Chef Brett Cooper of Outerlands Cafe - San Francisco, CA

4001 Judah Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 661-6140
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-3pm; Tue-Thu 6pm-10pm; Sat 10am-3pm; Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10pm; Sun 10am-3pm

When enthusiastic baker David Muller and wife Lana Porcello opened Outerlands four years ago, they were looking to create a neighborhood spot with great soup and bread. That bread (based on the popular Tartine-style) garnered its own following, and, with the help of Chef Brett Cooper, the restaurant now has visitors and locals alike travelling to its Outer Sunset location. The casual vibe is present in the décor: a storybook-inspired wooden cubby on the second floor hovers above rustic tables, framed by warm wood walls and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the beachy streets nearby. But Cooper’s food steps beyond neighborhood comforts. He combines his fine dining background (Rubicon, Coi) with seasonal and house made elements (live sea scallops, homemade umeboshi) into a thoughtful menu that’s definitely worth the trip.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Slow-cooked Farm Egg, Curry-roasted Cauliflower, Chanterelles, and Parmesan
  • Red Trout, Sunchoke, Sprouted Nuts and Seeds, Thompson Grapes, and Preserved Meyer Lemon

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