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Brenda's French Soul Food

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652 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
(415) 345-8100
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 199
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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 3
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
French american fusion

The restaurant is great, they have small plates that you can pick a couple and try different things. The restaurant is cozy, cute and price isn't bad, it's quite reasonable for the quality of food and service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Marcellompereira
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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327 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is great, they have small plates that you can pick a couple and try different things. The restaurant is cozy, cute and price isn't bad, it's quite reasonable for the quality of food and service.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place is packed weekend mornings with an overflow crowd waiting on the sidewalk, so we suggest you go during the week when the marina girls and tech bros are at work. Also, do NOT go here if you don't know what New Orleans food is. There will be grits and fatty foods like the hangtown fry (famous as a... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I don't know if the waiters are trying to pull off the Parisian snooty waiter I don't care if you enjoy your experience attitude, or if they they just have really annoying waiters. Either pull it off or send them home. However, the food is so good that I'll give the place a few stars in the hope they pull... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Be sure to arrive early, as this place fills up FAST (for good reason!). The good was excellent. We had two orders off of the chalk board specials with the beignet flight. Definitely start with the crawfish beignet. The restaurant was small and patrons were packed in tightly, but the staff still managed to be efficient.

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is a bit hot when they bring it, but it is an amazing experience!! And the waiters were awesome. Great coffee coverage during breakfast.

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Orange, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Hard to find, but worth it! Went on Friday for lunch, 10 minute wait - AMAZING watermelon iced tea, chicken gumbo, red beans and rice, and the shrimp creole pot pie special - all great, would go back in a second! Not to miss food...

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Fairfield, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Best friend and I planned a girls day. So we came here for brunch. If you don't come early in the morning expect to stand in line about an hour or so. We got there around 11:45 and was seated by 1:30pm. Thankfully my best friend and I planned this out. We didn't have nothing else to do besides a... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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80 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We did have to wait about half an hour on a Saturday but it was worth it! We took the Flight of Beignets to start with - the crawfish was the best! Around the table we had the pork belly, the oyster fry and pulled pork Benedict. Everything was extremely yummy! Would definitely go back!

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San Jose Ca
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Found this restaurant on Bay Area Check please, were in the area so made it the dinner destination. The guy that seated us wasn't digging his manner too much. He practically ran through the restaurant, granted it's not huge to get us seated. No how are you this evening, or welcome. When you do go in, directly to the right... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is our go-to place for breakfast anytime we get close to San Francisco. I'm a southern girl and this is the only place I've had decent shimp, grits, and a biscuit on the west coast, outside of my own kitchen. The food is consistent, fresh, and seasoned perfectly. Buttery without being greasy. If you are driving up to wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 652 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (415) 345-8100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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