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Sons & Daughters
Sons & Daughters

Sons & Daughters Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sonsanddaughterssf.com
  • Phone: (415) 391-8311
  • Hours of Operation: Wednesday-Sunday 5-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Californian, Modern European
  • Executive Chef: Matt McNamara, Teague Moriarty
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Fireplace, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Powell
  • Public Transit: Cable car at Bush/Powell
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Sutter Stockton garage at the corner of Sutter & Stockton streets
A word from Sons & Daughters
Sons & Daughters is influenced by the seasons, unique elements of their garden, and the surrounding bay area. The approach to the food is thoughtful, delicate, and displays clarity of ingredients. Our tasting menu is 98 dollars.
The garden is located on one acre in Los Gatos, California and contains expansive boxes, a greenhouse and an orchard. The restaurant’s garden grows a variety of flowers, greens, herbs, vegetables, fruits and snails specifically for Sons & Daughters.
The wine program is unique, with wines that balance, enhance and pair the light and playful food. The 28 seat dining room is welcoming and wraps around a lively open kitchen which plays an active role in the dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
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Diner Reviews
  • "excellent service, imaginative food in an unpretentious environment. Prices good for the high quality of the experience."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My wife and I chose the nights food and wine pairings. 6 well prepared courses with locally sourced items. The wines, however, were from all over the world - starting with a lovely rose champagne and ending with tawny port. The service is a collective effort. Tables a bit close to each other but otherwise...perfect."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Staff was attentive and friendly throughout the evening. The menu was beautifully created and superbly presented. Enjoyed tasting the different items served. A taste adventure."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Food was amazing - inventive, modern, complex. Each bite was a different surprise.. in a good way. Service was also impeccable - attentive and interactive without being overbearing. I would definitely recommend - and there is no doubt they should have their Michelin star!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Sons & Daughters remains high on my list of restaurants to visit anywhere let alone in a food famous town like SF. Very fresh ingredients prepared with respect and imagination, the petrale sole was especially good this trip."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I first discovered Sons & Daughters when my then-girlfriend surprised me for my last birthday. We fell in love with the place, and it was my go-to option for our post-engagement dinner. Highly recommend for anyone who is a foodie, loves great wine pairings, and/or needs a great spot for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I read a lot of good reviews regarding Sons & Daughters and was really looking forward to the experience. Unfortunately, I didn't think the food was up to my expectation. Portions were small and none of the courses wowed me. For that price, I expected much more."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "All of the many small courses visually beautiful and yje many tastes were beautiful balanced. The service was impeccable. In all, this restaurant reminds us of the great meals we have had at the Michelin 2 star gem "Passage 53" in Paris."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Very high quality food along the lines of Chez Panisse: letting the excellence of the local produce shine through, and not overly-prepared (i.e. no "emulsions" or "foams")."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was amazing. The creative and amazing blend of flavors was unforgettable. Amazing meal."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Deliciously frsh, colorful, and inventive food Mellow, subdued atmosphere...perfect choice and loudness of backround music Amazing attentive service. One of the best overall dining experiences I have ever had in san Francisco..and I've been to "the best"."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We came for our anniversary, the staff was lovely and the ambiance served us well. The food, delicate on our plates and artistically arranged was a powerhouse of flavors. Although the portions were petite, we were completely satisfied and surprised by the originality of each serving. Romantic and intelligent with explosive flavor is what our experience delivered, (after thought, I just described my boyfriend!) So it was the perfect place to dine :)) Thank you.."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Been here 3x and consistently delicious and service is top notch! The menu changes regularly but on the last visit some of the highlights: -roasted baby beets with vadouvan spices and mustard speed. what a wonderful blend of flavors -chicken consomme with yolk, chicken, and fried chicken skin. i LOVE fried chicken skin. -NY steak, padron peppers, and chanterelle mushrooms There's no going wrong with Sons and Daughters. Definitely fit for a special night."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner. The combinations of ingredients and small plates gave us the opportunity to try so many different ingredients and taste combinations. All dishes were exquisitely prepared and beautifully presented by the professional staff."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Spectacular food, prepared in an open kitchen, all fresh ingredients,knowlegable servers, innovative wine list. A top experience, can't wait to try it again"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "one of our favorite restaurants - always top notch food and attention/service. The people who work there clearly want their diners to have a great experience and they make you feel quite welcome. There are more expensive and fancier restaurants - but we always return here 5-6 times a year as overall it's hard to beat."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We wanted to experience a different restaurant in San Francisco from that of our favorites, so with that said, we made a reservation at Son's & Daughters. Well, almost $400 for the two of us (including wine pairings and gratuity) would have been fine, if the experience was memorable. However, this was far from memorable. We spoke to one another about our thoughts of dinner later that evening and we both concluded . . . we should have went to Gary Danko, Acquerello, or Jardiniere to name a few !!! The meal was just O.K. and having to wait 15 to 20+ minutes (for the next course) after plates were cleared (3+ hours for 7 courses) was a little much. The staff were very nice, but amateur at best for what this restaurant is trying to pull off."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "There isn't anything bad I could say about our experience here. They accommodated me as a vegetarian WITH wine pairings. . . and it was perfect. Every bite was unique and so well thought out. Interesting flavor combinations. The homemade breads were delicious. It's nice to know that the ingredients come from their own farm in Santa Cruz. The service was impeccable, as well - it didn't feel stuffy or overbearing. We had such a wonderful time! We will absolutely be back!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I was slightly disappointed for a 1 star Michelin restaurant. We were celebrating our 40th anniversary. Nothing wrong with the food in general, but the amuse bouches lacked, not very innovative, come on, 3 different pieces of bread?? All was in black, the tablecloths, the wait staff all in black, the place is small and dark already, it did not help we were seated at a table way in the back near the stairs, where light was even worse and right next to the stairs where the wait staff constantly goes back and forth. I had looked forward to be able to see what was going on in the kitchen as I had read about but from our vantage point not visible at all. Due to all that the ambiance lacks as well. It could use some color to make you feel happy."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Sons & Daughters is a superb dining experience. Everything is done to perfection. Especially the presentation and service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We went to Sons and Daughters to celebrate our anniversary and everything was spot on, from the entire staff wishing us a "happy anniversary," to the perfect wine pairings and inventive menu. While the dinner was incredibly expensive, the experience was well worth it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I've been to 150-200 restaurants in SF now, and this was my fifth visit to Sons and Daughters and its still one of my favorites. Love this place, can't wait to go a sixth time!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Top 5 restaurant find in SF. Finally, food that the price matches the quality! Service is excellent and atmosphere is professional and quiet."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "What an experience. The decor is understated but perfect! The food is done SO well and I am amazed and what comes out of that tiny kitchen. We did the wine pairing and it was very complementary! Bread courses were fantastic. I would definitely return once I save up."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Quite small (I think like 14 tables), and just down off Nob Hill, the place is charming and intimate. But the story is the food! Prix Fixe at $98/person, $158 with wine pairings, sure isn't cheap, but even with the small portions, almost any one of the seven courses is worth the price. Each was unique and melt in your mouth delicious, a non-stop series of "Mmmmmm"s and "wow"s. They have their own farm in Los Gatos, and the freshness of the veggies is incredibly evident. And if you are a bread lover, prepare for a new affair! I am still savoring the cumin toast with which they start you off. I'd guess you can tell that we 'll be returning to this gem soon and often."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Top 10 meals ever, in every respect. And we have eaten at many restaurants including Gary Danko, Saison, and other top notch places. The service was ideal and the food..oh my gosh the food....perfect. Gorgeous, delectable, every bite an experience in my mouth. We had the wine pairing which was divine. No pretentious wait staff (actually the polar opposite of pretentious). Every person wished me a happy birthday when we arrived - but in a low key, very appropriate kind of way as a greeting. The restaurant atmosphere itself is lovely. I can't say enough good things about our dining experience. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I went to Sons & Daughters with my mom for a special night out. We could not have had more excellent service. The food was unique and delicious. We both left incredibly satisfied with our personalized menus in tow. I will be back soon."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Super fresh fare and attentive service. Most memorable meal my husband and I have had in a long time. It's a splurge."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "It's our second time and Sons and Daughters and we were blown away by the quality of their food once again. Each dish looks beautiful and tastes even better. I also love their amazing bread courses, which is probably the best bread I've ever had. The service is unpretentious and the price is reasonable. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "For those who may have been to Frantzen Linden in Stockholm, the principle is similar... Like dining in a person's home with a prix fixe menu, fresh inventive ingredients, and a great small plates mentality. They also print menus as momentos and made my wife's bday special."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This is an intimate, unique and user friendly environment with food that rivals Gary Danko! Sweet breads were the best I have had outside of Paris!Unbelievable, buttermilk chip was a wonderful amuse bouche with garnishes, the 3 breads were AMAZING, and service plates art work. Relax, take your time, enjoy the service and the entire dining experience."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My daughter and I enjoyed their 7-course tasting menu last week. Everything was very nicely prepared and presented, with most courses featuring fresh ingredients from their garden. The service was excellent. Plan for a long dining experience (2-3 hrs)."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Love the food and service, all the dishes where superb, the chicken was cooked perfectly, sweetbreads was amazing, the only very small flaw was the the veal should was a bit on the dry side, but considering how good everything else was slightly dry beef was easy to overlook."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This is the best dining experience in the city. This was our second time at Sons & Daughters and it was fantastic. The menu is adventurous, creative and top quality. Each course was delightful. The combinations of tastes are amazing. The service is perfect. Charming and friendly. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We frequent many "foodie" type restaurants. And while all the food is unusually interesting, it is not always delicious. The food at Sons & Daughters was ALL delicious. From the moment we walked in I was struck by the delicious aromas that filled the space. It was not overwhelming, just mouth watering. And then each and every bite was divine. We also had the wine pairing which was well done. This was a thumbs up and I would definitely go again."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was amazing; the wine pairing, as well. But the portions were ridiculously small. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "For a special evening...for a special birthday ...for that special someone with whom you want to share a special experience, this is an ideal find. No real faults. (A hair too dark perhaps but that's a minor, minor complaint.) Get ready to spend some $$ but you'll be pleased you did!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This restaurant is a gourmand's experience. Be prepared to broaden your palate and taste flavors you never thought existed. The presentation, plating and visual display of your courses will urge you to capture these dishes in a photo."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Clearly cutting edge food, a delightful tour of the garden"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This is the place to be if you love food, It's the best farm to table restaurant in the bay area...You can taste the freshness, Each plate was made with love and was a piece of beautiful art work. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014