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Best Creme Brulee?

Hi, I'm looking for the restaurant that make the best creme brulee in San Francisco, South Bay, or the Peninsula. Any recommendations? Thanks!

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  1. I haven't done comparisons, but Fringale has a very good one.

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    Fringale Restaurant
    570 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

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    1. re: Paul H

      I thought it was great at South Park Cafe.

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      South Park Cafe
      108 South Park, San Francisco, CA 94107

    2. Definite L'Ardoise Bistro

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      L'Ardoise
      151 Noe Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

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      1. re: vulber

        I just tried L'Ardoise's creme brulee, and I have to say it was definitely one of the best I have had! Also, B44's crema catalana (creme brulee but Catalonian-style, with a cinnamon flavor) was also excellent in flavor & texture.

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        B44
        44 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94104

        L'Ardoise
        151 Noe Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

        1. re: celeryroot

          Second HSG...instead of using a torch to carmelize the top, they use a branding iron-looking thing that they put in the mesquite grill. It gives the brulee a slightly different/smoky flavor.

          1. re: Rapini

            yes and the texture is very silky and flavorable

        2. Follow cremebruleecart on the twitter !

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          1. re: m00se1111

            definitely not. cremebrulee cart may be cheaper, but it's very gummy

            1. re: vulber

              Sadly, I have to agree, the cremebruleecart flavors I tried were all ham-handed texture-wise, didn't taste like the ingredients were great, and the sugar on top was not carefully caramelized. Pretty expensive too.

              1. re: SteveG

                Steve G - My sentiments exactly about the creme brulee cart.

          2. It's not a restaurant, but the best creme brulee in my opinion, can be found at a food stand at Stonestown farmers' market. Sundays 9am-1pm. http://eggcreamheat.com/Organic_Creme... Made by a former chef of Wolfgang Puck, it's super silky. The Grand Marnier is a favorite. The little jars of vanilla flavor are now available at Whole Foods on Potrero Hill.

            The creme brulee cart/guy is just a homemade novelty, not a quality product. Not worth the $4 he charges.

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            Sweet. Creme Brulee (Stonestown
            )3251 20th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, CA