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Brunch near SF Centre...Saturday, need recs

lotta_cox May 4, 2007 09:47 AM

mom and i will be spending the day shopping and will need to be fueled by bloody marys and brunch. suggestions? i am staying at the W and we would like to be in hoofing distance from Union Square and SF Centre.


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    dinnerout May 4, 2007 02:56 PM

    There is a big new food area in the Westfield Mall, which is essentially the old Emporium on Market St. - I don't know what brunch offerings they have, but I'm sure you could check out their website.

    1. Morton the Mousse May 4, 2007 03:07 PM

      Canteen on Sutter has a phenomenal brunch. Perfect benedict, excellent pancakes and hash. A few blocks from Union Square, though a bit of a schlep from the Centre. Well worth the trek, IMO (I've traveled from Berkeley just to eat there, the brunch is so good).


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      1. re: Morton the Mousse
        larochelle May 4, 2007 03:09 PM

        Does Canteen have a hard liquor license? I don't remember seeing bloody marys on the menu.

        1. re: larochelle
          Morton the Mousse May 4, 2007 03:10 PM

          Beer and wine only.

      2. mynameisolivia May 4, 2007 03:57 PM

        I love having that extra special brunch with mom at the Rotunda in Neiman Marcus. BEAUTIFUL. Great food. And definitely a good stop while shopping! http://sanfrancisco.citysearch.com/pr...

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        1. re: mynameisolivia
          chaddict May 4, 2007 04:00 PM

          They serve brunch? Your link says they don't open until 11:00 on Sat and 12:00 on Sunday...I do love getting the lobster club and a glass of champagne. Makes me feel very "ladies who lunch." It's a kick. And those brioche are wicked good.

        2. Mari May 4, 2007 04:08 PM

          What about staying at the W for brunch? They will definitely have bloody marys if that's what you're after. There isn't too much in the form of brunch in Union Square outside of the hotels, Dottie's or Sears Fine Foods - and the latter probably do not have bloody marys. Maybe the Italian place on Powell is another option...Kuleto's. Actually I think the restaurant at Nordstrom has a full bar too.

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