4 out of 5 stars
UPDATE: I’ve been back here many more times and had great experiences, specifically with the new location in West Chester, as well. I have since upgraded them by a star.
Nudy’s is a favorite of my Mom and my sister, so they arranged to bring me here rather than my stand-by favorite King Street Grille when I recently visited town. I normally require that they bring me to King Street and they are sick of this! King Street has one of the best Eggs Benedict I’ve had in my life! But on to Nudy’s. Nudy’s has about 4 locations and this Exton one seems to be newer than those in the Main Line (and perhaps less polished?). Main line locations have an excellent reputation for quality breakfasts.
I decided to stick with something on the “Specialties” portion of the menu since usually that nets pretty good results – a restaurant should be pretty good at preparing one of their specialties. However I was dissappointed in my order of Eggs Benedict. The hollandaise was extremely bland, normally what you’ll find in a sauce that comes from a powder or a can, not a light tangy sauce I was hoping for. The potato hash was relatively flavorless – crisp on top but dry and mush on the inside. Mom ordered a delicious banana waffle with wet nuts on top (mapley walnuts) which she graciously gave me bites of. My sister had a tasty (albiet standard) bagel, egg, cheese and bacon sandwich which she also lovingly shared bites of. We asked the waitress to bring me a short stack of gingerbread pancakes because I wasn’t happy with my dish. She apologized that I didn’t like it but didn’t offer to take it off of the bill. The gingerbread pancakes were tasty, light and fluffy with just the right hint of spice. Incidentally a short stack of pancakes is not a great deal, at what I remember $4.50 or $5+ for two pancakes.
I recommend that when you come here you stick to the sweet items like pancakes and waffles. Service was just ok, with some coffee cups remaining empty, but the hostess was kind enough not to charge us for the benedict when Mom went to pay. Mom did happen to mention that her daughter is a food reviewer. Finally I get a perk!