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Sons and Daughters

Map & Directions 708 Bush St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
  • California
  • Tue-Wed 5pm-9:30pm, Thu-Sat 5pm-10:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Recommended
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SF Weekly's Description

Young and daring, chefs Teague Moriarty and Matt McNamara apply El Bulli and Alinea's avant-garde idiom to farm-to-table cooking at Sons and Daughters, working with herbs and vegetables from McNamara's mother's garden as well as potions and devices from Le Sanctuaire, San Francisco's molecular gastronomy shop. A meal at this Nob Hill restaurant could begin with a spoonful of compressed melon, avocado purée, and one pink peppercorn, and end with a gooseberry-studded panna cotta glazed in a floral lemon verbena gelée. The pair aren't aiming to shock with their California menu, but to avoid cliché, and dishes like a squab leg confit with squab breast cooked sous-vide and pea-tarragon purée are as exquisite as they are exciting. Others contain one element (root-beer jus) that veers comically off course. Nevertheless, their creativity is fueled by tons of raw talent. One note: You can order a la carte off the tiny menu, but each dish is scaled for the (affordable) four-course prix-fixe.

Member Reviews

  • edo.jeon wrote a review for Sons and Daughters
    on 10/29/10

    one of the best new restaurants of 2010. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/26/FD411F9G4G.DTL

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Tips from foursquare

  • Bon Appetit Magazine on 03/30/11

    Just up Nob Hill from Union Square shopping, the cozy room serves a fine squab breast with squab leg confit, squab pâté, pear, and hazelnuts. Yum!

  • AskMen on 11/19/10

    They bring an intelligent enthusiasm to the food - sweet breads & lobster claw, or a foie gras desert - & it's a pleasure to taste the latest in fine dining for a good price.

  • Request one of the tables across from the small, open kitchen. It’s a lot of fun to watch the chefs in action. - Inspector

  • Holger L. on 12/21/12

    Tasting menu only. Most ingredients come out of their own garden in Los Gatos. Since you are splurging already, you should definitely get the wine pairing. They have a ton of local wines.

  • Aaron K. on 10/20/11

    They've jacked up the prices for their tasting and wine pairings as they've gained notoriety but this place is quite special.

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