Downtown Rochester will soon have another choice for fans of breakfast as well as morning happy hours.

Benedict’s, "a modern diner," will open soon in a about 3,700-square-foot space on the skyway level of the recently opened Hiltonhotel at 10 East Center St.

The 65-seat restaurant will serve breakfast and lunch daily. It will complement Pittsburgh Blue, the restaurant that serves dinner on the street-level of the 20-story hotel.

This is the second Benedict’s launched by Executive Chef Mike Rakun.The original one is located in Wayzata.

Benedict’s is an updated take on the diner concept with traditional fare like omelets, pancakes, Monte Christo sandwiches and chili, but with some new twists.

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The menu also includes an array of eggs Benedict dishes, such as Gravlox with cured salmon and Crab Oscar with crab and asparagus.

A variety of tater tot "hash" dishes and speciality pancakes also add some flavor to breakfast and brunch.

For those inclined to early imbibing, Benedict’s offers beer, wine and a selection of cocktails

Biz buzz

While a new player will start cooking breakfast on Monday, an old Med City favorite will also fire up the grill that morning.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakerywill re-open at 1818 S. Broadway.

Rochester’s two Perkins Restaurant & Bakery locations were abruptly closed in November by local franchisee Bob Yanish. Since then, Med City Perkins fans have been clamoring for them to re-open.

Those fans will get half of their wish on Monday, when the Memphis, Tenn.-based chain re-opens the south Perkins location under corporate ownership.

A flag-raising ceremony will mark the re-opening at 8 a.m.