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The Procrastinator's Guide to Easter Brunch

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So your family is in town, and you put off scheduling Easter brunch until right about now. Or they came to town on short notice, and you have to scramble. Perhaps you were planning on having your regular old Sunday brunch with friends, only to find that your typical spot was completely booked up by the Easter hordes. Hell, maybe you're looking for somewhere good to grub after you've dropped in at your dispensary's 4/20 sale. Regardless of the reason, we've got you. These 15 Eater-approved places still had tables for 4 available on OpenTable at the listed times (as of 1 pm Friday); a few may not even be on your radar, as they're opening early exclusively for the holiday. Consider your brunch plans resurrected.


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1. Presidio Social Club

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563 Ruger St
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 885-1888
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The Presidio is captivating on a sunny Sunday. We recommend brunch here, with eggs Benedict, brioche beignets, and chicken arugula salad, and then a trip over to Off the Grid's Picnic at the Presidio for some lawn games and blanketside cocktails. Tables: From 12:30 onward.

2. BIN 38

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3232 Scott St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 567-3838
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Hushpuppies with strawberry butter, raspberry-mascarpone french toast, a crispy prosciutto egg sandwich, and $14 bottomless mimosas, not to mention a cute patio, make Bin 38 a nice choice for a casual brunch in the Marina. Tables: Pretty much anytime between 11 and 2.

3. Ristobar

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2300 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 923-6464
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For a casual pizza, pasta, and/or salad, this is a good bet, especially if you're dining with someone who has kids who only eat one of those things (it probably isn't salad). Outdoor seats looking out onto Chestnut make for nice al fresco people watching. Tables: 12, 12:30, 1.

4. Original Joe's

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601 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 775-4877
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Listen, we're not going to pretend that this place approaches the high heights of culinary innovation. But older parents and grandparents will love it, and you'll get to bask in their happy time warp. Have some ham and eggs and crab Louie and maybe a bloody. Farm-to-table cuisine will still be there tomorrow. Tables: 10:45, 12:15, 12:30.

5. Fog City

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1300 Battery St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 982-2000
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A guaranteed parent-pleaser ("Remember that Visa commercial?") with a menu that's modern but not too modern, this is another winner for picky family members. Warm sugar-dusted old-fashioned donuts, a wood-oven-baked egg, grilled fish, and the well-regarded burger are safe options. Tables: Pretty much any time from 11:45 onward.

6. Hard Water

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Pier 3
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 392-3021
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Best avoided for all but the hippest family members (too noisy, too boozy), but a great choice for friends looking to catch up over oysters, fried chicken, iced chicory coffee, and some strong drinks. Tables: From 11:30 onward.

7. Slanted Door

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1 Ferry Building #3
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 861-8032
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Apparently no one wants upscale Vietnamese food for Easter brunch, because this typically booked-solid spot has quite a few four-tops open. Traditionalists won't dig it, but if you can get folks behind the cuisine choice, the views should do the rest of the work. Tables: 11:30, 11:45, 1:30, 1:45.

8. Wayfare Tavern

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558 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 772-9060
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Your family knows Tyler Florence, and they're staying downtown. You take them here, they eat his fried oysters, crab Louie, and Caesar salad, everyone gets deep into the popovers, and maybe bloody Marys are had. Everyone is happy. Tables: 10:30, 11.

9. Baker & Banker

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1701 Octavia St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 351-2500
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Baker & Banker has cracked the code on feeding picky Pac Heights oligarchs, so they can probably offer something acceptable for your family. Since they don't normally serve brunch, there's no menu info, but expect top-notch sweets from Lori Baker's next-door bakery. Tables: 11, 11:15.

10. Chambers Eat + Drink

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601 Eddy St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 829-2316
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For brunch with friends (or your hip grandma), this spot has a Palm Springs vibe with its groovy motel pool. Eggs in a hole, "hangover hash," and a souffle pancake are among the dining options. If you choose the mimosa bottle service, be careful not to fall in. Tables: 10:30, 1, 1:15

11. Bluestem Brasserie

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1 Yerba Buena Ln
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 547-1111
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Got family staying in Union Square? You'll be able to roll your hungover self right over to meet them here on Sunday morning, since it's right next to both their hotels and the Powell Muni stop. Flat-iron steak and eggs, a classic Benedict and Monte Cristo, salads, a burger, and a full bar mean there's something for everyone. Tables: Pretty much anytime between 11 and 2.

12. Zero Zero

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826 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 348-8800
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Also proximate to Union Square hotels, this is another good option for brunch pizza (top it with an egg to astound out-of-towners), salads. Chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy, and mimosas by the pitcher will satisfy those who don't want the pies for brunch; kids will like the build-your-own soft serve. Tables: 11:30, 12:15, 12:45.

13. Bar Agricole

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355 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 355-9400
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Duck-fat hash browns, a goat cheese-asparagus scramble, lemon-huckleberry French toast, and chilled cracked crab are some of Bar Agricole's brunch options, and on a bright spring day, its patio is pretty much unbeatable. Tables: Pretty much anytime between 11 and 2.

14. Slow Club

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2501 Mariposa St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 241-9390
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A cute standby in the slower-paced part of the Mission, Slow Club does a frittata, housemade granola, an egg sandwich, a Caesar, and other simple, well-executed classics to satisfy competing interests and appetites. Tables: 11:30, 11:45.

15. Hillside Supper Club

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300 Precita Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 857-1461
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The super-sweet neighborhood vibe of this place will win over family, as will the reasonable prices and approachable food (savory bread pudding for the hedonist, egg-white frittata for the dieter, $19 bottomless mimosas with fresh-squeezed juice for everyone). Tables: 10:45, 11:15, 1.

1. Presidio Social Club

563 Ruger St, San Francisco, CA 94129
The Presidio is captivating on a sunny Sunday. We recommend brunch here, with eggs Benedict, brioche beignets, and chicken arugula salad, and then a trip over to Off the Grid's Picnic at the Presidio for some lawn games and blanketside cocktails. Tables: From 12:30 onward.
563 Ruger St
San Francisco, CA 94129

2. BIN 38

3232 Scott St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Hushpuppies with strawberry butter, raspberry-mascarpone french toast, a crispy prosciutto egg sandwich, and $14 bottomless mimosas, not to mention a cute patio, make Bin 38 a nice choice for a casual brunch in the Marina. Tables: Pretty much anytime between 11 and 2.
3232 Scott St
San Francisco, CA 94123

3. Ristobar

2300 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123
For a casual pizza, pasta, and/or salad, this is a good bet, especially if you're dining with someone who has kids who only eat one of those things (it probably isn't salad). Outdoor seats looking out onto Chestnut make for nice al fresco people watching. Tables: 12, 12:30, 1.
2300 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123

4. Original Joe's

601 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Listen, we're not going to pretend that this place approaches the high heights of culinary innovation. But older parents and grandparents will love it, and you'll get to bask in their happy time warp. Have some ham and eggs and crab Louie and maybe a bloody. Farm-to-table cuisine will still be there tomorrow. Tables: 10:45, 12:15, 12:30.
601 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94133

5. Fog City

1300 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111
A guaranteed parent-pleaser ("Remember that Visa commercial?") with a menu that's modern but not too modern, this is another winner for picky family members. Warm sugar-dusted old-fashioned donuts, a wood-oven-baked egg, grilled fish, and the well-regarded burger are safe options. Tables: Pretty much any time from 11:45 onward.
1300 Battery St
San Francisco, CA 94111

6. Hard Water

Pier 3, San Francisco, CA 94105
Best avoided for all but the hippest family members (too noisy, too boozy), but a great choice for friends looking to catch up over oysters, fried chicken, iced chicory coffee, and some strong drinks. Tables: From 11:30 onward.
Pier 3
San Francisco, CA 94105

7. Slanted Door

1 Ferry Building #3, San Francisco, CA 94111
Apparently no one wants upscale Vietnamese food for Easter brunch, because this typically booked-solid spot has quite a few four-tops open. Traditionalists won't dig it, but if you can get folks behind the cuisine choice, the views should do the rest of the work. Tables: 11:30, 11:45, 1:30, 1:45.
1 Ferry Building #3
San Francisco, CA 94111

8. Wayfare Tavern

558 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Your family knows Tyler Florence, and they're staying downtown. You take them here, they eat his fried oysters, crab Louie, and Caesar salad, everyone gets deep into the popovers, and maybe bloody Marys are had. Everyone is happy. Tables: 10:30, 11.
558 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94111

9. Baker & Banker

1701 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Baker & Banker has cracked the code on feeding picky Pac Heights oligarchs, so they can probably offer something acceptable for your family. Since they don't normally serve brunch, there's no menu info, but expect top-notch sweets from Lori Baker's next-door bakery. Tables: 11, 11:15.
1701 Octavia St
San Francisco, CA 94109

10. Chambers Eat + Drink

601 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94109
For brunch with friends (or your hip grandma), this spot has a Palm Springs vibe with its groovy motel pool. Eggs in a hole, "hangover hash," and a souffle pancake are among the dining options. If you choose the mimosa bottle service, be careful not to fall in. Tables: 10:30, 1, 1:15
601 Eddy St
San Francisco, CA 94109

11. Bluestem Brasserie

1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103
Got family staying in Union Square? You'll be able to roll your hungover self right over to meet them here on Sunday morning, since it's right next to both their hotels and the Powell Muni stop. Flat-iron steak and eggs, a classic Benedict and Monte Cristo, salads, a burger, and a full bar mean there's something for everyone. Tables: Pretty much anytime between 11 and 2.
1 Yerba Buena Ln
San Francisco, CA 94103

12. Zero Zero

826 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Also proximate to Union Square hotels, this is another good option for brunch pizza (top it with an egg to astound out-of-towners), salads. Chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy, and mimosas by the pitcher will satisfy those who don't want the pies for brunch; kids will like the build-your-own soft serve. Tables: 11:30, 12:15, 12:45.
826 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94107

13. Bar Agricole

355 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Duck-fat hash browns, a goat cheese-asparagus scramble, lemon-huckleberry French toast, and chilled cracked crab are some of Bar Agricole's brunch options, and on a bright spring day, its patio is pretty much unbeatable. Tables: Pretty much anytime between 11 and 2.
355 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

14. Slow Club

2501 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA 94110
A cute standby in the slower-paced part of the Mission, Slow Club does a frittata, housemade granola, an egg sandwich, a Caesar, and other simple, well-executed classics to satisfy competing interests and appetites. Tables: 11:30, 11:45.
2501 Mariposa St
San Francisco, CA 94110

15. Hillside Supper Club

300 Precita Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
The super-sweet neighborhood vibe of this place will win over family, as will the reasonable prices and approachable food (savory bread pudding for the hedonist, egg-white frittata for the dieter, $19 bottomless mimosas with fresh-squeezed juice for everyone). Tables: 10:45, 11:15, 1.
300 Precita Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

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