Best Brunch: Busker’s Crab Cake Benedict

Best Brunch: Busker’s Crab Cake Benedict

Posted on 02. Apr, 2009 in Dining

Sometimes, brunch will make me real “crabby”. And when I say “crabby”, I refer to a personal state in which my taste buds rely solely on crab cakes to function normally. So when a Hoboken resident told me about Buskers‘ brunch and their amazing Crab Cake Benedict, I literally sped walk downtown that Saturday afternoon and inhaled every crumb off my plate. Crab Cake in combination with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce was a dish that these taste buds have never experienced, but I’ll start off my review by telling you this – I was addicted after the first bite.


Egg Sandwich

Restaurant: Buskers Bar and Grill
Name of Dish: Buskers Benedict (choice of Crab Cake or Filet Mignon Medallions) and side of potatoes
Complimentary Drinks: One free beverage – choice of Mimosa or Bloody Mary

You have poached eggs, crab cakes and hollandaise sauce. All ingredients that can be pretty tough to cook and Buskers pulled it off real well. Today, I bow down in respect to the Buskers chefs for the way they’ve treated these precious crab cakes. These thick meaty treats are fried perfectly with a nice golden breadcrumby crisp and have a nice rich, flavorful seasoning. As I slice through this flavor package, I enjoyed watching the gooey yolk from the perfectly-cooked poached egg drench the crab cake and lightly toasted English muffin. Here’s a tip. Forkify the entire dish, getting a slice of that delectable Crab Cake Benedict and top it with those soft, golden-brown potatoes and you got yourself a flavor party in your mouth. Okay, now close your eyes, breathe a little bit and give your taste buds some time to enjoy that parcel of goodness. Mmmm. So good.


Crab Cake Benedict

Most of the delicious flavor in this dish comes from the crab cake itself, most noticeably from the crab cakes breadcrumbs which provide a combination of herbs and spices that magnify the natural flavors of the crab meat. The hollaindaise sauce had just the right amount of creaminess factor, but I was expecting it to be a little bit more buttery. The yolk of the poached eggs and the perfectly toasted English muffin provided the dish with both more moisture an texture to the dish. And there’s nothing better than delicious side of thick golden-brown potatoes drenched in ketchup!

Crab Cake Benedict

In general, Crab cakes are pretty expensive, but Buskers gives you a generous portion for the price you pay. Usually, most restaurants will serve small cakes, but Buskers serves you enough chunky crab meat to fill up that belly. You get two medium-sized islands of Crab Cake Benedict nestled on top of those nicely toasted English muffins and a sea of golden-brown potatoes. Being the big eater that I am, I can’t say I was as dangerously full as I wanted to be, but I did reach brunchogasm.

Crab Cake Benedict

The presentation was pretty simple but neatly placed. I would have liked to see the chefs add a bit more color to the plate, with a few herbs and spices to top the entire dish or even some fruit garnish.

Crab Cake



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Buskers Menu

Restaurant: Buskers Bar and Grill
Location: 94-98 Bloomfield Street (1st Street and Bloomfield) View Map >>
Brunch Hours: Monday to Friday 4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00am
Contact: 201.604.1380
Liquor Status: Yes! Of course, it’s a bar too!

Hoboken Guy Sidekick


I’d like to thank Hoboken resident Michelle for discovering this restaurant and dish for me. From this point forward, let it be known that I officially dubbed thee a Hoboken Guy Sidekick!

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6 Responses to “Best Brunch: Busker’s Crab Cake Benedict”

  1. You know who I am

    21. Apr, 2009

    It’s time to take this to the next level and start reviewing something… hmmm more exciting than food.

  2. justcooknyc

    18. Apr, 2009

    crab cake benedict… holy cow. great blog, btw.

  3. Jaqie

    14. Apr, 2009

    MMMmmMMmmm.. you convinced me to try a crab cake benedict.

  4. Ray

    09. Apr, 2009

    michelle ^_^
    crab cake looks banging i need to go back there.

  5. Joanne

    09. Apr, 2009

    the brunch i missed…

    Looks good! I’m not a huge fan of seafood for breakfast though, I’d need some convincing. The most important question: did they have good bacon?

  6. Food-Slut

    09. Apr, 2009

    You sped walked there because u were late to your own brunch crawl!!!

    and ex-nay on the bloody mary’s…

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