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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sweet Woodruff

798 Sutter St. (Jones St.) Send to Phone
415-292-9090
Serving clever versions of international classics, this Sons & Daughters spinoff proudly packs a hipster crowd.

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sweet Woodruff Restaurant Review

: The team behind nearby Sons & Daughters helms this small, crowded, elaborately casual soup-salad-sandwich spot with a big open kitchen that turns out clever, tweaked versions of international classics. Nasturtium flowers are in the tender, fluffy mac ā€˜nā€™ cheese. Lamb tongue is in the salad. Risotto is made with rye. And the banana cream pie is not a humble, creamy, white-and-yellow wedge but deconstructed: a dollop of cream, a fresh banana slice and a square biscuit "crust" standing erect. Steamed rice pressed into patties, then crisped, is the kung-pao chicken sandwich's "bread." The "PB" in the PB&J is pork belly. (With strawberry jam, of course.) It's all very seasonal, and each item is immaculately conceptualized. But biggish prices, smallish portion sizes and palpable pretension make meals rather like visiting a museum of the twentysomething, twenty-first-century, artfully tattooed, high-salaried San Franciscan. Mostly local beers and wines complement the experience.
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