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State Bird Provisions

1529 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115
415-795-1272
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Ranked #8 of 4,923 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Californian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I read about this restaurant back in England and booked a table ahead of my trip to San Francisco. We booked a couple of months in advance for 8 of us. As we had a larger party, we had a sampler menu of 17 dishes. This was fantastic! Highlights included the duck ham, quail eggs, pork belly plum salad, the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Unfortunately this place takes no reservations for smaller groups. We arrived 30 minutes before open and barely made it in with around 15-20 people in front of us. Half the menu is order, the other half the servers come around almost "dim sum" style. They describe the meal and you choose to try or not. If you do, they mark... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

At first was stymied by the lack of available tables, but followed the advice of a fellow traveler. Go at about 5:15 and stand in line. At 5:30 they let the line in and fill about a third of the tables. If you wish to eat later they will give you a booking time and text if the time changes.... More

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Zofingen
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

One just needs to be patient to get in, but it is well worth the wait. Time to go for a stroll around the neighbour hood and work up an appetite for a real unusual dining experience. one can watch the cooks create all different kind of combinations that really turn out to be the most extraordinary and fulminate food... More

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London
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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

It's a pain to get a reservation but SO worth the effort. Great food & drink, a great room, attentive and helpful waiting staff. The only downer was the disorganised front desk and the lack of a bar so you can have a drink whilst you wait. Some people were offered the option but for whatever reason we weren't. I... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Beautifully prepared small dishes are brought by for your selection. We kept exclaiming to each other " boy this is good" . The combinations were unusual and all very tasty. We did not order off the menu but just picked our meal dish by dish from the passed food. Don't miss this place. It is extraordinary. Great friendly service too.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The only thing we disliked was the 2 hour wait in line waiting for the opening. The wait was made more palatable by the Fillmore Jazz Festival taking lace in front of us and taking turns walking to the wine bar around the corner with our companions. What we soon discovered was the State Bird Provision dining experience was well... More

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was a part of a group of four and got in line at about 3:40PM on a Saturday afternoon. There were about four people in front of us. The first guy arrived at about 3PM. The doors opened at 5:30 and we were shortly sat a table We ordered about 15 dishes and lasted about 1.5 hours. We ordered... More

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Berkeley
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Well, I have been waiting to visit this place for more than a year. I can easily say this was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. I will go back ! Here are some tips and opinions on the experience. Arrive early- I arrived around 4:30pm and there was already a line. Most of their seats... More

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msy
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71 reviews 71 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Truly a new and dynamic food spot in San Fran. Californian style Dim Sum so you can order off the menu and be surprised by the delicatbles that are floating around the place. The staff is super helpful and chill including the chef. Sarah is especially helpful behind the bar with food and drink decisions. This is a destination stop... More

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