I am on an endless quest for the perfect eggs benedict.
Iron Pan, a casual American restaurant/cafe, recently opened, replacing the former Aunt Mary's spot, on Temescal. I went to visit on a weekday morning with my heart set on what they call a Shamrock Benedict. I was excited to see that Iron Pan serves eggs benedict everyday until 3pm, unlike many places that offer it only on the weekends or as a special.
The menu is listed on the walls and you order at the counter. The service was efficient and friendly. I absolutely love the faintly colored wood walls. The overall decor choice was a bit random and all over the place.
Shamrock Benedict (11.95)
Two poached eggs, grilled brisket on an English muffin topped with hollandaise sauce & served with fruit or house rosemary potatoes.
The plate arrived and my eyes bulged as huge as these gigantic poached eggs. The egg was poached perfectly. The hollandaise was piled on thick. I can never get enough hollandaise, so more is better to me. The sauce had just the right amount of lemon juice and the butter tones down the acidity a notch.
The thin slices of grilled brisket were tender and juicy. The only thing I didn't care for were the potatoes, which were too bland for me. Next time, I'll have fruit as a side instead.
Iron Pan is a friendly casual restaurant with a lot of comfort options. It's worth checking out if you're in the neighborhood. They recently started to serve fried chicken and waffles, so I'll be back soon. #friedchickenslut
VISITING Iron Pan
4307 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94609
Monday: 8 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday: 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 8 am - 9:30 pm