San Francisco, USA

Nightbird

Chef Kim Alter brings her own stamp to California cuisine with her first solo restaurant. With her focus on local produce and vendors, Nightbird produces the definition of fresh.

Chef’s Choice

Nightbird is a tasting menu only experience. Chef Alter produces a new menu every week. With the best ingredients available, she creates a meal that satisfies and surprises, with each course building toward the next. The style is refined, letting flavor and texture combinations shine through without overwhelming the senses. A wine pairing menu is also available, with discerning choices that elevate the experience. Alter’s pedigree and the meticulous selections and preparations comes at a price–the tasting menu runs $125 and another $65 for the wine pairings.

Charming Atmosphere

With an owl motif–the eponymous Nightbird–the dining room design is restrained and comfortable. Blue velvet chairs slide up to honey-colored wood tables. Pendant lighting keep the space bright and lively. Next door is the Linden Room bar–a sleek, sexy take on Deco style with artisanal cocktails.