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State Bird Provisions

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1529 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4.5 of 5 stars
Innovative and tasty!

No reservations available for our visit to San Francisco- but about 30% of the seats are reserved for walk ins. We decided to line up at 5pm- doors open at 5:30pm. We could see the preparation of a variety of dishes in process. Our choice was to sit at the counter (watch the cooks) or a community... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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314 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No reservations available for our visit to San Francisco- but about 30% of the seats are reserved for walk ins. We decided to line up at 5pm- doors open at 5:30pm. We could see the preparation of a variety of dishes in process. Our choice was to sit at the counter (watch the cooks) or a community table (more comfortable).... More 

Thank DeborahandAndy
Orange, California
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you! Would Suggest sitting at the bar to watch the chefs preparing so many interesting dishes. Don't feel obligated to take the 1st things you see there are so many options. Alittle Pricey as things add up quickly. There were two of us and... More 

Thank triptakero25
san francisco
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Food - great ! Ambiance - horrible ! Amazing that the wait staff don't lose their voices nightly. They must get sick of repeating themselves over the noise. It's such an insulting restaurant psychology to crank up the noise so they can supposedly make extra bucks. I wouldn't come back. Once was enough.

2 Thank garyphoto
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143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I had tried to book this place in advance but couldn't get a booking - restaurants in SF generally encourage walk ins so I gave it a shot and got a spot at the bar (one of the advantages of travelling alone!). The food was amazing, staff excellent... It really lived up to the expectations! Great experience. Provisions next door... More 

Thank April1972
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

If you can even get a seat, this place has small bites of incredible food that is out of this world creative. Not like dumplings, but just small bites that come around to your table. The bar next door is fantastic too if you have a wait.

Thank Megan W
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

It was a good experience, too bad we got a hair in the pork belly. With no reservation at all we were lucky as walk-ins. We got a great table and service. The food is so good... Until we got a hair, the server didn't seem to care and that was a bit disappointing and surprising considering the restaurant just... More 

1 Thank Miriam V
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

To be fair, it is not a 3 Michelin Stars restaurant, but the cuisine is nevertheless superb, and the formula of offering New American Cuisine in a tapas/dim sum fashion enables the diner to enjoy more casually, and to a much greater extend, the variety of creative dishes that come out of the kitchen in a continuous stream that pleases... More 

Thank C F
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We went there on a Monday night around 9 pm, no wait, seated at the bar right next to the kitchen entrance. Got the last few rounds of dim sum/tapas style plates & ordered a few dishes of the standard menu. Everything was exceptional, a few dishes were off the chart! The waiters were very knowledgable and down to earth... More 

Thank mandalax
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

a definite adventure. all kinds of food and in unusual combinations. can eat lots of different things all at once. the persimmon dish delish. oysters, yum. can't even remember all the goodies. go there- make a reservation, or be prepared to wait. they seat in waves - 5:30 then 7:30. they deliberately do not fill up with reservations so that... More 

Thank 908frans
New Hope
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We loved the ambience and the eclectic nature of the food. However, the food experience was inconsistent. The dishes that were standouts were the pork belly and the duck legs. Overall it was inconsistent.

Thank Vivian B

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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: American, Asian
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?