State Bird Provisions

4.8
1660 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Please note: STANDARD TABLE = INDOOR SEATING!

In lieu of our traditional dim sum service we are currently offering an à la carte experience. If you are interested in booking for 6 to 8 guests, please visit our website.

Due to limited space and for the safety of all, we ask our guests to dine within the following time frames:
1-3 guests - up to 1 hour and 45 minutes
4-5 guests - up to 2 hours

Tables will be held for 15 minutes after the reservation time, at which point we will make the table available to our waitlist. Outdoor dining is subject to San Francisco weather changes, so please dress accordingly.

In order to best take care of our guests and team we ask everyone to keep masks on while not actively eating or drinking. If you are feeling less than your best we do ask that you reach out about your reservation, we will gladly find a time to reschedule!

Support State Bird Provisions during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1660 people are saying
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AG123
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brothy beans, mushroom “inari” and lime ice cream sandwiches were all obscenely good. Wait staff were nice and helpful. Would go back, wish they had cocktails!

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vipDick
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I miss the dim sum style service (and hope it returns ), still, the food is great. Loved the Albacore salad and the Meatballs. Fried rice and state bird to finish. So good.

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jbfoodie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

State Bird is as good as it is always was. Better for being able to eat outside in the parklet. I hope they keep the parklet forever!!!

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MazeK
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exquisite, everything was prepared perfectly. The staff was friendly, made helpful recommendations, and provided excellent service. This is one of my favorite places to dine when visiting SF.

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jpioroda
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed the place. Service was spot on and informative and their duck liver mousse was heavenly.

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vipVitalyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing in both taste and creativity - we love it and try to make this very hard to make reservation every time we are in SF . It’s amazing how the atmosphere and the crew match incredible taste and presentation of the dishes that’s always exceed the taste buds expectations

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vipEater
San Francisco
157 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for my husbands birthday. We’re given a booth - very cozy and socially distanced. Food overall was very good - we ordered too much and took a lot home but enjoyed it.

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KannanR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It definitely lived up to its expectations. The food and the service was awesome and it is a nice friendly atmosphere.

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MT22
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

State Bird never disappoints! Amazing food, incrediblyy kind and knowledgable service, and an unforgettable dining experience. With covid, we missed the dim-sum style cart service, but they adjusted flawlessly and we were still able to enjoy the experience. My party had someone with a nut allergy and a vegetarian, and they were very accomodating about making necessary changes for us. My favorite restaurant in San Francisco.

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Bobm
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to State Bird. Outside seating was very comfortable and not too noisy despite being on a busy street. Service was excellent. Dishes are beautifully presented and very tasty. I advise focusing on many smaller dishes as they are all unique and very tasty. The Mandarin Pavlova may well have been the best dessert of my life. Not cheap but a good value for your money.

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nickiminaj
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an anniversary meal and everything was lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, excellent atmosphere. Knowledgeable and friendly staff makes for a unique and highly memorable dining experience.

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vipellaschris
San Francisco
134 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No carts yet because of COVID . Always my favorite !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each dish we ordered was flavorfully delicious! It was my daughter’s 34th birthday and they brought a dessert with a sparkler on the house. We ate outside and the street was lively.

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Duke
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

State Bird Provision is up the street from our condo. We have been here when it first open and throughout the years. Still very difficult to get a reservation last minute when friends visit, but we always enjoy a meal at this place. The staff are courteous and the dishes are flavorful. I miss the old days when they bring a tray around like the dim sum hall in Asia.

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jaja52
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Unfortunately didn’t live up to the hype. Must have been different pre covid. I’ve been waiting for a long time to go there but everything was just kind of mhew. Not bad but not very good either.

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Maggie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

My husband and I chose this restaurant after reading an article about the recent reopening of the place. It seemed like an ideal place to celebrate our promotions that we both got recently.

Overall, the experience was very disappointing.

1. We made a reservation with the outdoor sitting but got a table inside, next to the restroom.

2. The first waitress who greeted us and walked us through the menu was very condescending. Any question we asked (how many dishes should we order for the two of us, for example) was met with a really bad attitude, to the point of being snappy when I politely asked if I could have a drink that I ordered 15 min earlier. Not sure if that was because we both speak with an accent or she just had a bad day. We both felt uncomfortable and unwelcome. Luckily, she disappeared after a while and the rest of the staff was super friendly.

3. Two dishes were amazing! Squid salad and pancakes. What a flavor and texture! No words!!! But the rest of the food was just ok. Oxtail made my husband very very sick. He’s still recovering.

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WilliamSF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The food is amazing, unique, and an experience you should have.

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LeaJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was outstanding - definitely lived up to expectations

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and better service. My favorite restaurant in SF

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AimeeB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding! High touch and very friendly... The hostess worked with us to accommodate our needs. Food was high quality and pretty... could be maybe a little bit more flavorful... but overall solid. The pork belly, oxtails with fried tofu, and duck confit dumplings stood out. The carrot mochi and beef tongue buckwheat pancakes were good but not stunners... The outdoor patio area is stunning and the discreet gold quails and other state bird art was lovely. Beyond those touches, the indoor dining environment was a little plain ... pegboard ceilings and plain concrete walls... sort of an industrial chic, but I was hoping for more textures / high quality or innovative materials... and the inside is a bit cramped, though not bad for SF... the food costs were reasonable and so overall value seems excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Bad experience

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ManyaK
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was as good as I remember it to the be the last time I was here. This is hands-down my favorite restaurant in SF.

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SFfoodie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With one of the most beautiful parklet setups in SF, it's a treat to dine outdoors at State Bird. The individual heat lamps warm up each table well. Service and food was spot on, as before covid. Will definitely return!

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HaimH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

every time i am visiting from ny i try to get a table while in town
amazing every time, this time we met Adam and he was absolutely wonderful and we were able to taste alot of amazing wines while eating. ty!!!

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BarbaraR
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the duck potstickers and the trout spread. Desserts were just so-so.

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vipJoeczes
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all around- can’t wait to come back!

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SteveL
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Since having Covid restrictions in place, State Bird has constructed a nicely decorated shelter for outdoor dining. We chose to sit outside rather than inside even though the weather was on the cooler side. They set up portable propane heaters for each table and our table had plexiglass walls. We were pleasantly warm throughout the meal. We (even our hard to please 8 year old) all loved the duck confit dumplings and our other favorites included the oxtails, shrimp toast, oysters kohlrabi and of course the quail. A number of staff helped with the service and they were all very pleasant and personable. We never felt rushed and when we wanted to add on courses, they came out surprisingly fast. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and we all walked away feeling like the dinner was a success.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally my favorite restaurant in SF. They have done an amazing job with the outdoor area, very cozy with heaters and plants so you don’t feel like you are on a busy sidewalk. We sat indoors this time. Service, food and wine list was amazing as always. Only difference was they did not have the food cart. But we still managed to pig out and share 3 deserts (there were 4 of us). I absolutely recommend this place if you have food FOMO. All the small plates mean you get to try everything! Heaven!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was magnificent. I’m definitely coming back every time I can get a reservation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. We had such a lovely time with out of town guests. Great experience end to end.

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GaryV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The appetizers were good but the entree was a miss. The state bird provision was almost okay. The quail was moist, but lacked flavour. The provision was just sautéed onions as the base of the quail. The other quail entree: April cover bird (blacked quail) was horrible. The spices were too strong and it left an unpleasant spicy aftertaste. It was not hot but very spicy which left a bitter/minty aftertaste. The hoisin sauce did not help enrich the flavour, the spiciness outshined the hoisin. I tasted mint and tarragon on the blackened quail. The quail was very moist though. The last entree was the red trout, it had a nice crispy skin but the meat was very fishy, one could tell that it was not fresh. The portion was about the size of 2 matchboxes and it was $34! I enjoyed the dressing that went with the fish. We also had oysters and the fish dip chips. Those were divine.

If you ever go to this place, just go for the appetizers. Personally, I won't go back to this restaurant. I wont pay that much for such a mediocre meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We were seated outside which led to some not ideal situations.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! My favorite restaurant in SF!!

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karlies
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, top 3 favorite restaurants in the city!

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vipCindy
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have been waiting for SBP and The Progress to open post COVID for my birthday dinner. I actually like the atmosphere best at Progress but we love the food at both. We were sad that the dim sum style service was not active but the food was outstanding. We will go to The Progress when it opens up again.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular !!! Todo es excelente !! Una atención maravillosa sigo enamorada de lo que comí !!

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vipSFCJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience for our party. The staff handled all of the complications of Covid protections with efficiency and grace so our dining experience was as good as previous experience here in the “Before Times”. So glad State Bird has survived.

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cant wait to go back for the next special occasion!

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Anon
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phemomenal place. 10/10, would eat there again. Don't eat lunch because you will get a good amount of quail for dinner here!

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State Bird Provisions is rated 4.8 stars by 1660 OpenTable diners.

State Bird Provisions does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/state-bird-provisions/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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