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State Bird Provisions

1529 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115
415-795-1272
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Ranked #6 of 4,949 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Californian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Cambridge, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Well let me just get the dislikes out of the way first. Okay...onto the positives! Wow what a fabulous restaurant! So unique and not like any other restaurant we have ever been too. I had researched State Bird on the internet before we traveled and knew we had to go! The reviews I had read were glowing and spot on!... More

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San Francisco, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This place is absolutely delicious and my husband is a very picky foodie! Think of it was gentrified (and thus expensive) American dim sum. There is a set menu you can order from and then carts that get pushed around with various small plates. The portion size on the ordered menu is right in the middle- not huge but not... More

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Because of the dim sum style of service one is able to sample several flavors, textures, and types of foods. Everything we had was flavorful and innovative. If you are a purist, however, and just like sea salt and parsley on your bone marrow, you will find too many spices overwhelm the bone marrow dish on the menu. The service... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Just kidding! Portions are small (as they are meant to be) but the taste is HUGE! How refreshing to walk into a restaurant with unpretentious interiors and equally unpretentious servers. Our host had booked out table a month in advance, but there was still a huge line outside. The proprietors wisely allows for a certain percentage of walk-in guests each... More

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Adelaide, South Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you plan to go, make sure you book early. I booked as SOON as it became available and really happy we did since we like to eat early. The service has to be amongst the best experienced anywhere including silver service. They are all friendly, attentive and organised. Our fav was the corn pancakes, and while they change their... More

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had an amazing evening at State Bird Provisions. We did not have a reservation, but trusted our guide book which instructed us to arrive by 4:30 in order to be seated in one of the 30% of spots held for walk-ins. We were first in line and the very friendly host told us we would definitely get in when... More

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Minden, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I've been there last week during a short visit to SF. I was there an hour earlier since I didn't have a reservation. The host was nice and gave me a place at the bar. The atmosphere was relaxed and bubbling at the same time. I had a great Sauvignon blanc and I started choosing one by one the little... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had SUCH a fun time eating at State Bird. We were really lucky to get a reservation, so DEFINITELY plan ahead. The food was amazing and unique, but it is really the unusual experience of eating here that makes it so fun. The Dim-Sum-Like serving is wonderful, and the servers are all very knowledgeable and friendly. Our group ranged... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Showed up at 5pm. Waited until they opened at 5:30. They told us we had reservations for 9:15! Other than that being late, regardless of the time change, we decided to still do it. Good decision. Excellent, professional waitstaff. Enjoyed talking to them and hearing about the different dishes. Pricing was pleasantly surprising too!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After learning about State Bird Provisions while visiting San Francisco we decided to make an attempt at getting in on a Monday in August. We left the downtown district and wandered onto Fillmore St. searching for this hidden gem. Well after walking up and down the street for about 10 minutes, a women asked us what we were doing and... More

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