Sons & Daughters

4.7
1156 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
Sons & Daughters is influenced by the seasons and unique elements of local farms in the surrounding bay area. The approach to the food is thoughtful, delicate and displays clarity of ingredients. Our tasting menu is $145*.

Our wine list boasts an extensive variety of both classic and New World wine selections. Selected for their unique expression of terroir and ability to enhance the light, seasonal and farm-influenced tasting menu, guests have the option to join us for the wine pairing, by the bottle, or by the glass. Our optional wine pairing is $95.

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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Modern European
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Wednesday - Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:30pm.
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Phone number
(415) 994-7933
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Teague Moriarty
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Private party facilities
Our dining room seats up to 28 people and can accommodate up to 33 people for standing receptions. We also offer service for off-site events.
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Private party contact
Julianna, Maitre'd: (415) 994-7933
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Powell
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Parking details
Sutter Stockton Garage at the corner of Sutter & Stockton streets. There is also an additional entrance to the garage on the 500 block of Bush St, 1.5 blocks past the restaurant on the right-hand side.
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Public transit
Cable Car at Bush/Powell
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.6

Fine dining that doesn't take itself too seriously. Sons & Daughters is definitely our speed.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
Reviews from verified diners
1,156 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
79%
Very Good
13%
Good
6%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had such a great time!

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San Francisco
2.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

This is a beautiful restaurant and the service was fantastic. We really enjoyed the experience. Unfortunately the food was mediocre and not worth the tasting menu price. Would not return on this basis.

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GD
New York Area
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. On the 7th anniversary of my first meal at S&D. I’ve had a meal here every year since 2011. The chef and staff have maintained a fantastic level of service and a curated meal experience from the start.
A very special restaurant and skill set is on display here and anyone involved in the process should be proud to be participating in delivering this level of quality and experience.

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San Francisco
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Dishes beautifully plated, it was great for the special occasion we celebrated

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! They pay attention to detail. The kitchen is small but mighty. I really loved everything on the prefix menu.

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CL
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We left with big smiles and a foodie experience richer. Excellent all the way.

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OT
San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! Inventive & thoughtful. Delicious food, great beverage pairings & a perfect play list!

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had an amazing anniversary dinner on Friday evening. The staff were amazing. Sommelier’s chosen wine pairings were excellent complementing some incredible work from the kitchen. Inventive and delicious. Thank you!

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AG
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot to celebrate my husband's birthday. Service was excellent. THe food and wine pair well and were delicious.;

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to Nate and everyone on the wonderful team for a lovely evening. The atmosphere was a great combination of conviviality with enough space and serenity to fully enjoy good company and excellent cuisine. The service was attentive, friendly, and unobtrusive. The dishes were well paced and all delicious, and I must mention the fantastic bread courses!

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OT
San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So excellent, I recommend coming here for anyone it is phenomenal!

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Edmonton
4.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience.
The servers were both informed and engaging.
Food....wow!

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Hawaii
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience, wines are paired perfectly with your plates, service was exceptional. What else can I say? A definite must try place.

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LL
New York Area
3.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Excellent service. Food and wine-pairing was good but not outstanding. Unfortunately, not worth $600. I’d say it was more of a $300-$400 meal experience.

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Chicago
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been fortunate to eat at some of the best restaurants in the country, and Sons & Daughters is easily in my Top 3. The quality of service was unparalleled. The waitstaff's attention to detail is remarkable. The wine pairing is one of the best I've had too. Each wine was perfectly selected to enhance the flavor and experience of each course. I would eat hear once a week if I could!

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulously fabulous! We felt like royalty from the minute we entered. Deliciously prepared and presented food. Wine paring was wonderful also. Our waiter was awesome, as was the sommelier. Both really understood the courses and were delightful to listen to. Very nice to sit by the chefs kitchen area and watch very talented chefs transform food into amazingly delicious works of art.

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New York Area
2.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Not worthy of a star or any continued accolades. The ambience is stuffy. The service is awkward and pretentious with repeated use of long words that had no meaning. Their was no cooking in the kitchen - the dishes were merely assembled, were all room temperature and lacked flavor. Teague Moriarty was not there and it showed as the entire evening lacked energy and excitement. The staff was simply going through the moves in rote fashion. The wine pairing was unimaginative and there was an unexpected $100 wine supplement charge for two extra glasses that was not explained upfront. A very disappointing evening all around.

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GF
London
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Splendid, innovative cooking with a wide range of flavours. Enormous attention to detail and presentation.
Wine pairing generally good with two provisos. 1. All the wines came from Europe - as an Englishman some Californian wines woukd have been welcome. 2. The v good St Joseph had no chance against the excellent but v powerful beef.
Maitre D first class and staff competent and friendly with one off key exception.
A memorable evening.

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going to Sons & Daughters for 7 years and they continue to refine their cuisine and service. Their food and wine pairing remain among the best in SF and they always make us feel welcome. I have no hesitation in recommending them for a night of fine dining.

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TS
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, out of this world presentation, wine pairing and food - unforgettable!

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Dallas
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Quiet, elegant restaurant. Good tasting menu, but wine in the pairings were universally poor tasting and quality.

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved this experience. It was like going to a great event . We arrived to Juliana who greeted every one by name and wished don happy birthday . She had called to talk about the Menu during the week

From the linen table cloth to the silverware and the fireplace it was well done. Comfy chairs and excellent service the woman sommelier suggested 2 fabulous wines
The the feast started with 8 (I think more) courses the food creatives and beautiful served

We had a blast for 3.5 hours in this cozy restaurant

The decor is a little funky ( a house renovated but we loved it)
Only ding was the music (weird) but did not spoil our fun

We would go again

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OT
New Orleans
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently moved to the Bay Area from Louisiana and was just able to host my friend for a visit. Sons & Daughters was our choice for an opening dinner and we couldn’t have been more happy. From the exquisite food, beautiful wine pairings, to personalized keepsake menu, they made my first time hosting friends in a new city a great experience.

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at my favorite restaurant! And there gluten-free breads are the best!

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KB
New England
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, the tasting menu with wine pairings was amazing! The staff was attentive and and the ambiance was perfect date night or special occasion.

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St. Louis
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spectacular. We've dined here four times, and it is always perfect. The food is beautiful and delicious and it is served with joy. The wines are delightful.

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KB
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable! The food was one of a kind, and the wine pairing was the cherry on top of the cake. A wonderful evening was had.

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Seattle
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was the perfect birthday celebration. Service was out of this world, incredibly knowledgeable staff that made the food and the experience that much more enjoyable.

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Vancouver
1.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Surprised this earned one star. To top it off my meal was complete with a nice long hair entwined in my food. I had friends planning on going in a few weekends. Made sure to tell them not to waste their time.

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London
2.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Terrible food and bad value

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fabulous! The service was outstanding and the wine pairing was exceptional!

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Las Vegas
5.0Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing culinary experience. A must try, if you're in the area. Both food and service was top-notch.

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GQ
Seattle
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful from the moment you entered the front door.
Julianna greets you with a warm smile and a positive energy.
Amy , the sommellier , was very knowledgable and friendly. She took the time to go over her pairings with you.
Alex (Alec) the chef was a maestro with his staff. Everyone was on point and all the details were watched over.
As far as the food goes...the menu changes.
But on the night I was there every item was prepared to absolute perfection.
I have eaten at many fine restaurants and this one is definitely worth going out of your way for.

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OT
San Francisco
4.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice presentation of food. Dishes were good but nothing outstanding. Would not go back at this price level.

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Central Coast
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall great food.
They just need to change a location

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Dallas
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing short of amazing. The food/drinks and staff were phenomenal.

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An evening of exquisite tastes. Every morsel was an adventure. Loved the combinations of texture, tastes, and visual presentation. The service was warm, informative, sophisticated, yet unpretentious. I felt I needed to take notes with every course and pairing description, but we were given the detailed menu of what we ate and drank afterward.

This was a fabulous three-hour treat on my birthday.
Can't recommend it any more highly.

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L
5.0Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, we chose Sons and Daughters for a Michelin experience in San Fran. We were not disappointed. The staff took the time to indulge us in the exclusive tasting menu and the sommelier was exceptional. Thanks to the restaurant for an amazing evening. We will be back.

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Hawaii
5.0Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurant in SF. It is worth paying.

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Central Coast
4.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pricey and not a lot of options due to prix fixed menu but most of the food was good and they were accommodating enough to substitute an entree when we preferred not to eat the sweet breads. Overall a pleasant and luxurious experience. The Duck confit was a bit salty for my taste otherwise dishes were great.

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