egg is nestled in the heart of Williamsburg between an Indian restaurant and a house. On your first visit there, you might miss it. Only a glass front displays the name, and it’s put away in nice weather. But the inside is hardly a hole-in-the-wall: light bounces off the brilliant white walls, and the wooden chairs and tables seem appropriate for an English garden. On a nice morning, the glass front is removed, and the restaurant is open to the breeze. It feels like sitting in a garden.
The décor makes a surprisingly successful contrast with the food, which is sophisticated and Southern. egg strikes a perfect balance between the urban lifestyle and Southern breakfast food, which is heavy and delicious. While they serve what could be called comfort food, the geniuses at egg have located the best of each ingredient and put it into an approachable and artful form.