Eggs Benedict is the undisputed king of savory breakfast foods, and Seattle is certainly not lacking in spots to find this fat-laden favorite. But it's a harsh reality that all Eggs Benedict are not created equal. This usually spendy dish can be easily ruined by over- or undercooked eggs, poorly executed Hollandaise and soggy, bland English muffins. But not to worry. Pack up your Lipitor, brunch fans! You are in for an Eggs-cellent adventure at any one of these tried and true top picks:
Glo's(1621 E Olive Way) Arrive before 9:30 and you'll only have time for a single cup of coffee before being seated. But arrive anytime after that and you'll be three cups in before you can even order. The wait is always well worth it, however, and this place has been a staple on the hill for a reason. Or, namely, five of them, as they do Bennies in Smoked Salmon, Blackstone, California, Florentine, and Traditional.
Bacco(86 Pine Street, Upper Level) Dungeness Crab and Hollandaise, oh hells yeah! This dense and dreamy pairing make Bacco's version of the EB one that will make you forget the headache of parking downtown. This spot is also known for fresh-squeezed juices, which serve as the perfect complimentary beverage when you crave a little sweet with your savory.
Wild Mountain Café (1408 NW 85th Street) Roasted garlic potato cakes are available to take the place of the requisite English muffin at this Crown Hill cafe. Wild Mountain is not a cheap breakfast joint, but they strive to give you your money's worth and also offer a choice of variations like cold- smoked lox and a memorable made-from-scratch Hollandaise.
Perfectly poached eggs are a thing of beauty. The Streamliner Diner can be counted on to do them just right. So what if you have to take the ferry? I'd swim Elliot Bay for yolks that are gelatinous with just a little bit of run. Available with smoked salmon, veggies or good old Canadian Bacon.