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San Francisco breakfast.... 20 years ago

Sacster Feb 3, 2012 05:06 PM

It was this long ago we were in SF on family business. I found a hotel in town for breakfast but forget completely where it is. However, the dining area is unique in that it has (had) a glassed atrium-type room with lots of hanging greenery and palms, etc throughout the room. We were due for a romantic breakfast there until we discovered wife was prone to morning sickness, unknown to us at that time so breakfast was cancelled.
Please, does anyone remember or know of this hotel? I believe it was 4 or 5 star estab.
Thank you for remembering!

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  1. Sarah RE: Sacster Feb 3, 2012 06:12 PM

    Could this be it?

    This thread wll probably be moved to the SF board.

    1. Windy RE: Sacster Feb 4, 2012 11:44 PM

      Sounds like Lehr's Greenhouse, long gone.

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        L C RE: Sacster Feb 5, 2012 09:28 AM

        Agree with Sarah. It sounds like the Garden Court at the Palace hotel. But the food is only okay in my opinion.
        Another place could be The Grand Cafe, at Hotel Monaco. It has similar decor characteristics, and a bigger reputation some time ago. Hope this helps.

        Grand Cafe
        501 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94109

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        1. re: L C
          Windy RE: L C Feb 5, 2012 06:39 PM

          Except neither of those places was here 20 years ago.

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            Cynsa RE: Windy Feb 5, 2012 07:25 PM

            1909 - The Palm Court/Garden Court dining room

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              Windy RE: Cynsa Feb 5, 2012 10:32 PM

              I guess it has been 20 years since it reopened. I didn't remember the palm trees, only the outrageous prices for tea. The hotel room rates are pretty reasonable by comparison.

              1. re: Windy
                Robert Lauriston RE: Windy Feb 6, 2012 08:26 AM

                The Palace was closed for restoration and seismic upgrades from 1989 to 1991.

        2. Steve Green RE: Sacster Feb 5, 2012 10:42 PM

          "glassed atrium-type room with lots of hanging greenery and palms, etc throughout the room."

          I'm with Windy. Description perfectly fits the long-gone Lehr's Greenhouse.

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            drewskiSF RE: Steve Green Feb 6, 2012 12:16 AM

            I remember that Lehr's Greenhouse looked like just that, a greenhouse and not anything "atrium-type"

            I'd lean towards the Garden Court @ the Palace for the Atrium look the OP describes.

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            Sacster RE: Sacster Feb 6, 2012 12:33 AM

            Thank you everyone for your replies. I'm thinking when we return in Sept we need to investigate the Palace, although I don't think that was it. However, Lehr's it may have been IF it was there in 1991. Few photos unfortunately.
            Thanks again

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              drewskiSF RE: Sacster Feb 6, 2012 12:46 AM

              photo of Lehr's

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                Robert Lauriston RE: Sacster Feb 6, 2012 08:31 AM

                Lehr's was open from around 1975 to 2005.

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                NoeMan RE: Sacster Feb 6, 2012 07:50 AM

                possibly postrio

                Postrio Cafe & Bar
                545 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94102

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