Verbena's Best New Brunch Dishes
Five-month-old Russian Hill newcomer Verbena recently debuted weekend brunch service. The menu includes thoughtful and playful items that meet the high bar that chef Sean Baker has already set during the dinner hour and at his first restaurant, Gather, in Berkeley. While brunch reservations are recommended, half of the dining room is reserved for walk-ins, encouraging the neighborhood and other regulars to drop in on a whim. Now it's time for a look at the highlights, like sourdough pancakes and poached eggs with duck confit, all available at a price point that stays well under $20 per dish.