Sons & Daughters
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.
What Insiders Are Saying
Fine dining that doesn't take itself too seriously. Sons & Daughters is definitely our speed.
Definitely special, but compared to other similarly high priced inventive multi-course meals I've experienced, this wasn't the best. Afterwards, i felt like I could have spent same amount and had better quality michelin star level dishes elsewhere. For me, some dishes felt like the weren't quite dialed in flavor wise, but they were no doubt creative. On the good side, it was a nice interior, with great service and wine pairing. Really liked the envelope they handed you at the end of the meal, with record of all you ate that night plus wine descriptions, plus a boxed truffle salted chocolate! Really nice touch.
It's a cold Saturday night. The traffic is bad and parking is hard. Dinner is eight courses and I enjoyed five of them and not the other three. The ones I don't enjoy aren't bad. I just don't like the flavors.
My wife had pescatarian menu she didn't enjoy the change. Not only ingredient quality is lower than those on regular menu but also the flavor is no match to them either.
But still, Sons and Daughters has its merit. And, whoever hasn't visited it yet could plan for it.
Excellent service and terrific food. Exactly what we hoped to find on our trip to San Francisco. Highly recommend
Outstanding dinner, tasting menu, attentive service with incredible chef’s creations. I’ll be back next trip to San Fran.we had 4 dinners during our trip, all at outstanding restaurants. This stands head and shoulders above the others.
Flawless in every way.
Excellent fixed-menu dinner in an intimate setting. Top-notch service. Romantic, high-quality dining without being over the top. A few real show-stopper courses. Loved it!
Perfect place for a lingering romantic dinner with my partner!
We had a fabulous 8 course meal with an extra amuse course, a palette cleanser course and truffle chocolates packaged to take home. The food was creative, unusual, artfully displayed and delicious. Some of us included the wine pairings that were perfectly matched to the flavors of the various courses. It's a small quiet restaurant so call at least a month ahead, but well worth the slightly hefty price.
We had the best time, the food was excellent and the staff was awesome, thank you so much!
Ryan & Jocelyn
The best experience in SF. Great food, nice people, just awesome!
Had the most amazing anniversary dinner, the wine pairing was incredible! Highly recommend
My husband and I received a dinner at this restaurant as a gift. What a wonderful treat! The food was beautiful and very tasty. They serve very small to small portions but after 8 courses it is really more than enough food. The service was excellent as well, we felt well cared for. We did have the wine pairing with the dinner and everything was explained so well I felt like I was getting a wine tasting education!
We had a lovely evening,
Warm hospitality and creative cuisine. Very organized operation from start to finish. They really took care of us for my hubby’s 40th.
Underwhelmed with the tasting menu, the highlights were the bread, tarts, and desserts. The rest of the dishes didn’t flow together and missed with a lot of the ingredients not pairing well together. For the price there are better options out there for you. The ambiance and service was really good but the food didn’t hold up its end.
Not cheap but worth it for the experience, not your average restaurant.
Great food and great service. I'll be back there again!
Most definitely one of the best deals for fine dining in the city. The experience from start to finish was wonderful thanks to the attentive, friendly and warm staff. The tasting menu was diverse, creative and (of course!) tasty. S&D took care in making sure the reservation went perfectly. I was contacted by text on two occasions to confirm the date and time, as well as the names and spellings of the guests in my party (they put this on the menu). Thanks S&D for being a nob hill gem!
The reason this place had same day reservations available on a Saturday is because it's bad. Worst michelin star meal I've ever had. Every dish was super salty, many inedibly so. Lobster canneloni made with wonder bread and drowned in a way too peppery coconut cream sauce that managed to be too salty at the same time? A shockingly terrible dish of soggy, muddy beet-braised greens on top of fried boquerones and buried under what I can only guess/hope was sumac? An amateurish deconstructed pineapple dessert? Who comes up with this nonsense? Complete waste of money. The only redemming point of the meal was the wine pairing and the house made bread.
When the kitchen is on, the dishes are sublime. The caviar with sunchokes three ways and the buttermilk-encrusted sweet potato were surprising and delightful. But some dishes were odd and flavors were mismatched (scallop with too tart sauce, truffles overwhelmed by a spicy coconut milk sauce). The service was really stellar -- unpretentious, considerate, and kind when I asked stupid questions. The restaurant itself is cozy in a way that too many of the the SF blonde-wood-and-cement restaurants are not. Finally the wine pairings were some of the most well-considered I've ever had. I'm happy I went once. For this level of dining and expense, I don't think I would return on my own dime. I'd be thrilled to go as someone else's guest though.
We had 8 cous
Maybe restaurants at this price point upcharge regularly without communicating the difference in cost, but we thought it was poor service to raise the bill over 100 dollars without discussing the options with us first. I understand that when serving people with bottomless wallets it can be passé to discuss the cost of upgrades, but we don’t fall in that category, and didn’t budget for the extreme price increase. We were very much looking forward to our experience dining with you, but unfortunately will never be back.
One Michelin star restaurant trying very hard to become a two Michelin star restaurant.
- Service was impeccable - warm, but still very professional. Definitely a highlight!
- Wine pairing was excellent - very unique wines that were thoughtfully paired with the dishes.
- Food was unfortunately kind of a mixed bag - a lot of dishes were unbalanced in some way. I think they are really trying to go for strong, unique/unexpected flavor combinations. Sometimes it comes together wonderfully (roasted sweet potato with buttermilk with the Riesling wine pairing is magic! juniper and bay laurel ice cream with roasted pineapple is a powerful mix of very sweet and herbacious and creamy that works really well), but sometimes it is overpowering (overly salty canneloni, very odd and unpleasant mix of burnt/charred and fishy flavors with the chicory and bouquerones)
- Bread and butter was incredible - can they open a bakery and sell their breads?
Amazing, celebration for my moms birthday!
INCREDIBLE experience if you have a million dollars. Or a gift certificate ;)
Wonderful food and a memorable experience. Great atmosphere and extremely knowledgeable and attentive staff.
I could go on and on about it, but this place is for people who love uniquely prepared food and have the money to spend. If you fit those two criteria, then go and enjoy!
Food was excellent. Very creative and beautiful presentation. We loved it!
We had one fantastic experience!
We loved the experience and the attention to detail. I had the wine pairing with dinner and it did not disappoint. All plates were amazing. Truly enjoyed the service and the detailed menu at the end. We will definitely return.
Food was delicious. Staff was well versed and impecable.
Service was excellent. Some dishes were too salty. The cannelloni I would have preferred to be unfried. Overall, pleasant experience.
Amazing food and wine. Highly recommend.
Great choice for my fiancé’s birthday! They texted us 45min before to let us know our table was going to be ready 15min later than our reserved time and recommended places to have a drink while we wait. Service was great overall - all the staff acknowledged his birthday. Food was excellent. They didn’t tell us how many courses to expect which would’ve been nice but everything was fresh, delicious and had nice presentation. Flow of food came out well too. We were full by the end. Great value - would recommend!
Great restaurant, amazing food and wine choices as pairings!
Really good. Worth a trip for a special occasion. Excellent wine pairings.
The restaurant is a great value for the quality of food in comparison to other fine dining restaurants, the restaurant is above the one Michelin star level without a doubt they probably deserve two.
The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, my wife is gluten-free they beyond accommodated her hours sheet with substitutions when so many restaurants just omit items from the menu
The food was presented beautifully and the staff was so attentive and professional. This experience was a special occasion in itself.
Fantastic experience, people at Sons and Daughters made our evening very memorable and created a custom 100% vegetarian menu just for us! Highly recommend.
Have been to a few one-star restaurants around the city and Napa. This was a very approachable but triumphant tasting menu with fun and interesting wine pairings. The caviar and sparkling wine pairing was a hit!
Extremely disappointing and over priced