Square 1682: Philly Special (Photo Credit: Lexy Pierce)

We’re Spilling the Yolk: Best Places for Eggs Benedict

April 13, 2022 – This National Eggs Benedict Day (April 16), we’ve rounded up a list of the best spots where brunch-goers can do their own “research” on the classic dish and satisfy pre-Easter brunch cravings, featuring Urban Farmer, Patchwork, The Twisted Tail, Forsythia, Royal Boucherie, and Square 1682.
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Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s modern American steakhouse driven by Executive Chef Sonny Ingui, always takes a fresh and elevated approach to otherwise traditional dishes, and Eggs Benedict is no exception to this rule. In fact, Chef Ingui highlights the brunch staple by offering three versions to fit different palates. Served on house-made English muffins, Urban Farmer delivers a Shaved Ham Benedict ($16) for the more classically inclined, an Avocado Benedict ($14) for the vegetarian, and a Lobster & Avocado Benedict ($24) for those with an appetite for weekend luxury.

Hours of operation:  Tuesday through Saturday, 8am – 9pm, and Sunday, 8am – 3pm

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 |  https://www.urbanfarmersteakhouse.com/
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Patchworka lively restaurant and bar focused on New American cuisine, located on the second floor of recently launched Hyatt Centric Center City, is putting a twist on the soft-yolk dish by upgrading the ingredients and adding a bit of spice. Instead of ubiquitous deli-style ham, Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden opts for an Eggs Benedict ($17) with Serrano ham, also known as jamon, and dresses the dish with a Tabasco Hollandaise sauce for a little kick.
 
Hours of operation: Wednesday through Thursday from 6:30 am – 11:30 am and 5 pm – 10 pm, Friday from 6:30 am – 11:30 am and 5 pm – 11 pm, Saturday 8 am – 2 pm and 5 pm – 11 pm, and Sunday from 8 am – 2 pm 

1620 Chancellor St | 215.985.1234 | https://patchworkphilly.com/
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The Twisted Tailthe quintessential Headhouse Square-nestled restaurant, bar and live music venue, is well known for channeling bold flavors inspired by the American South. Keeping in style, The Twisted Tail offers an Eggs Benedict ($17) after every South-Atlantic heart – fully loaded with a poached egg, smoked salmon and a crab cake, dressed in mustard Hollandaise and served on a traditional English muffin.
 
Hours of operation: Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm, and Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm 
 
509 S. 2nd Street | 215.558.2471 |  www.thetwistedtail.com
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Forsythia, Old City’s contemporary French bar and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse, consistently delivers a luxurious, artfully executed dining experience, imbuing every dish with extraordinary flavors. Brunch-goers won’t be surprised to find that this level of dedication extends to the old classic as well. Chef Kearse serves a Smoked Salmon Benedict ($19) on Potato Rosti, with sour cream and a Hollandaise sauce made with Meyer lemons, introducing a rare sweetness to the palate.
 
Hours of operation: Wednesday through Sunday, 5 pm – 10 pm for dinner service, and Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am – 2 pm for brunch service 
 
233 Chestnut St | 215.644.9395 | www.forsythiaphilly.com 
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Royal BoucherieOld City’s atmospheric and lively neighborhood restaurant and bar, already boasts a bustling brunch featuring an expertly curated menu courtesy of Executive Chef Matt Buehler. For a truly royal Eggs Benedict ($24), Royal Boucherie opts for lobster as the protein choice and features ’Nduja, an exotic, spreadable sausage hailing from Calabria, Southern Italy.
 
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday from 4 pm – 10 pm for dinner service, and Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm for brunch service 
 
52 S. 2nd Street | 267.606.6313 | www.royalboucherie.com 
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Square 1682the modern American kitchen located at the intersection of 17th and Sansom Street, hosts a weekend brunch that fares well amongst locals and tourists alike. Guests can indulge in a locally-inspired Benedict, aptly named the Philly Special ($18) and built with roast pork, poached eggs and braised greens, served on an English muffin with hollandaise, and accompanied by breakfast potatoes.


Hours of operation: Tuesday through Friday from 8 am – 2 pm and 5 pm – 10 pm, Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm and 5 – 10 pm, and Sunday from 9 am – 2 pm 
 
121 South 17th Street | 215.563.5008 | https://square1682.com
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Lex Nemchenko