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San Francisco/Bay Area Best Brunch Restaurants


The most versatile—and decadent—meal of the week, brunch with family and friends is a great way to enjoy gourmet food on a laid-back weekend. Linger over strawberry waffles, have a hearty starter of an omelet with crispy bacon, sip a glass of Champagne, or dive into a succulent plate of crabs' legs. Anything goes at this not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch event. We've done the legwork for you, so just sit back, relax, and search our list of the best brunch restaurants in San Francisco.


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Absinthe Brasserie & Bar French
14/20
Dining Room at Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, San Francisco, CA 398 Hayes St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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This fashionable Belle Époque-inspired neighborhood brasserie is a favorite for dinners or after-work snacks and sips. More...

Aunt Mary's Cafe American
13/20
4307 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
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Southern-inspired breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner in a roomy-yet-homey neighborhood space. More...

Balboa Cafe American
13/20
3199 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Marina and Cow Hollow locals enjoy this casual spot---the burger is a hands-down favorite. More...

Bar Tartine Eastern European
15/20
Dining Room at Bar Tartine, San Francisco, CA 561 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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This romantic Mission restaurant turns out Eastern European cuisine. More...

Bistro Central Parc French
14/20
560 Central Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Lively neighborhood bistro offering traditional French cuisine in a contemporary, casual environment. More...

Bluestem Brasserie Brasserie
14/20
Dining Room at Bluestem Brasserie , San Francisco, CA One Yerba Buena Ln.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Modern American brasserie with a versatile menu and outdoor seating. More...

Boxing Room Cajun
14/20
Dining Room at Boxing Room, San Francisco, CA 399 Grove St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Boxing Room satisfies with its modern friendliness and dedication to traditional New Orleans and Southern Louisiana fare. More...

Brenda's French Soul Food Creole
13/20
652 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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This New Orleans-style eatery has turned a seedy street corner into a foodie destination for beignets, grits and epic french toast. More...

Buckeye Roadhouse American
13/20
Dining Room at Buckeye Roadhouse, Mill Valley, CA 15 Shoreline Hwy.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Creative twists on modern American comfort food attract crowds to this hunting lodge-style restaurant. More...

Butterfly Embarcadero Eclectic
14/20
Dining Room at Butterfly Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA Pier 33 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111
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For the best dining experience, stick to small plates and cocktails instead of planning a more formal, three-course dinner. More...

Cafe des Amis French
13/20
2000 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Bustling brasserie serving traditional French cuisine interspersed with reinvented classics. More...

Campton Place Restaurant French
15/20
Dining Room at Campton Place Restaurant, San Francisco, CA Campton Place Hotel
340 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Chef Srijith Gopinathan focuses on inspired fusion fare grounded in French technique. More...

Cocotte French
13/20
1521 Hyde St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Rustic French fare in a warmly welcoming space. More...

Cotogna Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Cotogna, San Francisco, CA 490 Pacific Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Lively urban trattoria operated by the same team behind high-end sibling Quince. More...

El Techo de Lolinda South American
14/20
Dining Room at El Techo de Lolinda, San Francisco, CA 2518 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Locals like to "meat and greet" at this rooftop bar and eatery above a popular Argentinian-style steakhouse. More...

Ella's American
13/20
500 Presidio Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Ella's promises neoclassical American cooking and delivers the goods---think meatloaf and chicken potpie---but the real draw is the popular weekend brunch. More...

EPIC Roasthouse Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at EPIC Roasthouse, San Francisco, CA 369 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Big views, charm and New American cuisine cull the elite to this show-stopper on the Embarcadero. More...

farmerbrown Soul Food
13/20
Dining Room at farmerbrown, San Francisco, CA 25 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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A stylish, sepia-toned, Southern-themed meeting spot serving refreshing house-made cocktails and California soul food. More...

FIVE Modern American
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Dining Room at FIVE, Berkeley, CA Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Authentically retro-chic Berkeley dining room plays host to a thoughtful farm-to-table menu. More...

Foreign Cinema California
14/20
Dining Room at Foreign Cinema, San Francisco, CA 2534 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Foreign classics and independent feature films are screened nightly on the wall of this Mission District restaurant. More...

Gather California
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Dining Room at Gather, Berkeley, CA 2200 Oxford St.
Berkeley, CA 94704

A lively and bustling restaurant that gives equal thought to vegan/vegetarian and omnivorous dishes. More...

Grand Lake Kitchen Deli
13/20
576 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610
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More than a simple deli at the eastern tip of Lake Merritt. More...

Haven American
14/20
44 Webster St.
Oakland, CA 94607
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Creative flavor, texture and ingredient combinations make farm-to-table magic on the Oakland waterfront. More...

Insalata's Mediterranean
15/20
Dining Room at Insalata 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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Chef-owner Heidi Krahling's Mediterranean fare is some of the most exciting in Marin County. More...

La Note French
13/20
2377 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
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La Note is a breath of Provence in the middle of downtown Berkeley. More...

La Urbana Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at La Urbana, San Francisco, CA 661 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Artisanal mezcal and out-there ingredients inform this artistic urban take on the traditional cantina. More...

The Liberty Cafe American
13/20
410 Cortland Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94110

This tiny restaurant in Bernal Heights offers comforting favorites. More...

Local's Corner Seafood
14/20
2500 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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A visit to this light-filled corner restaurant devoted to seafood and other fresh fare is like a mini-vacation. More...

Luna Park American
13/20
Dining Room at Luna Park, San Francisco, CA 694 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Fun, flavorful comfort food in a hip, cocktail-driven restaurant on Valencia. More...

Mama's on Washington Square American
12/20
1701 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Don't miss the banana-bread french toast or the generous omelets with the works at this very popular breakfast stop. More...

Meritage at the Claremont California
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Dining Room at Meritage at the Claremont, Berkeley, CA Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
41 Tunnel Rd.
Berkeley, CA 94705
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A fresh look keeps the vibe young at this luxurious restaurant, without sacrificing the Claremont’s prestigious dining history. More...

Mission Beach Cafe California
14/20
Dining Room at Mission Beach Cafe, San Francisco, CA 198 Guerrero St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Cozy neighborhood restaurant for seasonally progressive fare. More...

Murray Circle California
No Rating
Dining Room at Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA Cavallo Point - The Lodge at the Golden Gate
601 Murray Cir.
Sausalito, CA 94965
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California cuisine served in a contemporary, comfortable setting at Cavallo Point resort near the Golden Gate Bridge. More...

Nopa California
14/20
Dining Room at Nopa, San Francisco, CA 560 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Nopa boasts first-rate cocktails, unique wines, and a vibrant Mediterranean-influenced menu. More...

Park Chalet American
13/20
Dining Room at Park Chalet, San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Park
1000 Great Hwy.
San Francisco, CA 94121
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A garden restaurant and microbrewery near the ocean at the foot of Golden Gate Park. More...

Park Tavern California
14/20
Dining Room at Park Tavern, San Francisco , CA 1652 Stockton St.
San Francisco , CA 94133
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Stately tavern adjacent to Washington Square Park that showcases the creative talents of chef Jennifer Puccio. More...

Plow American
13/20
Dining Room at Plow, San Francisco, CA 1299 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Lovely neighborhood spot with soaring ceilings and striking views of the city serves up breakfast and lunch. More...

Presidio Social Club American
14/20
Dining Room at Presidio Social Club, San Francisco, CA 563 Ruger St.
San Francisco, CA 94129
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Celebrate the good life at this retro bar and restaurant set in historic Presidio military barracks. More...

Q Barbecue
13/20
Dining Room at Q, San Francisco, CA 225 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94118

Southern-inspired fare served amid a brightly colored décor. More...

Slow Club American
14/20
Dining Room at Slow Club, San Francisco, CA 2501 Mariposa St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Slow Club has maintained a devoted following, never wavering from delivering a well-done meal. More...

1300 on Fillmore Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at 1300 on Fillmore , San Francisco, CA Fillmore Heritage Center
1300 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Slow soul food and balanced cocktails mark this stylish dish of a restaurant and lounge, evoking 1940s jazz glamour. More...

The Tipsy Pig Gastropub
14/20
Dining Room at The Tipsy Pig, San Francisco, CA 2231 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Updated pub food with a decidedly California influence. More...

Toast American
13/20
Hamilton Marketplace
5800 Nave Dr.
Novato, CA 94949
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Simply from a design standpoint, Toast Novato (there's a smaller, funkier Toast in Mill Valley) may be one of Marin’s most whimsical restaurants. More...

TRACE California
No Rating
Dining Room at TRACE, San Francisco, CA W San Francisco
181 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Stylish restaurant designed to evoke San Francisco's famous fog and city grid. More...

Twenty Five Lusk California
13/20
Dining Room at Twenty Five Lusk, San Francisco, CA 25 Lusk St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Strikingly designed restaurant that has quickly endeared itself to San Francisco's style savvy crowds. More...

Universal Cafe New American
14/20
2814 19th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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A casual but classy destination for California spins on New American cuisine. More...

Venus California
13/20
2327 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Organic, sustainable and nourishing cuisine at a relaxed neighborhood restaurant. More...

The Village Pub California
16/20
Dining Room at The Village Pub, Woodside, CA 2967 Woodside Rd.
Woodside, CA 94062
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Peninsula destination for a power lunch or a romantic dinner. More...

Waterbar Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Waterbar, San Francisco, CA 399 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Gorgeous views, bold flavors and a whimsical interior have made Waterbar a seafood-lover's dream. More...

Zuni Cafe Mediterranean
15/20
Dining Room at Zuni Cafe, San Francisco, CA 1658 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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This legendary San Francisco restaurant is famous for its roasted chicken with warm bread salad. More...

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