MICHELIN Guide 2019


  • Castro & Civic Center
  • Over 75 USD
  • Californian
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Located just behind a beautiful wooden door with a carved owl and in a prime Hayes Valley location, Nightbird invites you into its nest with a small and sleek dining room. If you arrive early, don’t miss a delicious craft cocktail at their sibling spot next door, Linden Bar, as it’s the perfect lead-up to Chef/owner Kim Alter’s five-course tasting. Though the menu changes often, Alter's presentations are consistently gorgeous. Witness a tender scallop "cooked" in yuzu juice, topped with uni, spring peas, radish, pea shoots and a truffle vinaigrette. Or go for a beautiful tableside presentation of white asparagus from the Loire Valley with paddlefish and salmon roe, a single leaf of nasturtium, as well as a drizzle of beurre blanc studded with escargot.


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal


Quite comfortable


Over 75 USD

  • Ä New establishment in the guide
  • 4 Notable cocktail list
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • a Wheelchair accessible


+1 415-829-7565
Opening hours
Dinner Tue - Sat

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