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OS Reviews: Oeuf Boeuf Et Bacon

If you’ve been looking to fill the Baby’s Burgers & Shakes-sized hole in your heart, look no further. Oeuf Boeuf et Bacon, a French diner, opened at the iconic location in September last year.

Oeuf Boeuf et Bacon — which is French for “egg, beef, and bacon” — features diner staples and several interesting French-inspired options. The restaurant is currently open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Monday and closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Chef Gillian Clark appeared on (and won) “Throwdown with Bobby Flay,” and her restaurant, The General Store, was featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diner’s, Drive-ins, and Dives.”

Several hungry staffers headed over to check out the unique menu.

Colleen Nersten: Eggs & Cocotte, French Toast

I had heard there were staffing issues when the restaurant first opened, but I was seated right away and the service was great, so I think that is fixed. I split two items with a friend ($15 and $9, respectively), which turned out to be a reasonably priced meal. The eggs and cocotte is served skillet-style with leeks, mushrooms, bacon, and a baguette. I had to order the classic American dish of ~French toast~ because I found it hilariously meta.

The eggs and cocotte was delicious and had a unique flavor for a place like State College, which tells me that the chef is the real deal! Maybe I’m just a college student living under a rock, but I don’t see leeks on a menu very often. I wasn’t sure the whole French diner thing would work, but the menu appeals to people looking for a classic breakfast or an elevated meal. The French toast is described as “orange and honey kissed brioche” on the menu, but it was giving lemon. It was good!

I was also really happy to learn that Oeuf Boeuf uses Idou Coffee beans.

Lizzie Palmieri: Country Omelet

As a Jersey girl, I’ve always had a deep love for the ambiance of a good diner, and this French twist did not disappoint. I chose the option closest to my usual breakfast order: an egg white omelet with bacon, tomato, and cheddar. This translated to the hotspot’s Country Omelet, served with potatoes and bacon. Sitting amid the red and white booths, I found it to be a refreshing take and particularly enjoyed the sides alongside a cup of black coffee. Easily substituting for egg whites, my order gave the omelet new life, and I would definitely call Oeuf Boeuf et Bacon the perfect Sunday morning spot.

Adam Babetski: Quiche & Hash Browns

I came here looking for a quiche, and I was a little disappointed when I didn’t see it on the menu. I decided to take on a chance on the cleverly-named “Sacré Blue Plate Special,” which, lo and behold, was quiche! I should’ve played the lottery. I substituted the side salad for hash browns, which makes me a total hypocrite, but a fat and happy one.

I could tell that the quiche was going to be delicious when it came out. While it was a bit small for the $15 price tag, it was delicious. The eggs and meat on the inside weren’t too soggy, contrasting well with the flaky pastry crust. The hash browns were nice and crispy while benefiting from the table’s salt and pepper shakers. Oeuf Boeuf is an honest-to-God restaurant…something that State College desperately needed. It brings a new cuisine to a sea of burgers and pizza joints and is upscale enough to visit with your parents or on a date.

Full transparency — our pictures probably don’t look that appealing, but Oeuf Boeuf is legit. I promise.

Rico Gore: French Toast, Eggs, Hash Browns, A Croissant, & A Chocolate Milkshake

The vibes at Oeuf Boeuf were solid. It has a classic diner feel with hints of French decor. It doesn’t feel very ~State College,~ and that is what I liked about it. It transports you to a different place.

When we walked in, I noticed a classic triple-spindle milkshake machine. Obviously, I had to get a chocolate one. There’s an option to get “bubbles” in it, which apparently are chocolate pearls, but I wasn’t willing to spend the extra $3 #ForTheBlog. It was a classic, diner-style milkshake. Very good.

There was something different about this French toast. They add some sort of honey to it, which sets it apart. I also got eggs, hash browns, and a croissant. Although the croissant was small, it was incredible. This lil thang was fluffy, warm, and buttery. The eggs were gooey but had an incredible flavor to them. They aren’t just throwing eggs on a griddle in the back. They’re putting something in those bad boys.

I plan to take my family to Oeuf Boeuf the next time they visit instead of our standard trip to the Waffle Shop. Also, it’s is a Coca-Cola place. Praise. The. Lord. Finally, there’s an escape from the Pepsi Hell that we are living in.

Evan Halfen: Pancake Ensemble

I really loved that there were so many options to choose from. Some were diner classics, while others were unique dishes with a French twist. I ordered the “pancake ensemble,” and it definitely hit the spot. This dish is perfect for all the pancake lovers out there. The two pancakes took the spotlight and were light and fluffy. I also got a side of bacon with my meal, which had the perfect crunch. Diner classics, such as eggs and hash, were also included in the ensemble. The owner was also really sweet, and my waitress was able to help me narrow down my options. The long line out the door was definitely worth the wait. I plan on going back to try more from the menu sometime in the near future.

Tobey Prime: Two Eggs, Hash Browns, & A Croissant

I went quite simple with my order. I’m not normally a big breakfast guy, but I decided to give it a go because I heard good things about it. With that being said, I ordered two eggs, hash browns, and a croissant. Despite such a simple meal, I found myself trying to lick my plate clean. The eggs were tasty, the croissant was banging, and I couldn’t get enough of the hash browns. Even the water hit different. The vibe of the diner was very nice, as well. Overall, I’d give it a 9/10, and I will definitely go again.

Nolan Wick: French Toast & Hash Browns

Overall, I had a very good experience at Oeuf Boeuf et Bacon. I ordered the French toast and hash browns, which certainly didn’t disappoint. The French toast was really sweet, and the soft texture went along nicely for a good taste. The hash browns were crispy and certainly benefitted from the salt I used. The restaurant’s got a solid vibe to it, with several posters written in French to provide a nice feel to it. Oeuf Boeuf is a much-welcomed distinction from the usual burger or pizza restaurants, as Adam previously mentioned. I definitely plan to go back here in the near future, especially since 10 or 15 dollars is all it takes to pay for a meal.

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