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Posted by LisaBeesa on 05/20/2008
My husband and I returned to our old hood for breakfast at Egg. We were not disappointed. We both had the GraftonCheese Omelet with stewed tomatoes and a hash brown-like potato pancake. We had fresh juice and french pressed coffee. All items seemed organic and locally grown - don't hold me to it..but a lot of it was labled so. So delicious ...I didn't eat until 6pm tonight. We are real foodies and have traveled around the world and really enjoyed the breakfast. They also have biscuits and gravy, organic pancakes, grits etc. Be prepared to deal with the waitress with a PHD who makes her chunck change waiting tables and oh, the usual Williamsburg hap hazzard decor that gives it that low key dump dump feeling. Enjoy!
Posted by O.P. on 04/11/2008
I've heard about the trouble with service at Egg, but I went there on a Thursday night for dinner and there were maybe three other tables eating at the time, so we got served pretty quickly. The food was really well done - a high-class but minimalist versions of low-class meals. I had the deep-fried half chicken as an entree. The batter was not too thick and the chicken was not dry at all. Very well done! The only downside is that the place doesn't serve any booze, but they let you bring your own, so BYOB! Also, the exposed ceiling and the while walls are not much to look at. I guess they were going for a minimalist feel all around.
Posted by ruby t on 03/29/2008
I live nearby and sometimes enjoy their breakfast (NEVER on the weekend!) Since it was reviewed in the NYTimes, reservations are required. I made mine in the morning we were a party of 8. When we arrived, we were offered 2 tables of 4, which was ridiculous. We asked to sit at a different, larger table, and things went downhill from there. The food is good, the BYOB policy is nice for keeping the bill down, but the wait for the food was unacceptable and both waitresses who dealt with us were inexcusably snotty and rude at every turn. This is the former home of Sparky's, a hot dog place, and no upgrades have been done to the interior. Sparky's had great fries. They blasted loud guitar music and the grunge atmosphere was just right, but to call Egg's "decor" anything but crummy is laughable.
Posted by sam p on 02/15/2008
yum yum yum!! i love egg! the service is the pits and the waits are just plain stupid, but the food is very well curated and tasty. they do however discriminate against tea drinkers since the coffee is served all fancy and the tea is from a bag. avoid on the weekends!
Posted by str on 02/14/2008
Although fairly cute, I seriously felt my self age while dining at Egg this morning. We were there for an hour and a half...and we just ordered eggs and grits. On a thursday mid morning. It took forever, they forgot to bring me my bacon and charged me for it anyway. Annoying.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/13/2008
The food here is pretty good, if a little heavy. Service is poor though, pretentious flaky waitresses. Definitely not worth the insane wait on weekends.
Posted by larva on 09/30/2007
The word is out, this place is tops (as indicated by the insane weekend wait times). The most simple breakfast standards are incredible thanks to the fresh ingredients. I usually go for toast and eggs (boring, I know) just to enjoy the incredible taste of the fresh preserves on their yummy baked goods. Additional nice touches include french press coffee, simple and bare decor combined with prompt nice service. So good!