One of the nicest things to do on a Sunday morning is to take a walk outside on your way to brunch somewhere nice, especially when the weather is cooperating (although that is not always the case in San Francisco). Even though it’s not Tavern on the Green in Central Park, The Butler and the Chef off of South Park is San Francisco’s quaint little version.
It was a rainy and wet Sunday, but the little tiny place was still flooding (pun TOTALLY intended) with quite a number of people. It has the ambiance of a real Parisian bistro from the paintings on the wall and the furniture around the restaurant. The small tables and rickety wicker chairs made me feel like I was sitting on a sidewalk cafe along the Seine. =) The food itself is pretty simple but tastes very french. I had the quiche of the day, a mushroom and salmon quiche, which was served in quite a generous portion. Like most quiches, there’s a lot of egg and cheese, so it’s pretty heavy and filling as far as brunch goes. The sandwiches and crepes look pretty good as well, but I’ll have to try it the next time I go.
Price 2 ½ stars
Ambiance 3 ½ stars
Food 3 ½ stars
Overall rating 3 ½ stars