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Best Classic Parisian Omelet: Sacred Beast

Best Classic Parisian Omelet

Sacred Beast is a modern diner-style destination in OTR with a solid menu of comfort-food dishes and Francophile bistro favorites, like matzah ball soup, a double-burger with American cheese and steak tartare with frites. But if you want to try a dish that straddles the best of both worlds and epitomizes the excellence of chef Jeremy Lieb’s motto — “Simple food. Taken seriously.” — try the five-egg omelet. It’s a classic preparation: the eggs are cooked slow and on a low heat to make them impossibly fluffy and delicious. This yellow bit o’ heaven — with a slightly wiggly center, an airy, soft texture and no burnt brown skin — comes filled with a ton of goat cheese and bright piquillo peppers and is served with a lightly dressed bibb salad. It’s a little slice of Saint-Germain on Vine Street that calls up the best of café society, especially when paired with an Aviation cocktail (gin, crème de violette, Luxardo maraschino and lemon). Or go full Lost Generation with a Hemingway Daiquiri and foie gras torchon, served with Blue Oven toast. Sacred Beast, 1437 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, sacredbeastdiner.com.