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Nightbird is owned by Chefs Kim Alter and was opened in December 2016. Nightbird is an elegant boutique restaurant in the heart of San Francisco which embraces community, diversity, and delivers a hospitable and whimsical experience. We strive to set the tone with gracious, warm and genuine service to match our celebrated food. We offer a five course tasting menu that changes frequently. Linden Room is a chic and intimate neighborhood gathering place offering stylish and creative cocktails hidden down an alley next to the restaurant.
$125 - $125
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner at Nightbird - it has a lovely set menu (or veggie menu) with adjustments for dietary restrictions. The portions are great and the service is excellent! I really appreciated the ambience and the ability to hear everyone without having to...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 68lesleyb
Reviewed March 13, 2019

Nightbird is my favorite restaurant. This is well known. Last night was exceptional even by their consistently superb standards. My wife, our daughter, and I were going to have the three course pre-theater menu before a performance at the SF Ballet but were so late...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank fax0nb
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Loved the caviar. The bread was incredible as always. Since this was a business dinner, I did not take pictures. The halibut had wonderful flavors swimming in the broth. It is a pleasure to talk to Chef Kim when she brings a course to the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank booked2665
Reviewed February 8, 2019

Had the opportunity to try this restaurant for the first time. Multiple courses over the evening. The presentation, sizing, and quality of the food was excellent. Very creative in the nightly selection based on what is fresh from the market. Service was excellent and the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jim T
Reviewed February 6, 2019

The tasting menu has five courses but in between there are additional bites to the total dishes are more like ten. All courses are nicely presented and quite tasty and innovative. A bit pricey but in downtown SF, not a big surprise. The service is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Adtravel75
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Nightbird Nightbird is a very good and very expensive restaurant and on New Year’s Eve it becomes very, very expensive. The $175 tasting menu is upped to $200 and the $75 wine pairings are upped to $90. So including wine, tax, the obligatory gratuity, the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rhetor
Reviewed September 4, 2018

When you are in downtown SF for a show or event and want an incredible meal to remember even more than the show, this is the place. Start at 5 so you have plenty of time for your 730 or 8 pm show. You will...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kevin K
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Nightbird is an experience... a very expensive experience. The menu is a fixed price ($125) tasting menu with an optional wine pairing ($75). The restaurant is visually pleasing in a spartan sort of way. However, it is very loud inside. Not optimal for intimate dining....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank David P
Reviewed July 12, 2018

With so many options in Hayes Valley this is a nice surprise to have as food is amazing. Pre-fix menu with so many dishes you'll be satisfied by the end of the meal. Delicious food, great decor, staff is super friendly and they even celebrated...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Adsanchez77
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the tasting menu last night here. First visit and with the help of Danielle it could not have been better. Food was outstanding, great presentation and explanation of each course. 2 bread courses and the Parker rolls with housemade butter were phenomenal. Highly recommend...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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