The Progress & State Bird Provisions

4.8
1443 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
State Bird Provisions and The Progress are operating as one restaurant, featuring an à la carte menu in lieu of State Bird's dim sum service. We are currently booking for both our cabanas and sidewalk tables, reservations will be seated on a first come first-served basis.

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 30 minutes
4-6 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. Keep in mind that you will be dining outdoors and will be 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!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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
What 1443 people are saying
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JoshuaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. They have nailed COVID-19 too and keep patrons very safe.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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TimT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining outdoors inside a roomy "hut" with butane heaters to keep us warm only made the experience more unique. The menu is a hybrid between The Progress and State Bird Provisions, so just as delicious if not as spontaneous as SBP's original "dim sum" serving style.

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Mrassmu
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite meals

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vipDavidS
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good, inventive food. Appetizers generally better than mains. On my visit the modest sized Sturgeon Caviar Potato Cloud ($12), and the Black Garlic BBQ Pork ribs ($24) were standouts.

For entrees The Progress BBQ Duck Platter for 2 ($70) and especially the Black Cod Tail, Collar & Belly ($65) were very good. The CA State Bird with Provisions ($32) was disappointing. The coating on the quail was pleasantly crunchy but the bird was under seasoned and it was presented on a bed of unpleasantly sour cabbage.

Desserts were good. On the night we were there the Boozy Pound Cake ($12) and World Peace Peanut Milk ($3 a shot) were my favorites.

For what it is, this restaurant is pricey and not just the food. The corkage is $50 for the first bottle and the wine list mark up is higher than average. Our bill, for 4 people, came to around $720 with wine and tip. Regarding service, the hostess greeting us was a bit snobbish and our server started out aloof but ended up being very accommodating. Hard to comment on ambience in the Covid era. Bundle up! If you're not in one of the wind shielded side walk booths you will be at the mercy of the elements. We were told the booths were spoken for but, halfway through dinner they moved us, shivers and all, into one of them and it was a lot more comfortable. If you make a reservation during the cold months, request a booth and be prepared for the check.

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MildredK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I cant really fault them for the ambience as it had to be outdoors due to Covid and it was very cold and windy that day which took away from the dining experience. The food was inventive but very salty and I usually like salty food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was excellent but we were sad that most of our state bird favorites were not on the menu. Please consider adding the dumpling in broth, any of the savory pancakes, the Kung Pao sweetbreads, the pork belly, the burrata garlic bread, and the oysters.

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Sienna
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I wish there were more items on the menu.

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vipezra
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The cabana built were a nice warm and cozy. The menu was very limited and quite expensive, we missed all the wonderful small dishes and flavors.

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vipJoshuaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food in a fun and comfortable setting. They've done an excellent job of adjusting for COVID service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, even better service. Made great recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never leave reviews and hyper-critical of restaurants, that said it is the best restaurant in San Francisco, hands down. Alicia was an amazing server. We loved every second of our experience.

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Jeanne
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, creative food. Every bite is a treat.

JB
JohnB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers were surprisingly better than the reviews - the sauce goes a long way

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JeffM
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outdoor dining with the COVID restrictions was handled quite well. The food and cocktails were great and the service was attentive. The only caveat is that the outdoor seating can be quite chilly if not prepared. Our dog was also welcome next to our seats which was another nice bonus about sitting outdoors.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious - everything! Cocktails were on point too. It’s my new fave restaurant.

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vipCaroline
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been wanting to go here for a long time but thank you Covid we managed to get a reservation sitting outside. They have built great outdoor booths which work for social distancing. The waiters were up front about they will not come to the table if everyone does not have their masks on and they stick to it but in a totally polite way. Food was amazing too. I had a gin cocktail which was fantastic. Fried anchovies were great and I had the sea bass dish which may have been the best fish dish I have had (and I've had a lot because I eat fish but nor meat). Wine is a bit pricey but that really is the only negative thing.

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vipCarolC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had not visited pre-COVID so I don't have a point of comparison, but our visit was outstanding nonetheless. Every dish we tried was incredible - flavorful, unique, well-portioned. The cocktails were a bit too sweet for my taste, but delicious. Service was fantastic, and safe - servers wore masks and asked us to wear masks as they approached, and we were able to pay by scanning the receipt with our phone. We were there celebrating our anniversary and the staff made us a festive menu in-theme, which was a nice touch.

My only note: the standalone booths set up outside made us feel very safe, though we went for dinner and it was *freezing*. The booths didn't have heaters set up while the standard outdoor dining tables alongside the restaurant did. Luckily, we came bundled up but it would have been nice to be able to eat dinner sans coats.

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vipJaeC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Corkage policy was changed but never got prior notification. When I made this reservation policy was different. This should have notified to reserved customer.

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vipXaMa
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Food, Even Better Service!

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solbar5
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and innovative and the service was excellent. When our limited time was up but we still had some wine to finish, the staff set up a new table for us to finish our wine in relaxed setting. Will definitely return.

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JamieG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Everyone enjoyed themselves and the staff we very accommodating with a reservation that kept needing to be moved around. Will recommend to friends

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Mrassmu
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freaking spectacular

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining at its best. Slightly chilly but not uncomfortable. Food was on point (as we would expect) and service was helpful and professional.

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vipSuki
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both excellent (ordered both platters and 5 other dishes, all of which ranged from very good to amazing. For example, the duck platter was to die for; however, if you’re familiar with mochi, the kabocha mochi was underworked and thus too soft, lacking that hint of chewiness. Yet, the dish itself was still very good due to the flavors. The outdoor seating felt safe from COVID (booths that were separated with wood and plexiglass) and the decorations were understated and welcoming. We’ll definitely go back again.

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JasonS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Outdoor parklet booths are gorgeous. The food/service/ambiance exceeded all expectations!! Thank you!

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KelsonP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great Service! Great Atmosphere! Pricey but worth it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it - great service, unique and flavorful food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love you guys!! My favorite restaurant in the bay. They are so accommodating and friendly 💗 Food great as always!!

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AlexT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was my first time eating indoors since restaurants opened back up partially in San Francisco. The ambiance was lovely and everything felt very Covid-friendly. Even though I expected to receive the traditional State Bird menu, the experience of having the best menu options from both The Progress and State Bird was still exceptional. The food was cooked perfectly, the waiter was friendly and accommodating. Will definitely come again!

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vipPaulP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Really wonderful food but a somewhat unpleasant maitre’d

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!

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vipFancygreysuit
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really nice outdoor Covid booth. Very private and the service is excellent. Food was very good, but not sure was up to the hype. Not an everyday sort of restaurant for us.

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NarGar
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy to finally get here for brunch. As always, the food is stellar.

You guys are doing a great job during Covid. Everyone in my party felt taken care of by your staff and Covid safe.

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RossG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The menu is very limited at this current time.
We ordered the duck which was not up to the standard we’d had before unfortunately

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esk1104
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our dinner was outstanding - the duck, the cod - we may have ordered everything on the menu ;) Have eaten here several times in the "before times". We all agreed, however, that the waitstaff should coordinate with one another so that when bringing fresh plates (appreciated/changed often) more water or bringing the next dish, it would be a vastly enhanced dining experience if they were to do multiple things at once so that diners don't have to stop talking/eating/put masks back on/take them off over and over and over. The food comes out in dribs and drabs, not all at once, so that makes for lots of table approaches. The experience would be improved with 1/2 as many interruptions.

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Heather
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. One of my favorite places to eat in SF, always! I don't know one person who has eaten here and not liked it! Amazing flavor combos, best staff, impeccable service, the list goes on and on. You will not be disappointed and ALWAYS save room for dessert!

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vipTiffanyY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner experience! Loved the safe setup. The food was absolutely delicious.

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vipsuzanne
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Progress/State Bird combination is really great - the food is creative and incredibly excellent. Service was great. The outside seating is (obviously) healthy and the way to go, but a few more heat lamps would be great. Overall an excellent experience and I would recommend it and go back again!

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