Monday, January 20, 2014

Rooftop brunch at 620-Jones

With this amazing unexpected weather we have been having I was on the quest for a rooftop brunch and I think I may have found it.     620 Jones is on the roof of a easy to find building just a few blocks up from Union Square.

I ordered the French toast stuffed with hazelnut chocolate, bananas, whipped cream.  My friend had the Smoked Salmon eggs benedict and another friend had the Steak and root vegetable hash: steak, sweet potato, beet, parsnip, carrot, onion w/ an egg.   The food was beautifully presented and off the charts delicious.   We were not rushed in any way and stayed well into the afternoon

Pros: The rooftop is quiet large and we did not have to wait very long to be seated.  They have bottomless options but I stuck to a bloody mary and was quiet pleased.    Food is delicious.   The atmosphere is chill.  It's a little hidden so no long lines ever. 

Cons:  It's in the tenderloin.  If you cab it, or lyft/ sidecar/ uber it there you will miss the neighborhood altogether.  If you take Bart and get off on Powell, it is a climb and not for the faint of heart.

Useful links:
http://www.foodspotting.com/places/401443-620-jones-san-francisco-san-francisco


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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Beretta Brunch

I've been wanting to check out Beretta's brunch for almost 4 years now but the endless lines have kept me away till today.  Today a few girlfriends and I decided to brave it and went a few minutes before opening (11am) and were seated fairly quickly.    The food was unbelievably amazing and I have to say the breakfast pizza is out of this world.    We ordered a creamy spinach, mushroom, and egg pizza along with an order of French Toast. 

Pros:
Delicious, not a bite to spare, life changing food. 
Good strong drinks.  We had bloody marys which were spicy and a Pimm's cup which was very refreshing.

Cons:
Long waits usually.  Can beat the line if you come a few minutes before opening.  10.30am - 10.45am.  
Slow service as the place gets busy.  

Useful links:
http://berettasf.com
http://berettasf.com/brunch/
http://www.foodspotting.com/places/2115-beretta-san-francisco

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Sweet Maple, Pac Heights Brunch

Sunday brunch is my absolute favorite thing to do in San Francisco.  I have a few go to spots but often enough I try out a new spot hoping to add it to the mix.

The girls and I decided to try Sweet Maple in Pac Heights.    We were going to watch a movie at Sundance Kabuki so it was a convenient hop and a skip from there.  


Pros:
Free coffee while you wait.
Food came out fairly quickly and exactly as we had ordered. 
Traditional menu with a few twists.   

Cons:  
Very very very long wait.  We arrived at 10.30 am and were seated by Noon.  
The bar area is not self seated.  You can grab a drink but seating is for seated patrons only.
Not a lot of parking options in the area.

Food:
We ordered the sweet potato tator puffs, eggs over easy, french toast, and an omelet.  The French toast was absolutely delicious and came with fresh strawberries and blueberries at no extra charge.

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Overall I liked this brunch spot.  I would come again but maybe at an earlier hour and with no plans for the rest of the day.  People tend to linger here and I can see why.  

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