The Perennial - Chef's Counter

Modern American

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Going further environmentally than any global restaurant has upon its January 2016 opening, The Perennial (from the founders of Mission Street Food, Mission Chinese Food, Commonwealth) showcases a cutting-edge, pioneering eco-conscious, sustainably-focused approach to everything from aquaponics to progressive farming practices and we have the only chef's counter reservations available, with front row views into the open kitchen.

Diners feast on changing dishes from head chef Chris Kiyuna, like sunflower Caesar salad with aquaponic lettuce, potato confit with clams or trout with bone marrow in mussels broth. The spacious bar area, stewarded by bar director Jennifer Colliau, focuses on cocktails from small producers, heavy on highballs, lowballs and creative cocktails. This sleek SoMa spot features a spacious interior facing an open kitchen, lined with reclaimed woods and polished concrete surfaces.

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  • Two and a half stars from the SF Chronicle 2016
  • The "Most Environmental Restaurant In The World" Just Opened 2016 — Fast Company

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59 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Rustic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Family, Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (415) 500-7788
  • Private Dining Room: No