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The Best Brunch Restaurants in San Francisco

The OpenTable Team

Known for accommodating those who stay out all night and straggle into brunch the next day, San Francisco breakfasts are amongst the best in the country. Decorated with palm trees, cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Financial District's Transamerica Pyramid, this city is filled with amazing things to see, do, and—most of all—taste. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best brunch spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:Sessions at the Presidio, Marlowe, Barvale
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, Tapas / Small Plates
Neighborhoods:Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, SOMA, North Panhandle / USF
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Sessions at the Presidio

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
861 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
The name “Sessions” might inspire visions of beery revelry, and that's good, because this is a very beer-focused restaurant indeed. The Letterman Drive eatery is part of the ever-gRead more
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Marlowe

$$$$·American·
SOMA
2,603 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
What's the best way to prepare for a full-on exploration of one of San Francisco's most culturally exciting neighborhoods? With an excellent brunch, of course. SoMa's Marlowe classRead more
89% recommended

Barvale

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
North Panhandle / USF
330 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fun
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Love tapas? Love brunch? Combine the two with a trip to Barvale just by Alamo Square Park. The vibrant tapas menu lends some of its color and flavor to the brunch menu with resultsRead more
93% recommended
Tapas / Small Plates in San Francisco Bay Area

Arguello

$$$$·Mexican·
Pacific Heights
416 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Not too far from the Golden Gate Bridge in Presidio Heights is a Mexican restaurant with a real cultural and historical heritage. It's located in the old Presidio Officers' Club buRead more
83% recommended
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nopa - San Francisco

$$$$·Californian·
North Panhandle / USF
2,452 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Alamo Square is home to Nopa, a favorite late-night hot spot that also offers a brunch menu for those perhaps needing to recover from a late night! The philosophy at Nopa is using Read more
90% recommended
Californian in San Francisco
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MarketBar

$$$$·Seafood·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,405 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • People Watching
  • Casual
Marketbar restaurant stands in the Ferry Building Marketplace, but that's not the only reason for its name. The Marketbar team pride themselves on sourcing fresh ingredients from tRead more
84% recommended
Outdoor Dining in San Francisco Bay Area

Zuni Cafe

$$$$·Modern European·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
6,369 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
This airy restaurant in Market Street's Civic Center has a bit of a reputation as the place for the best brunch in San Francisco. Their seasonal weekend menu changes from time to tRead more
88% recommended
Most Booked in San Francisco
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Foreign Cinema

$$$$·Californian·
Mission
6,675 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Smart, classy, and comfortable, Foreign Cinema in the Mission District is something of a San Francisco brunch institution. Consistently rated as one of the top 100 restaurants in SRead more
88% recommended
Most Booked in San Francisco Bay Area

Spruce

$$$$·American·
Presidio Heights
3,550 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Chef Mark Sullivan's swanky spot in Presidio Heights is a beautiful and welcoming place to gather with friends or family. Famous as a venue for special occasions and celebrations, Read more
94% recommended
American in San Francisco Bay Area
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Bluestem Brasserie

$$$$·Californian·
Downtown / Union Square
2,101 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Halfway between Union Square and Yerba Buena Gardens stands this modern and extremely popular brasserie. Quirky décor starts conversations and the excellent cuisine keeps it flowinRead more
90% recommended

Corridor

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
725 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
Close to City Hall and convenient for the Symphony, Opera, Jazz Center, and Orpheum, Corridor Café and Restaurant is popular for big dinners, business lunches and, of course, bruncRead more
88% recommended

Yank Sing - Stevenson Street

$$$$·Dim Sum·
SOMA
1,008 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Authentic
  • Casual
A huge and welcoming restaurant offering the best dim sum brunch outside of Chinatown. Service is fast and efficient, and there's always plenty of choice. The carts that roll arounRead more
87% recommended
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Wayfare Tavern

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
5,501 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The Infatuation calls Wayfare “Comfort food done right,” so diners know they're heading for some of the best brunch in San Francisco. Located in the heart of the financial districtRead more
88% recommended
American in San Francisco
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Park Tavern

$$$$·American·
North Beach
2,528 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Neighborhood Gem
If relaxing in Washington Square Park after some hearty brunch sounds ideal, it's time to book a table at North Beach's Park Tavern. A concept by the team behind the legendary MarlRead more
88% recommended

Tartine Manufactory - San Francisco

$$$$·American·
Mission
879 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
Bustling and exciting, this Mission eatery serves some of the best brunch in San Francisco with some of the best coffee to wash it down with. Flat breads, avocado, and coddled eggsRead more
83% recommended

Comstock Saloon

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
357 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Comstock Saloon in North Beach has taken some brunch classics and made them just a bit more dramatic and indulgent. Slide into a comfortable booth opposite a shiny, wooden bar and Read more
100% recommended
Great for Brunch in San Francisco

Zazie

$$$$·French·
Cole Valley
1,275 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Zazie is one of the most famous brunch spots in the Cole Valley area of San Francisco. The French-inspired bistro offers a friendly welcome to tourists and locals alike, and the goRead more
97% recommended
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Belga - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Belgian·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
518 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
A Belgian eatery from the brains behind popular hot spots Beretta and Delarosa, Belga is fast becoming a favorite Cow Hollow brunch destination. It's relaxed, it's informal, and guRead more
85% recommended
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Kaya SF - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Jamaican·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
242 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
This hidden gem (look for their logo in the Civic Center) offers Californian-Jamaican cuisine in a spacious setting -- perfect for weekend dining with friends. Relax while reggae pRead more
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Elite Cafe SF - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Pacific Heights
200 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighborhood Gem
Right on the edge of Pacific Heights, The Elite Café bring a touch of New Orleans to San Francisco dining. Upmarket and wood-laden, this warm and handsome restaurant is particularlRead more
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