State Bird Provisions

4.7
1156 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was innovate and unique. We really enjoyed the fried quail and the ice cream sandwiches. Staff was very accommodating.

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e
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Some of the best food you can find!

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Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great unusual food

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KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Creative approach with Dim Sum style serving. Service I wouldn't exactly call with and the ambience feels a little bit "too cool for school"

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F
Vancouver
86 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It is a very casual restaurant and has a very young hip vibe; part of its charm!
An unusual formula for bringing food to a table and it all worked very well.
We thoroughly enjoyed every single offering. Many varied flavours and combinations. Overall fantastic food. I never said wow, so no 10/10 dishes but every dish was a 9.5.
Kudos to this place to create such an unusual formula; part of the overall delightful experience.

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AS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely experience dining at State Bird provisions again. Lovely concept and well executed.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Was seated right away at the counter! Got to see the chefs in action!

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HS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I wish they brought out a candle for my moms birthday. I wrote it in and it was stamped on the menu but they didn’t bring one out with our desserts.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I tried this place again, since I didn’t know if I really liked it. The second time confirmed that I didn’t care for all of the food, just some.

In comparison, I really love The Progress, and have been there 3 times. Every single time, the food is outstanding.

So if you’re debating to try State Bird or The Progress, do The Progress first.

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ZZ
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Liked 4 (trout chips and dip, mushroom dumpling, Vietnamese pork belly, buckwheat pancakes with beef tongue) of 8 things we tried. Only 2 of which were delightfully at the level of creativity and skill you expect to get from a place like this. Overall the rest were just OK which means way overpriced for the end product. Also too loud. Hospitality is 👍🏼. Try if you want but I would reserve my recommendation and am not likely to go back there myself.

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P
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Very very noisy. Wait staff had to shout to be heard. Conversation was difficult. Food carts were rushed. Need to pace. Too much reliance on chili seasoning. Strawberry ice cream sandwich dessert unremarkable.

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a
London
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really liked the concept but a little disappointed in the food. Every dish was good enough but nothing stood out.

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FT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing meal! Awesome dim sum style service and great servers. Like the communal service style. Had the best glass of wine ever! It was a lovely anniversary dinner!

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J
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the tapas like dishes that came up on the cart and the ambience!!! Will go again!!

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V
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food! loved sitting at the counter. excellent service - friendly and knowledgeable about the food!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Birthday dinner for my wife. Food was good. Loved the dim sum presentation. Very “energetic”, loud but fun atmosphere. Highly recommend trying at least once.

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CC
New England
31 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the Dim Sum concept. Service was excellent - staff is very social and helpful. All of the dishes were wonderful; highly recommend the ribs and quail. One of the best experiences this year. Thank you!

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QS
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing and I will go back for sure. I thought the music was too intense...

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HL
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 3rd visit in 3 yrs and the WOW factor never diminishes... I love asking a friend to join so I can see their delight when they taste every single dish. Just such a unique top notch experience while remaining very affordable and low key. I love that it's such a comfortable non-fussy atmosphere but if you want to talk about a dish you are going to get a history book full of information on that dish! Knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere, outstanding & interesting food...can't beat it!!!

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WC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The quail is pretty good. The plates are very light in flavor so I would not recommend this cuisine to people expecting strong aged and salty foods. Nonetheless quite a nice experience.

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

One of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. I can’t believe it took me so long to go. I love the tapas or dim sum style service. You get to try everything and everything is amazing!!

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D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great and so was the service.
We had 5:30 reservations and lining up to get in was confusing. Several different lines.We were l lucky to get to reservation desk in early part of line and seated in the booths where it's much more quiet and enjoyable.

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food delivered with style. Fantastic value!!!

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G
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not amazing. Over cooked steak. Not enough flavor to dishes. Wine menu was mediocre. No cocktails.

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CZ
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food cane too quickly
Dinner felt rushed
Noise level was too loud
Otherwise we greatly enjoyed our experience
Both the dining style (dim sum) and the flavors and food combinations were unique and yummy

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AG
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant with unique but delicious dishes and great service.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was so ecstatic to have gotten a reservation, and I honestly, really wanted to like State Bird Provisions. The dishes were small, expensive, and average tasting. Nothing tasted bad, but nothing tasted good. I wouldn't mind paying more for dishes in small portions if they tasted outstanding, but this was definitely not the case with any of the 11 plates I ordered. No matter how many dishes I tried or how much I wanted to enjoy the restaurant, I can't lie to myself or anyone else and say that I enjoyed the dining experience.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I came here for celebrating my friend’s birthday. Because of dim sum style, it was a bit rushed. I prefer go to Progress.
Food services come first and it was hard to order drink.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the various dim sum

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m
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were excellent! I brought my mom here and really enjoyed the dim sum vibes.

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D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner, with birthday candle and everything!

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FG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Small place so reservations are a good idea. Very interesting food combinations served from menu or dim sum cart. Staff is friendly and efficient. Everything is worth a try. Highly recommend this restaurant. And yes you should try the state bird.

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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, creative food. I’m not crazy about the serving concept as it interrupts conversation

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MD
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food! You get to try a little bit of everything. A bit experimental, so some dishes are hit or miss.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. Upscale restaurant with a very chill and relaxing vibe! Try the quail

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service and food, menu is seasonal which I luv. Two ways to order, off traditional menu & secondly they bring carts of items off menu - small plates that are shareable and everything from octopus, ribs, veggies, dumpling, & avocado dessert was top notch. Explanation by staff of ingredients as well as recommendations were perfect.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

For all the recommendations and rave reviews I don’t get it. Service was great and ambiance is cool. Food was meh

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SB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Overpriced.

Food was just salty. This is the worst part. When a restaurant cannot get their food right nothing else matters.

The combinations are nothing more than interesting. Better suited to be seen and read about but better left un-eaten.

2 dishes came out late.
Reservations are not worth it.
No cocktails.

Ambiance was nothing great. Just a regular place.


There are many better dinning options such as Hakkasan. Where there is much better ambiance service and food at a similar price point.

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N
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A MUST when in San Francisco. Go hungry and try as much items as you can!!

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Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, State Bird impressed us with exquisite and innovative dishes, many comprised of seemingly simple ingredients, resulting in dishes that were complex. Also, the service was impeccable and the atmosphere was delightfully energetic.

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