Fine dining that doesn't take itself too seriously. Sons & Daughters is definitely our speed.
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.
Outstanding service, out of this world presentation, wine pairing and food - unforgettable!
Quiet, elegant restaurant. Good tasting menu, but wine in the pairings were universally poor tasting and quality.
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
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.
Another wonderful meal at my favorite restaurant! And there gluten-free breads are the best!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Terrible food and bad value
The food was fabulous! The service was outstanding and the wine pairing was exceptional!
Absolutely amazing culinary experience. A must try, if you're in the area. Both food and service was top-notch.
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.
Nice presentation of food. Dishes were good but nothing outstanding. Would not go back at this price level.
Overall great food.
They just need to change a location
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.
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.
One of my favorite restaurant in SF. It is worth paying.
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.
Awesome food and the wine pairing was even better. Will definitely come back.
The Somm was phenomenal, the pairing was awesome and on point. The food however, left a lot to be desired. For the price that we paid over 800 for 2 people I walked away super disappointed at the food for a few reasons.
1) The fish dish was so bad I couldn't finish it
2) The main entree came with two slices of duck
Maybe I just eat a lot but I was hungry after. So much so that I went home and had ramen.
Amazing food and amazing service.
Very slow service after the first couple of courses. Food was just ok. Not worth the cost
Awesome food and awesome service! In my opinion that should be a 2 stars restaurant! Love it
Such an amazing restaurant and meal. One of the most special places in SF.
A delicate copy's and palette expanding experience! Lovely table settings and service!!!
This meal was fantastic! Every course was thoughtfully prepared with great taste and balance. The staff clearly worked together as a team to orchestrate the perfect experience.
We have been going to Sons&Daughters since they opened. Now they are famous, and rightly so. There is no other option besides the chef picked menu unless one has allergies but each course is thoughtful and inventive without being weird. My only objection this time was too much salt in the trout dish but that is minor. This restaurant is every inch a champion.
This is one of the best restaurants we have ever eaten at. Spectacular servings. Very unusual flavors. Very earthy and very satisfying. .
Wonderful experience. Delicious tasting menu, beautiful presentation, wine paring worth it’s quality and presentation. An unusually quiet setting which adds to the ambiance.
Service and presentation were perfect, but the food struck us as good, but not great. Menu changes often, so YMMV .
It was a good experience, but really overpriced. The food was great (but not the best I've ever had), and service was perfect, but I don't think it was worth what we paid.
Food is superb! Environment is cozy.
I plan to write a lengthier review, but in a few words:
I have a creeping anxiety that not enough people know about Sons & Daughters, and that I might find it difficult to book a meal here in the future if more people find out about it.
Allow me to explain:
After my dining experience here, and it truly is an experience, I don’t understand why there is not more buzz about this restaurant, or more Michelin stars attached to it for that matter. Perhaps the best analogy for a meal here is a comparison to an authentic kaiseki meal in Japan. There is a level of attention to detail to each dish that it leaves no doubt of the chef’s intent when the dish was conceptualized. Each ingredient has its place, and everything works together to create a multifaceted sensory experience on the diner’s palate.
Now, to describe the food in that manner is actually unfair because it is a distilled and sterile description. However, there are times when you eat a meal at a Michelin starred restaurant and it almost feels like you are in the midst of a watching a surgeon perform a surgery. Everything is so refined, yet cold. A meal at Sons & Daughters is that level of detail and intent, with a sense of warmth and being welcomed.
If you are considering a special meal here, do not hesitate.
It was delicious and exquisitely served. The service was impeccable.
The food was okay, but the service was exceptional.
I feel like the food quality has gone down significantly from the last time I was there almost two years ago. I remember each dish being memorable previously and this time it was really salty and uneventful unfortunately. The service has gone down as well...several moments when the wine glass was low and no one around to pour and we also received someone else’s check. The restaurant wasn’t at capacity either.
Everything was great. We enjoyed the overall experience.
So far our favorite restaurant in town !