Sons & Daughters

4.7
1180 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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.
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.
What 1180 People Are Saying
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The food was reasonable, however it lacked a theme and creativity. Everything was prepared well, but we found it underwhelming compared to other Michelin restaurants. Service was poor and felt very scripted, also wine pairings were poured sparingly. Overall an average meal but we felt the value and service were quite disappointing.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Lobster and duck far too salty... others are ok, frankly speaking nothing very special

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Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had.

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Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tasting dinner with wine pairing was truly superb. Nice presentation and highly attentive service.

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SF
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food experience. Very different and the wine pairing was fantastic.

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JG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

More than we asked for. Perfect! Delicious! A nice place for any very special occasion ...

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B
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and inspiring dishes expertly served.

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M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Very good food with exceptional service.

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n
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service is not great for the price of the meal. Wine portions are a joke for the price.

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BS
New Mexico
37 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was just okay. I had been here before and absolutely loved it. Seemed bland and too simple. Left a bit hungry. Wine pours were so small. Really expensive for not much and not great.

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Julianna was extremely friendly and the customer service here was impeccable. We decided to try this restaurant before watching a play at the Orpheum Theatre and it was a pleasant and worthwhile dining experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent attention to details and superb service!

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SF
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall was very nice. Food was very interesting, creative and tasty. The foie gras upsell was delicious and a good value. The upsell wine (on top of the wine pairing @ $95) was not...$50 for two 2 oz pours of good but not great wine. Service was professional, attentive and unpretentious. Small place with direct views into the kitchen.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting menu - must try

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A phenomenal experience from booking to the end. The tasting menu with the wine pairing is an experience that shouldn't be missed.

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

Great Birthday celebration.

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D
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sons and Daughters never disappoints. Food was fabulous, service excellent, wine pairing off the beaten track and very enjoyable. Five stars!

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LD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, wonderful to watch chefs in action - there is a reason why they have a Michelin Star! Chef Teague Moriarty seasonal 9-course tasting menu is not to be missed!

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PG
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Our anniversary but we seemed to be the only ones who were not served champagne at the outset. Very disappointing. Food was fantastic. Service was stiff and unsmiling. Nice location, great food, but they need to step up the service to match the price tag.

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s
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family went to dinner here for a special night together. It was delicious and beautiful. Everything was great, but it was crazy expensive. They use metal straws, which makes me love the place even more. This is a special occasion restaurant.

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PN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When my boyfriend and I were moving away from San Francisco, we knew we had to make our last dinner somewhere special. We had been to Sons and Daughters two year ago for a birthday and it’s remained one of our favorite restaurants in the city, so it was an easy decision to come back. The restaurant itself is so special and quaint, it creates an unbelievably unique experience. The staff and service are absolutely top notch. They are attentive without being too much, so friendly and comforting and extremely knowledgeable. It felt like we were dinning with friends! And then the food....oh the food. The prefixed menu is 8 (with option for a 9th) incredible courses, each one better than the last. It’s a perfect combination of veggie, meat and seafood so extremely satisfying of a journey to go on. This restaurant will be one ill remember for a lifetime. Thank you Sons and Daughters for an incredible final meal in San Francisco!

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OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sons & Daughters is the best restaurant in San Francisco. Treat yourself!

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San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular dinner, very innovative- service was impeccable and somm made the experience unforgettable.
Thanks !

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TP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had such a great time!

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N
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
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
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
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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f
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 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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L
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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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SL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

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

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LW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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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z
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 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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C
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 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
53 reviews
Dined 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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