What is the best new restaurant in San Francisco?

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Maria Hunt

The best new restaurant in San Francisco is State Bird Provisions, which offers a uniquely warm and casual dining experience with creative small plates served in a dim-sum style. That's not just my opinion; the married chef duo of  Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza just picked up a James Beard award for the Best New Restaurant in America for 2013. While you never know just what might be on the ever-changing menu, you're sure to find signatures like the crispy fried quail (California's state bird) with provisions, savory sourdough and sauerkraut pancakes, guinea hen dumplings in an aromatic broth and an addictive ice cream sandwich. Other dishes like oysters, Dungeness crab with farro or a granita with citrus segments, rhubarb and fennel reflects the best of the particular season. Even though it can take up to two months to snag a table at State Bird Provisions, rest assured the cuisine and genuinely warm service make it worth the wait.

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