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Sunday brunch/lunch help

I apologize for not having done much research but I this came up shortly. I need a reasonably nice place for Sunday brunch or lunch in San Francisco, Berkeley or Albany. I found Prospect and Cotogna in San Francisco and Sea Salt and Plum in the East Bay. Thanks, Tom Hall

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Sea Salt
2512 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

Cotogna
490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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    1. I have heard from a friend that H.S Lordships is good. I believe it is in the Berkeley area

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      1. re: ROCKLES

        H.S. Lordships is horrible. Probably the worst meal I've had in the past five years was a buffet lunch there. I see no reason that brunch would be any better.

      2. Cotogna's great if you can get in. Sea Salt's brunch is one of my favorites in the East Bay.

        The food at Plum is fabulous, though it's not the most comfortable place.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7375...

        HS Lordships is one of the two or three worst restaurants I've been to in the East Bay. It's like a hotel restaurant minus the hotel.

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        Sea Salt
        2512 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

        HS Lordships
        199 Seawall Drive, Berkeley, CA 94710

        Cotogna
        490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Sea Salt it is. Thanks, Robert.

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          Sea Salt
          2512 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              We did get to Cotogna's finally and it is great.

              In California and the rest of the western US that I have lived in (CO, OR, MT, WA) and extensively visited (WY, UT), brunch is almost always a Sunday event, except at Cotogna.

              We were in NYC a couple weeks ago and it is an kind of daily meal at many places. I was more than amazed but I think the NYCers are saying that about me.

              Thanks again, Robert.

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              Cotogna
              490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

              1. re: Tom Hall

                I think most places around here that serve brunch serve it both Saturday and Sunday, if they're open Sunday. Cotogna it's Saturday only, Sundays they're open only for dinner.

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                Cotogna
                490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

            2. Boulette's Larder in the Ferry building on the embarcadero is great- I had an excellent fennel pollen roast pork there and the beignets were absolutely addicting

              1. Sea Salt was very good. I had the Dungeness crab eggs benedict. Enjoyed by all. Cotogna only does brunch on Saturday. Kind of odd but we are going there next time.

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                Sea Salt
                2512 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

                Cotogna
                490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

                1. Yank Sing is open at 10 a.m. for weekend brunch/lunch. White tablecloths and efficient service. All that and very good dim sum from carts. Full bar. Not cheap. I like to enter the Rincon location through the old post office just because it's so damn beautiful.