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Fattoush for Brunch

Meredith | Dec 21, 2004 04:32 PM

Having no intention of braving the line at Chloe's but wanting to have brunch/lunch somewhere in Noe Valley on Saturday, a friend and I went to Fattoush. Though a Middle Eastern restaurant at night, I had heard their brunch was good. I will go back for sure.

My friend got the eggs Alaskan, smoked salmon, cream cheese, chives and scrambled eggs. There was almost (almost) too much salmon in them. It was hard to really get a sense of the eggs though as she had opted for just egg-whites, but even with that it was enjoyable.

I spent too long, as usual trying to decide, flipping back and forth between the lunch and brunch sides of the menu. There was a frittata with crab meat that sounded good, as did the 7 different varieties of benedict one could get. I wound up with the chicken shwarma with salad and potatoes. It was wonderful. The flavor of the chicken really came through in a much smaller rendition than I was used to from places like Truly Med. The potatoes were fine, nothing special but acceptable. The salad was much better than I expected. A sweet raspberry with balsamic dressing actually worked very well with the greens tossed with large sprigs of parsley and curried pita croutons.

I also had an iced tea that was black as night and twice as strong, which luckily was what I needed that day. One word of warning, at least in the winter, stay away from the fruit cup. Full of barely pink strawberries and bananas, it made me sad even to look at it.

The total with 20% tip came to $11 a person.

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