State Bird Provisions

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 13 publications
  • 39436
    hamachi avocado & seaweed cracker
    Photo: Ed Anderson
  • 39431
  • 39433
    Ice Cream Sandwich
    Photo: Dylan + Jeni
  • 39434
    mendocino sea urchin, ginger-scallion pancake with soy-lime glaze
    Photo: Dylan + Jeni
  • 39435
    sourdough, sauerkraut, pecorino & ricotta pancakes
    Photo: Dylan + Jeni
  • 39437
    red trout, mandarin, hazelnut-garum brown butter
    Photo: Dylan + Jeni
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say expert reviewers

Top 1% in San Francisco About the TripExpert Score

13 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Nicole Krasinski describes the novel concept of her restaurant State Bird Provisions as “dim sum and a great hors d’oeuvre party morphed into one experience&=&. She and her husband, chef... Full review →

Each night, diners can choose from 12 to 15 seasonally inspired dishes in addition to the menu of six larger items, such as the State Bird—fried quail topped with Parmesan cheese.

Bon Appétit

Dim sum with a Michelin twist—don't miss the signature quail. Full review →


Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

It's a clever idea—American dishes served dimsum style--but State Bird Provisions is so much more than just clever. Full review →

Make sure to try Brioza's signature fried quail, and save room for Krasinski's assortment of mini desserts.

Fodor's Tick Choice

Eating at this tiny 14-table spot can be described as a festive parade of hors d'oeuvre, with bite-sized "provisions" rolled around on carts and diners picking what they want. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Chef Stuart Brioza’s creative, fresh internationally influenced small plates are wheeled around on carts and carried on trays and they are impossibly good. Full review →


Gayot 14.0

State Bird references the main ingredient of the restaurant's signature dish: crispy fried quail, one of a small selection of items available on a printed menu. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

We're flummoxed why in 2013 James Beard dubbed State Bird America's best new restaurant. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

Who says dim sum-style dining is just for Chinese food? Not the folks behind State Bird Provisions. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Unusual creations served dim sum-style. Full review →


San Francisco Chronicle 3.5

In less than two years it's become the best-known little restaurant in the city - and maybe the country. Full review →


Time Out 69

The fooderati's current “it” restaurant, Michelin-starred State Bird Provisions has garnered such a cult following, it has foodie hackers trying to game the online reservation system. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Small plates are served dim-sum style at this popular eatery (read: book a table ahead of time). Full review →


Zagat 4.3

Think "dim sum mixed with fine dining" – that "really does live up to the hype" say "adventuresome" eaters. Full review →

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