The old San Francisco of women in white gloves and men in fedoras lives on in the extravagant Sunday buffet brunch ($75) in the Garden Court of the historic Palace Hotel. The choices seem endless, with everything from pancakes, omelets, and salads to roast beef, sushi, dim sum, and raw oysters available. The buffet is short on culinary innovation here, but delivers a bountiful selection and a classic atmosphere. Appetites are heightened by the great live jazz that fills
the stunning space, with its stained-glass ceiling, towering Ionic columns, and crystal chandeliers. If you can't make it to the Palace for Sunday brunch, try the Saturday-afternoon high tea.