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Sunday brunch/lunch help

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Tom Hall Jul 22, 2011 04:25 PM

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. wolfe RE: Tom Hall Jul 22, 2011 04:31 PM

    Old article not exactly Berkeley but neither is Plum.
    http://www.oaklandmagazine.com/media/...

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      Tom Hall RE: wolfe Jul 23, 2011 11:00 AM

      Oakland is OK, too.

    2. ROCKLES RE: Tom Hall Jul 22, 2011 06:57 PM

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

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        JasmineG RE: ROCKLES Jul 25, 2011 03:54 PM

        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. Robert Lauriston RE: Tom Hall Jul 23, 2011 11:06 AM

        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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          Tom Hall RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 23, 2011 11:28 AM

          Sea Salt it is. Thanks, Robert.

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          Sea Salt
          2512 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

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            ROCKLES RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 25, 2011 08:21 AM

            Thanks for the heads up Robert!

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              Tom Hall RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 22, 2011 10:32 PM

              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

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                Robert Lauriston RE: Tom Hall Oct 23, 2011 09:14 AM

                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

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              cecig RE: Tom Hall Jul 23, 2011 08:06 PM

              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

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                Tom Hall RE: Tom Hall Aug 14, 2011 01:04 PM

                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. steve h. RE: Tom Hall Aug 14, 2011 01:44 PM

                  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.

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