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Kinfolk Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kinfolksf.com
  • Email: eat@kinfolksf.com
  • Phone: (415) 533-7189
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner:Tuesday, Th-Sa 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Greg Lutes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dinners are available. For buy outs or other options please inquire here. eat@kinfolk.com
  • Private Party Contact: Greg (415) 533-7189

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gates
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Kinfolk
Kinfolk’s owner, chef Greg Lutes, created a cozy modern American restaurant that is currently a pop up inside of 903 restaurant.
The intention is to create relationships and "building community one plate at a time" through excellence in hospitality and delivering premier local organic produce, sustainable seafood and all natural meats.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "And the chef visits every table. Can't wait till they get a bigger space!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My family and I were spoiled this last Saturday with a beautiful tasting menu at Kinfolk. The chef was energetic and excited about his ingredients he had found that morning at the farmers market and mixed them into 6 unique courses each paired with delicious wines. The staff was thoughtful and lovely. A fantastic dining experience. I will be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Super small,i think they had 5 tables but the food is to die for.Expensive wine menu for the ambiance/food menu but again very solid food execution.Chef's visit to every table is a nice touch."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "this restaurant has fabulous food. perhaps a tad expensive for bernal heights but in two visits everything was superb."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Totally blown away by the food. We were expecting it to be good but the quality and creativity of the food was excellent. There are some challenges with that space and there were some very loud patrons there that spoiled it a bit, but the food stood out regardless."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Greg is doing a great job and so does his staff. This was our second time there. I had the Cod and my husband had the pork chop. Both were moist and delicious.we are very glad he is in the neighborhood. We want to try his burch....the menu for it looks great."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "There's little to say other than it's a great intimate place. The chef is ever present. And the service staff is impeccably attentive. The aforementioned intimacy gives the place a very special, family-dining vibe. The food is both unique and delicate. Fit for foodies. And the wine selection is on point. You'll love it."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The chef was so gracious. He kept coming out to make sure we were enjoying our meal. And the food was delicious. All sorts of interesting flavor profiles. I highly recommend and cannot wait to go back. If you like "farm to table" concept... this is the restaurant for you!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Creative dishes with the taste to back it up. I went with two friends of mine and we all enjoyed everything we ordered - fresh ingredients, creative menu items, and everything was delicious. Loved the neighborhoody, easy-going atmosphere. Friendly service added to the great experience."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We came. We ate. We cleaned our plates! What a delicious menu - we are coming back to try the plates we vetoed in favor of slightly more appealing dishes. Thanks to the staff for providing a seamless dining experience with no flaws in service and execution!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I just discovered this neighborhood gem. The dishes were fresh, well prepared and inventive with the flavors melding deliciously in each dish. We enjoyed every dish we tried. My favorite was the pappardelle with baby kale, wild mushrooms, smoked mozzerella, creme fraiche, and guanciale...I usually get bored with pasta but the combination of textures and taste in this dish was superb with every bite. The beet salad and quinoa and lentil cakes were equally good. This is the best restaurant I have been in SF in a long time. It is a cozy spot with a great ambiance and the service was wonderful. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband and I were totally surprised by how good this Luis little pop up restaurant was. I had the Duroc pork chop which was very tender and tasty and my husband had the NY strip steak/short rib duo. Short ribs were just like what mom made. All the sides were delicious too. It appears the chef changes the menu frequently depending what is fresh and local. He came out and greeted us after dinner, something he did to everyone. A nice touch."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We rarely make it out to Bernal Heights, so it was fun to walk around a bit before heading to the restaurant. Cozy place with great staff and friendly chef! We had really great wine, and dinner was fun. Most of the menu sounded different and inventive, which was great for our adventurous group. In the end, the dishes that were less on the "inventive" side were the home runs, but nothing was actually bad. Actually, everything was good or great!! It's just the winners were simple (yet really solid) dishes."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I think this is my new favorite. Delicious, well sourced, beautifully presented, clever dishes served by knowledgeable and friendly staff. We ordered all the appetizers because they all sounded so tasty. And they were. Especially the crab falafel and uni creme brûlée! We also ordered the pork chop and the pappardelle. I'm veggie so I can't comment on the chop but the black garlic sauce was a treat. The pappardelle was perfectly cooked, and mouthwateringly creamy! They also have vegan and gluten-free options. We shared a Martian Albariño wine, which I was happy to see on the menu. I can't say enough good things about this pop up after my second visit. I'll be back - next time, for brunch!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "It wasn't amazing but it was still enjoyable and delicious. The wine list was fantastic and the wine pairings were spot on."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I love the pop-up atmosphere. We had 8:30 pm reservations and this small eatery was packed and continued to be packed with patrons until we left (10:30). We enjoyed our crab falafels, mushroom brown rice 'risotto' and the beef dish. Everything was fresh and were pleased we got to meet the chef. A wonderful experience and we plan to return."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I've eaten at Kinfolk twice and both times have been outstanding. They're doing great work in a tiny space that's not set up for their level of cooking. The room is cramped and really noisy, and they might have to hunt for tools (like a decanter when the cork broke on the 20-year-old wine we brought). But the food and service have hit their marks consistently, and they have a surprisingly nice wine list for a pop-up. I hope they can find a permanent (and larger) location in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Very good food. Exceeded expectations on quality and taste, but also on price. Wife and I each had an appetizer and a main course and split dessert. One glass of wine each and bill with tip and tax ended up around $150. Seems a bit high for a neighborhood joint. But again, the food was excellent and so was the service so really can't complain."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Our yoga teacher promoted our fellow student's work as Chef of Kinfolk. My friends and I were beyond impressed, as the creative cuisine and tasty delights were abounding. There was something for everyone – from kale sauerkraut to pork chops with smoked almonds & such- Yummy to the core and fine dining indeed. Thank you Chef Greg!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food was amazing. The chef/owner came over to our table to introduce himself, charming. The service was good, friendly. I will definitely go back, what an amazing find. I never heard of it, found it on open table. I like to go to restaurants near where I live so I chose it also because it had good reviews and I loved the menu choices and ingredients of the dishes. I had the pork chop - it was outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had the beets, pork chop, pappardelle and the butterscotch pudding for dessert. Everything was cooked perfectly and delicious! Huge fan, will be back!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We have kids and don't get out often. A foodie friend recommended Kinfolk for one of her current short list. It was great. Food was original and beautifully prepared. The staff was great and the chef/owner came out to talk about his food and his plans for the future. We would go again and look forward to the next time the date night stars are aligned."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Tiny little restaurant but very attentive service. The pork 3 way and the halibut were quite good. The butterscotch pudding and poached pear were awesome for dessert. The only thing my husband was a little disappointed in was the uni flan. Hew ould have liked more of the uni taste. The chef was very personable and came to all the diners tables to make sure everything was fine, a very nice touch!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We tried Kinfolk frankly because we were able to get a last minute reservation on opentable. But we will be coming back! The menu had a number of items that sounded delicious, and I think between the three of us we ended up ordering about 8 of the items not including dessert. Everything was very good. Standouts were the scallops (with pork belly) and the duo of beef. The farro side dish was also yummy and good comfort food. Only slight negative was the timing of the dishes. I got my salad while the others had their main courses. Desserts were good but not the highlight. The butterscotch pudding was airy, almost too much so- I was looking forward to a little more creaminess. But still, all was good. The chef was very nice too."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Special occasion- worthy Kinfolk is a great addition to Bernal. Intimate space, good service and small but well rounded menu. Locally sourced food cooked to perfection. Nice wine list at do- able price points. Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Small, intimate restaurant. Very nice chef stopped to talk to us after the meal. Great food and great service. What more can you ask for?"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Some plates were great; some were good; some were too complex. But the concept has potential."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Great food, friendly service, and the bread they bring in from down the street is not to be missed. The desserts could have been more sophisticated, but all of the savory dishes were spot on. Eat here. Support these guys, and help them get to the next level. They deserve it."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Great food using regional farm ingredients. Small location now as its a pop-up looking for larger venue. Service was friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I loved this place. We had the most delicious brussels sprout dish - with toasted hazelnuts and white balsamic. I could have eaten five of those. We also had pasta with mushrooms and some smoked meat that I can't remember the name of - out of this world."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "So far, the best restaurant I've been in SF. The food was just amazing, savory, elegant and just with the right balance of flavors. I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "I actually went alone to dine here; and was made to feel right at home. I had the beet salad with blue cheese, the sea urchin custard brulee, the fried chicken thighs and an amazing caramel pear dessert. Wines by the glass complemented the meal well. A very warm and wonderful place. Outstanding food that rivals many of the top restaurants -- I hope Kinfolk succeeds!!! Note, this is a temporary space for Kinfolk (a "pop-up") -- lets hope Chef Greg and his staff can find a permanent space!!"
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "A very charming restaurant...great ambiance, wonderful food. It's a small menu, but everything that we had was fabulous."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We had a quiet table in the corner which made conversation very easy, yeah! Kinfolk is small and homey. You feel the personal touch. The menu is small but the steak and short ribs was just excellent as were the cod and gigantic pork chop. The brushetta and salad were very good too. The only thing I didn't really care for was the brulee. It was a fish dish but was just too fishy and not creamy enough for me. I love the slow paced service where you don't feel rushed especially since with such a small place you would think, they would want to turn the tables quickly. The wine pours seemed a little low. Definitely a new happening place and the prices are reasonable for what you get."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Great popup, only thing detracting was they have been open such a short time that they still were discovering where stuff was, hence a longer than expected wait. Still an amazing meal!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We sampled much of the menu and there wasn't a dud. Service a little spotty but friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "I almost hate giving a 5-star review here, because I know that it's only a matter of time before this small pop-up restaurant with 5 tables gets to be impossible to book. But this is truly the best gem in Bernal Heights, and possibly San Francisco. Chef Greg has created some wonderful dishes, so come with a group and enjoy it all!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013