Park Chow CLOSED 1238 9th Ave./Irving St., (415) 665-9912. B-L-D daily; $$.
Convenient to Golden Gate Park, this cog in the small chain of Chow restaurants is my choice for breakfast followed by a visit to the park. My favorite on the mostly local and organic menu is eggs Benedict, served here with satisfying large-chunk home-fries that are soft on the inside and crisp on the outside. Pancakes, huevos rancheros, and even quinoa ragout with poached eggs are among the many other options. Later in the day, diners rave about smiling noodles, garden pasta, and ginger cake as well as the Boston cooler (ginger ale float) and mimosas. Just about any kind of seating you might want is available in the expansive, yet cozy space—fireside banquette, bar stools, booths, patio with heat lamp (upstairs is primo)—and service is good.
Things to do in nearby Golden Gate Park.
More things to do in San Francisco
Way more things to do in San Francisco.
More ideas for exploring Northern California.
images ©2015 Carole Terwilliger Meyers