I keep finding new excuses to venture out to San Francisco’s Richmond district. Pearl 6101 is one of the Richmond’s newest restaurants and does well at attracting those who live in the neighborhood and inquisitive foodies such as myself from all over the city.
Nestled on an unassuming corner, across the street from a laundromat, the scene transforms as soon as you enter Pearl 6101. Women owned and with a predominately all woman staff, the vibe feels warm, welcoming, and fun. The 17-foot ceiling, expansive cocktail bar, rattan bar stools, and scrunched booths make this space feel cozy and spacious at the same time.
Even though Pearl 6101 is one of the few restaurants open until 10PM (on a school night) in the Richmond, we ventured there for a weekend brunch.
A sucker for baked goods, we had to share the banana bread with cocoa nibs. Paired with a hot chocolate, I could have called it a day.
Other highlights included the smoked salmon on a house-made bagel, the chicory caesar with crispy prosciutto and shaved parmesan, and the real show stopper: eggs in purgatory. The little bits of lamb sausages were baked into a rosemary polenta with spicy San Marzano tomatoes and soft boiled eggs.
Though I can’t say that I would venture to the other side of Golden Gate park to dine here again, I can see why Pearl 6101 has quickly become a beloved neighborhood spot frequented by those who appreciate good cocktails and seafood-forward California cuisine.