Restaurant, European, $$$
Bar Tartine is a refreshingly unusual yet nonetheless delicious option for weekend brunch in the Mission. True to its name, the restaurant’s bread counter is the building block for some of Bar Tartine’s brunch specialties, as well as the platform for the restaurant’s auxiliary sandwich arm which serves Danish style smørrebrød and tartine. An eclectic array of culinary influences is reflected in Bar Tartine’s offerings, with house pickled delicacies showing Hungarian gusto and salmon roe and lox-draped bread channelling Scandinavian sensibilities. Alongside a curated wine list and collection of draft and bottled beers, brunchers can sip on similarly creative boozy beverages, like chamomile infused rice spirit and geranium and candied beet varieties of mimosa. The best of Bar Tartine brunch can be taken home in the form of ‘bread to go’.