Brenda's French Soul Food

Creole in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Chef-owner Brenda Buenviaje blends New Orleans–style Creole cooking with French technique to invent 'French soul food.' Expect updated classics like cayenne-spiked crawfish beignets, fluffy cream biscuits, impeccable Hangtown Fry (eggs, bacon and cornmeal-crusted oysters) and fried chicken with collard greens and hot-pepper jelly. Long waits on sketchy sidewalks are unavoidable – but you can order takeout two doors down.