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State Bird Provisions

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1529 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115
415-795-1272
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unique dining experience

I visited here last week for dinner and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and excellent service. There is a menu with about 15 items you can order, while there is a separate array of items coming around on trays that you select on the fly. Some dishes I'd recommend are the butternut... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
ryry79
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I visited here last week for dinner and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and excellent service. There is a menu with about 15 items you can order, while there is a separate array of items coming around on trays that you select on the fly. Some dishes I'd recommend are the butternut squash and gruyere or pork... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We walked to State Bird Provisions for dinner. We arrived in the line at about 4:25 pm for the 5:30 opening. Waiting in line wasn't as onerous as I thought it would be. We started with a good book but ended up chatting with people inline. It was so worth the wait, not only for the company, but for the... More 

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New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Arriving at least 45 minutes before it opens, got us in on the first round of unreserved tables! Waiters come through the narrow aisles separating tables with tapas-size dishes made with fresh, flavorful ingredients. We kept tasting dish after dish without being very selective... Everything was delicious, but our appetites waned far too soon, and we missed some of the... More 

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pleasant hill ca
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

These people are taking ingredients, some you're familiar with and some you've never even heard of, and making delicious dishes that you've never had before. Fun and special.

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Mountain View
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After reading the reviews, and hearing the wait to get in, I had high expectations. The food, while fresh, was seasoned in a way that the ingredients were underwhelmed, rather than featured. I've had much much better at Gather, in Berkeley.

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Cardiff
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I love this style of eating. Sitting on bar stools, you can see the food being prepared. It's busy. Waiters come round with lots of small dishes on trays, and you take your pick. Quality and creativity of the food is excellent. Atmosphere really good. We hadn't booked. Turned up and were told we could geta table in 2 hours,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A truly remarkable dining experience and the best meal I had in San Francisco. Everything lived up to the hype. My fiancé and I had no reservations, told it was an hour and a half wait. No problem, there is a jazz bar around the corner where we grabbed a cocktail. Less than an hour later, the restaurant called us... More 

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Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I booked a reservation, getting online at midnight 2 months in advance in order to get a table. We arrived (interestingly no sign outside the restaurant) and were greeting warmly. Our taxi driver knew it as the restaurant without a sign and long lines. We ordered some wine to have while we waited, but only after a few sips our... More 

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Bath, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We got there around 6pm, and they were completely full for the rest of the night. My understanding is that they partial book the restaurant, and the remainder are available to book on the door at 5:30pm. The following night we got there for 4:30pm, queued for an hour and boy was it worth it. The passion and the knowledge... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I was excited to try this place out despite the mixed reviews I've heard. I loved it. My only issue was I was still ready to eat more and my friends were full! I think we sufficiently tried nearly everything there was to offer and I have to say I was happy about everything I consumed. The winners for me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1529 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-795-1272

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?