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State Bird Provisions

1529 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115
415-795-1272
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Ranked #7 of 4,936 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Californian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Adelaide, South Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I almost hesitate to post a review of this place, because it's so bloody hard to get into (the common response from friends on hearing we were going was "Oh my God, how did you get in??"). We went with someone who had connections with a staff person there, and had reservations at the first seating at 5:30, at which... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I can't believe I am actually writing this positive review but after waiting a ridiculous amount of time to get in, it is hard to believe the food is worth the wait! You people in San Francisco are crazy if you don't go to this restaurant as often as you can. You have a relatively undiscovered gem that will eventually... More

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We heard that State Bird Provisions was great, but we were delighted with the whole experience. The waiters were friendly and informative, the food was amazing! The smaller sized portions allowed us to try many dishes and not get too full. The quail was my favorite and the salads were wonderful, so much flavor and very fresh. Wine was wonderful!... More

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Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We live in Hong Kong so I wasn't crazy about having dim sum in San Francisco. Then I was told the restaurant served their food using the dim sum method of serving. The food was served just like traditional dim sum using carts and trays and the portions were small plates. Loved it all! My favorites were the oysters, ahi... More

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