The Best Brunch Restaurants in San Francisco

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.

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Restaurants:Sessions at the Presidio, Marlowe, Nopa - San Francisco
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Californian, American
Neighborhoods:Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, SOMA, North Panhandle / USF
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Sessions at the Presidio

$$$$·Californian·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
1,337 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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-growing craft beer re...

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Marlowe

$$$$·American·
SOMA
2,657 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Hot Spot

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 classes itself as a neigh...

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Nopa - San Francisco

$$$$·Californian·
North Panhandle / USF
2,701 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 seasonal ingredients...

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Californian in San Francisco Bay Area
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Zuni Cafe

$$$$·Modern European·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
6,661 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch

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 time, but staples inc...

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Foreign Cinema

$$$$·Californian·
Mission District
7,531 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

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 San Francisco, this r...

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Californian in San Francisco Bay Area
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Spruce

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Presidio Heights
4,193 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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, Spruce also offers a...

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Contemporary American in San Francisco Bay Area
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Bluestem Restaurant & Market

$$$$·Californian·
Downtown / Union Square
2,208 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Comfort Food

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 flowing. The brunch menu i...

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Corridor

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
829 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine

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, brunch. There's an unusua...

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Yank Sing - Stevenson Street

$$$$·Dim Sum·
SOMA
1,510 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch

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 around the restaurant car...

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Great for Lunch in San Francisco
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Wayfare Tavern

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
6,586 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 district, Wayfare is the sig...

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American in San Francisco
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Park Tavern

$$$$·American·
North Beach
2,599 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Hot Spot

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 Marlowe, Park Tavern is ...

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Tartine Manufactory - San Francisco

$$$$·American·
Mission District
956 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 eggs grace the weekend b...

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Comstock Saloon

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
375 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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 take some time to pe...

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Parallel 37

$$$$·American·
Nob Hill
749 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies

Parallel 37 is the upscale restaurant inside of SF's Ritz Hotel. Unlike other high-class establishments, this spot in Chinatown is extremely flexible. If anyone in your party has special dietary needs...

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10 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Magic Flute

$$$$·Italian·
Pacific Heights
1,308 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch

Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: One of San Francisco’s most romantic restaurants, the Magic Flute, has a new and exciting menu reflecting Ca...

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48 people mentioned the Beignets
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Little Creatures - Mission Bay

$$$$·Brewery·
Mission Bay / South Beach
32 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual

Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Australian Brewpub located in the the Mission Bay Neighborhood at the base of One Mission Bay. Conveniently ...

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Zazie

$$$$·French·
Cole Valley
1,256 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 good news is that Zazi...

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Arguello - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Mexican·
Pacific Heights
464 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Authentic

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 building, and named af...

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Barvale

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
North Panhandle / USF
409 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun

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 results such as classic and...

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31 people mentioned the Paella
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