The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
Eggs are no longer relegated to the breakfast table. Whether being slipped over burgers, plopped into soup bowls or placed atop salads, they’re the darlings of lunch, brunch and dinner, turning up in dishes both classic and modern.
Here are four restaurants where eggs are all they’re cracked up to be.
ICHIBAN SUSHI & GRILL, 1543 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale, 631-218-0808, ichibansushiny.com
In cold weather, try the entree-size Japanese sho-yo ramen soup — fragrant steaming broth filled with noodles, roast pork and baby bok choy, all topped with an egg. $9.95
NEW YORK BURGER BAR, 4225 Merrick Rd., Massapequa, 516-799-9199, nyburgerbar.com
At this hip new burger-centric gastropub, the Biltmore Shore breakfast burger features a juicy grilled patty topped with a fried egg and bacon jam. $14.95
SAGE BISTRO, 2620 Merrick Rd, Bellmore, 516-679-8928, bistrosage.com
The classic French salad frisée aux lardons, with cubes of crisp bacon, is topped with a poached egg. When broken, the yolk runs over everything, to delicious effect. $9
SCHOUT BAY TAVERN, 118 Plandome Rd., Manhasset, 516-627-2190, schoutbaytavern.com
Avocado toast, a brunch appetizer that qualifies as a main course, consists of a thick slice of crusty toasted bread topped with mashed avocado, heaped with smoked salmon, red onion and frisee and crowned with a poached egg.