Kim Alter at Linden Room


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

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"Wagyu short rib, the last asparagus, garnish we grow"
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"Nantucket scallops, pea, ceci, oro blanco, pea consommé"
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"Scallop, turnip, brown butter bagna cauda."
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"Then you walk into @sixthcoursesf and get inspired by two bad ass ladies. Yes you can eat that"
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Rustic loaf of bread
"It's hard this time of year in our business. We work hard, deal with grumpy people and have little time for ourselves and loved ones. And right when you are about to give up you walk into @tartinemanufactory and @charleschen66 reminds you why we do this. Thank you for reminding me"
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Chef James Moore reviews Truffles & pasta at Nightbird
$$$ | Full Bar, | Modern, | American, | Takes Reservations
Hayes Valley
1 Review
"Chef Kim Alter mmmmm bathe me in truffles. @nightbird"

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