Had a terrific four-course brunch here yesterday – reservations were easy to get, and a few of their highly regarded dinner items are available at brunch, so this was a pleasant way to experience the food without planning too far in advance.
1) Beef cheek hash – lovely texture and flavor, with two fried eggs on top
2) Grilled sardines – 2 to an order, also excellent
3) Gnocchi with Dungeness crab and peas – the texture absolutely lives up to the hype. I usually find super-light gnocchi too gummy for my liking, but Cotogna’s are absolutely stellar – no surprise, I guess, given the Quince lineage.
4) Bomboloni – four little impeccably fried cake donuts, served with lemon crème anglaise
With a cocktail and coffee per person, with tax and tip, this was a splurgy brunch that came out to over $50pp, but the food was excellent and we were beyond stuffed by the end.
490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
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