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Nov 9, 2012 12:44 PM

Sunday Brunch Recs

We are travelling up to SF from LA next weekend. Staying in the Marina, but open to travelling anywhere. Saturday night dinner reservations at Atelier Crenn and then, driving down to Los Gatos for Sunday dinner at Manresa. So, I suppose I am looking for something to compliment/contrast those meals, but not looking to gorge ourselves to painful levels either. We don't drink, so the strength of a Bloody Mary is of no consequence. Just looking for a nice nosh to round out a lovely birthday weekend trip. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Yank Sing for dim sum would be my Sunday brunch choice. It would both contrast and complement your dinner destinations. I like the Rincon Center location. The cart service is prompt and attentive. All the waitresses are on a wireless voice network so you can ask anyone for something you want but haven't seen and a fresh cart should arrive at your linen-topped table shortly.

    The restaurant is not cheap but I believe it is well worth it. There is a full bar on the off chance you require a glass of something sparkling. The place is open 10-4 on Sundays. A reservation at peak time for an inside table may be a good idea. Parking shouldn't be an issue.

    A final thought: the old Rincon Post Office is drop-dead gorgeous. It's a grand entrance to the Center.

    4 Replies
    1. re: steve h.

      Totally concur with Steve that dim sum would be a great choice to complement your two molecular meals, but since you have to drive south anyway, instead of Yank Sing I'd head to Koi Palace which - I think - is far superior and cheaper than Yank Sing...

      1. re: CarrieWas218

        Yank Sing Rincon has parking and really do take reservations.

        Koi Palace is only slightly cheaper than Yank Sing and while there are some great items overall I didn't find the food as consistently good. Theoretically they take reservations, but from what I hear that just means a wait that's not as long.

        Though for someone who lives within lunching distance of the San Gabriel Valley ...

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Robert, I knock myself all the time for not driving the 18 miles or so to the SGV more often...I feel a bit more inspired now!

      2. re: steve h.

        Thanks for the great suggestion, At least with dim sum, one can sort of regulate their intake!