Western Addition Restaurants
State Bird Provisions
1529 Fillmore St., Western Addition
The foodie world collectively freaked out when Chef Stuart Brioza and his wife/partner Nicole Krasinski opened dim-sum-focused SBP back in 2012, which quickly became loved for its carts of gourmet dumplings and savory pancakes and a separate menu where you'll find the quail dish that gave the restaurant its name. Three years and two James Beard awards later, getting a table here is as difficult as ever. Luckily, they save a good portion of seats for walk-ins. But still, get here early.
1911 Fillmore St., Western Addition
A16’s sister restaurant, SPQR focuses on traditional Italian dishes which include fresh, house-made pastas and follows the same selective attitude toward Italian wine. Go with a small group of friends (they only allow tables of four people max) so you can try more of their small plates.
Little Star Pizza
846 Divisadero St., Western Addition
In a city not famous for their pizza, Little Star Pizza is delicious. They serve both thin and thick crust so there is something for everyone and they do both options just right. The always surprising daily specials change constantly according to seasonal offerings. They don't take reservations and only accept cash; there are two locations in San Francisco, including an outpost in the Mission.