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Tenderloin, Northeast San Francisco
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ONE Big Hype

This place is basically one big hype. I've had plenty of ""soul food"" in my lifetime and this is definitely NOT worth the 2-hour wait. We'd had the Eggs Benedict, Shrimp & Grits, and Fresh Toast and none of was too impressive. The French Toast should really be called Cream Cheese becaus with a pound of that in each slice, that's all you taste. And the ""spicy fried catfish"" in my Eggs Benedict was not flavorless an... view more

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Worth the wait

OK so you gotta wait outside and put you name on the list (I forgot the first time and had to wait an extra 20 mins). I can't really say I have ever been a fan of cajun/french soul food until I came to Brenda's. But I have been bittenby the bug and once I finally made it inside I found the food excellent, so much so I raved and came again with friends. It's busy and cramped but it just rocks. The gumbo is outs... view more

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Worth the wait

I had a phenomenal brunch there with some friends. I really long for New Orleans now, even though I've never been there. We tried to sample different items on the menu just make the most of our first time there. The coffee smooth, watermelon iced tea refreshing and the food fantastic. The group shared crawfish beniets which was one of many solid decisions we made. For my meal I chose a daily special, pumpkin pie pan... view more

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WE CLOSE WHENEVER WE WANT - should be posted below their sign! I'd driven by Brenda's more than once and saw a crowd of people. I decided to come later in the afternoon to try for a smaller crowd, so myself and two others showed up at 2:30 (a half an hour before they close) and the clipboard had CLOSED at the bottom. Beyond frustrated after having driven twenty minutes (picked up a friend whom I talked up the poss... view more

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Just went there this (Sunday) ...

Just went there this (Sunday) morning at around 10:30am. Had to wait an hour and a half before being seated - downright ridiculous and that's why I've dinged them a star. Started with beignets and had andoullie & cheddar omelette. Every bite was delicious; perhaps I was just reaallllllly hungry. Biscuit that accompanied the omlette was the best one I've ever had. So buttery and flaky. Omelette and potatoes ... view more

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Great spot in a shady neighborhood

Get here early and bring no one. That is my advice to you. The place is tiny and closes at 3 (I think). The food is wonderful, but if you're planning on a leisurely weekend brunch with your posse, keep walking. Brenda's food is worth the wait, the french toast and sweet tea keeps me coming back, but she needs about 12 more seats to really fly.

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What gives?

First time we went here, the food was fantabulous! The second time, still pretty good. Last time, not so much! And we even brought out of town guests over and sung such high praises that we looked like schmucks after the food turned-out just so-so. What's the deal? Was it an off day? Is she getting burned-out? She looks pretty grumpy all the time even though we always try to say hi and overtip the waitstaff. What giv... view more

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Hands Down the Best in SF

I L O V E, LOVE Brenda's!!! It is my favorite breakfast restaurant in San Francisco. The food is incredible. Everything from the biscuits to the grits and specialty dishes are amazing. The wait can be long, so make sure to plan for it. The place is a tiny hole in the wall (less than 20 seats total), but so are many of the best places in the city. I really like the service and always look forward to eating t... view more

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Gone are the days

Did I get there at yet another off day? Hmm, it's sad to see that they're still relatively new in the San Francisco dining soon and they're already burnt out.\r \r The food is tasting a little lack luster. Gone are the days when I used to drag everybody I ever hang-out with to lunch or brunch at this place. The lady at the register is barking out at customers, louder than every before. Chef isn't even bothering to ... view more

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