bennie right.
Green Dragon Tavern and Museum, San Diego, CA
The brunch menu at this San Diego staple boasts two different kinds of Bennies: the traditional with Canadian bacon and the lobster Benedict, for those feeling a bit fancier. And while the food receives rave reviews from both tourists and locals, if you like your breakfast with a side of American history, then the Green Dragon is the place for you. Attached to the tavern is a free-admission museum with exhibits “focused on the contributions of our founders during colonial-American history” that allows visitors to connect with those who have shaped our country.
Juliette, Brooklyn, NY
Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Juliette is a Parisian oasis in the middle of the hip chaos (once you actually get a table). The ambience has something for everyone: romantic nooks and crannies, an open-air rooftop, and a quaint garden terrace. But the French-inspired food made from the highest-quality ingredients that is the main draw. Choose from the delicious smoked salmon Benedict with lemon-caper hollandaise or the “traditional” Benedict that features smoked pork loin instead of the usual Canadian bacon.
Glo’s Cafe, Seattle, WA
Originally a full-service cafe, Glo’s now focuses exclusively on breakfasts–and lucky us! The varied menu features an entire section of “Remarkable Benedicts” to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for smoked salmon, bacon, or ham, Glo’s has you covered. And if meat’s not your thing? Don’t worry. Glo’s has two Benedicts for you. The Florentine features sauteed spinach, while the Californian has avocado nestled under all of your typical Benedict components.
Liz’s Where Y’at?, Mandeville, LA
If Benedict options are what you’re after, look no further than Liz’s. Located less than an hour outside of New Orleans, this Southern spot has ten different Benedicts–pulled pork, fried chicken, crab, spinach and artichokes…just to name a few. And since breakfast is served all day, you’ll be able to sate your cravings no matter what time you wake up!
M. Henry, Chicago, IL
This new-American eatery is dedicated to using the freshest ingredients in the healthiest way possible, all while realizing that life is all about moderation and it’s okay to indulge. The two Bennies on it’s menu are a perfect reflection of this philosophy. There’s the Florentine Shrimp and Crab Cake Bennie (topped with sautéed garlic greens) and the Roasted Asparagus and Proscuitto Benedict, which features a parmesan hollandaise.