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Posted by Marc Nagel on 04/13/2012
There’s a “classic/famous” San Francisco that attracts tourists who wait in line half-an-hour to get in, it’s no longer worth the wait. It’s right next door to the Chancellor Hotel’s Luques Restaurant, there is no wait and the experience is more satisfying, comfortable, and affordable.. What the visitors in line don’t know, is that that “classic/famous” place was sold by the family owners to a local chain. Since then he food quality (and uniqueness) went way down, the prices went way up. Just ten steps away is the best and most affordable breakfast/brunch/lunch in Union Square. The menu is made up of classic dishes, prepared with a few inventive touches. The pancake specials are always great. The fillings in omelets are fresh, the food quality is high local/fresh oriented. While the room décor is unremarkable, the attentive and friendly service very remarkable. They treat you really well, like family, they make sure you’ve got fresh coffee and your water glass is filled. They’ll let you sit back and relax, or if you let them know, they’ll get you on your way fast. I love the pasta dishes, the salads are fresh and generous, breakfast items done correctly and include homemade hot cereal , and their fresh fruit bowl is really a good mix of quality fruit, and the sandwiches are great (even free-range beef burgers!) There’s rarely a line at Luques, because it’s at the back of the lobby in the Chancellor Hotel, so it’s sort of my “secret” place. I guess they don’t see the name on the awning right in front of them while they wait in line for a homogenized dining experience, but if people find out what a treat this place is, well, that place next door won’t have that long line to wait in.