Sons & Daughters

4.5
1219 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 1219 People Are Saying
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London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, amazing food and wine choices as pairings!

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SF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good. Worth a trip for a special occasion. Excellent wine pairings.

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was presented beautifully and the staff was so attentive and professional. This experience was a special occasion in itself.

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AU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience, people at Sons and Daughters made our evening very memorable and created a custom 100% vegetarian menu just for us! Highly recommend.

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CV
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Extremely disappointing and over priced

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, wine pairing, overall experience. Would recommend for special occasion.

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R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 4. The tasting menu was very creative, using interesting ingredients.
3 Examples:
1) French sturgeon caviar with butter glazed sunchokes and Brut champagne as the wine pairing.
2) Tartare of beef with smoked egg, matsutake mushrooms and local seaweeds.
3) Grilled Monterey Bay squid with fennel and persimmon mole.
We all agreed on the attention to detail and the variety of flavors and textures.
Two people had the wine pairing. The wines were AMAZING!!!!.
The butter was to die for. Oh! so fresh......
Definitely recommend.
A Wonderful Experience.
Plan to return.

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PN
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I travel to SF once a year and for the past 5-6 years my first dinner is Sons & Daughters because it’s always a warm welcome - like dinner at a close friend’s home - and incredible courses and wine pairings.

This visit was no exception. There were five of us and we all left thrilled. The friendly, engaging evening began a few days before the reservation, with a text confirming and asking if this was a special occasion and for the names of guests and inquiring about food allergies. So much better than a phone call.

The evening of dinner, the five of us arrived in two groups and all were early. Since our table wasn’t ready, they suggested a drink a few doors down, which was perfect. They texted when our table was ready - exactly at our reservation time. Our hostess introduced herself as the person who had texted me, and she in turn introduced our server.

Every course was explained carefully and each wine pairing was equally described with the “why” it was paired with the food being served. All delicious.

Our evening ended about 2 hours after arriving. We were never rushed, even though we were the last to depart. Our parting gift was a lovely menu with all courses and wine pairings, personalized with each guest’s name. A nice keepsake.

I can’t wait until my next visit.

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PG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service!

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H
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is expensive but totally worth it! My fiancé and I went to celebrate our engagement and went all out with the wine pairings and extra caviar course. I don’t regret any decision, it was amazing! The best meal we have had in San Francisco!

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LW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the experience and the food/wine pairing. Service was spectacular.

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YU
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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l
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 3

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.

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CF
Atlanta
79 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

For a one Michelin star it was okay - not spectacular. Probably worth another shot.

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GT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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HM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

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.

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AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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% !!!

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve ever had - what more needs to be said.

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F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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CM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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F
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CA
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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ME
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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f
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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JS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Subtlety across the board. Delicious!

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V
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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L
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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S
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s not cheap, but it’s a fabulous experience without the snobbery of other prix fix meals.

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GC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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)

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SE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant! The food, wine, service and atmosphere were amazing. Loved it

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s simply one of those “bucket list” places to dine.

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KK
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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FW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
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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VT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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

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