Aaron London

Aaron London

San Francisco

About Aaron London

Aaron London is the chef/owner of Al's Place. Hailing from West Sonoma County, he has been banging around the kitchen since he could reach the pots and pans. Constantly cooking for neighbors and family as a youth, the obsession with all things culinary carved his inevitable path to “chefdom.” With experience in top-tier Michelin starred restaurants such as L’ Astrance, Daniel, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, the AL’s Place cuisine touts our fearless leader’s expansive palate and boundless capacity to explore and create.


  • Dates a Very Talented Yoga Guru
  • Restaurant of the Year
    Bon Appétit
  • One Star (Ubuntu)
  • Rising Star Chef, nominee
    James Beard Foundation
  • Rising Star Chef
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • 30 Under 30
  • 30 Under 30

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Black cod head
$$, Modern, New American, Mission
"Might be intimidating to some diners, but you're not going to Al's Place to eat conservatively are you? Every morsel takes some effort to discover, but it's the best part of the fish. Check under the jaw for perhaps your best bite of the evening."
Trout head
$$, Modern, New American, Mission
"A trout's head is marinated and then cooked into a sublime, sticky collagen goodness. Just suck on the bones to get an umami bomb of flavor and texture. The menu changes frequently but get this if it's offered."