135 N. 5th St., Brooklyn, NY, 11211
nr. Bedford Ave.
By restaurantfairy on 1/24/2011
Egg knows how to do eggs just right! This breakfast-centric, southern accented, wildly popular brunch cafÃ© in Williamsburg promises to keep you waiting for at least an hour to try some of their delectable offerings. Brunch is their mainstay, though they do offer lunch and dinner too. All their ingredients are locally sourced, one of their main providers being their own farm, which is located in Oak Hill, NY. The food here is definitely good but only a few dishes are quite worth the wait. They make a great Eggs Rothko, which is an easy-cooked egg in a slice of Amyâ€™s brioche, topped with Grafton cheddar. Their Duck Hash is worth a try which is a braised duck leg seared with potatoes and green onions and served with 2 eggs any style. Their French Toast is to die for which is served with Vermont maple syrup and their hash browns, tator tots, candied bacon and biscuits are really good too. Breakfast is served all day on weekends but the lines get really long, really quick. I suggest getting there early in the morning or in the late afternoon. For pictures and more food details click on this link: http://therestaurantfairy.com/2011/01/24/egg/
By maxim007 on 4/20/2010
Amazing food but it is not worth the 1 hour wait. Have they heard of reservations?!
By montrealgourmande on 12/11/2009
Came to this place by mistake... food was delicious but I would have never waited for the 1- 1.5 hour lineup. I just wrote a blog entry about with photos and explanations here: http://daniellegaronce.blogspot.com/2009/12/monica-jonathan-brunch-in-brooklyn.html
By libby777 on 9/3/2009
This place is ok but there are a lot better breakfast places in NYC. Not worth the wait that's for sure.
By sarahf on 7/28/2009
Being from New Orleans, I'm always looking for a great southern restaurant. The food is great. The ingredients are fresh and unique. I've always been happy with my meal, especially the fried oyster sandwich (po'boy). For breakfast I always get the biscuit with ham and fig jam, very filling, maybe too big, but amazing food. You never find grits this good outside of the south. Only cons, it's cash only and the space is limited. If you want Saturday brunch, be prepared to get there early. Otherwise, go there on a weekday and there's no wait at all.
By mky84 on 2/16/2009
Upon arrival, there was a line of people waiting outside for Saturday brunch. Upon seating, the server brought out a plate of sugar donuts which was a nice surprise. I read NY Mag's review on the ham and cheese biscuit, so that is what I ordered, and I substituted the grits for the hash browns. In my opinion, the ham and cheese biscuit was overpowered by the flavor of the fig jam. The hash browns were amazing. My fiancee's Egg Rothko was a winner. The texture of the easy cooked egg went nicely with the cheddar and brioche. The bacon was thick and crispy, exactly the way it should be. It was a good breakfast overall, but I was expecting more considering the many rave reviews.
By billythekid on 8/3/2008
No kidding!!! THE WORST MEAL EVER!!!!!! A truly awful Ã‚Â“sample plateÃ‚Â” appetizer. So plain and ordinary and BLAND!! Just when I thought things couldn't get worse, the good folks at Egg topped themselves. I ordered the Striped Bass, my wife, the duck. The fillet might have been the bait they caught the bass with as it measured about 2''x1.5''. Add to that a tasteless 'broth' with bits of tomato and half a scallop floating around, and you have yourself a concentration camp meal. The cornbread was a fiasco: burnt, dry, salty, hideous. Moving on to the duck. It was pink looking. Alright, we know that duck can be served rare. However, it was completely tasteless. It came with a mush of corn, and some other unidentifiable items. The leg was supposed to be in there, but was nowhere to be found. NO THANKS!! NO DESSERT FOR US!! Just give me the exorbitant 65 dollar check for my HUGE disappointment and feeling of being totally ripped off. Please donÃ‚Â’t even think of dining there! You want some entertainment? Just post yourself at the door, and watched the sour faces eat their miserable, meager rations of yuck!!!!
By jmcbri on 7/27/2008
Been there twice. Prices are reasonable. Food has been good, and not the usual thing. Crowded, but haven't had to wait. Staff pleasant.
By lsw on 6/29/2008
My fiance an I made a special trip to N. 5th Street to eat what some call the best breakfast in NYC. I am a local restaurant owner in Cobble Hill Brooklyn and I always look to support other small businesses. Egg was a huge dissapointment. The space is cute but... my iced coffee didn't arrive until it was time to pay the bill, 2 of the cooks walked into the dining area and were filthy with food stains all over themselves. I ordered the ham biscuit and grits, what a mistake. The grits were cold and lumpy and the ham biscuit with cheese and fig jam was a sweet and salty mess. It seemed like this dish was never tasted by the chef because if it was it wouldn't be on the menu. I am all about sustainable agriculture and supporting local venders and farmers, use these beautiful ingredients properly, don't butcher them!
By delikado on 6/23/2008
My boyfriend and I finally dropped by last weekend for an early breakfast (around 8:30am) and was surprised to find the place nearly full! Moments later, we squeezed ourselves into a little table in the back (complete with crayons for drawing) and our server promptly took our order. I dove into the Eggs Rothko, essentially a thick slice of brioche with a fried egg in the middle, topped with oozing cheddar cheese. Between that, the side of *homemade* pork saugage and the broiled tomatoes, I was in breakfast nirvana. My boyfriend was equally happy with his scrambled eggs and sausage, and his hash browns were golden nuggets of deliciousness. I also ordered a side of the hash browns with cheese (I was hungry, don't judge), so by the time we rolled out of there, I had likely consumed my weight in Grafton Cheddar. All-in-all, a fantastic breakfast, and no sign of that Williamsburg attitude everyone always complains about.