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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Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Johnnycake benedict at North End Grill

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Photograph: Dominic Perri

Eggs Armadillo at Hill Country Chicken

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Photograph: Dominic Perri

Hill Country Chicken

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Photograph: Dominic Perri

Hill Country Chicken

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Photograph: Dominic Perri

Hill Country Chicken

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Eggs benedict at ABC Kitchen

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Photograph: Tova Carlin

Eggs benedict at Prima

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Photograph: Tova Carlin

Prima

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

Critics' pick

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

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Battery Park City

Saxon + Parole

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.

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East Village

Hill Country Chicken

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.

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Gramercy & Flatiron

ABC Kitchen

Critics' pick

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.

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Gramercy & Flatiron

Prima

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.

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East Village

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