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“superlative standards and friendly service”
Review of Home Plate

Home Plate
Ranked #12 of 5,839 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Marina District
Reviewed March 29, 2013

One of the best things about this place is its unassuming decor--it sets you up to think it's just another diner type place, and then the menu, while there are a few things off the beaten path, is pretty standard. But the expert preparation of the food, the details (flaky currant scones that reminded us of our time living in Wales--the real deal), and the friendly service (they knew who we were by the second time in the place) makes this place a must-visit. After we discovered it, we went three times in a week-long stay.

The fried polenta is AMAZING. creamy polenta lightly crisped on the outside with sauteed mushrooms and pinenuts in proper proportions floating inside. Brilliant. We had it with perfectly poached eggs--just the right runniness in the yolk, served in a separate dish but without a slosh of water in the bottom--all around great. The sausage and the bacon were both wonderful additions. Many of the egg dishes come with potato-carrot pancakes which are prepared thin and are subtly spiced--not a hunk of mushy potato in sight, and not overly fried either. The pancakes lived up to the rest of the menu--fluffy and light, beautifully prepared, with wonderful fresh fruit as a topping option (not sugary compote). We were well taken care of by the staff, and the service was attentive, caring, efficient, and friendly. We never had to wait, but we did arrive at the end of a rush on a Sunday (around noon or so), and saw that they have a sign-up list at the door for busy times. It is a small dining room but worth the wait. Great place, highly recommended. I'm going to miss that polenta.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

I went to breakfast at about 8 a.m. on a Wednesday morning and there was hardly anyone in the place but the breakfast was wonderful. I had a yummy waffle, hardy link sausage and a gorgeous bowl of fresh fruit that was actually sweet and ripened. The service was perfect.

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

This is our favorite breakfast stop. If we're in town for two days or a week, we eat here every morning. The people are so sweet. My mom was in the hospital and I was in for breakfast every day, they sent me with treats for her. The food is excellent, oh the potato pancakes are to die for, the scones are moist and so good. The lunches are delicious. The prices are so reasonable. Its a win/win all the way around. Thank you Home Plate!!

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

The Home Plate is must for breakfast when you are in SF, especially if you are near the Presidio. They do so much homemade items which all are very tasty and reasonably priced. Their scones are excellent. Be prepared to wait if you do not there early. I have not tried their lunches yet.

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Thank Bimster69
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Check out the specials board and look for unique versions of Eggs Benedict. Very casual neighborhood place on Lombard west of Steiner.

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