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ElleBeavero Jul 27, 2009 09:12 PM

Looking for a new place for brunch. Don't want to wear jacket/tie for the Ritz. Been to the Mark (loved it but want something different). Been to plenty of great crepe restaurants but I want something more. Open to area and price...just give me suggestions! Thanks.

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    lovebitessf Jul 29, 2009 10:10 AM

    Brenda's French Soul Food on Polk at Eddy. 8 AM to 3 PM on weekends.
    http://www.frenchsoulfood.com/brunch.htm

    Not a high end location like the Ritz or Mark. Also no view like the Cliff House. But different and delicious. New Orleans French/Creole. Great beignets, nice egg plates.

    It's a small place and the wait can be long, but it's worth a visit.

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      junesix Jul 31, 2009 05:16 PM

      +1 for Brenda's.

      I sent my friends to Moussy's Cafe a while ago and they reported back that they had a great brunch there. They do classic French bistro: eggs benedict, omelettes, quiche, and variations on croque-monsieurs.

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      Brenda's French Soul Food
      652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102

      Moussy's
      1345 Bush St, San Francisco, CA

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        rln Jul 31, 2009 07:49 PM

        Oh yes- Butler and Chef, and Brenda's vote here too.

        Suppenkuche has become my family's regular bruch spot.

        http://www.suppenkuche.com/

        I haven't been, but right next door we notice Bar Jules has a brunch crowd and I've read good things on the board.

        http://www.barjules.com/

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          hong_kong_foodie Jul 31, 2009 08:38 PM

          2223 is one of our favorite places for brunch. The food is excellent, fresh and very gourmet, the portions are huge but the price is extremely reasonable, and the atmosphere is hip and chic but casual as well.

          http://www.2223restaurant.com/

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            saffrongold Aug 1, 2009 08:21 AM

            I second Suppenkuche. Not the same old fare, and the community tables are fun.

      2. BernalKC Jul 29, 2009 08:22 AM

        Butler & the Chef on South Park

        1. wolfe Jul 29, 2009 07:09 AM

          Sutro's at the Cliff House has a nice lunch. The Terrace Room has Sunday Brunch but possibly not overseen by the same chef.
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/588289
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/637467
          http://www.cliffhouse.com/sutro/lunch.html
          http://www.cliffhouse.com/brunch/inde...

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            Paul H Jul 29, 2009 08:43 AM

            Good recommendation. Not in the city, but in the same vein as Cliff House is Murray Circle.

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            sfbing Jul 28, 2009 11:46 PM

            I have a feeling this isn't what you're thinking of, but here goes anyway.

            dim sum brunch at Yank Sing (Rincon Center location)
            Vietnamese coffee, cha gio, chicken pho at Turtle Tower
            Moroccan at Cafe Zitouna

            ala carte brunch at Canteen
            Sunday brunch at Incanto (are they still doing it? their website makes no mention...)

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              ML8000 Jul 28, 2009 10:41 PM

              A little more information is always helpful in getting a response. Open to area and price means the whole city and yet it's specific to different. What do you mean by different? Hippie/boho-ish? Cool, hip, scenesters?

              If you do a search and read a little and mention a few that sound good to you, people will usually comment on the pluses and minuses of any place and then more recs pop-up.

              Any way, here's the search for brunch in SF.

              http://search.chow.com/search?query=b...

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                tvham Jul 29, 2009 02:47 PM

                My favorite brunches in the city and favorite items to order:

                Foreign Cinema (homemade pop tarts and fantastic bacon!)
                Slow Club (breakfast sandwich)
                Serpentine (red fennel hash)

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                ElleBeavero Jul 28, 2009 09:01 PM

                Really...no one has any recommendations? Where do you eat on sunday morning???

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