One of the few places in the city that does weekday brunch, Universal Cafe is a gem. The dinner is upscale American - from steak to pasta to a fish that changes regularly - but daytime is when Universal is at its best. The outdoor tables on a sunny weekend are ideal, partly because you can gloat at all the suckers still waiting in line while you get a tan.
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Presidio Social Club
With both food from the 50s and kale, in a pseudo country club environment. Presidio Social Club works out better than we’d have expected.
The Mission mainstay has changed things around, serving up small plates, but it can't shake it's pricey and fancy training.
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