Saturday, May 23, 2009

Greens in San Francisco

Greens restaurant
Building A, Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA 94123

San Francisco, a mere 40 minutes away, is our haven during the few unbearably warm summer days in the South Bay. Yesterday, when the mercury hit 90 degree F, we headed in to the City with jackets in hand, but it was a warm 84F even there.

Greens restaurant located in the Fort Mason Center (future site of Starfleet Academy in the new Star Trek movie?) is one of the premier vegetarian restaurants in the City and has an unbeatable location with a view of the Bay. I was in heaven because we were lucky to get a table with a view of the Golden Gate bridge - one of my favorite sites in the world. Sailboats in various colors congregated under the Golden Gate bridge and took off. A duck was paddling around lazily in the water below us and we could see its feet in the water. All in all, a very idyllic brunch! And the food was great too!

Greens serves only their brunch menu on Sundays. V and our friend D got the Pinnacles Scramble - scrambled eggs with a southwestern flavor. The eggs were done just right, and warm tortillas made the meal pretty filling. V also got their cauliflower curried soup which he generously shared with D and me. The pureed soup had a nice hearty flavor. I got their Spinach filo. It was a delicate dish, that came with a side of lentils and artichokes.

The best part of the meal was yet to come. We caved in to the Greens dessert menu. D got the Meyer Lemon tartlet. V and I shared a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. A perfect ending to the meal on the bay.

The bill came to $90 with tax and I am not sure how much the total ended up being, but D is a generous tipper!

Greens also has a to-go counter from where we have picked up sandwiches in the past for a picnic lunch in Angel Island. Greens To-go also serves coffee and muffins and such, for a quick snack after a performance in the Fort Mason Center.

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