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Looking for a bottomless thirst quencher along with your weekend brunch? Decide if French, Japanese, Mexican, all American or some other food favorite whets your appetite, and the drink specials can be there too.
2251 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Barracuda Sushi started here in the Castro District as Osaka Sushi, and this is where it created some memorable dishes and learned to mix fruit with fish. Now with three Bay Area locations, Barracuda Sushi is committed to using the highest quality, sustainable, local products whenever possible. There are lots of yummy surprises here included at Sunday Brunch, with bottomless mimosas to wash down sushi favorites or Barracuda Sushi’s take on brunch-time options, including green tea pancakes, Japanese fried chicken and waffle or shrimp and grits. Bottomless mimosas, $9 with entrée, 1.5-hour limit, are available until 4 p.m. Check the website for full brunch/lunch and dinner menus and see why this place has become a popular destination.
2367 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Translating from French, bisou means “kiss,” and exemplifies the love and all that comes with it for the food cooked, wine served, passion involved and people hosted at Bisou Bistonomy. The restaurant serves French cuisine with a California twist, and is part of a food movement called Bistronomy, a focus on using fresh, organic and locally grown products for delicious casual dining. Bisou now grows its own produce at Napa Kitchen Garden in Pope Valley, Napa, California. Brunch at Bisou intrigues with traditional and locally inspired tastes, such as a croque monsieur, beef cheeks sandwich or a chorizo Benedict. Add a $12 bottomless mimosa or bloody Mary and you just might have perfection.
2114 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Nouveau Peruvian cuisine spot Fresca is a favored San Francisco three-restaurant destination that has gotten consistent high marks since it hit the local dining scene. Owners Julio Calvo-Perez and wife Zoila brought their love and tender memories of the traditional Afro-Peruvian cooking they grew up with to California when they arrived in 1978. Fresca’s dishes combine traditional Peruvian cooking imbued with Asian, Afro-Peruvian and Californian nitty-gritties for a distinctive dining experience. Brunch here puts unique cultural twists on favorites, such as canela French toast, lomito omelet and breakfast Frescadilla. Add Fresca’s bottomless mimosas with any entrée for $12 per person. Check the website for full menu offerings.
510 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
North Beach’s own Don Pisto’s presents a fresh take on Mexican street food, drawing inspiration from Baja California and south to the Yucatan peninsula. Serving dinner and brunch and using fresh, quality ingredients, the menu at Don Pisto’s changes to reflect each season’s bounty. Brunch examples are ham and poblano scramble, chorizo and baked eggs and ceviche Mexicano. Wash any of these down with bottomless mimosas, sangria or margaritas, each at $17 per person, served for 1.5 hours, ending at 3 p.m.
1000 Great Highway
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94121
San Francisco’s Park Chalet is a terrific place to stop for a bite, almost any time of day. Located in Golden Gate Park near Queen Wilhelmina’s Windmill and surrounded by the gorgeous Dutch Tulip Garden, the Park Chalet serves a varied California cuisine-inspired menu with pizzas, hearty BBQ and a full bar along with house-brewed beers. On Sundays, indulge at the Chalet Recovery Brunch Buffet. It’s $27.50 for adults and that includes bottomless Champagne. Add a half-litter carafe of orange, cranberry or pineapple juice to make mimosas.