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The Brixton

2140 Union St. (Webster St.) Send to Phone
415-409-1114 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Lively, upscale neighborhood spot offering a good happy hour, late-night menus and creative cocktails.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late

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The Brixton, San Francisco, CA

The Brixton Restaurant Review

: With its low-key, clubby atmosphere, The Brixton achieves that sought after trifecta of happy hour hangout, dinner destination and late-night pit stop. High ceilings, hardwood floors and French doors that open to sidewalk seating keep the dark-wooded and red-hued restaurant feeling spacious. At the center, a massive bar topped with granite and wrapped in quilted leather features an extensive cocktail menu. Eccentric touches, such as a back wall covered in burgundy flocking paper, add the right amount of charm. Chef Michelle Mah (midi) plies her skills to bring refinement to bar-friendly foods. Beer-braised pork tacos feature succulent meat packed with flavor. Deviled eggs are “demonized” with sweet Dungeness crab, bacon and aïoli. Entrées are unexpectedly ambitious, such as a pan-roasted salmon, artfully plated on a bed of corn and roasted tomato ragoût. Desserts are decadent and creative: Humphry Slocombe maple bourbon ice cream is a fine platemate for a hunk of Dutch apple pie with maple candy streusel. The wine list is rather ordinary---sip on one of the specialty cocktails instead or venture into microbrew focused beers.
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