State Bird Provisions

State Bird Provisions

1529 Fillmore St (btwn Geary & O'Farrell St), San Francisco, CA 94115, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
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An adventurous, inventive, delicious, thoughtful contemporary American restaurant [CA native] utilizing a Dim Sum serving style.


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  • burrata cheese
  • duck liver mousse
  • pancakes
  • seafood
  • pork belly
  • ice cream sandwiches
  • lively
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • dumplings
  • dim sum style
  • great value
  • off-menu items
  • duck fried rice
  • quinoa
  • Michelin stars
  • bone marrow
  • sauerkraut
  • tartare
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Jack U.

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

    Jack Ukropina · November 3, 2012
  • Ben

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

    Ben · August 18, 2012
  • Alex D.

    Say yes to everything.

    Alex Dow · March 4, 2012
  • 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
  • ℰℓⓔn℁ ✓.

    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.

    ℰℓⓔn℁ ✓ · December 1, 2014
  • 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
  • Samantha S.

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

    Samantha Smith · July 15, 2012
  • 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
  • S

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

    S · January 30, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sam S.

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

    Sam Spade · March 20, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Taylor C.

    Oh my god. Get the burrata.

    Taylor Cascino · June 9, 2012
  • Rachael L.

    Must try the glazed pork ribs!

    Rachael Lynn · January 26, 2012
  • ryanL

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

    ryanL · March 13, 2014
  • Iris W.

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

    Iris Willow · October 24, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jaime R.

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

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

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

    Beau Smith · February 10, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • S

    Omg. Best meal in SF

    S · January 30, 2014
  • Ajay P.

    The garlic bread burrata was a stunner.

    Ajay Pondicherry · October 24, 2013
  • 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
  • Akaash A.

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

    Akaash Achreja · May 19, 2013
  • Ty A.

    Just the best meal in SF.

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

    Good god...@immaculateinfat get on this

    Adam F · February 10, 2013
  • Joel A.

    California state bird

    Joel Antipuesto · January 30, 2013
  • 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
  • Katie I.

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

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

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

    Beau Smith · February 10, 2012
  • 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
  • Ting T.

    Not worth the wait or the price. Half the dishes were great but other half were mediocre. They did have an excellent sparkling rose which was poured at the table out of a magnum bottle.

    Ting Tsai · 3 days ago
  • Amy Y.

    Dim sum style concept with food from all around the world. Almost impossible to get a reservation, but you can wait in line for walk-ins. They do seatings at 5:30, 7:30, 8:45

    Amy Y · February 28
  • Allison Y.

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

    Allison Yu · February 25
  • Dylan B.

    The charred broccoli and the burrata have crazy flavor!

    Dylan Boudraa · February 19
  • S

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

    S · February 18
  • 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 · February 6
  • Tiffany T.

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

    Tiffany Taylor · January 29
  • Carsten R.

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

    Carsten Roehr · January 20
  • 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
  • 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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