Delicious and interesting dishes, beautifully served. Gracious, friendly, professional service - reminded me of Paris. Very good wine list.
Excellent food, beautifully presented, great service. Very expensive.
Will definitely come back not only for the food but also because of the exceptional service. Will recommend to friends!
The food was not as spectacular as usual this was our 5th
Service was fabulous!
The food was amazing, service was on point. The server team made us laugh and the owner/chef came out to speak to us. Creative, delicious food. Thank you for a wonderful night.
We decided to celebrate our holidays with a special night out, instead of exchanging presents. The dinner at Nightbird was exactly what we hoped: wonderful inventive food, lovely ambiance, attentive service. There were some standout dishes: an opener of beet "salad" with a marrow vinaigrette, and a dessert reflection of beeswax icecream garnished with pollen salt. It was remarkable that this latter dish, seemingly so minimal, could be so subtle and multidimensional.
Amazing night from start to finish for our 20th year anniversary.
Nightbird has the best service I’ve had in the Bay Area. The servers made us feel at ease and the dishes were excellent. We had a great experience.
I love that menu started from the root, and then sea next the Earth and the air. Very composed well thought and beautifully planned. Service was exceptional
Superb tasting menu, where all dishes were fantastic, yet very approachable as well as original.
The wine pairings fit perfectly with the food; definitely enhanced the whole experience.
Daniel, our primary serving person was knowledgeable and very helpful.
The atmosphere was conducive to pleasant table conversation.
End of meal was also enhanced by the the little "goodies" given to each diner, including a special cake sample for the next day.
Wonderful bar setup prior to table service.
We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the experience!
We had a wonderful time at Nightbird! The reflections were the highlight of the meal, and the myriad of small details done to perfection made the experience an absolutely outstanding one! I would highly recommend it.
What a delicious and innovative 5 course meal. The lobster was fantastic and the beef tender and seasoned well all of the courses were above average in skill taste innovation I would return every time they change their menu which occurs every 3-4 weeks according to our waitstaff
This restaurant is exceptional. The food preparation and mixing of exotic with pedestrian tastes was nothing short of exquisite.
The service was excellent too.
This is the place to eat.
This was not my first visit. I enjoy Nightbird whenever I I am in San Francisco. This menu was Happy Holidays. I enjoyed all the various courses-lobster, squab (excellent) and beef. The reflection courses are interesting to taste as they are a bit of the previous course and the next course. The wine pairings are lovely. They always seems to have new vintners which adds to the fun. The staff are knowledgeable and provide detail with each course. Jerry was my server this time and he made himself available, but was able to gauge when to approach and when to wait. The overall experience was wonderful. I return to Nightbird to enjoy the rotating menu and have the quail egg in the nest.
Plates were inconsistent. One beet plate looked alive and vibrant. The other looked liked a bow smashed by three other presents. Is this a problem, not really, if the Chef didn’t spend half the night speaking to one table. Was the squab supposed to be cold? Was there only supposed to be a single piece? Has the price of pigeon skyrocketed!? Was the beef supposed to be a tasteless fillet with a dust that tasted like dirt? Was the butternut squash meant to be served cold and al dente with the Keller poached lobster? For $700, I expect two star quality, attention to detail and service. It’s clear why Nightbird, without focus on the food rather than a table of friends, does not meet the bar.
This team consistently presents the best food in the City at one of the lowest price points for five star cuisine. The technique and forethought that goes into each course - the sourcing, the aging, the fermenting, the layers and depth of flavor combinations - shows how truly great this chef and her team are. Service was informed, pleasant and warm and not overbearing or intrusive. We had a truly memorable meal that we have been talking about for days now. If you’d like to wow some friends or colleagues, get in here. Nightbird is absolutely stunning.
It’s a very pleasant space. Service is professional, well-informed. The meal was well-paced. I enjoyed at least 2 of the wines the pairing. I just wasn’t blown away by the food.
I was sadly a bit underwhelmed by Nightbird. As a local SF resident I’ve been looking forward to celebrating a special occasion here. The food was delicious, but unfortunately was under-presented and over-paced; the entire meal for 5 people was just over $1300. We were told in no uncertain terms when we arrived early for our 6:30pm reservation that we would need to be out by 8:15pm. There was no introduction to the meal; we ordered cocktails and we were rushed immediately into the first course. We mentioned we were interested in the wine pairing at our first opportunity during the 2nd course, and instead of slowing the meal to allow us to enjoy our pre-meal cocktail and then bringing the first wine, the server informed us we would be skipping the first wine and brought two tastings for the final course instead. About halfway through the meal we learned there were multiple options for the wine pairing, which were never offered or presented when we sat down. Overall, the atmosphere and food are beautiful and the service has the potential to be excellent but only if it becomes more client focused and less hurried.
The most overpriced meal of the year
Nightbird was a treat! We chose the pescatarian option and loved it! We also chose the wine pairing and was not disappointed. We started with a quail egg topped with rich butter hollandaise. I really enjoyed the Matsutake Truffle Tortelloni. Each 'bite' was followed with amazing intermezzos and two types of yummy bread! Each dish was beautifully presented and at the end of the meal, after dessert, the chef presents you with yummy banana bread and the menu! Next time we are in town, we will be dining at Nightbird again!
Excellent choices. But be prepared to leave hungry
The food and service was very good. There was not a dish that we didn’t find amazing. That said, it was very expensive... but I think that perhaps a 20% tip was already added? I did not examine the bill closely and did not keep a copy, but after the fact that is the only thing that makes sense. I added 20% without thinking and walked out feeling a disappointed.
Flavorful, sometimes "surprising," and beautifully presented courses, alternating with palate-cleansing "bites." A perfect pre-concert meal.
Fantastic gem of a restaurant. Great bar in the back with tasty cocktails. One of my favorite places in SF
This is truly one of my favorite restaurants in the bay area!! Definitely needs more Michelin stars
Beautiful meal. I skipped lunch so that I would be super hungry when I showed up... I was and then I left a little hungry which was the only sad thing. The meal is expensive so that was off for me. But I thought the meal was beautiful the way it was curated and next time I just won't skip lunch!
Amazing! Best meal I have had in a long time!
I have been here twice, once in the summer and once in fall. The menu has been different each time. Each time the food has been great. It's interesting, exciting, and at an amazing price point. It's much better than other places that are more expensive.
Great service and food. Server was perfectly attentive- not too much, not too little and not too much
An unforgettable night provided by a extraordinary chef and her talented staff. Less a mere meal and more an experience, dining here may be a sometimes thing, but one you should definitely indulge in - you deserve it.
Amazing food and amazing service!
Wonderful food and a great evening all around. Service was very good as well.
Nightbird is a wonderful experience. From the care given by the staff to the creative and interesting presentation of food. A 5 course tasting menu can definitely be filling. We did not do a wine pairing but did enjoy some cocktails which were on point. Dessert was just enough to satisfy our sweet tooth and the goodies they send you away with remind you that you want to return! Thank you Nightbird!!!
Lovely and delicious. Good fish, fun flavors, much umami, lobster two ways and quail egg were the highlights.
food gets better every time i visit. she will have a star soon, mark my words!!!!!
Food and service are both excellent. Not sure why it does not receive a Michelin Star.
The service was outstanding. The food preparation and presentation was fantastic. I also appreciated the selection of wines by the glass since my wife does not drink most wine. The cost was reasonable in view of the variety of dishes presented.
This was a real treat for a date night. The food was awesome and the service was great. I highly recommend this place for special occasions!
Vegi tasting menu had some really unique flavours. Impressed