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, Arguello
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Californian, American, Mexican
Neighborhoods:Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, SOMA, Pacific Heights

Sessions at the Presidio

$$$$·Californian·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
1,033 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
91% recommended
Great for Brunch in San Francisco
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Marlowe

$$$$·American·
SOMA
2,692 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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
87% recommended
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Arguello

$$$$·Mexican·
Pacific Heights
464 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • 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 buRead more
96% recommended
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nopa - San Francisco

$$$$·Californian·
North Panhandle / USF
2,558 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
92% recommended
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Zuni Cafe

$$$$·Modern European·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
6,601 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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
93% recommended
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Foreign Cinema

$$$$·Californian·
Mission
7,119 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
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
92% recommended
Californian in San Francisco Bay Area
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Spruce

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Presidio Heights
3,704 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
92% recommended
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Bluestem Brasserie

$$$$·Californian·
Downtown / Union Square
2,203 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
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
83% recommended
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Corridor

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
830 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, bruncRead more
91% recommended
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Yank Sing - Stevenson Street

$$$$·Dim Sum·
SOMA
1,216 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
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
86% recommended
Great for Lunch in San Francisco Bay Area
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Wayfare Tavern

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
5,863 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
89% recommended

Park Tavern

$$$$·American·
North Beach
2,616 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
89% recommended
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Tartine Manufactory - San Francisco

$$$$·American·
Mission
956 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
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
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Comstock Saloon

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
379 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Authentic
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
85% recommended
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Parallel 37

$$$$·American·
Nob Hill
750 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • Quiet Conversation
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 sRead more
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Magic Flute

$$$$·Californian·
Pacific Heights
1,198 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
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 excitinRead more
98% recommended

Little Creatures - Mission Bay

$$$$·Brewery·
Mission Bay / South Beach
32 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
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 MissioRead more
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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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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 resultsRead more
91% recommended
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MarketBar - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Seafood·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,442 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Great for Lunch
  • 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
87% recommended
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