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thanks chowhounds!

bennyboy | Sep 8, 200211:08 PM

Thanks Chowhounds! A couple of weeks ago I asked for late night, breakfast recco's in the Marina-Cow Hollow area of S. F.. Overnight you responded with a full page of ideas. That weekend we had a great breakfast at Bechelli's (Chestnut St.). We were seated in what had to be the worst seat in any restaurant, right next to the bathroom door! I had a burger, pretty good, bermuda onion (I love that) and quality mustard, homemade fries. Debbie had Eggs Benedict that was to die for. Lots of Salmon, homemade bread, awesome meal despite the lousy placement. In all fairness there was outside seating but it was rather cold. An excellent meal all around.

Last Saturday we dined at Andiamo. The "Blue Moon" house salad was incredible with baby greens, feta cheese and cucumbers with an outstanding, different dressing. I had the lasagne of the day (chicken) that was the best I have ever had. Debbie ordered the Salmon special that comes with roasted veggies. Debbie was in the mood for pasta and had the staff substitute penne for the veggies. Her dish was full of flavor, and prepared perfectly. Our companion had the special, crab stuffed ravioli with a porcini mushroom sauce that was incredibly delicious. The service was outstanding, we felt like we were regulars, seeming like family.

Sunday morning we went to Judy's. Once again the worst seat in the house, next to the kitchen and runway for the waitstaff. this was interesting because i could see the preparations, I can't wait to try some of the methods out myself. We wanted to sit outside, but we wouldn't wait, too bad it was an absolutely gorgeous day. After gasping at the prices $(9.50 for an omlette, potatoes $3.50 etc.) we ordered the specials ($11.50 no potatoes). the specials were a Chicken omelette and a salmon-caper-cream cheese omelette. Served like an upside down tostada, the eggs were placed on top of the fixings, not mixed in. My omelette was FULL of grilled chicken, avocado, homemade salsa, mushrooms and other ingredients, accompanied by a fresh baked blueberry muffin. This meal rates as the best breakfast I have ever eaten (along with the brunch at Brennan's, NOLA). The salsa was just hot enough, the avacado fresh sliced. Neither of us could finish our meal (that NEVER happens!). Debbie's omelette was made in the same fashion, with loads of smoked salmon and capers. Very salty, but quite good. We also ordered the home fries. The best I have ever eaten, perfectly done, with rosemary and other spices. Other diners' (the people next to us drove from the penninsula just to eat here) meals looked incredible. Very different with sourdough french toast? and french toast with cream cheese stuffed inside 7 grain bread with loads of strawberries and cream on top. If you have a yen for something a little bit different for breakfast, and don't mind paying more for something incredible (bill total: 43.00!) give Judy's a try.
Thanks again Chowhounds, keep the info coming.

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