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Brenda's French Soul Food

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Tenderloin, San Francisco
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  • Patto R.
    Patto R.1 week ago
    Loved The Granny smith apple beignet! Got The beignet flight and that was my favorite.
  • Travis T.
    Travis Tindell1 week ago
    Shrimp n grits is fantastic.
  • Randy W.
    Randy Wong1 week ago
    Shrimp grits and beignets
  • suzie
    suzie1 week ago
    Best mac and cheese in the world. Crawfish beignets, cole slaw, fries, sandwiches, and bread pudding with bourbon sauce were all awesome.
  • Deonne C.
    Deonne Castaneda2 weeks ago
    The crawfish beignets are everything
  • Luna R.
    Luna Ruan3 weeks ago
    The shrimp and grits and crawfish beignets were heavenly
  • Amy
    AmyNovember 9
    Pretend your down south and fatten up.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HaackOctober 30
    delicious but huge portions!
  • Emily J.
    Emily JordanOctober 26
    Beignets were amazing.
  • Márcio V.
    Márcio VenturiOctober 18
    The hostess was rude. Sandwich with different hams only tasted like pickles and olives. Omelette with shrimp and goat cheese: the shrimp was tasteless because it's just cooked in water with no salt.
  • Paula Z.
    Paula ZiegertOctober 11
    The beignet is a must have for sure! The DYO omelette is really good - my suggestion : caramelized onions, mushrooms & spinach!
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammOctober 10
    Amazing creole restaurant (think beignets, cheese grits, fried chicken)
  • Chris
    ChrisOctober 9
    Apple beignets the best of the options
  • Cyril Y.
    Cyril YarisantosSeptember 21
    Chocolate.Beignets.
  • Kam
    KamSeptember 16
    Crawfish beignets are a must!
  • Nika B.
    Nika BlankSeptember 7
    Creative...
  • Nana
    NanaSeptember 5
    Line is long but you gotta time it perfectly so that you can grab yourself a Philz coffee walk around a little bit and come back. Shrimp and grits was my favorite along with the crawfish beignet 😋
  • Erica J.
    Erica JacksonSeptember 3
    Shrimp & grits are superb. 👍🏾
  • Shabnam A.
    Shabnam AminiAugust 26
    I love this place! The food was amazing and the atmosphere was awesome!
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedAugust 23
    The brunch wait is worth it for the perfectly seasoned savory beignets. If you also want to sample the sweet beignets — GRANNY SMITH APPLE! CHOCOLATE! — opt for the $10 beignet flight. Read more
  • Anissa
    AnissaAugust 23
    Write your name on the chalkboard list and expect a wait! And of course GET the crawfish beignets! (and prepare for a food coma afterwards)
  • Brian T.
    Brian TranAugust 12
    Shrimp & grits are amazing
  • Luke B.
    With insane lines on the weekend (shorter during the week), Brenda's serves up delicious (and heavy/rich) dishes, including their popular beignets as well as pulled pork eggs benedict and french toast
  • Nahid A.
    The food is ok ... the service is bad .. angry unsocial waitress...
  • Jacob B.
    The reflection of the ceiling fans coming off the tables may cause seizures. But the grits are great.
  • Wilson F.
    Heavy, heavy, heavy.
  • Caio T.
    Great southern food.
  • Cheri B.
    Shrimp and grits. Everything! Could eat there every day.
  • Zak L.
    brunch huge
  • Mark M.
    Shrimp and grits, crawfish beignets
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TMay 21
    The beignets are so good!! Also really loved the gumbo!
  • Karolina T.
    Beignets flight is a must!
  • Pamela W.
    I had the shrimp and grits and they were excellent! Creamy and seasoned just right!
  • Maria M.
    Orleans oysters. Beignet. Shrimp and Grits.
  • H K.
    H KApril 17
    Totally worth 45-min wait (Sunday brunch)! Beignets followed by Grillades and grits with a side of sweet potato pancake was grrreeeat :)
  • Peter C.
    Peter ChiuApril 13
    Fried chicken and beignets
  • Cody H.
    Cody HardApril 5
    Beignet flight is awesome. When they have them, pumpkin pancakes are top notch. Otherwise, can't go wrong with the fried chicken Benedict
  • Teri H.
    Teri HuMarch 30
    Do not miss out on the beignets. So incredibly light and fluffy and not at all greasy or heavy, it's an revelation; you won't ever go back to any ol' donuts no more.
  • Ruby K.
    Ruby KMarch 29
    Aha my favorite place to eat in San francisco i love love Crawfish beignet but everything else is also ridiculously delicious. Getting hungry while writing this review, no joke! 😢 worth checking out
  • Jim P.
    Jim PrattMarch 25
    We LOVED the choc beignets and the shrimp and grits, and the coffee. Our waiter didn't even attempt to warn us that we were ordering way too much food - shame shame. This is a must visit in SF.
  • Zi W.
    Zi WangMarch 4
    Relax with NOLA food and vibes. Outstanding beignets and watermelon tea. Not too flavorful but maybe that's just Cajun cuisine.
  • Maya S.
    Maya ShanmugamFebruary 23
    Delicious, warm and pillowy beignets worth a wait
  • Josie C.
    Josie ChandFebruary 22
    Totally worth the hype!
  • Shola E.
    Shola EshoFebruary 21
    Superb grits and shrimp and crawfish beignets.
  • Nicki L.
    Nicki LeeFebruary 18
    Fried chicken! Comes w a biscuit and collared greens
  • joahnna
    joahnnaFebruary 1
    The sweet potato dumpling with smoked corn-jalapeño cream, seasonal vegetables is delicious! You can add-on shrimp+crawfish too.
  • Tara L.
    Tara LounsburyJanuary 26
    Beignets were awesome
  • Achille K.
    Achille KollaJanuary 18
    Can't go wrong with this place. Order the beignet flight, crisp pork belly, and the catfish n biscuits.
  • Sahitya K.
    Okay place for vegetarians for dinner.
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle PJanuary 3
    Best chocolate beignets in town
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