Birdsong

4.8
27 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Our Birdsong experience is a 13-14 course tasting menu priced at $185. To allow our guests to experience Birdsong in a smaller format, guests have the option of a 5-course menu priced at $130 on Tuesdays - Thursdays. To reserve our smaller tasting menu please book "5-course menu", all other reservations will be for our full tasting menu. Please note - canceling a reservation for any reason within 48 hours of your reservation will result in an automatic cancellation fee of a full menu charge per guest.

**New Years Eve reservations will be different than our regular menu, please see Event page on our website for details**



Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(415) 369-9161
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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TW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the very best meals of my life. This is the revelatory experience I'm always hoping but rarely achieving to find when trying a new fine dining restaurant. All sixteen dishes were gems and tasted even better than we could have expected. They are polished and refined, but even more delicious than they are beautiful. Strong bold flavors, a commitment to rich and fatty flavors without being overly heavy and providing many really distinctive dishes and tastes. The restaurant was warm and inviting, very well lit (which is great for seeing and taking photos of the dishes) and I really adored our waiter who was great to talk to and provided tons of valuable context. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant and look forward to returning.

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BS
New Mexico
38 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is easily one of the best restaurants in the country. The food and service are top notch. Go and then go back to see how the dishes are evolving.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, ambience, service was outstanding! It was a perfectly orchestrated dining experience. I truly enjoyed every bite.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a delightful evening at Birdsong. We were able to book the chef's table which is off to the side for up to four people. Although not particularly conducive to conversation among the group, the view of the food preparation and interaction with the chef and staff was stellar. A beautiful evening of food theater and art. Highly recommend.

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal my husband and I have ever enjoyed. From the service to the presentation, we loved every moment. The chefs creativity was beyond our imaginations and the food was healthy, well prepared, fresh and delicious. We want to go back already:)

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JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reunion with a college boy toy dinner. We’re both *sses and contentedly spent the evening out-bragging one another, arguing over who aged more gracefully over the last 23 years. I, the obvious winner with the Asian ancestry, ordered hot water in lieu of coffee after what seemed the 20th heavenly taste of the night per the Chefs tasting menu...each of which were our hands on favorite -until the next bite! Upon the uncultured disgust out of my date (a pompous OC lawyer) our server, the divine Dee, explained how more and more folks, especially ‘elderly Asian women’ order the hot water. Despite her single handedly (notably innocently) giving him the night’s victory (and from his reaction might as well been the damn Stanley Cup), each and every Birdsong bite was a perfect mixture of taste, texture, elegance and punch! I’d definitely go again. The food was on point, the wine pairings thoughtful and surprising, and the perfection created the environment for everything else to emerge perfect as well! Must try!

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MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon entering Birdsong, I immediately felt like I was in an uncles cabin in the northwestern US. Vaulted ceilings, wood grain everywhere with some steel/brushed aluminum or copper accents. The smells were earthy (in a good way) and the tastes were amazing. Tasteful surprises around every course. The ears found hints of birds singing in the restroom. The service was great, the food was great, the ambiance was great...all and all I would venture out to my uncles cabin again, and I don’t even have an Uncle! Haha

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely incredible meal - awesome food, really thoughtful and well chosen pairing wines and fabulous service. Can't wait to return.

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S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best and most creative tasting menus I’ve ever experienced. Will be rewarded a Michelin star within the year.

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OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite, delightful, and simply amazing

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HL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birdsong was such a special find on a recent trip to San Francisco. What a great evening we experienced. The food for this tasting menu only restaurant was very creative and meticulously prepared. We sat at the long table that faced the kitchen and were able to watch the entire evenings meal unfold. The kitchen is not loud and hurried as one would think a kitchen would be. The kitchen runs like a well oiled machine and each chef serves their stations portions with incredible explanations of the menu. It was such a treat to be able to watch the chefs/ artists at work. The sommelier, Freddy, was outstanding! Very knowledgeable and charming...just another element of our perfect evening. Not to mention the fabulous wines that were paired with the food. You have to love a restaurant that has 3 amazing bread courses to complement the food. Attention to detail in all aspects! The dishes were even designed by the chef to present each incredible morsel that was prepared for us. Chef Chris Bleidorn is aligned to see stars in the very near future! Thank you for an incredible evening we will not soon forget.

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CL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Birdsong to celebrate our 1st anniversary based on the great reviews it was getting, and it did not disappoint! Absolutely loved the creative take on Northwest cuisine. The dishes were all so unique and served beautifully - it was like eating a delicious piece of art. The service was of course fantastic, and the wine pairing was perfect. I cannot recommend this place enough as the new hot SF restaurant!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So, so gooood! Better and more memorable than Saison

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I had a special date night dinner at Birdsong. We are originally from the Pacific Northwest so were looking forward to some PNW cuisine in San Francisco. The food was outstanding. Carefully and thoughtfully put-together bites that were beautiful to look at and just delightful to eat. This was some of the best food I've eaten in the Bay Area.

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BS
New Mexico
39 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Just wow. Go if you can. The staff and chef are so talented and humble. The experience is like eating great art.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was a little too salty. Wasn’t amazed by the main dishes but overall yummy

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f
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special place! Insanely delicious food, great ambiance, beautiful interiors! Thank you, Birdsong!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service - ambiance- cuisine all stellar!

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s
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birdsong is truly a special place. Having dined at most of the Michelin starred restaurants all over the world, it’s hard for a place to stand out and leave an imprint on my heart but I must say my experience from start to finish was uniquely wonderful. From the moment you step into the restaurant, you feel its warmth-it’s very inviting. The open kitchen allows most diners to see the intricacies of each dish being prepared. The experience is intimate and not pretentious, you feel as though you are dining at someone’s home. I know Birdsong is new on the map but I don’t doubt a Michelin future for this special place! The staff first and foremost is bar none. Our server Matt was so wonderful in the way he cared for us throughout our meal. The sommelier was bright, energetic and knowledgeable, another asset to Birdsong. Having the different chefs (sous, pastry, cuisine) serve us our different courses and describe each course and answer questions without egos was also refreshing, there was never a dull moment. Each dish was not only well thought out, but innovative, balanced and tastefully done. I’m glad I got to have the chef’s table experience here, because this place is going to be booming and I’m sure it will be nearly impossible to get reservations in the future. Well done, Birdsong!

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NA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and inviting atmosphere. Great view of the Chef's food preparation. The menu is well thought out and the food was amazing.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Every bite was a wonderful surprise

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TH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one the best dining experiences in San Francisco. The service is incredible. The food was amazing, the trout three ways stood out to me, but every dish was fantastic. Could not recommend more highly, will definitely be back.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say enough great things about our experience at Birdsong. We had chef’s counter seating with direct view of all the kitchen activity. Definitely don’t get a table if you don’t have to! The food was amazing, the service was perfectly attentive and articulate yet relaxed. Chris the chef made the rounds and introduced some of the dishes and we enjoyed talking to him about many things including the restaurants soundtrack which completed the relaxed “having dinner in somebody’s (really nice) house” vibe. I was unsure exactly what to expect with “heritage cuisine” and was happy to find uniquely conceived dishes which were delicious beyond description on a menu. The “beverage pairing” which included a beer with the final savory course is recommended as well. While not cheap, it is not bad for what you get. We thoroughly enjoyed Birdsong!

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SL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Delicious food, beautiful presentation, cheerful service. Best meal we've had in several years. Every detail very well thought out.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honeymoon !

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary. 9 years. I wanted something special and what we found might possibly be the best dining experience of our lives. It’s new, currently undiscovered and amazing. Having eaten at several Michelin 3 star restaurants, I feel like this place is at home somewhere on the M star list. It’ll be exciting to watch what happens. Highly, highly recommend. Destination level restaurant.

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