Best Farm-to-Table Brunch in San Francisco

Fresh & local
March 14, 2017
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by Zagat Staff

These San Francisco restaurants incorporate seasonal, local ingredients in their brunch menus.

Zuni Café
French · Hayes Valley · $$$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.2 · Service 4.3

"Emblematic" of San Francisco, this "always-true" Hayes Valley Mediterranean is "still at the top of its game" with an "incredibly well-executed" menu of "delectable" , locally, sustainably sourced seasonal dishes, "fab oysters" and "must-haves" like the "succulent" brick-oven chicken for two; with "expertly mixed cocktails" and "pro" service enhancing a "lively" late-night scene in "stylish" yet "comfortable" duplex digs, it's a "culinary legend" that's perennially "hip and unique."
Spruce
New American · Presidio Heights · $$$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.6 · Service 4.5

"Outstanding" , "beautifully prepared" New American cuisine served by "exceptional" staffers who treat everyone "like VIPs" makes this "elegantly appointed" Presidio Heights haunt perfect for "celebrations and milestone events" ; prices are definitely skewed toward "the five percent" , but the "flexible" setup ( "casual at the bar, formal in the dining room" ) keeps it attractive to all comers.
Locanda
Italian · The Mission · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.2

"Like its sister restaurant, Delfina" , this "trendy" Mission osteria attracts "hip" types with a "delish" Roman-inspired menu that includes notably "innovative" pastas and what may be the "best Jerusalem artichoke outside of Jerusalem (or Rome)" ; the "sexy decor" , "excellent" service and "awesome" potables are "reason alone to come" , though if you want to converse, bypass the "lively" front bar and "get a seat in the back."
Marlowe
American · Mission Bay · $$$
Food 4.3 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.2

"Innovative but approachable" Cal-American offerings and a "classic" burger are "popular" draws at this SoMa gastropub occupying a "bright" space done up like a "hip" butcher shop (complete with specials scrawled on rolled brown paper); "welcoming" servers tend to the "lively" crowds, and though the "noise level can get pretty high" , most say "what's not to like?"
Outerlands
American · Outer Sunset · $$
Food 4.2 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.1

Done up in "weather-beaten-chic" style, this Outer Sunset New American rolls out "delicious" , "affordable" fare served by a "nice-as-pie" team; there’s a decided "hipster" vibe in the air and "more space" since they remodeled, though you still might experience "long lines" at prime times.