Nightbird Takes Flight in Hayes Valley, Have You Been Yet?


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.

Written by Anthony Rogers, photos sourced from Eater SF, shot by Patricia Chang — Get more foodie news in your inbox weekly. Don’t forget to subscribe.

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