10
From $75 to $150
Birdsong
MICHELIN 2019
1085 Mission St., San Francisco 94101 Driving directions
American
  • One MICHELIN Star : High quality cooking, worth a stop! Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavours are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard.
  • Good standard. Excellent wine list.

Additional information

  • American
  • Contemporary Décor
  • Non-smoking retsaurant
  • Wheelchair access
  • Private dining room
  • Restaurant

Useful information

MICHELIN Guide

The front windows are stacked with logs, dried fish hangs from the rafters and the dining room is gently scented with wood smoke, but lofty ceilings and a contemporary aura make Birdsong feel lumberjack-chic. While Chef Christopher Bleidorn prides himself on live-fire cooking and using every part of the animal, he’s still attuned to creature comforts, including a restful color scheme, gorgeous earthenware, elegant stemware and a staff that's as sharp as a well-made axe. The funky 80s rock music in the background certainly helps preserve a laid-back vibe.

His tasting menu underlines the cuisine of the Pacific Northwest, with a deeper emphasis on the intense flavors of wood fire. Perfectly grilled lamb-stuffed mushrooms are standouts, accompanied by the likes of custardy blue-corn bread matched with charcoal butter. The chef also flaunts immense skill with dehydrated and cured ingredients, transforming humble carrots into a tender, "meaty" marvel, or wrapping a cylinder of crisp pork belly around luscious caviar and chives for an enticing blast of flavor.

Even desserts get their turn in the embers: brioche soaked in jasmine custard is rich and moist, with deliciously caramelized edges.

- MICHELIN guide inspectors

Localisation

  • Route from this place
  • Directions to this place
  • Route via this place
  • Nearby hotels
  • Nearby restaurants

Where to eatnearby

  • From $25 to $50
    MICHELIN 2019
    212 m - 1100 Market St., San Francisco 94102
  • From $75 to $150
    MICHELIN 2019
    473 m - 4 Mint Plaza, San Francisco 94103
  • From $25 to $50
    MICHELIN 2019
    536 m - 360 Jessie St., San Francisco 94103

Where to sleepnearby

  • From€84
    Book
    6.8 (430 reviews)
    88 m - 112 Seventh Street, San Francisco CA 94103
  • From€87
    Book
    7.4 (246 reviews)
    94 m - 140 7th Street, San Francisco CA 94103
  • From€92
    Book
    7.2 (874 reviews)
    104 m - 121 7th Street, San Francisco CA 94103

Things to see and donearby