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I am taking my husband out for a birthday dinner, and he requested sweetbreads. Anyone know of a good resturant that serves them?

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      1. Incanto does sometimes. Luck of the draw on the daily menu.

        Chez Spencer.

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Incanto had it last Saturday. It was the special pasta course. Served as little nuggets, portion was generous, I almost couldn't finish it. Perfectly cooked, a wonderful dish.

          Btw, my dad found some sand or shell fragments in his razor clam pasta dish and left most of it uneaten. He asked the server about it and I was taken aback by his response. He didn't act surprised at all, only saying "we washed the clams 5 times - we did the best we could". I think they comped it, though - I am not sure. There were five people and too many dishes, and it was a bit confusing.

          This is a sweetbread thread - I may report on other dishes and desserts later.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            I was able to get reservations -- although there are only very early or very late ones left (5:00 or 9:00)

        2. I think a lot depends on how you like them cooked. I prefer crispy, but many places serve braised or sauteed. You might want to check first. I called Piperade a year or so ago, and they have them regularly on their menu. I would call first. As I pointed out once on the Home Cooking board, sweetbreads are VERY perishable, and unless a restaurant has a regular clientele, they may not have them all the time. I find that to get them the way I like them, I have to do it myself.

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          1. re: OldTimer

            Pardon the interruption, but we've move discussion of sweetbread recipes to the Home Cooking board. Here's the link to that discussion:


            Please keep the discussion here on finding sweetbreads (crispy or otherwise) in the San Francisco area.


          2. I recently tried the sweetbreads at Myth and commented to the chef that I was thrilled an surprised to see them. He indicated that he developed it as a Fall recipe but they are so popular, they have kept them on the menu year-round. From my Yelp page:

            "Seared sweetbreads with bacon, quail egg, toast and beech mushrooms. Finding sweetbreads at all on a menu is a rarity and is always ordered when we see it -- this was stunning; the sweetbreads were lightly fried in a rich sauce redolent with bacon and mushrooms. My only regret was that there was only one quail egg."

            1. The Richmond (Balboa & 7th Ave) has had crispy sweetbreads every time I've been there. They were very good last time I had them there.

              1. I jus ttook my mom out to Ame and had some there. It was the crispy style and served with an egg fried in the same manner and some veggies. For some reason, it tasted better to me the first time I went to Ame...go figure...I believe they also served it at Clementine before. You should definitely call ahead and check.

                1. I've had delicious sweetbreads at Chapeau! and at Myth.