Eggs Benedict: Five great riffs on a brunch classic in NYC

When you're hankering for eggs Benedict, try one of these flawlessly-executed classic versions, or playful twists on the standard.

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    Johnnycake benedict at North End Grill

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    Eggs Armadillo at Hill Country Chicken

  • Photograph: Dominic Perri

    Hill Country Chicken

  • Photograph: Dominic Perri

    Hill Country Chicken

  • Photograph: Dominic Perri

    Hill Country Chicken

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    Eggs benedict at ABC Kitchen

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    Eggs benedict at Prima

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    Prima

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Johnnycake benedict at North End Grill

The eggs Benedict purist will be well served by the treatment at ABC Kitchen. If you want to branch out, try the Texan twist with rich sausage gravy at Hill Country Chicken, or try North End Grill’s adaptation, which substitutes the English muffin for a johnnycake.

North End Grill

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Floyd Cardoz takes some liberties with the traditional recipe at this Battery Park spot: Atop a supple johnnycake, the chef layers chewy house-cured lamb bacon and hollandaise punched up with chipotle. The combo may diverge from the source material, but it tastes just as harmonious. Add roasted potatoes for $6 more. $18

  1. 104 North End Ave, (at Murray St)
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Saxon + Parole

  • Price band: 3/4

Chef Brad Farmerie leaves his signature global thumbprint on this Benedict adaptation. Over a crisp-on-the-outside, silky-on-the-inside toasted potato-Parmesan cake (standing in for an English muffin), he lays wisps of Mangalitsa ham, a runny egg and citrusy yuzu hollandaise. $13.

  1. 316 Bowery, (at Bleecker St)
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Hill Country Chicken

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You’ll find a worthy a.m. offering in the Eggs Armadillo. This Texan Benedict twist features a poached egg quivering on a flaky buttermilk biscuit doused in rich sausage gravy. $5 per egg.

  1. 1123 Broadway, (at 25th St)
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ABC Kitchen

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Classicists will approve of the house Benedict at this locavore canteen—the preparation shuns experimental flourishes in favor of standard-bearing finesse. Ham from upstate’s Flying Pigs Farm is crisp around the edges and just thick enough for some chewiness, while a toasted English muffin and a side of crunchy home fries help sop up the deluge of classic hollandaise and rich yolks from Feather Ridge Farm eggs. $18.

  1. ABC Carpet & Home, 35 E 18th St, (between Broadway and Park Ave South)
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Prima

  • Price band: 2/4

While the East Village eatery also offers a classic version of the brunch staple, go for the crab-cake Benedict—seafood is the specialty of the house. The peekytoe meat is breaded and deep-fried, then cradled on a classic English muffin alongside organic Esbenshade Farm eggs. Instead of hollandaise, a tangy buttermilk-based tartar sauce, studded with chopped dill pickles and tarragon, tops the stack. $17.

  1. 58 E 1st St, (between First and Second Aves)
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