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Mother's Day Brunch suggestions?

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San Francisco city please. Group of 6 adults. Any fun, not-formal, indoor or covered patio, champagne-serving places? ANY cuisine, and we can go without champagne.

Also, takes (and honors) reservations, Finally, the dream -- we could get in this Sunday without a huge wait when we arrive early.


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  1. It really depends on price.

    Most of the best brunches in the city (i.e. Foreign Cinema) only do special prix-fixe menus for special occasions, which are more expensive.

    I recently went to Bar Tartine on Easter for brunch and they were offering their regular ala carte menu, which is excellent, and I assume they are doing the same for Mother's Day

    Foreign Cinema
    2534 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110

    Bar Tartine
    561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

    1. Oh wait, I just saw the part about not formal. It's gonna be kinda hard to satisfy that criteria but also find somewhere that serves champagne and takes reservations, unless you want to not be able to hear anyone else talk at Lime

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      1. re: vulber

        The restaurant can be nice, however our family includes a 15-year old boy who is happier in less-formal situations. Thanks.

        1. re: anyhow

          Foreign Cinema actually could be a perfect choice, as they have a kids menu; and the food is more formal than the atmosphere, esp. if you can get seated outside

          Foreign Cinema
          2534 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110

      2. "ANY Cuisine & reservations" Look into Indian...

        Amber (buffet probably incl. champagne) - a bit formal but it is a buffet & there will be families.
        -Udupi Palace (all veg., I believe buffet)
        -Amber (a bit formal but it *is* a buffet w/champagne & there will be families)
        -Sultan - don't know about reservations here

        1. A couple of places that I was looking into for Sunday:

          Slow Club

          Slow Club
          2501 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

          3198 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94103

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          1. re: tvham

            I really like brunch at Andalu and, while this Sunday might be a bit more crowded, there usually are only 5-6 tables filled and you can linger for a while which is always a plus for me at brunch. The biggest plus is of course that they take reservations. The waffle with sauteed mushrooms and ham with their cambazola fondue is amazing but everything else I have sampled there has been good too. I prefer brunch there to their dinner.

            3198 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94103