About Kim Alter

Kim Alter is the chef/owner of Nightbird and adjoining Linden Room. She formerly worked with the Daniel Patterson Group for three years at the helm of kitchens such as Haven and Plum in Oakland, California. Prior to that, she has worked in some of the Bay Area’s most notable restaurant kitchens including Manresa, Ubuntu, Aqua and Acquerello. Her food often takes familiar dishes to new places with creatives pins on classics.


  • Bib Gourmand (Plum)
    Michelin Guide
  • Nominee for Best New Chef
    Food & Wine
  • Three Stars (Haven)
    San Francisco magazine
  • Best New Chef
    Oakland Magazine
  • Best New Restaurant (Haven)
    Oakland Magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

"Beet charcoal looking like....."
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"I'm not one for self promotion, but to be included on a list, long or short, filled with amazing friends and chefs brings a small sense of pride. Thank you so much for the consideration @beardfoundation"
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"getting lost for a minute"
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From My Menu