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I hear Volterra doesn't do the mushroom eggs benedict anymore. Any spectacular alternatives around town?

 

I wasn't thrilled with the overcooked eggs in the semi-Benedict themed dish I had at the S. Lk. Union location of Portage Bay Cafe. I do like 35th St Bistro, but not sure I want to brave that even with a reservation.

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Have you been to the 35th since the chef change? If so, how is it? I was disappointed to see how drastially they changed their menu--they used to have a really good variety, now it's more like any other breakfast/brunch place.

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I've heard really good things about the brunch at Serafina.

 

And there's Veil.

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Thus my dilemma... my favorite spots seem to have changed a bit. I came here after re-stumbling on that eggs benedict thread. Veil sounds like a good idea; do they do a benedict-like dish?

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I've spent some time on the phone with them and they say the "often" have one on their specials list, but not on the standard menu. They also said they can always poach eggs and do some sort of riff on the idea, so that works for me.

 

Veil it is!

 

I've got a friend leaving Seattle on Monday, and my wife finally made it to Seattle today after about 7 months of being apart, so, I'm hoping it'll be memorable. My first dinner at Veil was just in the "good" category, though the kitchen did some nice stuff with some fresh yuzu I brought in; since then, I've had fun in the lounge once or twice, and pretty nice small plates.

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Have you been to the 35th since the chef change? If so, how is it? I was disappointed to see how drastially they changed their menu--they used to have a really good variety, now it's more like any other breakfast/brunch place.

 

We noticed a change in the eggs benedict at 35th Street but that was quite some time ago. Have not been in the last several months.

 

As mentioned on another thread, Waterfront Grill has a New Orleans style Sunday brunch, including Eggs Benedict and several other NOLA egg dishes that are quite tasty.

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Veil definitely had two benedicts on the menu when we came (the standard ham and a smoked salmon variant), and is likely amenable to other variations, e.g. for vegetarians. They did a riff on the standard muffin, using some sort of potato-based biscuit. Eggs were suitably gooey. The sauce was medium-thick and fairly assertive and lemony. (My own tends to be lemony, so I'm quite fine with that).

 

I had a lavender brioche french toast, which was very nice. Someone else ordered a crab omelet, which was also well-received.

 

Prices are a bit higher than standard-issue brunch spots, but the attention to detail was also much better. No brown on that omelet (which is to say, French or Japanese style rather than diner). Careful, but not elaborate presentation.

 

 

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bringing this back to the top as I need a recc for a brunch in the northend.

 

I'll be at a meeting in Shoreline early sunday & we'll deserve a nice meal when we're done :>

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bringing this back to the top as I need a recc for a brunch in the northend.

 

I'll be at a meeting in Shoreline early sunday & we'll deserve a nice meal when we're done :>

 

If you don't require a view, and if Edmonds appeals, we love Epulo Bistro's brunch menu: http://www.epulobistro.com/menu.html

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bringing this back to the top as I need a recc for a brunch in the northend.

 

I'll be at a meeting in Shoreline early sunday & we'll deserve a nice meal when we're done :>

 

If you don't require a view, and if Edmonds appeals, we love Epulo Bistro's brunch menu: http://www.epulobistro.com/menu.html

I will have to try them next time we're up in Edmonds. We went to Preservation Kitchen which I enjoyed. The pancetta tomato benedict was good, the potatoes were outstanding and one of my friends made embarassingly enthusiastic noises about the French toast :)

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Glad your brunch at PK was good. We went for dinner last summer, it was some truly uninspiring food.

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