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Brenda's French Soul Food

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  • Cajun & Creole, Southern & Soul, French
  • 652 Polk St, San Francisco CA94102 37.782707 -122.419088
  • (At Eddy St)
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  • (415) 345-8100
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Breakfast

Served Till 3pm.

Beignets

New Orleans’ Favorite Doughnut, Some Offered With A Twist!

Three Plain for the die-hard traditionalist   5.00
Three Chocolate filled with molten ghirardelli chocolate   6.00
Three Granny Smith Apple sweetened with cinnamon honey butter   6.00
Three Crawfish spiced with cayenne, scallions & cheddar   9.00
Beignet Flight can’t decide? try a sampling of each! four per order   9.50

House Favorites

Hangtown Fry crispy oyster, bacon & scallion scramble, with grits or hash, plus cream biscuit or toast   12.25
Shrimp & Grits sautéed shrimp, cheddar grits, spicy tomato-bacon gravy   13.25
Grillades & Grits beef cutlets braised in spicy creole gravy, served with grits & two eggs any style, plus cream biscuit or toast   11.75

Eggs

With Potato Hash Or Grits, Plus Toast Or Cream Biscuit, Unless Otherwise Noted Egg Whites Only Add $1.

Two Eggs Any Way You Like ’Em    7.75
add bacon, molasses ham or link sausage   2.50
Andouille Sausage & Cheddar Omelette mushrooms, scallions, sauce piquant   11.00
Creole Veggie Omelette corn maque choux, tomato, onion, bell pepper, spinach, cheddar   10.25
Shrimp & Goat Cheese Omelette with caramelized onions, topped with tomato-bacon relish   12.25
Three Egg Omelette    8.25
add any veggie or cheese  ea .75
add any meat  ea 2.00
Egg & Bacon Tartine bacon, scrambled eggs, gruyère & tomato-bacon relish on toasted french roll, with choice of grits or hash   10.00

Off The Griddle

French Toast three thick slices of cinnamon-battered brioche   7.75
add with butter pecan sauce   1.00
Two Nice Big, Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes    8.50
add nuts &/or seasonal fruit   1.50
Housemade Granola Pancakes With Fresh Fruit drizzled with vanilla bean cream   11.75

On The Sides

Brenda’s Housemade Granola    3.50
Granola Parfait with fruit & yogurt   6.00
Fresh Seasonal Fruit    3.50
Bacon Or Molasses Ham    3.00
Link Sausage Or Andouille    3.50
Grillades Gravy    3.00
Country Sausage Gravy    3.00
One Plain Pancake    4.00
One Egg Any Style    2.00
Cream Biscuit Or Toast    2.25
Grits Or Hash    2.75

 

Lunch

Served From 11am.

Soups And Salads

Chicken sausage & okra gumbo cup 3.75bowl 7.50
House Salad baby greens, shaved onion, tomato & herb goat cheese crouton, with buttermilk or creole mustard dressing   7.75
Caesar smoked garlic dressing, croutons, shaved pecorino   8.25
Brie En Croute Salad mixed greens, fried shallots & spiced pecans with creole mustard dressing   8.75
Add To Any Salad: Roasted Or Fried Chicken Breast $4.50, Fried Shrimp, Oysters Or Catfish $5.

House Favorites

Cornmeal-Fried Shrimp, Oyster Or Catfish Po'boy with chipotle rémoulade on toasted french roll   12.75
Red Beans & Rice—oh So Nice! smoky, spicy stewed kidney beans with steamed white rice & andouille sausage   11.00
Chicken Etouffée chicken smothered in spicy creole tomato gravy, served with rice   11.25
BFC two pieces of our secret recipe fried chicken with fries, cole slaw & cream biscuit   12.75

Sandwiches

With Our House Watermelon Pickles, Plus Choice Of Fries Or Cole Slaw.

Sloppy Josephine lighter, sassier version of the joe, made with turkey on a warm toasted bun   9.25
Vegan Josephine best tofu you’ll ever wrap your mouth around - served on a warm toasted bun   9.25
Croque Monsieur baked ham & gruyère with béchamel sauce on sliced sourdough   10.25
Muffaletta salami, ham, mortadella, provolone & mozzarella piled on toasted seeded roll, dressed with house olive salad   11.25
The Burger ur spiced-up version, served on a lightly toasted bun with caramelized onions, house catsup, & bread & butter pickles choice of fries or cole slaw   11.00
add gruyère, goat or cheddar   1.00
add an egg   2.00

On The Fly

Cup / Bowl. In A Hurry? If Your Table Orders From This Menu, You'll Be On Your Way In No Time.

Grillades & Grits    11.50
Chicken sausage & okra gumbo  3.75 7.50
Red Beans & Rice   5.50 11.00
Chicken Etouffée   5.75 11.25

On The Side

One BFC Breast    4.00
One BFC Thigh    3.00
One BFC Drumstick Or Wing    2.75
Red Beans & Rice    5.50
Hushpuppies & Chipotle Rémoulade    5.00
Fries Or Cole Slaw    1.95
Bacon Or Molasses Ham    3.00
Link Sausage Or Andouille    3.50
Cream Biscuit Or Toast    2.25
Grits Or Hash    2.75
Gruyère goat or cheddar   1.00

 

In Between

Served From 3 'Til 5pm.

Plates

Red Beans & Rice-Oh So Nice! smoky, spicy stewed kidney beans with steamed white rice & andouille sausage   11.00
Shrimp & Grits sautéed shrimp, cheddar grits, spicy tomato-bacon gravy   13.25
Cornmeal-Fried Shrimp, Oyster Or Catfish Po'boy with chipotle rémoulade on toasted french roll   12.75
BFC two pieces of our secret recipe fried chicken with fries, cole slaw & cream biscuit   12.75
The Burger half pound spiced up ground chuck with caramelized onion, bread & butter pickles, & our own special sauce on toasted kaiser roll   11.00
add an egg   2.00
add gruyère, goat or cheddar   1.00

Beignets

New Orleans’ Favorite Doughnut, Some Offered With A Twist!

Three Plain for the die-hard traditionalist   5.00
Three Chocolate filled with molten ghirardelli chocolate   6.00
Three Granny Smith Apple sweetened with cinnamon honey butter   6.00
Three Crawfish spiced with cayenne, scallions & cheddar   9.00
Beignet Flight can’t decide? try a sampling of each! four per order   9.50

Snacks

Chicken sausage & okra gumbo cup 3.75bowl 7.50
Hushpuppies chipotle rémoulade   5.00
Smoked Pork Rillettes watermelon pickles, creole mustard, croutons   7.50

 

Dinner

Served From 5pm.

Appetizers

Crawfish Beignets spiced with cayenne, scallions & cheddar  ea 3.00
Chicken sausage & okra gumbo cup 4.00bowl 8.00
Hushpuppies chipotle rémoulade   5.00
Onion Soup Gratinée melted gruyère crouton   7.00
Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower house ranch dressing   6.75
Smoked Pork Rillettes watermelon pickles, creole mustard, croutons   7.50
Garlic Shrimp Gratin shrimp with pequillo pepper & goat cheese fondue-broiled to perfection, served with buttered toast   11.00
Brie En Croute Salad mixed greens, fried shallots & spiced pecans with creole mustard dressing   8.75

Oysters

Broiled Our Style!

Casino bacon, scallion, biscuit crumbs, parmesan, gruyère  ea 2.75
Tchoupitoulas cayenne butter, garlic, herbs  ea 2.75
Orleans blackened voodoo bbq sauce  ea 2.75
Oyster Flight can’t decide? try a sampling of each!   8.25

Entrees

Red Beans & Rice-Oh So Nice! smoky, spicy stewed kidney beans with andouille sausage & steamed white rice   12.00
Chicken Etouffée chicken smothered in spicy creole tomato gravy, served with rice   12.25
Sweet Potato Dumplings smoked corn-jalapeño cream, seasonal vegetable maque choux   13.00
add shrimp & crawfish   3.75
Shrimp & Grits sautéed shrimp, cheddar grits, spicy tomato-bacon gravy   13.25
BBQ Pork Ribs mac & cheese, collard greens   15.75
BFC three pieces of brenda’s secret recipe fried chicken, our famous cream biscuit, hot pepper jelly & collard greens   15.75
Catfish Des Allemands bronzed catfish, crawfish étouffée, pecan rice pilaf   16.75
Cornmeal-Fried Shrimp, Oyster Or Catfish Po'boy with chipotle rémoulade on toasted french roll choice of fries or cole slaw   13.75
The Burger our spiced-up version, served on a lightly toasted bun with caramelized onions, house catsup, & bread & butter pickles choice of fries or cole slaw   12.00
add gruyère, goat or cheddar   1.00
add an egg   2.00

On The Side

One Piece BFC    3.75
Mac & Cheese    5.00
Collard Greens    4.50
Glazed Yams    4.00
Cream Biscuit    2.25
Grits    2.75

Dessert

Three Plain Beignets for the die-hard traditionalist   5.00
Three Chocolate Beignets filled with molten ghirardelli chocolate   6.00
Three Granny Smith Apple Beignets sweetened with cinnamon honey butter   6.00
Beignet Flight try a sampling of each! three per order   6.00
Ghirardelli Chocolate Pot De Crème with whipped cream   5.00
Deep Fried Peach Pie with whipped cream   4.75
Bread Pudding Du Jour    5.50

 

Brunch

Saturday: 8am-3pm, Sunday: 8am-8pm.

Beignets

New Orleans’ Favorite Doughnut, Some Offered With A Twist!

Three Plain for the die-hard traditionalist   5.00
Three Chocolate filled with molten ghirardelli chocolate   6.00
Three Granny Smith Apple sweetened with cinnamon honey butter   6.00
Three Crawfish spiced with cayenne, scallions & cheddar   9.00
Beignet Flight can’t decide? try a sampling of each! four per order   9.50

House Favorites

Chicken sausage & okra gumbo cup 3.75bowl 7.50
Croque Monsieur baked ham & gruyère with béchamel sauce on sliced sourdough, with choice of fries or cole slaw   10.25
Hangtown Fry crispy oyster, bacon & scallion scramble, with grits or hash, plus cream biscuit or toast   12.25
Shrimp & Grits sautéed shrimp, cheddar grits, spicy tomato-bacon gravy   13.25
Grillades & Grits beef cutlets braised in spicy creole gravy, served with grits & two eggs any style, plus cream biscuit or toast   11.75

Eggs

With Potato Hash Or Grits, Plus Toast Or Cream Biscuit, Unless Otherwise Noted Egg Whites Only $1.

Two Eggs Any Way You Like ’Em    7.75
add bacon, molasses ham or link sausage   2.50
Andouille Sausage & Cheddar Omelette mushrooms, scallions, sauce piquant   11.00
Creole Veggie Omelette corn maque choux, tomato, onion, bell pepper, spinach, cheddar   10.25
Shrimp & Goat Cheese Omelette with caramelized onions, topped with tomato-bacon relish   12.25
Three Egg Omelette    8.25
add any veggie or cheese  ea .75
add any meat  ea 2.00
Egg & Bacon Tartine bacon, scrambled eggs, gruyère & tomato-bacon relish on toasted french roll, with choice of grits or hash   10.00
Our Eggs Benedict two poached eggs on cream biscuits with creole hollandaise, and choice of grits or hash   
florentine   11.50
molasses ham   12.50
fried catfish   13.00
fried chicken   12.75

Off The Griddle

French Toast three thick slices of cinnamon-battered brioche   7.75
add with butter pecan sauce   1.00
Two Nice Big, Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes    8.50
add nuts &/or seasonal fruit   1.50
Housemade Granola Pancakes With Fresh Fruit drizzled with vanilla bean cream   11.75

On The Side

Brenda’s Housemade Granola    3.50
Granola Parfait with fruit & yogurt   6.00
Fresh Seasonal Fruit    3.50
Bacon Or Molasses Ham    3.00
Link Sausage Or Andouille    3.50
Grillades Gravy    3.00
Country Sausage Gravy    3.00
One Plain Pancake    4.00
One Egg Any Style    2.00
Cream Biscuit Or Toast    2.25
Grits Or Hash    2.75
Fries Or Cole Slaw    1.95

 

Sunday Supper

Served From 5 'Til 8pm

Beignets

New Orleans’ Favorite Doughnut, Some Offered With A Twist!

Three Plain for the die-hard traditionalist   5.00
Three Chocolate filled with molten ghirardelli chocolate   6.00
Three Granny Smith Apple sweetened with cinnamon honey butter   6.00
Three Crawfish spiced with cayenne, scallions & cheddar   9.00
Beignet Flight can’t decide? try a sampling of each! four per order   9.50

Eggs

With Potato Hash Or Grits, Plus Toast Or Cream Biscuit, Unless Otherwise Noted. Add Egg Whites Only $1.

Two Eggs Any Way You Like ’Em    7.75
add bacon, molasses ham or link sausage   2.50
Andouille Sausage & Cheddar Omelette mushrooms, scallions, sauce piquant   11.00
Creole Veggie Omelette corn maque choux, tomato, onion, bell pepper, spinach, cheddar   10.25
Shrimp & Goat Cheese Omelette with caramelized onions, topped with tomato-bacon relish   12.25
Three Egg Omelette    8.25
add any veggie or cheese  ea .75
add any meat  ea 2.00
Egg & Bacon Tartine bacon, scrambled eggs, gruyère & tomato-bacon relish on toasted french roll, with choice of grits or hash   10.00
Our Eggs Benedict two poached eggs on cream biscuits with creole hollandaise, and choice of grits or hash   
florentine   11.50
molasses ham   12.50
fried catfish   13.00
fried chicken   12.75

House Favorites

Chicken sausage & okra gumbo cup 4.00bowl 8.00
Croque Monsieur baked ham & gruyère with béchamel sauce on sliced sourdough, with choice of fries or cole slaw   10.25
Hangtown Fry crispy oyster, bacon & scallion scramble, with grits or hash, plus cream biscuit or toast   12.25
Shrimp & Grits sautéed shrimp, cheddar grits, spicy tomato-bacon gravy   13.25
Grillades & Grits beef cutlets braised in spicy creole gravy, served with grits & two eggs any style, plus cream biscuit or toast   11.75
BFC three pieces of brenda’s secret recipe fried chicken, our famous cream biscuit, hot pepper jelly & collard greens   15.75
Cornmeal-Fried Shrimp, Oyster Or Catfish Po'Boy with chipotle rémoulade on toasted french roll choice of fries or cole slaw   13.75
Red Beans & Rice-Oh So Nice! smoky, spicy stewed kidney beans with steamed white rice & andouille sausage   12.00
The Burger our spiced-up version, served on a lightly toasted bun with caramelized onions, house catsup, & bread & butter pickles choice of fries or cole slaw   12.00
add an egg   2.00
add gruyère, goat or cheddar   1.00
Muffaletta salami, ham, mortadella, provolone & mozzarella piled on toasted seeded roll & dressed with house olive salad   11.25

Off The Griddle

French Toast three thick slices of cinnamon-battered brioche   7.75
with butter pecan sauce add   1.00
Two Nice Big, Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes    8.50
add nuts &/or seasonal fruit   1.50
Housemade Granola Pancakes With Fresh Fruit drizzled with vanilla bean cream   11.75

On The Side

Cream Biscuit Or Toast    2.25
Mac & Cheese    5.00
Fries Or Cole Slaw    1.95
Grits Or Hash    2.75
Brenda’s Housemade Granola    3.50
Granola Parfait with fruit & yogurt   6.00
Fresh Seasonal Fruit    3.50
Bacon Or Molasses Ham    3.00
Link Sausage Or Andouille    3.50
Grillades Gravy    3.00
Country Sausage Gravy    3.00
One Plain Pancake    4.25
One Egg Any Style    2.00

 

Coffee, Tea & Soda

Community Coffee w/ chicory   2.50
Café Au Lait    2.75
Espresso   2.00 2.50
Cappuccino   3.25 3.75
Latte   3.75 4.25
Mocha    4.25
Hot Chocolate    3.25
Hot Tea    2.25
Sweet Watermelon House Tea    2.75
Iced Tea    2.25
Abita Root Beer    3.00
Coke diet coke, sprite   1.75
Mineral Water    1.75
Orange Juice    2.25
Milk    1.50
Soy Milk    2.00

Cocktails

Mimosa sparkling rosé, orange juice   7.00
Creole Bloody Mary bloody mary garnished with creole spices & pickled okra   7.00
Coup De Café espresso, chocolate, underberg bitters   6.00

Beer

Anchor Steam    4.50
Abita Jockamo IPA    4.50
Dixie Lager    4.50
Dixie Blackened Voodoo    4.75
Underberg Bitters Shot    3.00
Corkage $10. Ask About Our Seasonal Brew & Special Bottles.

Wines By The Glass

Sparkling

Sparkling Rosé pol clement, france nv   6.00

White

French Country White domaine du tariquet, france   6.00
"White Elephant" Chenin Blanc/Viognier vinum cellars, ca   7.00
Riesling millbrandt vineyards columbia valley, wa   7.00

Red

Rhône Paradox château mas neuf costières de nîmes, france   7.00
Zinfandel Blend marietta old vine red lot 56 alexander valley, ca   8.00
Pinot Noir vinum cellars, ca   7.00

 

Catering

Appetizer

Chicken, Andouille & Okra Gumbo with steamed white rice & scallion garnish sm (serves 12-16) 55.00 lg (serves 25-30) 95.00
Brenda’s Salad baby greens, shaved onion, fried shallots & spiced pecans with creole mustard dressing sm (serves 5-7) 25.00 lg (serves 10-15) 45.00
House Salad baby greens, shaved onion, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese & croutons, with choice of buttermilk, creole mustard or caesar dressing sm (serves 5-7) 20.00 lg (serves 10-15) 40.00
Caesar Salad smoked garlic dressing, shaved pecorino & croutons sm (serves 5-7) 25.00 lg (serves 10-15) 45.00
Baked Brie En Croute brie cheese baked until melted in flaky, buttery pastry, served with croutons half wheel (serves 5-10) 35.00 whole wheel (serves 10-20) 70.00
Hushpuppies with our signature chipotle rémoulade  (doz) 15.00
Shrimp Hushpuppies with our signature chipotle rémoulade  doz 24.00
Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower with house ranch dressing sm (serves 8-10) 25.00 lg (serves 20-25) 45.00
Big Easy Wings spicy garlic, red chile & jalapeño chicken wings, with buttermilk dressing & celery sticks sm (3lbs) 30.00 lg (5lbs) 50.00
Fried Catfish Platter served with our signature chipotle rémoulade sm (3lbs) 55.00 lg (5lbs) 100.00

Entrees

Chicken, Andouille & Okra Gumbo with steamed white rice & scallion garnish sm (serves 5-7) 55.00 lg (serves 10-15) 95.00
Red Beans & Rice (v). served with andouille sausage & scallion garnish sm (serves 5-10) 55.00 lg (serves 12-20) 95.00
Blackeyed Peas & Rice (v). served with andouille sausage & scallion garnish sm (serves 5-10) 55.00 lg (serves 12-20) 95.00
Chicken-Andouille Jambalaya (v). spicy new orleans’ style rice pilaf with chicken & andouille sausage sm (5lbs) 55.00 lg (10lbs) 95.00
Creole Shrimp Pot Pie baked spicy shrimp creole casserole topped with cream biscuits & melted cheddar  75.00 140.00
Crawfish-Andouille Pot Pie baked spicy crawfish & andouille sausage casserole topped with cream biscuits & melted cheddar  75.00 140.00
Chicken Etouffée smothered chicken stew with creole spices, steamed rice & scallion  55.00 95.00
B B Q Pork Spareribs glazed with our house bbq sauce sm (5lbs) 75.00 lg (10lbs) 135.00
Bfc brenda's secret recipe fried chicken sm (17-18pcs) 75.00 lg (34-36pcs) 135.00

Beignets

(Per Doz). New Orleans’ Favorite Doughnut, Some Offered With A Twist!.

Plain for the die-hard traditionalist   24.00
Chocolate with molten ghirardelli chocolate   30.00
Granny Smith Apple with cinnamon honey butter   30.00
Crawfish with cayenne, scallions & cheddar   36.00

Sides

Cole Slaw  pt 5.00qt 10.00
Creole Potato Salad   5.00 10.00
Braised Collard Greens (v).  5.00 10.00
Mac & Cheese  sm (serves 12-15) 55.00lg (serves 25-30) 110.00
Andouille Cornbread Dressing  sm (serves 12-15) 45.00lg (serves 25-30) 90.00
Cornbread  (sm 10" x 10" pan) 25.00(lg 10" x 20" pan) 45.00
Our Signature Cream Biscuits with butter & housemade jam  doz 25.00

Drinks

(Oz) / (12-16 Servings).

Sweet Watermelon Iced Tea    25.00
Canned Sodas & Bottled Water   ea 2.00
Community Coffee with chicory   25.00
Orange Juice    30.00

Sweets

Bread Pudding with bourbon sauce & whipped cream sm (serves 12-15) 30.00 lg (serves 25-30) 60.00
Banana & Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding banana & ghirardelli chocolate chip bread pudding with bourbon sauce & whipped cream sm (serves 12-15) 35.00 lg (serves 25-30) 70.00
Apple, Butterscotch & Walnut Bread Pudding with caramel sauce and whipped cream sm (serves 12-15) 40.00 lg (serves 25-30) 80.00
Deep Fried Peach Pie individual pies, served with whipped cream  (per doz) 55.00
Ghirardelli Chocolate Pot De Crème individual servings, served with whipped cream  (per doz) 60.00
Pecan Praline Chocolate Chip Cookies baker's dozen   24.00

 

(V) Also Available As Vegetarian Or Vegan.
Brenda's French Soul Food
652 Polk St
At Eddy St
(415) 345-8100
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