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pirog Feb 21, 2007 08:19 PM

Group of ladies in their 20s are trying to pick a fun, tasty place for weekend brunch. The contenders are:

-Slow Club
-2223 Restaurant
-Universal Cafe

Which one should we choose??

  1. tvham Feb 21, 2007 08:36 PM

    Wow, you named three of my favorite brunch spots! I'd lean towards 2223 because they take reservations.

    1. Lori SF Feb 22, 2007 08:20 AM

      I 've only had dinner at 2223 Restaurant (aka No Name )

      I love the Universal Cafe food, they use fresh organic ingredients and I think the atmosphere is the best. Also, where else can you have a fresh pomegranate bellini! So that would be my choice.

      Slow Club has more variety on their menu... although every time I go there I order the burger- one of the best burgers in the city. I just find it a bit dark for brunch.

      1. singleguychef Feb 23, 2007 08:41 AM

        How big is your group? I think 2223 can accommodate any size and has a nice brunch. Universal Cafe would provide a more funky and fun mood to the meal but can't really accommodate larger groups.

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        1. re: singleguychef
          Lori SF Feb 23, 2007 08:51 AM

          I have been to Universal Cafe with a group of 6-7

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          pirog Feb 23, 2007 02:06 PM

          There are 4 of us, and thanks so much for your feedback!

          1. singleguychef Feb 23, 2007 02:24 PM

            If it's just four, my vote would be Universal Cafe before 2223. Both are good, but Universal, I think, is a bit more innovative in the dishes.

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              pirog Feb 27, 2007 01:22 PM

              we ended up going to Universal Cafe and the brunch was fantastic! I highly recommend it. There was about a 30 min. wait at 9 am though, but well worth it.

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