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.
Wednesday - Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:30pm.
What Insiders Are Saying
Fine dining that doesn't take itself too seriously. Sons & Daughters is definitely our speed.
Love the experience and the food/wine pairing. Service was spectacular.
A lovely experience for a special occasion. Impeccable service. Exquisite food. Cozy and romantic ambiance. They serve a 7 course pre fixe menu with an optional add on for wine or an additional course. We opted for the 7 courses. The meal was a steady relaxed pace of one delight after another and it was perfectly planned. Each course got progressively better than the last all throughout, starting with the tomato ricotta tart. The pumpkin mole made me want to lick that plate clean. I'm still dreaming about the duck confit sliders with housemade parker house rolls. And the TOAST. Oh! And they churn their own butter. Let's hope their butter churner never stops churning because that's a gift to keep sharing with the world. I was tempted to take that in a to-go box. Just the butter. If you're concerned about the amount of food - it was more than enough. My husband had to roll me outta there. So romantic! All the servers and staff were knowledgeable about what was being served, how it was prepared, where it comes from. They even remembered what food allergies I had and made sure to address that when we arrived. This is a fantastic restaurant!
Not worth the money. Service was phenomenal, but the food was below average. The food had many technical mistakes, and a sense of carelessness.
- foie gra mousse was gross with soggy and wet oat biscuit under; pumpkin garnishes were over acidic
- the beef tartare was cut over a day ago— either that or it was stored improperly, from all the oxidized sides.
- squid was way too salty
- snapper had too many scales left on the skin
- the duck confit served with parkerhouse rolls.. how the hell are u suppose to eat that?!
- the duck breasts were tough, had too many sinew running across it; the bed of leek-onion soubise was a disgusting mound of oil.
Worse of all, i realized they left out our canape in the beginning when i saw other tables receiving their canape. They made it up when i pointed it out, by packing our missing canapes to-go after the meal.
Phenomenal food and service. The beef tartare was the best I ever had. The wine pairings were perfect matches with the food. Overall, the price is a bit steep, but great experience nonetheless.
Unfortunately the inconsistencies and simplicity of the food made it hard to rate the food highly. My partner and I had a layered foie gras dish where the layers varied widely between our two plates. The squid was uncleaned and the duck was not rendered correctly to the point I could not eat mine. When the waiter was told about the inconsistencies my partner was brought a new dish to match mine. A credit was applied to the bill for the squid however uncleaned squid is a massive deterrence. When I questioned the duck they said it is the cooking style as they use a Japanese hot grill. This is an incorrect way to cook duck properly but I did not ask the dish to be redone as it can take up to 15 minutes for the fat to render properly. The flavors were nice on some dishes and unbalanced on others. I had expected more so was disappointed especially considering I had eaten at NoMad in New York a few days earlier. It is another 1 Michelin star restaurant but far surpassed Sons & Daughters in consistency, service, food and drink quality. The service was outstanding.
Really wonderful experience dining here! Incredible food, fabulous wine pairing and unpretentious. We came for a special occasion (a friends birthday) and there were very accommodating for celiac. Not too quiet or sterile, the staff were incredible and the food was absolutely delicious. Definitely recommend 100% !!!
Best meal I’ve ever had - what more needs to be said.
Very nice, small and quaint restaurant, with very friendly staff; however, food doesn't justify the level of sophistication they aspire to (or cost of dining). I enjoyed our meal a lot, there wasn't though anything that goes above and beyond; Meals that we had, are just a tiny notch above what I have eaten in a nice farm-to-table places. In a place like this you would expect to be surprised and challenged, instead we were offered series of very nice small meals.
Interesting and beautiful menu options. Each course is artfully created and stunning. Great service from Juliana and the sommelier both of whom were thoughtful and pleasant. Given the quality of the ingredients it surprised us that we kept talking about the crunchy, tasty sourdough and light sweet parker house roll although the tartare and snapper were pretty fabulous, too. Unfortunately there was just too much salt for our taste. Banquettes comfortable, not so much the chairs. Very pricey.
A bit disappointing given the reviews. Food was mediocre and flavors were not particularly appealing, most of the dishes had a strong sour note. Overall found the quality to be poor value for the price of the tasting menu ($145). Would not return.
Incredible experience! My girlfriend and I were coming to San Francisco to visit family and did tons of research on dining options. We read several great articles on S&D and had to try it. Everything lived up to our expectations. Thanks for everything S&D team! We will definitely be back!
Cozy and cool. Fantastic service with an excellent tasting menu. Great place for a date. They have got it just right. I’ll definitely be coming back.
An absolutely exceptional restaurant, as you'd expect from a Michelin Star. However, unlike most Michelin Stars, Sons & Daughters has hefty, substantial portion sizes, which leaves you with both a sense of fullness and value. The wine list is exceptional and the service is unparalleled. We loved this place and will certainly be back.
Great food. Inspiring menu that showcased the ingredients without being over done. Tasting menu & wine pairings was excellent, staff was friendly & knowledgeable, chef was personal & even delivered the food. Highly recommended.
Strictly a prix-fix menu that was outstanding! Great communication in the days leading up to my reservation to understand any food allergies and to get the names of my guests. We added the wine pairing and were quite pleased with the selections. Each course and accompanying wine was presented at a pace that was just right along with a short description of each. The staff was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed with noise on the quiet side of moderate. We had no problem speaking across the table from each other. Upon completion of our visit, we were each presented with a small box of chocolate truffles and an envelope containing the details of each course....which I have attached as a photo to this review.Plan on about 2.5 hours for your dining experience...while on the extremely expensive side...it was truly exceptional.
The place is lovely and the staff was amazing. We asked for a vegetarian menu and they were happy to accommodate us. We brought wine and the corkage was reasonable and the wine service was spot on. There were issues with the food however. The problem was that at least 2 of the dishes were very overly salted. There was also this pickled pumpkin dish that was a bit out of balance on the vinegary side.
Subtlety across the board. Delicious!
The experience is great. Wonderful service with a private atmosphere. However, the food was hit or miss. Many of the dishes had a single overwhelming flavor. For example, the beef tartare was very salty and drowned out most of the other flavors. I expected each dish to be well balanced.
The tasting menu was phenomenal. Every dish was fantastic in taste and presentation. The wine pairings were well done and well worth the $. All in all, the best meal I’ve had in a long time. Highly recommended!
It’s not cheap, but it’s a fabulous experience without the snobbery of other prix fix meals.
I have been dreaming about Sons and Daughters a long time and I absolutely blows away!! Everything for the time I walked through the door till the time we left I was very impressed. The food was outsatanding and very well balance. If you want a exquisite dinning experience, go here! I can’t wait till I come back :0)
What a wonderful restaurant! The food, wine, service and atmosphere were amazing. Loved it
It’s simply one of those “bucket list” places to dine.
Was visiting SF for husband's birthday with a couple friends. What a great find! Service was phenomenal and the food the same. The menu changes frequently based on what is fresh. You even get a printed menu of everything you had for dinner as a nice reminder of your night.
The location and set up of the resturant is nice/cute, quiet and cozy. The staffs follow order very nicely and are very friendly but not well trained for a 1 star resturant in San Francisco, but nevertheless service was good job. The prix menu is US$145.00++ per person but the food and value are not up to a 1 star rating for my standard, plating is fine.
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.
Lobster and duck far too salty... others are ok, frankly speaking nothing very special
One of the best meals I’ve ever had.
This is not American food by any definition. It’s really should say fusion. Had I known would never gone.
The tasting dinner with wine pairing was truly superb. Nice presentation and highly attentive service.
Great food experience. Very different and the wine pairing was fantastic.
More than we asked for. Perfect! Delicious! A nice place for any very special occasion ...
Delicious and inspiring dishes expertly served.
Great experience. Very good food with exceptional service.
Service is not great for the price of the meal. Wine portions are a joke for the price.
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.
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.
Excellent attention to details and superb service!
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.
Amazing tasting menu - must try