Bon Appetit named it Restaurant of the Year 2012! We got to try it before that announcement when it was named One of the Top 50 American Restaurants of 2012!
We got there about 5:40pm on a Sat without reservations, the late was 1.5hr, but we were willing to wait this time. Get your name on their list & they will send you a text & you gotta call them back to let them know you want the table or not.
Since we didn't have reservations we got seated at the Chef's Counter - those are for walk-in only. Stuart, owner, told us to get reservations to call the day you want to go between 2-5pm, maybe they'll be cancellations.
There's some dishes on the menu that you have to ask to be made to order, other dishes are on carts or carried on trays.
mendocino sea urchin, ginger, scallion pancake, soy-lime $12 - pancakes with sea urchin on top. We liked it fine.
Cucumber & stuff I can't remember $5 - ok
Cold tofu, cucumber dish $5 - ok
lamb dumplings - 2 little dumplings in broth $7 (?) - ok
Salmon & other stuff that looked like ceviche
Peach pit soda $3 - nothing special
Fried quail half order $8 - B. liked it, I took a taste & found it ok, juicy.
Green beans, egg salad, crunchy stuff on top $6 (?) - fine
Seafood dish w/ chips $9 (?) - B. likes seafood & liked the dish.
World Peace Peanut Milk Dessert Shot $2 - tasty
Double chocolate pudding & crunch dessert $8 - tasty
Our total before tip $75.95. Charged it.
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State Bird Provisions
1529 Fillmore St, SF
Hrs: Closed Sun
M-Th 5:30-10; Fri & Sat 5:30-11