State Bird Provisions – WTF?

24 10 2012

I cannot review SF’s newest addition to the list of “must eat”s. This is because I cannot get a reservation. And I bet you can’t either.

Welcome to San Francisco. We have amazing food. And you have to either wait 2 hours to be seated or 60 days for a reservation. Grrr.

State Bird Provisions is a tiny American food restaurant that serves their reportedly heavenly fare on dim-sum style carts that roam the microscopic aisles. Or so I hear. Because they haven’t yet let me inside the doors. Harumph.

SBP has a reservation list on their website that is updated in real time. You can reserve up to 60 days in advance. But there’s never a reservation spot. It’s like World Series Giant’s tickets just went on sale every single day. It’s a veritable online elbow fight to get a seat. I have yet to win.

Ok, fine. Doing some research, I see that this place is not only good, it is hailed asĀ the best in the land. Like, nationally, apparently. Best New Restaurant in America. Jesus Christ. That’s a lot to live up to. Now I almost feel sorry for them. Are my hopes too high?

In the meantime, I will keep refreshing the webpage at work to see if I can get a reservation at any other time besides 10.30pm on the Saturday before Christmas. Or maybe I should just start scooping up rezzos and scalping them out front? I bet I could make some serious bucks that way… (and only at the small cost of dignity…)

State Bird Provisions… you will be mine…

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4 responses

25 10 2012
Diane

Start a new company called, “ResStubHub”

27 10 2012
Alicia

Hilarity. Love you.

22 01 2013
Lauren @ Sugar Coated Sisters

I’m trying to get a reservation for 3/24.. not sure if I need to be on their website at midnight or have a voicemail waiting for them overnight… but I googled to find tips and found your blog. Glad you got to eat there with your friend! Can’t wait to read more posts :)

22 01 2013
broccoliandchocolate

Hi Lauren! I still check literally every day just to see if I can get another reservation at some point. I’d like to go again. I’m not sure what the chances are of getting a reservation on a specific day, but I think your best bet is (like you say) to check very early in the morning 60 days before the day you want a reservation. It’s SUCH a pain, but the food is very good. Good luck! Thanks for reading!

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