Daniel Patterson at LocoL

Bio

Chef Daniel is a self-taught chef, restaurateur, and food writer. He is the co-founder of the Daniel Patterson Group, which opened several restaurants across the Bay Area. He has been labeled one of the most influential chefs in California.

Accolades

  • World's 50 Best Restaurants (Coi)
    S. Pellegrino
  • Two Stars (Coi)
    Michelin Guide
  • Nominee for Best Chef: West
    James Beard Foundation
  • Four Stars (Coi)
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Top 10 New Restaurants Outside NY (Coi)
    The New York Times
  • Author
    Coi: Stories and Recipes
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

My Restaurants

  • Coi
    373 Broadway
    San Francisco, CA
  • Alfreds
    659 Merchant St
    San Francisco, CA
  • Alta
    1275 Minnesota St
    San Francisco, CA
  • Alta CA
    1420 Market St.
    San Francisco, CA

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

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"Hand-size cookies at @welocol Bakery!"
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"Whole roasted cabbage. Sweet and tender under the outer layer."
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"New salad @altacasf. Wild arugula, curly endive, fennel, watermelon radish, Meyer lemon vinaigrette"
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From My Menu

Chef Evan Rich reviews Beet rose at Coi
$$$$ | Modern, | American
Telegraph Hill, North Beach, Financial District
2 Reviews
"It seems so simple, but it takes a lot of skill and effort to make this dish. The flavors are on-point."
Chef Lucas Knox reviews Tasting menu at Coi
$$$$ | Modern, | American
Telegraph Hill, North Beach, Financial District
3 Reviews
"I love the delicate preparation of seasonal ingredients in the dishes served here—they're highlighted without being over-manipulated. The peeled cherry tomatoes dressed in a tomato water vinaigrette and served with a grilled zucchini and wheatgrass puree was a particular summertime favorite of mine. "
Chef Caitlin Freeman reviews Candied raspberries at Coi
$$$$ | Modern, | American
Telegraph Hill, North Beach, Financial District
1 Review
"After having a pretty mind-blowing meal at Coi, it's hard to imagine that little sparkly raspberries could be the thing that knocks you dead. They are apparently an all-day project for the chefs at Coi. Starting in the morning, egg whites are applied with a little paintbrush, the berry is rolled in sugar, and then it's set out to dry. This is repeated over and over and over again until dinner service starts."
Chef Bridget Batson reviews Hen of the wood mushroom at Alta CA
$$$ | Modern, | American
Civic Center
1 Review
"This comes with cracked wheat porridge and shaved baby turnips. It's complete comfort food! The smoked pork trotter is a solid runner-up."
Chef Tanya Holland reviews Bone marrow at Haven
$$$ | Breakfast/Brunch, | Modern, | American
Jack London Square
1 Review
"Located on the estuary between Oakland and Alameda, so you can see Twin Peaks and other parts of San Francisco from the tables by the window. The design is impeccable and I really enjoy when a space comes together like this. The bone marrow is a signature dish, and I’m always inspired when I dine here. The cocktails and wine list match perfectly; I’m more for wine, but occasionally I’ll start with an artisanal cocktail such as the Bees Knees or peruse the stellar wine list."
Chef Robin Song reviews Smoked pork trotter at Alta CA
$$$ | Modern, | American
Civic Center
3 Reviews
"This is a great dish. The unctuous meat and poached egg are paired with fresh vegetables and a mustard vinaigrette—a great balance of hearty, light and refreshing."

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