Chef Kim Alter’s much anticipated solo project Nightbird has arrived to Hayes Valley and with a successful first dining last Friday night, we can only anticipate amazing bites.
With some last-minute construction snags, the restaurant delayed opening last week, but the delay was only a week (thank god), and the kitchen was open for business last Friday.
Of the five-course opening menu ($125), Alter tells Inside Scoop
she’s focused on trying to use seasonal produce in new and different
ways, “corn pudding, fermented corn,
roasted baby corn and a gel made from corn with charred husks.” “That’s how we eat in California; beautiful produce,” only adding light touches that create elegant palettes.
The cocktails in the Linden Room, designed by Alta CA bar manager Aaron Paul, are divided into two sections: spiritous and seasonal, with fresh produce on call. The cozy next-door cocktail bar features a leather upholstered wall and Art Deco styling, and just ten leather stools. Keeping it small and intimate.
Check out two of their menus below:
// Nightbird will be open for dinner from Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., The Linden Room is open seven days a week from 5 p.m. till close.