An adventurous, inventive, delicious, thoughtful contemporary American restaurant [CA native] utilizing a Dim Sum serving style.
Whether it's savory pancakes stacked with local cheese or eggplant "fries," the flavor profiles are always eye-opening. [Eater 38 Member]
Ask for the extinct menu. 10k will get you 5oz of bald eagle. Worth every penny.
Bon Appetit's 2012 winner 'Best New Restaurant in America' - Congrats! Well deserved!
Say yes to everything.
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.
Want a prime-time reservation? Wake up at around 4 AM 60 days before your date of choice. It's worth it!
Sit down and have a chat with Mark Twain, then enjoy the prime rib :)
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.
Ice cream sandwich. On point. Save room for it.
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.
It's gotta be one of the most fun restaurants I've ever visited! Long lineups, impossible te reserve, but so worth it!
Eat here as soon as you can. Build up an appetite and then eat everything.
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.
"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."
Oh my god. Get the burrata.
Must try the glazed pork ribs!
Order the Paul Mathew Russian River Valley Pinot to go with your dinner. Fairly priced and quite tasty.
Quail, lobster salad, octopus, burrata garlic bread and birdseed dessert were delish!
Get the State Bird (fried quail) it's delicious! Menu does change weekly based on seasonal items but if its available get it.
It's worth the wait... Stand in the "sweet spot" to get seated faster and bond with the awesome chefs.
You can't miss with the fish. Stuart, Katie and team do wonders with red trout.
Request the server choose desserts for you; yes, more than one.
All but one table is reservation only. Book Early! Ps no bar area but fat angel and social study are nearby
Lively, exciting, and flavorful, the nouveau dim sum-style dinner at State Bird is as high energy as it is delicious.
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.
Omg. Best meal in SF
The garlic bread burrata was a stunner.
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!
Just... Yes. Yes to all of the things. ALL OF THE THINGS.
Just the best meal in SF.
Good god...@immaculateinfat get on this
California state bird
Not an Asian restaurant yet they offer dim sum style service with a few items offered on menu. gets food in your belly quickly.
Make a reservation on their website (via Urbanspoon - not Open Table).
Slip the food runner a $20 and you'll eat very well.
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…
The duck fried rice, mushroom toast, and garlic bread with burrata were my favorites.
The charred broccoli and the burrata have crazy flavor!
Get: Duck liver mousse. Farro. Mushroom toast. Ice cream sandwich.
The guinea hen dumplings were fantastic. We couldn't resist ordering two rounds!
Creative and good food.. but not worth the hype for me! There's more way better in SF!
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.
Love to make a meal by going both al carte and with dim sum.
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.
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.