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Mother's Day Brunch?

jishman7 Apr 23, 2012 09:58 PM

Family from Maine is meeting in San Francisco for the second year in a row, for Mother's Day. Last year we went to Foreign Cinema and loved it -- great food, fun atmosphere, and maybe most importantly, we could make reservations in advanced and avoided the obnoxious wait-two-hours-for-brunch game.

Wondering what other spots people recommend for Mother's Day this year along these same lines? Entrees up to $35/so is fine (I believe last year FC had a special Mother's Day menu that was a bit pricier than normal, but still acceptable for our budget). Any neighborhood in San Francisco proper -- we're staying in Telegraph Hill but will have a car. Thanks for the help!

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    goldangl95 Apr 23, 2012 10:21 PM

    I personally haven't been, but many on the board rave about Canteen for brunch. Might be too small for the group. ..

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      ceekskat Apr 24, 2012 06:49 AM

      Don't know how many are in your group but take a look at Opentable. SPQR, Serpentine come to mind. For something different, there's DOSA.

      1. scarmoza Apr 24, 2012 07:09 AM

        The following take reservations.

        1300 Fillmore does a very lovely gospel brunch.

        Baker and Banker has a fabulous brunch with great coffee (Four Barrel) in their dining room.

        Nopa also does a fabulous brunch with great coffee (Blue Bottle).

        Bar Agricole has both in and outdoor seating, full bar, and Four Barrel espresso and drip coffees.

        Boulette's Larder does a fine Sunday Brunch, too. (Blue Bottle coffee)

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          ceekskat Apr 24, 2012 07:23 AM

          I had already checked Cotogna for myself; unfortunately, they don't serve brunch on Sundays :(

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            scarmoza Apr 24, 2012 07:44 AM

            :( indeed

            1. re: scarmoza
              jishman7 Apr 24, 2012 11:24 AM

              All great suggestions, thank you. Have a reservation in at Serpentine for now, will also check out scarmoza's options. Should have mentioned, party of 5 for us...

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