San Francisco: State Bird Provisions
If it feels like you've waited your whole life for a shot at a reservation, or if you happen to walk in during the lucky sweet spot when tables turn over, it's nice to know that you don't have to break the bank once you've made it into the Bird.
Meal 1: Guinea hen dumplings ($3), rabbit and fontina croquettes ($2), CA state bird with provisions ($16), chocolate roll cake with sesame mousse, Seville orange-clove caramel ($8) = $29
Meal 2: Raw oyster with spicy kohlrabi kraut and sesame ($3), sourdough pancakes with sauerkraut, pecorino and ricotta ($8), half-dozen cast-iron quail eggs with apple, sunchoke and Mt. Tam cheese ($16), "world peace" peanut muscovado milk ($2) = $29