Gimme Some Sugar

San Francisco Chronicle: Top 88 Restaurants 2020

Soleil Ho | June 2020

San Francisco Chronicle: 
Top 100 Restaurants 2019

—SF Chronicle Food Journalists | June 2019


In San Francisco, it’s often the smallest concepts that make the biggest impression.
—Anya von Bremzen | July 2009

The Wall Street Journal

A diamond in the rough Civic Center neighborhood, Brenda’s French Soul Food attracts a daily crowd of government workers with its Creole comfort fare.
—June 2010


Your guide to the 5 top spots in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood
—November 2019

Check, Please! Bay Area

That biscuit is ridiculous! ….it’s so fluffy and flaky and buttery, and it’s got those peaks and valleys…. And that fried chicken!
—Hosted by Leslie Sbrocco | May 2018


Kendrick Lamar stops at SF’s Brenda’s French Soul ahead of this week’s concert
—Alyssa Pereira | May 2018


10 Must-Try Dishes From Zagat’s 
San Francisco Survey Winners
—Meesha Halm | September 2013

SF Weekly

Brenda’s, that venerable soul food institution traffics in deliciousness, I figured the Hangtown Fry there was a good place to start… I surprised myself by eating 
the whole thing.
—Anna Roth | January 2013

SF Weekly

Brenda’s fried chicken is our choice for the best in the city.
—Christina Spittler | September 2012


The biscuits here are pretty much the gold standard in the city—they’re pretty damn perfect.
—Marcia Gagliardi | September 2012

SF Gate

6 great places for cooked oysters
—Michael Bauer | February 2012

San Francisco Examiner

[Brenda’s] cooking tastes California fresh and made to order, but with a voluptuous New Orleans spin.
—Examiner Staff | October 2007

SF Weekly

Brenda’s French Soul Food Kicks It Creole
—Meredith Brody | October 2007