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Brenda's French Soul Food

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Tenderloin, San Francisco
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  • Michael W.
    Michael Walton1 week ago
    Beignets are great - even the crawfish.
  • Jacqueline T.
    Jacqueline To1 week ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Always love the Oyster Poboy and Beignets
  • Jacqueline T.
    Jacqueline To1 week ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Always love the Oyster Poboy and Beignets
  • Darrelle
    Darrelle1 week ago
    Amazing food that is worth the wait
  • Tzacalin
    Tzacalin3 weeks ago
    Great breakfast (fruits, yogurt, cookies, sandwiches).
  • Antonio B.
    Antonio BurrowesOctober 25, 2017
    Breakfast was amazing fluffy omelette corn grits and chicken sausage 🙌🏽 really reminded me of home (NOLA) they even had Abita beer😱
  • Thalia D.
    Thalia DominguezOctober 2, 2017
    1hr waiting and the food was great but they need to have better beverage!
    Upvoted Oct 23, 2017
  • Joe N.
    Joe NazzalSeptember 10, 2017
    Amazing amazing food. Order anything you can’t go wrong. Pough boy and fried chicken are favs.
  • Johanne R.
    Johanne ReydelSeptember 1, 2017
    definitively worth the 2 hours of queuego for the crayfish beignets! and the eggs Benedict's
  • Frank M.
    Frank MarinoAugust 19, 2017
    Food was great. The grits unbelievable. A definite must try if you're in this area.
  • Chinarut R.
    Chinarut RuangchotvitAugust 18, 2017
    shimp & grits!
  • Yuri R.
    Yuri RamocanAugust 12, 2017
    Anything is good here. I like sticking to the Louisiana classics, however: Shrimp & Grits, Beignets, Jambalaya, etc. Be sure to write your name on the chalkboard (located inside by the register)!
  • Yuri R.
    Yuri RamocanAugust 12, 2017
    The Shrimp & Grits are really good. Don't leave without trying the beignets. Also, taste the homemade jam—try eating it with the sweet beignets or with bread.
  • Jared Z.
    Jared ZoneraichAugust 3, 2017
    Always a long wait, but definitely worth
  • Amaya D.
    Amaya DelermeJuly 25, 2017
    Loved literally everything i put in my mouth. You will absolutely leave full and satisfied.
  • Alexey P.
    Alexey PisartsovJuly 10, 2017
    Shrimp and grits are fantastic!! The best things I tried in years! (And that includes 3-star Michelins as well...)
  • Quintein
    QuinteinJune 30, 2017
    The beignets are massive! You'll be full after just one.
  • Max W.
    Max WennekerJune 18, 2017
    Beignets are all you need
  • Ashwin K.
    Ashwin KachharaJune 6, 2017
    Sweet potato dumplings
  • Paul F.
    Paul FarrellMay 17, 2017
    Come hungry. Heavy and filing, but oh so good.
  • Alana R.
    Alana RinglerApril 14, 2017
    Nutella beignets!
  • Megan N.
    Megan NicoleApril 13, 2017
    We came here on a Sunday morning. It was pretty packed and we had to wait a bit to get in but it was worth it! I had the French toast with the butter pecan sauce which was to die for!!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinMarch 31, 2017
    love this; beignets so good; very awesome new orleans style
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TMarch 26, 2017
    Catfish is a really tasty dish!! Also, gumbo is still fantastic, as well as the original beignet!
  • Mehmet
    MehmetMarch 9, 2017
    Piece of shit
  • Yuri M.
    Yuri MorenoMarch 4, 2017
    Come here for some eggs Benedict and I tried the pulled pork one. Potato hash was terrible and without seasoning and the eggs and pork we're ok besides the spicy flavors.
  • Daniela V.
    Daniela VélezFebruary 27, 2017
    Great brunch!! Generous portions, should get the early, the place is excellent and gets really crowded
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HollidayFebruary 26, 2017
    The beignets are the best in town. As well as their grits. Make sure you arrive early so you're not left waiting too long. The sign up board is inside.
  • Patto R.
    Patto R.February 22, 2017
    Everything is delicious!! Apple Granny smith was my favorite of all the beignets.
  • Eater
    EaterFebruary 9, 2017
    Brenda’s regularly offers plain, chocolate, granny smith, and even savory crawfish (pictured) beignets. Read more
  • JacKEY
    JacKEYJanuary 21, 2017
    I expected this place to be better for the rating it has. For me it was not so delicious.
  • Miye M.
    Miye McCulloughJanuary 12, 2017
    Worth the wait!
  • Travis T.
    Travis TindellNovember 28, 2016
    Shrimp n grits is fantastic.
  • Randy W.
    Randy WongNovember 27, 2016
    Shrimp grits and beignets
  • suzie
    suzieNovember 26, 2016
    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 CastanedaNovember 24, 2016
    The crawfish beignets are everything
  • Luna R.
    Luna RuanNovember 13, 2016
    The shrimp and grits and crawfish beignets were heavenly
  • Amy
    AmyNovember 9, 2016
    Pretend your down south and fatten up.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HaackOctober 30, 2016
    delicious but huge portions!
  • Emily J.
    Emily JordanOctober 26, 2016
    Beignets were amazing.
  • Márcio V.
    Márcio VenturiOctober 18, 2016
    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, 2016
    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, 2016
    Amazing creole restaurant (think beignets, cheese grits, fried chicken)
  • Chris
    ChrisOctober 9, 2016
    Apple beignets the best of the options
  • Cyril Y.
    Cyril YarisantosSeptember 21, 2016
    Chocolate.Beignets.
  • Kam
    KamSeptember 16, 2016
    Crawfish beignets are a must!
  • Nika B.
    Nika BlankSeptember 7, 2016
    Creative...
  • Nana
    NanaSeptember 5, 2016
    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, 2016
    Shrimp & grits are superb. 👍🏾
  • Shabnam A.
    Shabnam AminiAugust 26, 2016
    I love this place! The food was amazing and the atmosphere was awesome!
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