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Sep 14, 2011 06:53 PM

Sunday Brunch at a place that takes reservations

Chowhound from outside Philadelphia coming into San Francisco this weekend and looking for Sunday Brunch at a place that takes reservations. We are staying at a hotel in the Union Square area but also willing to take a cab. I have checked a number of the recommended brunch spots but no reservations and long waits are mentioned. In addition we would prefer to order from a menu rather than a buffet and would like cocktails or champagne to be available. Any recommendations are appreciated.

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    1. My top two make-a-reservation- brunch spots lately have been Nopa and Prospect. Both serve cocktails and don't have buffets. From downtown, Prospect is more convenient.

      560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

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      1. re: absc

        I agree that the above are both good possibilities, and I'd add Foreign Cinema to that list.

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

      2. Hog and Rocks, Orson, Bar Agricole, Prospect, Farmer Brown, Greens, Serpentine

        Farmer Brown
        25 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

        2495 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

        Orson Restaurant
        508 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

        Bar Agricole
        355 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

        Greens Restaurant
        Bld. A, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123

        300 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105

        Hog and Rocks
        3431 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

        1. There was a pretty comprehensive article on 7x7 about brunch spots that have reservations available.

          Much of what has already been recommended by other Chowhounders is included in the article. I've enjoyed the Prospect brunch... i think it would suit your needs. Great sexy space! Awesome cocktails... bloody mary is tops! And the portions are very fulfilling.

          1. The classic San Francisco reservation required Sunday brunch for visitors is the Garden Court at the Palace Hotel. This is undoubtedly the most beautiful public space in the city and sparkling wine is complimentary and continually re-filled. It is, however, prix fixe with no menu. There are eight to ten food stations around the perimeter of the room, with servers at the stations where it makes sense (prime rib, etc.). There is also live music.

            Another place that takes reservations and has cocktails is 25 Lusk. The food is quite good, and space is modern and impressive.

            Garden Court of the Palace Hotel
            2 New Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94105

            Palace Hotel
            2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA

            Twenty Five Lusk
            25 Lusk, San Francisco, CA