I made a stop at Oliver’s Public House to see how their Benny compares to the others.
Their eggs benedict was simple enough. The menu description reads “house-made English muffin, house ham, poached egg served with a chive hollandaise.”
The atmosphere at this place was great. A really cool neighborhood restaurant/bar. But what about the Benny? Let’s break it down.
Despite throwing in the word chive in the description, it was a pretty standard hollandaise. Nothing really struck me good or bad about it. But one thing that I did not was that they weren’t terribly generous with it. I want a benny to be drowning in hollandaise. This dish could have used another hearty spoonful or two.
I don’t know if they were a bit overdone or had been left sitting for a while, but boy were they unenthusiastic eggs. There wasn’t that initial burst of yolk when you cut into them.
This was another missed opportunity. The ham was thinly sliced, like cold cuts from a lunchbox. No nice, hearty slice of pig. No mouthwatering sear. Just deli meat.
The house made muffin was a bright spot here. It was well buttered, fluffy, and delicious. It was a perfect sponge for, unfortunately, what little hollandaise and yolk there was.
They didn’t skimp on the side. I got roasted potatoes and a side salad. The potatoes tasted like your premade frozen variety kind. But the salad was a nice, refreshing pairing with the eggs benedict.
Overall: 14.5 / 25
If you are craving eggs benedict, then Oliver’s is a decent enough place for a fix. But if you are craving the Best Eggs Benedict in the World, you best keep moving.