State Bird Provisions

4.7
1296 reviews
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State Bird Provisions is an adventurous, inventive, delicious, thoughtful contemporary American restaurant; which started as a recipe for serving quail and has slowly evolved into a restaurant without any programmed elements.
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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the top restaurants we’ve dined out at period, and we’ve been around some of the top cities for food! The atmosphere, presentation and food were all phenomenal. Concept of part al la carte style and dim sum style serving was great and so much fun! Can’t wait to visit again from the East Coast!

SB
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smashed 10 courses in 70 mins!!
Didn’t know what hit us! WOW

GL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a late reservation for 10:15, wasn’t aware that the service ended at 11 so much of the unique experience of this restaurant was lost. If you plan to go, I suggest arriving at 930 at the latest so you don’t have your night cut short. Disappointing but the food was good.

FL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef does a great job creating new combinations of food that I don’t see elsewhere. Makes me want to come back explore the restaurant more!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

State Bird is one of the first restaurants I went to when I moved to SF six years ago, and after many visits it’s still a favorite. The food and wine are excellent (the pork belly is fantastic, especially during pluot season), and putting together a full meal one dish at a time is always fun.

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. The service was excellent. We had SUCH a good time. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. He made some wine suggestions and gave us samples. I found my new very favorite wine. We loved the sample size dishes the team brought around. It's so fun to nibble and try many different things instead of committing to one main entree only. The only negative was that we had another couple sit very close to us - the tables were only 2-3 inches apart. I would have like more privacy. Overall it was a great time and we'll be back.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow! What an incredible meal & experience.
Very unique restaurant concept & food.
There is nothing restaurant wise that I can really compare it to.....

H
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and exceptional service. Everything we expected and more.

We picked our foods from the carts and trays that came around - nothing disappointed. Had the ice cream sandwich and milk shot (woah) for dessert.

Looking forward to coming back again!

c
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

repas délicieux,style dimsum.Chaque personne mange la quantité qu’il désire.
La qualité de la nourriture est excellente.C’est très original et frais.
Le style de cuisine est fusion.Ce n’est pas très dispendieux pour SF.
Le service est rapide et sympatique
Je recommande fortement ce restaurant.
Réservez bien longtemps à l’avance!

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Will definitely be back next time we are in San Francisco. Dishes are innovative and delicious.

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool food experience and great, attentive service.

RY
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, a unique style of delivery. Thoroughly enjoyable and a big thanks to the staff !

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing....in every way, a must if you are in SF. Can not wait for my return!!

JK
New England
63 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the dim sum concept of serving creative American food. Portions are large enough to share, although I ate the steak tartare all by myself. Tables are not private,Lyft situated, and room is very noisy so it was difficult to converse, but we enjoyed the meal.

NK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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KG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just awesome. Unique food. Great service.

M
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food and service were good but a lot more expensive than it is worth. Most likely will not return.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING!!!!

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MP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They took great care of me being a solo diner.

OT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This place never gets old. The menu and approach remain creative, but most important, the cooking is excellent.

g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jesse is amazing! It was my boyfriends first time at State Bird and we had an amazing experience.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! For me is a new concept but really enjoyable because you can try different things without overeat. The mix of flavors and textures are AMAZING! Totally recommended!

OT
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful interactive dining experience...better to have at least 4 so you can share more dishes.

t
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holy god this place is outstanding everything is perfect and u couldnt get miss on any dishs

EL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I have been a huge fan and was looking forward to my third visit in as many years. But almost all of the dishes we had just ... weren't that tasty. Maybe this was just chance - we were trying to choose non-spicy dishes for my visiting mother. But many dishes were just unremarkable - such as a tempura fried squash with a very mild cheese sauce, or a very heavy fried bread with burrata within. Had it been my first visit, I would not have returned. Service, ambiance, general vibe were great, as always.

MM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

It was so loud that we couldn’t enjoy the excellent food and service. There are grouped time seatings to accommodate the carts rolling by with food offerings (in addition to ordering off a menu). So the mass seating and overall flow seems it would never allow for a quieter period. Our party of 4 seated at 5:30 could often not hear the server describing items on the cart. Great food but can’t enjoy amidst the roar.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it best choice in San Fran. Must go while in the city. Be sure to make a reservation before hand

CW
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so delicious! We had a great night enjoyed the fried anchovy, the state bird, the tempura squash, and the dessert was out of this world!

L
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Arrived at 5:20 for our 5:30 reservation and was pleasantly surprised at the quickness of seating for all of us waiting for the restaurant to open. Even those waiting to sit at the bar got seated.
Enjoyed the quick service of drinks when the first small plates came out, and had several which quickly took the edge to fresh our hunger. (All restaurants should do this!) Only ordered two main dishes off the menu. Especially enjoyed the “dim sum”-style plates of Korean ribs, tomatoes with balsamic over humus, cheese-filled blintzes, and mushroom ravioli.
We all ordered dessert, and agreed that the best was the peach-blackberry cobbler with whipped cream spiced with just a hint of pepper.

TM
Berlin
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent experience, well worth the Michelin star. Definitely not ambient, if you want that, go another place. Lots of delicious dishes, difficult to say no to anything. Good value for money, we even got the book!

MP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an experience dining at this restaurant is! I recommend you go in open minded, and say YES to everything!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing!! Unfortunately my wife was allergic to some items which didn’t show right away but revealed themselves later in the night. I would definitely go again but it is quite expensive.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Servers come by with a tray you can pick an order from. By the third tray, we had to give up. No taste in either of the foods we picked. With three small plates and 2 wines, the bill was already at $68. Sorry, but really wasn’t for us.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal with entertainment. Every few minutes a server came by with another interesting dish. You really have to pace yourself. Food was inventive and tasty. Look forward to going again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at State Bird. I’ll be back for sure again

RM
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, delicious, original food!

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the Din Sum style approach for modern cuisine. The small plates were all excellent and made for a really fun and fantastic meal.

BN
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite SF restaurant. The vibe, food, service -- all exceptional and FUN! Run don't walk to get a reservation !

LR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

perhaps my 5th time at this restaurant. I swear it was the best meal yet. Fun, inspired, delicious food for the eyes, mouth and stomach. Foodie's delight.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Engaged, attentive staff. Sitting up at the counter to watch the chefs was great. Food was outstanding. Definitely a dining experience. Perhaps not for everyone as is best to share and pick and choose from a variety of plates, but we loved it.

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