Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Brunching It Up in San Francisco

I just added two new brunch places to www.chowbaby.com's Top 10 Brunch Spots in SF. I love a good brunch! Here are the two restaurants with excellent brunches in this city:
1701 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 362-6421
Hours: (Tues-Sun) 8:00 am-3:00 pm
This legendary North Beach/Washington Square corner brunch spot always has a long line on the sidewalk out front but it’s more than worth the wait. The place is tiny, parking is sparse and they don’t take credit cards, but those are mere distractions when you consider that the breakfast offerings are amongst the very best in the entire city. Signature favorites include Cranberry-Orange-Walnut French Toast, Hash-Browned Redskin Potatoes, Crab Benedict, the Monte Cristo with Raspberry Jam and a wide range of fluffy omelets, poached egg creations, fresh-baked breads, to-die-for pastries and world-class pancakes. Service is fast and efficient in a spot that is constantly busy.

Estimated cost per person for Brunch: $10 - $20

Holiday Schedule: New Years Day-Closed, Valentines Day-Open, Easter-Open, Thanksgiving-Open, Christmas Eve-Open, Christmas Day-Closed, New Years Eve-Open

Hotel Nikko San Francisco, Second Level
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 394-1100
Hours: Breakfast: (Mon-Sun) 6:30 am-11:00 am; Lunch: (Mon-Sat) 11:30 am- 2:00 pm; Dinner: (Mon-Sun) 5:30 pm-10:00 pm; Brunch: 10:00 am-2:00 pm.
Located on the second floor of the renowned Hotel Nikko, Anzu is fresh and different and cuts no corners when it comes to putting on the ultimate brunch. Their “Smooth Jazz Champagne Brunch” features the finest in local live jazz with a different theme and completely new menu every Sunday. Blending European and Japanese cuisines, it’s East meets West in a fusion explosion of flavors and textures at Anzu. Highlights include Louisiana Crayfish Potato Salad, Dim Sum, Sushi, Roast Ribeye of Beef at the carving station and an amazing Chocolate Fondue Fountain with a plethora of dipping options. Brunches include free fruit juices, champagne and mimosas. Service is professional and experienced and there’s two hours of validated parking, which is like gold in San Francisco.

Estimated cost per person for Brunch: Adults: $50; Children: $28 (Ages 5-12)

Holiday Schedule: New Years Day-Closed, Valentines Day-Open, Easter-Open, Thanksgiving-Closed, Christmas Eve-Closed, Christmas Day-Closed, New Years Eve-Open.