State Bird Provisions

State Bird Provisions

1529 Fillmore St (btwn Geary & O'Farrell St), San Francisco, CA 94115, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
No

An adventurous, inventive, delicious, thoughtful contemporary American restaurant [CA native] utilizing a Dim Sum serving style.

9.4/10

Based on 430 votes

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  • The Tastes that Make the City

    The CA state bird w/ provisions is the best quail in SF, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: SF Edition." Read more

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  • Eater

    Whether it's savory pancakes stacked with local cheese or eggplant "fries," the flavor profiles are always eye-opening. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · January 28, 2013
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  • AskMen

    They serve good things like sourdough kraut ricotta & pecorino pancakes until midnight. And there is quail on the menu, served with lemon stewed onions. Read more

    AskMen · January 11, 2012
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  • Jack U.

    Ask for the extinct menu. 10k will get you 5oz of bald eagle. Worth every penny.

    Jack Ukropina · November 3, 2012
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  • Ben

    Bon Appetit's 2012 winner 'Best New Restaurant in America' - Congrats! Well deserved!

    Ben · August 18, 2012
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  • Alex D.

    Say yes to everything.

    Alex Dow · March 4, 2012
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  • Tasting Table

    Order the quail, deep-fried and set on a tangle of soft, lemony onions, then topped with shavings of Parmesan cheese. Read more

    Tasting Table · April 30, 2012
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  • ɐuǝlǝ ʞ.

    Everything was fantastic and well-prepared. The atmosphere is nice, casual and friendly. I love the idea with the trolley where one can choose from. Make sure you get the Red Trout.

    ɐuǝlǝ ʞ · December 1, 2014
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  • Katherine C.

    Want a prime-time reservation? Wake up at around 4 AM 60 days before your date of choice. It's worth it!

    Katherine Chan · April 20, 2013
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  • Samantha S.

    Sit down and have a chat with Mark Twain, then enjoy the prime rib :)

    Samantha Smith · July 15, 2012
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  • Shirley L.

    Def get the sturgeon pancake, hamachi, state bird, duck, and ice cream sandwiches! Get a reservation or show up and wait in line at 5pm for 530 seating.

    Shirley Liu · February 13, 2013
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  • S

    Ice cream sandwich. On point. Save room for it.

    S · January 30, 2014
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  • Travel + Leisure

    Waiters roam the room serving innovative small bites from dim-sum-style carts. The seafood selections are particularly worth flagging down for delicacies like black-garlic aioli on a fried nori chip.

    Travel + Leisure · September 27, 2013
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  • Line A.

    It's gotta be one of the most fun restaurants I've ever visited! Long lineups, impossible te reserve, but so worth it!

    Line Atallah · March 31, 2013
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  • Sam S.

    Eat here as soon as you can. Build up an appetite and then eat everything.

    Sam Spade · March 20, 2013
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  • Jia Jia

    Even late reservation are fine -- the dim sum style means there is food on your table just seconds after you sit down, and you won't be hungry for long.

    Jia Jia · October 2, 2012
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  • Exclusive Resorts

    "The food is 'dim sum'. Order a few hot items off the menu but also try the items brought around on carts or trays. It was all universally delicious and novel. It's worth a visit if you're in town."

    Exclusive Resorts · September 5, 2012
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  • Taylor C.

    Oh my god. Get the burrata.

    Taylor Cascino · June 9, 2012
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  • Rachael L.

    Must try the glazed pork ribs!

    Rachael Lynn · January 26, 2012
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  • ryanL

    Order the Paul Mathew Russian River Valley Pinot to go with your dinner. Fairly priced and quite tasty.

    ryanL · March 13, 2014
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  • Iris W.

    Quail, lobster salad, octopus, burrata garlic bread and birdseed dessert were delish!

    Iris Willow · October 24, 2013
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  • Daniela A.

    Get the State Bird (fried quail) it's delicious! Menu does change weekly based on seasonal items but if its available get it.

    Daniela Aceves · February 27, 2013
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  • Adam F.

    It's worth the wait... Stand in the "sweet spot" to get seated faster and bond with the awesome chefs.

    Adam F · February 10, 2013
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  • Jaime R.

    You can't miss with the fish. Stuart, Katie and team do wonders with red trout.

    Jaime Rodriguez, Jr. · July 11, 2012
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  • Beau S.

    Request the server choose desserts for you; yes, more than one.

    Beau Smith · February 10, 2012
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  • Kate

    All but one table is reservation only. Book Early! Ps no bar area but fat angel and social study are nearby

    Kate · January 7, 2012
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  • SFGate

    The quail is deep-fried in a buttermilk batter and served on a tangle of lemon-stewed tomatoes soft enough to be spread on toast. It's a brilliant combination. Read more

    SFGate · August 2, 2014
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  • Serious Eats

    Lively, exciting, and flavorful, the nouveau dim sum-style dinner at State Bird is as high energy as it is delicious.

    Serious Eats · April 21, 2014
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  • Jacob G.

    Get: guinea hen dumpling, hamachi on nori cracker and state bird. MUST get: spicy Dungeness crab with kimchi, brandade with smoked sturgeon and spiced cocoa nib ice cream sandwich.

    Jacob Gyllenstierna · February 20, 2014
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  • S

    Omg. Best meal in SF

    S · January 30, 2014
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  • Ajay P.

    The garlic bread burrata was a stunner.

    Ajay Pondicherry · October 24, 2013
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  • Al-Hassan H.

    Try and sit at the Chef's table on the stools opposite the big man himself - down to earth guy - and he'll lead the charge. Killer chocolate and ricotta cheese - is intense!

    Al-Hassan Hleileh · July 12, 2013
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  • Akaash A.

    Just... Yes. Yes to all of the things. ALL OF THE THINGS.

    Akaash Achreja · May 19, 2013
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  • Ty A.

    Just the best meal in SF.

    Ty Ahmad-Taylor · March 23, 2013
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  • Adam F.

    Good god...@immaculateinfat get on this

    Adam F · February 10, 2013
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  • Joel A.

    California state bird

    Joel Antipuesto · January 30, 2013
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  • jonathan g.

    Not an Asian restaurant yet they offer dim sum style service with a few items offered on menu. gets food in your belly quickly.

    jonathan gettinger · June 23, 2012
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  • Katie I.

    Make a reservation on their website (via Urbanspoon - not Open Table).

    Katie I. · March 25, 2012
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  • Beau S.

    Slip the food runner a $20 and you'll eat very well.

    Beau Smith · February 10, 2012
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  • Beau S.

    Don't order, just take the dishes offered to you until you're satiated. Also, here's a photo of the olive oil ice cream with rhubarb

    Beau Smith · February 10, 2012
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  • Allison Y.

    The duck fried rice, mushroom toast, and garlic bread with burrata were my favorites.

    Allison Yu · 1 day ago
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  • Dylan B.

    The charred broccoli and the burrata have crazy flavor!

    Dylan Boudraa · 1 week ago
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  • S

    Get: Duck liver mousse. Farro. Mushroom toast. Ice cream sandwich.

    S · 1 week ago
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  • Luka

    A signature SF restaurant serving inventive contemporary American food with lines starting at 4pm. Pork Belly Citrus Salad ($7) is a must Read more

    Luka · 3 weeks ago
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  • Tiffany T.

    The guinea hen dumplings were fantastic. We couldn't resist ordering two rounds!

    Tiffany Taylor · January 29
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  • Carsten R.

    Creative and good food.. but not worth the hype for me! There's more way better in SF!

    Carsten Roehr · January 20
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  • Omer Z.

    Amazing and absurdly creative dim sum-style dishes. Not cheap but not too expensive either ($50–80/person for food). Don't worry about reservations: come by at 5 or 5:15 on a weeknight and you're set.

    Omer Zach · January 9
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  • Brian S.

    Love to make a meal by going both al carte and with dim sum.

    Brian Strauss · December 31, 2014
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  • Calvin T.

    Start with the chanterelle toast ($3) and end with the shot of peanut milk ($2). Unique, tasty, and practically free relative to the rest of your bill.

    Calvin Ting · December 24, 2014
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  • Susan H.

    Always get the burrata... and when it's available, the maitake & duck ‘fried rice’ a la plancha. Actually, say yes to just about anything. You won't regret it.

    Susan Hobbs · December 24, 2014
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