545 Haight St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411737.771938 -122.431185
Daily 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m
Neighborhoods: Central North, Hayes Valley
BRATS, KNOCKS, and other WURSTS – i was introduced to three twins ice cream the last time I was in SF and had to go back for some. we hadn't eaten lunch yet and noticed Rosamunde. I walked by and had to have a sausage. its hard to find a good bratwurst in LA. I was not disappointed.
she took my order wrote my name down and said 10 minutes. I guess they grill them fresh which is great! 10 long minutes later (not a problem, we stood outside and watched the sidewalk BBQ party across the street sing a romping rendition of Queens "We are the Champions") i had two steaming brats in a soft (yet toasty) roll topped with onions, sauerkraut, and brown mustard. I'm drooling just thinking about it.
Would I go back and stand in line in a cramped hole in the wall with maybe seats for 8 people. HELL YES. Best Brat ever! juicy, with a snap. *sigh* i want another one right now.
Oh yeah, we went to three twins after and the ice cream paled in comparison to the awesome-ness of rosamunds. should've had another sausage instead of the ice cream.
Oral Fixation Satisfied! – I have an oral fixation and boy was it satisfied by Rosamunde! I went to try the beer sausage with kraut and onions because it was on the 7x7 top 100 eats list and I am so glad I did. The lady behind the counter is super nice and considering the chaos she totally has everything under control. The spicy peppers are perfectly pickled and the fact that you can bring your sausage over to Toronado to wash it down with a beer is a big big plus. Big smile at the end of the night!
Best Sausages in San Francisco – Freshly grilled sausages with a unique range of ingredients. Absolutely delicious. Great for a snack, or to have when you're beering over at Toronado.
Hog Heaven! – A great find in the Haight for sausage lovers.
Classic and exotic sausages grace the griddle at this Lower Haight snack shack. – This small, clean, all-white sausage shop has just a few stools and a couple of narrow counters at which to eat--appropriate, considering it sells mostly street food. Everything from traditional Polishs to smoked duck and fig sausages get grilled up with piles of onions and chili and topped with your choice of sauerkraut, mustard and other toppings--but no ketchup; this ain't no hot dog stand.
Tasty, Cheap, great selection, next to an awesome pub. What else can you ask for? – I have just recently discovered this place and I am In Love. I couldn't stop thinking about it after going the first time and was hoping my obsession would be cured after the second visit, less than a week later. No dice. I am sitting here dreaming of another Wild Boar with sweet/hot peppers and onions all the same. Both times I went, the service was more friendly than you would expect. I enjoy the vibe here. The best part is you can take your food next door and have some beer with your dog.
Great food,bad service – I'm not going to knock the product that Rosamunde offers. Whoever's behind this operation knows his or her sausage. Its pretty good. But the service is so bad that it almost makes the experience not worth it.
Most of the staff is pretty cool. They'll serve your order up with a smile, give you a dollop of sass, joke around. That's part of the aesthetic, I guess. One of the cooks, a big, meaty guy with a brown pony tail, is probably the biggest loser in San Francisco. He acts like he's a rockstar, usually overcooks the sausages, and has even lashed out physically at a customer at least 20 years his senior. He swears in front of kids and is rude and impatient. One guy brought his dog into the restaurant and the guy lost his temper so badly that he chucked a pair of brats straight off of the grill at this guy. Totally outrageous.
All the other servers are cool, and very tip-worthy, but this guy is so dumpy and bad-mannered that he'll make you lose your appetite. With a job so simple (heating a pre-made link on a stove), he still inspires me to worry if his hands are clean when touching my lunch.
Great sausages – Only wished I'd try this place sooner, thinking of all the sausages I've missed out on tasting. The small place reminds me so much of the tiny Top Dogs surrounding UC Berkeley. They have a great selection and the brats come with 2 skinny sausages in a bun. The beer sausage and chicken-cherry smoked sausages are terrific. The buns are soft but I prefer the sourdough type. After placing your order and 5 mins on the grill, you can pick 2 of 4 toppings: grilled onions, kraut, pepper or chili with your sausage. There are about 8 stools for eat in and the sodas are a mere $1.50/bottle (Thomas Kemper, yea!), German potato salad, chips are other sides you can order. It's about $5 a sausage, but well worth the price. Great place to grab a couple of sausages for a picnic, if you can find parking.
Definitely a "must stop" if you're visiting San Francisco – Every time I visit the city (couple of times/year), I make it a priority to stop by and get a beer sausage w/ chili and relish. Add a can drink & chips, and the cost is very inexpensive, but a very filling meal. Next time I'll try to make it on Tuesday, when they serve burgers (I'm told they are the best in town)! Just get there early on that day, for there is a line forming before the place opens :)
The Tornado bar next door is a good compliment to the grill, where you can sit down and have your meal.
Satisfies your every need – Rosamunde is the perfect answer after a few pints next door at Toronado. Happy Cooking: Stop by on your way home from work and pick up some uncooked sausages to spice up your dinner.
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