Fodor's Expert Review State Bird Provisions

$$ Western Addition Modern American Fodor's Choice

It's more or less impossible to score a reservation for a normal dinner hour at Lower Fillmore's game-changing restaurant, but once you nab a golden ticket, you'll be rewarded with fascinating bites served from roving carts and an à la carte printed menu. The food has an artsy bent to it, and the colorful dining room with pegboard walls adds to a vibe that's part high-school art room, part bohemian dinner party. Choices include half dollar–size, thick, savory pancakes stuffed with sauerkraut; kimchi-soaked yuba tofu served with Dungeness crab; and about two dozen nightly creations. If you can't get into State Bird Provisions or need to hang out for two hours on the waiting list, the restaurant has a more casual sibling (Anchovy Bar) around the corner (1740 O'Farrell St.) that is a perfect choice for light bites and some sherry and wine—and the food is so great that you might end up eating a full dinner there.

Modern American American Trendy Lively Dinner Fodor's Choice $$

Quick Facts

1529 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, California  94115, USA


Known For:
  • Dim sum–style dining
  • Long waits
  • Long lines at opening time
  • "State Bird" namesake buttermilk fried quail
  • "State Bird" namesake buttermilk fried quail
  • Long lines at opening time for the no-reservation tables
  • "World Peace" peanut milk dessert drink
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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