Nob Hill Restaurants

Establishment neighborhood
Sons & Daughters
708 Bush St., Nob Hill
Dining here is an all senses on deck experience. There are only 28 seats in the smallish space surrounding a bustling open kitchen so socializing with fellow diners is kind of unavoidable. To keep the focus on the food, the team created an excellent—and at $115 a pop, surprisingly affordable—tasting menu brimming with locally grown ingredients (a lot comes from the restaurant's Santa Cruz farm) prepared in unexpected ways. The wine program is just as impressive as the food.
1760 Polk St., Nob Hill
On Friday and Saturday nights, this sprawling space feels and sounds like a rowdy dining hall and tables are spaced just far enough that you can hear your neighbors' conversation without bumping elbows. The floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto busy Polk Street, which adds to the buzzy vibe. Menu-wise, it’s all small plates that change seasonally, however, the lobster ceviche, lollipop kale, and uni bucatini have become signature dishes. Come with a friend or a date for cocktails and a few sharing plates.