Bisou burger – Bisou

Bisou burger - Bisou
Choron sauce, butter lettuce, tomato, red onion, applewood bacon, morbier cheese. Served with French fries. $18
Bisou, San Francisco CA

This burger had really good flavors, but the patty was a little overdone. This restaurant is a madhouse during brunch so the service can easily get shoddy (and it did). This definitely wasn’t a relaxing brunch.

Smoked salmon benedict – Bisou

Smoked salmon benedict Bisou

Poached egg and smoked salmon on a toasted brioche, topped with a hollandaise sauce, served with sauteed potatoes and salad. $9
Bisou, San Francisco

If I remember correctly, the smoked salmon wasn’t very good. It tasted a little off. The potatoes were good though. I’m surprised that they can produce this much food during weekend brunches. Bisou can become quite the madhouse! That’s probably why the food quality can sometimes suffer.

Croque Madame – Bisou

Croque Madame Bisou

Ham and cheese grilled sandwich served on a hot pain levain topped with a sunny side egg, served with sauteed potatoes and salad. $9
Bisou, San Francisco

This is a simple, but delicious, breakfast dish! This version, however, was a little dry. The bread was dry and crispy and the thin slice of ham with cheese was placed under the broiler for way too long. Or perhaps it had a long stay under the heat lamp during the busy brunch rush. Either way, I didn’t enjoy the result.

Chocolate fondant – Bisou

Project 365: Day 18

Happy birthday to me! Had a great gym workout in the morning then went to Bisou for a birthday brunch with Silverfox, T-Head and RSL. Apparently they told the waiter that it was my birthday so they brought out this cake at the end of the meal and sang Happy Birthday REALLY loudly, lol! I was actually surprised and kind of embarrassed (in a good way).

That place was rocking despite the very wet weather. There was another large birthday party in there. We had reservations but the people around us were quoted a 1.5 hour wait, geez! Bisou is quite the popular brunch place. I guess everybody loves bottomless mimosas!

Afterward, we went and had drinks at The Lookout, then we met more friends at Badlands followed by Toad Hall. It was a great birthday and a lot of my friends came out to celebrate. I drank plenty but I’m happy to say that I didn’t have a hang over! Perhaps the after-bar meal at La Zapata helped out, hehe.

Chocolate fondant Bisou

Rich souffle-like chocolate cake with a molten chocolate center. Served with vanilla ice cream. $8
Bisou, San Francisco

This chocolate fondant was delicious! Maybe things taste better when it’s your birthday. It was so warm and rich and the perfect with the vanilla ice cream. Thanks guys for a great birthday brunch! Too bad the 49’ers lost their game for a chance to play in the Super Bowl. 😦

Bottomless mimosa Bisou

Bottomless mimosa. $10

Escargot and mushroom – Bisou

Escargot and mushroom Bisou
Snails in Belgian endive leaves with seasonal mushrooms, tomatoes and bacon cream sauce, topped with frisée.

Bisou, San Francisco

This appetizer has a great combination of light and rich elements.  The bright endive and frisée help to balance out the richer escargot and cream sauce.  I particularly enjoy the use of endives for appetizers.  They provide the perfect bite sized boat to stuff delicious ingredients into!