Sons and Daughters Restaurant Review, San Francisco


Sons and Daughters

708 Bush Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

(415) 391-8311

(415) 391-8312 (Fax)

Sons and Daughters Website

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Sons and Daughters San Francisco Exterior Decor

Sons and Daughters is a One Michelin star restaurant run by young chef/owners Matt McNamara and Teague Moriarty. (Gregoire) They have a 1 acre garden in Los Gatos that yields fresh produce and herbs.

Why did we dine here? – It has been on our hit list for many months. Positive reviews from Bauer plus the Michelin star.

Summary – Sons and Daughters lived up to the hype. Inventive New American fare from young expert chefs.

Insider Tip – Make reservations. Be open to whatever they serve as there are no choices.

Cuisine – New American
Chef – Matt McNamara and Teague Moriarty
Location – San Francisco Nob Hill
Opened – 2010

Sons and Daughters San Francisco Interior Decor

Decor, Vibe – Sons and Daughters has a small 29 seat dining room with a tiny open kitchen full of activity. Rustic, old fashion decor with several pictures on the walls.

Sons and Daughters San Francisco Tasting Menu


Sons and Daughters’s Menu Changes all the time due to seasonality. We had the Spring Tasting Menu. Vegetarian menu is available.

Website Sons and Daughters Menu

Sons and Daughters Image Set

Sons and Daughters San Francisco chicharon

Chicharon – Buttermilk, Green onion, Dill – An interesting way to start a meal with a crunchy chip with trout roe on top and some tart yogurt.

Warm wheat bread – tiny slice but very delicious.

Sons and Daughters San Francisco Green Garlic Soup

Green Garlic Soup – Green garlic, Radish, Miner’s lettuce – Slightly salty, poured table side, very fresh flavors though.

Sons and Daughters San Francisco Carrot Puree

Carrot Cumin Puree – Carrot, Celery, Korean mint – A dish that showed off the freshness of their farm raised ingredients. Extremely clean and pristine.

Sons and Daughters San Francisco Kampachi

Kampachi – Kampachi, Lime koso, Crisp skin – Nice interplay between the sashimi and the frozen ponzu sauce. Crunchy, chewy blend shows off their ingredient combining prowess.

Sons and Daughters San Francisco Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus – Asparagus, Quail egg, Spring onion – The asparagus were excellent and textually contrasted the 62 degree egg.

Sons and Daughters San Francisco Sunchoke Maitake

Sunchoke, Maitake, Leek – Another dish showing off their garden in the South Bay.

Pretzel bread – piping hot, fun, and tasty.

Sons and Daughters San Francisco Squab Breast

Squab Breast – Squab, Pistachio, Fennel – Served medium rare, crispy skin, simpily excellent.

Sons and Daughters San Francisco Rhubarb Soup

Rhubarb Soup – Rhubarb, Lemon curd, Chrysanthemum – The curd and the tart rhubarb intermixed nicely. A refreshing pre-dessert.

Sons and Daughters San Francisco Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake – Strawberry, Coffee, Condensed Milk – Classic dish prepared with lots of care.
Alternate dessert – Vanilla & Coconut cremo – A bit watery and lacking in flavor.

Pate de fruit of Guava rounded out the evening.


Service – Sons and Daughters has very good service, but nothing over the top.

Value – Prices are not cheap, but in line with tasting menus.

Alternatives – Restaurants in this style include Commonwealth, Saison, and Commis.

Verdict – Sons and Daughters fulfilled our expectations with accessible modern New American cuisine. The food was inventive but not over the top. Textures, flavors, freshness were all top notch.

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Sons and Daughters Overall Rating: (Excellent 3)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Excellent)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Hours:Tues - Sat 5:30-9pm
Prices:$82 - $92

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