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Jan 2, 2013 08:50 AM

Has anyone been to Chambers in SF's Tenderloin?

Happy New Year, SF Bay Area Hounds! May your 2013 be chock full of delicious snacks and beverages.

I was reading about a newish place called Chambers in the Phoenix Hotel. Hotel restos don't generally call to me but the recently started brunch service sounds intriguing:

I couldn't find writeups on either brunch or dinner here. Any intel? Worth a look for our next trip or too soon to tell? TIA.

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  1. I went there two weekends ago. Cool interior--- the walls are lines with lots of records.

    One dish we had had wonderful deep fried balls of smoked grits, eggs, and bacon candy (crispy sugar, didn't taste like bacon). It was nicely plated.

    Solid burger too. I'd recommend the place. They take opentable reservations to boot.

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    1. re: hyperbowler

      Thanks for the report and the pic -- now I want that dish for breakfast -- that's an egg, right? :-).

    2. I've been there once. Like hyperbowler said the atmosphere is nice, very trendy and modern feeling. I agree the burger is solid but nothing to write home about.

      1. Been a few times, mainly for my GF's company parties (they love that place) Cool decor, decent food, strong drinks. Make sure you cab or uber it out of there tho, not the best spot in town.

          1. Ended up here for brunch this morning meeting up with a friend who was then going to watch the Super Bowl in the neighborhood. I'd been here for drinks before but had never tried the food.

            It turned out to be one of the best brunches I've had in the city. My dish was sort of a hash of brussels sprouts and marinated potatoes with a huge slab of pork belly and a mix of Korean flavors: gochujang, black garlic, and pickled cabbage. Craveable, strong flavors, but not overly spicy or fermented. The plating, as shown in hyperbowler's picture from a few years back, uses a variety of modernist techniques--sous-vide eggs, sauces suspended in bubbles--but totally in the service of the food and creating combinations of flavor/texture, not just for visual effect.

            I'll definitely be back for brunch, probably more often than I will for drinks.