Sons & Daughters
Truly ExceptionalThis was the one dinner we were by far looking forward to...From the moment we walked in, everything was amazing..
We had customized printed menus, and the attention we received was one and only....
The food, it's presentation, was precise, and to perfection..6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around excellentEach course prepared with creativity, precision and care. The staff is marvelous and makes each diner feel like the most important they've ever waited on. Bravo.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMChef de cuisine Dunan HolmesChef de cuisine Dunan Holmes is brilliant and adds such a nice touch by presenting some of the courses himself.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother GREAT meal!!I can't say enough about the food and staff at Sons & Daughters, they never disappoint. The exception food is well thought out, and beautifully presented. A kind of place that is great for special occasions, but not stuffy or pretentious in any way. Would HIGHLY recommend.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing evening!The entire experience was great! The staff is so knowledgeable and we went with the wine paring and could not have asked for a better meal. Pricey yes, but it was a special occasion. My only complaint was the annoying 4 top that was set right next to us.. complaining about the wine, life and whatnot.. We were able to tune them out.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA reputation well earnedThe approach is just what we wanted—a composed meal from the creative minds of great chefs. We love the miyagi course, and the beets and the rest, but the sea urchin course was sublime. The service is provided by a friendly team, open to sharing the kitchen's secrets knowing we'll never be able to reproduce the balance of it!! Thanks for a lovely evening.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dinner everAs an experience I would give Sons and Daughters 5 stars. The entire meal was wonderful from the greeting by the maitre d who spoke to us in spanish (which we were speaking) to the service and food itself. The wine pairing is impeccable and you can tell the sommelier enjoys her job. Each course was brought out by one of the chefs who briefly explained it. This was done simply, without pomp or snobbery. Their joy for food translated throughout. I thank you all for a truly memorable meal.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMcould become one of SFs bestThe quailty of food, preperation and presentation could not have been better. Fresh local ingredients and two creative chefs, make this a foodies dream. Improvemnts needed to get to the next level. Slow down the service between courses. give us time to discuss the delicious and creative epicurean delights we just consumed. Hire a sommelier. The wine pairings fell short in truly complementing the wonderful food. Besides, it's always interesting to know not only what we are drinking, but why he or she chose that wine to complement the course.
With just a couple small improvements, this could eaisly be one of San Francisco's best restaurants.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Anniversary - A new favoriteMy wife and I splurged for a nice night out to celebrate our anniversary. Our experience was terrific. From the friendly greeting at the door, to the personalized menus wishing us a happy anniversary, to the tremendous presentation, great service and delightful food everything was great. With the wine pairing, bottled water, coffee and tip it came out to about $450 for the two of us. A definite splurge but if any meal can be worth that amount of money this was.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMtiny kitchen, fabulous foodThe remarkable thing when you enter Sons and Daughters is to immediately see the tiny kitchen/work space. Best great food/squarefoot I've ever had. Several course fixed menu, with an amuse bouche to start and mignardise at the end. At $98 a great value for the quality. The Ft. Bragg sea urchin, asparagus was stupendous. The Fogline chicken was plump and moist, much like a Bresse chicken. We got an interesting glass of Basque slightly sparkling white to start, and then a bottle 2001 Lopez Heredia Tempranillo that was terrific. My only complaint was the soundtrack, which was a little Europop for my taste. The couple near us actually changed seats for a quieter table. Enjoyed ourselves immensely. Personalized menu was a nice touch.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingTruly one of the best meals we have had. I never review anything - but couldnt miss this opp to rave. This dining experience was exceptional. We did the Chef's menu and wine pairing. The attention to detail on every dish made for a unique and exciting dining experience. Exquisite.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMKeep up the good workThis is my 3rd time there and it gets better n better every time. It was a special occasion to celebrate my Son's birthday. They had less than 2-hour notice but they managed to print a special menu with a birthday message on the menu for him.
Nathan is wonderful and service is impeccable .5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Dining experience I'veBest Dining experience I've had in many, many years. A pure treat from top to bottom. Staff was amazing, presentation was amazing, atmosphere was perfect. Fine dining but not pretentious. And of course, a pleasant exploration of cuisine.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh level, creative, andHigh level, creative, and (most important) delicious cuisine. Will retrun on my next San Francisco trip5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and service.We really enjoyed our dinner at Sons&Daughters. The food was unique and tasted great. People were nice. Great place for a special occasion or romantic dinner.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMterrific and creativeWhat a fantastic experience. The food was very creative without compromising the integrity of the meal. Staff was great as well. Highly recommend this place.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMToo much for just great food...A perfect dining experience involves more than food - even if the food is exceptional...
The food was delicious, original & inspired. The service was very nice. The paired wines were very good though sparingly poured and all, except the sparkling & dessert, served in the same "universal tasting" glass. The decor was bleak and uncomfortable. I'm glad we went but don't imagine a return. Dinner was $450.00 for two; too much for just food.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely spot for special occasionsThe price fixed menu was a touch pricey and the portions were small (though I left full). But the quality of ingredients, flavors, attention to detail, and service were outstanding. The intimate setting and seasonal flavors make this place perfect for special occasions.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial occasion diningA perfect evening with no fuss and very interesting, tasty dishes, well matched by unusual wine pairings. Each dish beautiful in its presentation. Thoughtful service. Loved the quiet room. Our only complaint: the cold draft coming up the back stairs directly to our table. Even those by the fire felt it.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Fabulous tasting menu! Delicious wine pairings! We had a wonderful evening. Thank you!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing: Art and FoodWe had a truly unforgettable dinner at Sons and Daughters. From the moment we walked in, we felt welcomed, as if in someone's home. Each course was both magnificently tasty and artistically presented. Each lettuce leaf or berry was placed perfectly and the combinations were unique. Even the sea urchin, which we had never tasted and were worried about, was presented in a way that made it delicious and special. The staff were knowledgeable and kind. The evening was one to remember and while the final bill was expensive, it was worth it.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best dinnerEvery dish was so beautiful and delicious.
It was the best dinner I've ever had in Bay Area5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMdelightful experienceVery attentive and personable staff. Calm, no sense of being rushed. Food was beautiful and delicious. Staff were very willing to answer questions and even brought out some ingredients so we could see what they looked like before cooking. Sommelier was very knowledgeable and available.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing PlaceOutstanding food, great ambiance, exceptional service.
The tasting menu was a hit! From the amuse to the mignardise, everything was absolutely flawlessly executed.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMYummyEverything on the price fixed menu was absolutely delicious. Our favorite course was the sea urchin ( AND we are not sea urchin fans ). Every course was beautifully presented.
It was my husbands birthday and we do not like a fuss, so did not mention it when making the reservation. But, when asked if we were celebrating a special occasion, I did tell them. They discreetly brought us glasses of champagne after our meal -- nice touch. Also, in the table next to us, a guest had some dietary restrictions -- the chef was totally accommodating to her needs and very open to changing the ingredients to suit her needs.
Love this restaurant -- will be back.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur tasting menu cherry popped!We've never treated ourselves to a tasting menu, so we were excited (I had the butterflies) and a bit nervous (tasting menus can seem a bit intimidating). But all members of the down to earth staff made us feel relaxed. Even paid special attention to us celebrating his last day and gave us bubbles. I never order chicken, and the chicken course was probably my favorite. I've had trouble with Uni in the past, and now it's all I've been able to think about. The dining room is quite adorable, warm, masculine and homey feeling all at once. Much thought was given to every last detail from water glasses to linens to coffee choice to plating options to...oh my god how delicious the food. Divine. Thank you so much for the best dining experience.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Quite a bit less formal, but rivals Gary Danko's. Wish restaurants of this caliber would enforce a No Cell Phone policy, couple next to us were texting all night. Otherwise, Great!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat an amazing dinning experience.What an amazing dinning experience. The service was the best I have ever had in any resturant anywhere in the world. It is on the pricey side although we did the dinner with wine pairing which I would recommend. Easy parking right up the block.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellence. Period.Chosen online by menu and fresh/organic ingredients, this food experience was in the top two of my life. Tasting menu was beautiful to the eye with wonderful serving pieces, each dish a great combination of flavors, staff contributed to the enjoyable evening by being friendly/approachable/welcoming. They truly seemed glad we were there. Perfect small servings of breads added to the mea (not just filler!)l, I am a bread baker, and we fell in love with the buckwheat toast, and especially the moist and wonderful flavor of the roll with preserved lemon and ricotta in the dough. Even the last course, dessert, which many restaurants weigh down with chocolate, was a party of flavors on a plate -- super light but not simple at all.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEach course was more excitingEach course was more exciting and delicious than the next. One of the highlights of the meal was the chef's buckwheat toast. With only 20 seats in the entire dining room, the restaurant manages to make each table feel as though they are the only people in the restaurant.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good, particularlThe food was very good, particularly the vegetables. We ordered the wine pairing also. The pairings were good.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBest if the bestI can't say enough good things about the restaurant but I'll try, all through the night from the host, wait staff, chefs made my husband and I feel so special as though we were the only ones there. The food was amazing and we still certainly come back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy expectations were high,My expectations were high, and Sons & Daughters exceeded them! The special touches for the Birthday guest was much appreciated. Staff knowledge of the menu items, garden facts and wine was exceptional. Service was the quality of some of my favorite 3Michelin Stars venues in France. The execution of the top shelf ingredients was too wonderful to put into words. Many thanks to all there.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food, elegantlyFantastic food, elegantly and thoughtfully prepared from consistently great ingredients. The intimate dining room and comfortable service provided by the staff just add to a great experience. The wine pairings are very often deliciously spot on and enhance what is otherwise fantastic food.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had dinner 4/14 our lastWe had dinner 4/14 our last night in SF. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable about the various dishes. The sommelier knew her wines and helped me pick a lovely white.
The food was truly a work of art. Multiple small delicious dishes of fresh home grown veggies and farm raised meats. We never felt rushed. At the end of the meal, you are full and satisfied. This is a real must for true foodies.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMwhat a fantastic dining experience.what a fantastic dining experience..every element of this restaurant is outstanding!
recommended unconditionally!!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, and veryExcellent service, and very fresh ingredients.
Ambiance is good, but very quiet4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply exceptional. HighSimply exceptional. High quality, local ingredients prepared extremely well. Wine pairings are always a perfect fit.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant provides theThis restaurant provides the best service that I have ever received in a restaurant. In addition, the food was so delicious. A bit pricey, but it's worth it. You won't regret going here!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I both recentlyMy wife and I both recently relocated to the US, so to celebrate her 30th we wanted to go somewhere special. While the food scene in SF is really great, we've been spoiled over the last decade by the shear number of fantastic chefs and restaurants in Sydney/Melbourne Australia and feeling a little bit lost over here. Sons and Daughters was like spending the night back at home: phenomenally good. The degustation format is fixed by the chef, with preferences cleared in advance by the excellent staff, consisting of relatively small courses, exceptionally prepared, the freshest seasonal produce, beautifully balanced flavour and textures, each paired with a unique wine. Easily the best experience we've had in 3 months. Love it, love it, love it!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply the best.My wife and I have dined all over the world and this was one of our most enjoyable meals. The whole meal was perfect, from the welcoming atmosphere to the impeccable service to the innovative and delicious food. It reminded us of The French Laundry when it was still owned by Don and Sally.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife for her birthday,I took my wife for her birthday, and our taste buds are still singing. One of the most
unusual, eclectic, delicious meals we have ever encountered (and we travel a lot)
Pricey, of course, but worth every $. Patrick of Pacifica4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy experience at Sons andMy experience at Sons and Daughters was amazing. The restaurant is best for very special occasions, the setting is elegant and intimate. The menu, a tasting menu in which each of nine courses is crafted in exquisite detail.
Definitely for foodies wanting an experience that exceeds that of a 'meal.' Each miniscule, personally cultivated leaf on my plate was selected for its beauty, flavor, contribution to the dish as a whole. The service was coreographed to create interest, inform, punctuate the flow of the meal.
The cooks and servers greeted us as people, clearly enthusiastic about their work, the food and the diner's experience. We had a wonderful time.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely sublimeSons & Daughters delivered perhaps the best dinner I've ever had! We had the prix fixe vegetarian menu and every item was simply sublime. The wine pairings, too, were daring yet absolutely perfect. And the staff - everyone we interacted with was exactly right for the job - just friendly and attentive enough without being cloying or obsequious. The maître d', Nathan, was extremely helpful and friendly, even standing in the street to hail a cab at the end of the meal.
If you have someone you want to impress, go to Sons & Daughters. It's very expensive ($100 per person plus $70 more for wine!) but well worth it. A truly memorable meal!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSons and Daughters is -awesome-,Sons and Daughters is -awesome-, there is simply no denying it. It's expensive, but the experience is unforgettable and you absolutely get more than you pay for!
Impeccable service, killer food, and a really great space. Their reservation policies are a bit strict, but they call to remind you and who can blame them as they have a small space and want to make sure you're really coming as they make the meal just for you!
We also had a fantastic conversation with our waiter, the sommelier, and the maitre d.
Invent a special occasion and just go, just go. You'll leave with a glow, I promise.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, tiny portionsVery good food and service, but TINY portions. If you expect a big meal, even with 8 courses you'll be disappointed.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful,wonderful,wonderful.Wonderful,wonderful,wonderful. Every aspect of the evening was great. Thanks!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing experience - foodAmazing experience - food was interesting. Very earthy and you have to appreciate different florals to appreciate the food fully. My palette isn't as mature. Service was outstanding. They had really sweet touches like my mom's name on the menu (it was her birthday), a champagne toast, etc. The staff was very accommodating for the odd dietary restrictions that we had. I would absolutely recommend the experience for anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful birthday experienceWonderful experience. Staff was very attentive, discreet, and friendly. They had personalized menus for my dad's birthday, and a complimentary round of sparkling rosé to start the meal. The dishes were innovative and understated, without seeming affected. I feel like I had never understood an onion before their beef course. An excellent choice for an intimate, leisurely meal.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingly tasty and creative food!One of my favorite restaurants! I've been here three times and each visit has been getting better and better. This last time the food was outrageously good... I look forward to my next visit!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM