The Nation’s Cheapest Michelin-Starred Restaurant Is In San Francisco

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

The Nation’s Cheapest Michelin-Starred Restaurant Is In San Francisco

You can get a 3-course meal for about $45 at State Bird Provisions!

Calling all foodies who love a good bargain! San Francisco restaurant State Bird Provisions, which has one Michelin star, recently appeared on a list of “The Cheapest Michelin Meals in the World” by Top Dollar, a blog from Accredited Debit Relief. Top Dollar listed restaurants based on the price for a three-course meal, as well as the cheapest 100 overall.

Not only was State Bird Provisions the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the US, but it ranked as #19 out of the cheapest 100 Michelin-starred restaurants in the world. Only 3 other US-based restaurants made that list: #27 was Tuome, a fusion restaurant in New York; #75 was Claro, a Mexican restaurant also in New York, and #92 was Tail Up Goat, a contemporary restaurant in Washington. The US’s cheapest 3-star restaurant was Le Bernardin in New York city, where a 4-course meal will run you $180, according to their website.

State Bird Provisions, helmed by Chef Proprietors Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, has an exquisite, ever-changing selection of unique American cuisine. It started out specializing in quail dishes, but has since evolved greatly.

Their menu features “snacks,” “provisions,” breads and pancakes, “commandables,” and dessert. Below are a few notable items at both ends of their price range, but be sure to see the full menu here.


  • Duck liver mousse and almond financiers – $8
  • Smoked trout chip ‘n’ dip – $14



  • Salanova wedge salad – $12
  • Pork belly ‘salad’ – $18

Breads and pancakes

  • Sourdough-saurkraut pecorino & ricotta pancakes – $14
  • Shrimp toast – $20


  • Donabe of brothy beans – $18
  • CA state bird with provisions (quail) – $32
  • CA ‘April cover bird’ – $34


  • ‘World peace’ peanut muscovado milk – $3
  • Rhubarb & lemon ricotta pavlova – $12


Find State Bird Provisions at 1529 Fillmore Street in San Francisco. Note that State Bird Provisions does not currently offer takeout or delivery options! However, outdoor dining is now available on the restaurant’s beautiful, brand new parklet designed by Cookline. Enjoy a Michelin meal al fresco Wednesday through Friday from 5pm to 9:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 4pm to 9:30pm.


[Featured Image: @cooklinesf via Instagram]

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