One of Williamsburg’s beloved breakfast spots, Egg, known as much for its long lines as it is for its food, has moved to a new location, just a few blocks away from its previous spot.
Egg ended service at its now former North 5th Street location on Monday and reopened in its new home on North 3rd Street on Wednesday.
The Southern food-inspired restaurant’s move was prompted by a need for greater space particularly with its increased popularity in recent years. Apart from consistently appearing on numerous “Best Brunch in Williamsburg,” lists, the joint has amassed close to 700 reviews on the Yelp, the business reviews and ratings site, with an average rating of 3.5 stars out of a total 5 stars.
The new space has more sunlight than the old one with large windows, an increased number of seats, and a large communal table at the back of the restaurant that is lit by a skylight.
The entire staff from the old location, including Chef Evan Hanczor made the move to the new location.
“I’m excited about a lot: we have more space to work in, which means we can have all kinds of projects working at the same time,” said George Weld, owner of the restaurant. “In our old space, it was hard even to get up out of your seat without disturbing at least one other table. Now you can get to your seat, park your stroller or your backpack, and spread out your breakfast on the table without risking catastrophe.”
Egg first opened its doors in 2005. Weld, a proponent of the slow food movement, which started in the 1980s as an alternative to fast food, and to encourage the preservation of traditional and regional cuisines, started Egg to focus on slow-cooked breakfast foods. And the biscuits and gravy, deviled eggs, and the fried chicken have become some of the favorites at the restaurant since.
The food is inspired from the time Weld spent growing up in Virginia and the Carolinas. All the food at the restaurant is locally sourced from the state including from a mixed-vegetable farm owned by weld, which is located in upstate New York.
The restaurant’s new location was earlier home to Parish Hall, a farm-to-table style restaurant also run by Weld.
Apart from the restaurant, the team also operates a pop-up stall at the Smorgasburg flea called Hash Bar, where it sells hash browns and egg food products.
Egg, 109 North 3rd St, Mon-Fri 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat-Sun 8 a.m. – 5 p.m, for more info visit http://www.eggrestaurant.com or call 718-302-5151
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