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The Progress & State Bird Provisions

4.8
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1380 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
We are currently booking for our cabanas and sidewalk tables, reservations will be seated on a first come first-served basis.

Due to limited space and for the safety of all, we ask our guests to dine within the following time frames:
1-3 guests - up to 1 hour and 30 minutes
4-6 guests - up to 2 hours

Tables will be held for 15 minutes after the reservation time, at which point we will make the table available to our waitlist. Keep in mind that you will be dining outdoors and will be subject to San Francisco weather changes, so please dress accordingly.

In order to best take care of our guests and team we ask everyone to keep masks on while not actively eating or drinking. If you are feeling less than your best we do ask that you reach out about your reservation, we will gladly find a time to reschedule!

A final note for lunch reservations: we are using a QR code ordering system and serving items on compostable serving ware. Pleas

Support The Progress & State Bird Provisions during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1380 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooooooooo good!! Omg but tiny

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StefanieG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new covid-safe cubbies out in the parklet. Feels as safe and private as can be in the circumstances. Food is phenomenal as always, with sweet and attentive service to match.

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vipItsItIzzit
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outdoor version of these two wonderful restaurants is still terrific. Our server was animated, friendly, and knowledgeable. The smoke from the fires can quickly dirty the outdoor tables, but a quick wipe took care of that immediately. The meal was rich and diverse from appetizers to desserts. The wine list is great too. Thank goodness they have adapted and survived!

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RubyL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The team at Progress and State Bird have done a great job of pivoting during this pandemic. The food was exceptional and the staff was informative and operated smoothly considering all the adjustments that were required to happen to enjoy a meal!

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vipAnujN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Has the best COVID protocols of any restaurant I have been to yet. Weird to be eating this high quality food on compostable dishware and bus your own tables but I get it. Even though the duck was not on the menu they managed to prep for our party and Adam (the sommelier) provided excellent wine recommendations. All in all we had a great celebratory lunch despite the bad air quality on Saturday.

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ToLi
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

In the time of COVID, it's reassuring AND delicious to taste what you remember a restaurant's profile of flavors. Progress/SB does this superbly. It hasn't missed a beat working with a skeleton staff. The kitchen has not missed a step. Despite sitting on the sidewalk in 90-degree weather. the food tasted like I belonged. I was home.

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Foodie
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner in the booth and felt very safe because the servers made sure we wore masks at all times except when eating. The service and food was top notch. I would definitely go back soon.

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vipCharlesZ
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was nowhere near where it was before. Looks fancy but taste like any regular restaurant.

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AshleyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had the Spicy Bay Shrimp Salad (favorite item we ordered), Yuba al’Amatriciana (second fav item) and the BBQ Garlic bLack ribs (sauce was amazing but the rib cut could have been better. Too much fat on the bone and not enough meat for my taste).
Cute set up with the cabanas and COIVD friendly. Staff was attentive and kind, following all regulations. I really liked that you ordered using a QR code and paid for everything via the site. Our order was correctly executed and super quick, even our drink. Lovely experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In this crazy time we are living through, The Progress provided us with a little bit of normalcy. Staff was amazing, food was amazing and I felt super safe. Thank you!

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vipStevenAndrea
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding outdoor dining "cubes". felt private and safe and the food was a great as always. Well done!

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Willis
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always and they were super accommodating for COVID.

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SusanM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is still amazing even though they have had to adjust to pandemic restrictions. No more dim sum style service, but you the bonus is getting dishes from both State Bird and The Progress. The sidewalk booths are wonderful and feel very safe for customers and wait staff!

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MargueriteE
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dinner. I loved how they created the wooden booths outside on the sidewalk. The caviar potato cloud was the bomb!

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vipMVresident
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cozy outdoor booths protected from the wind and the food was delicious. We had a lovely lunch and the staff is overly careful regarding covid.

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ChrisP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Really poor experience. Limited menu, paper plates, silverware, and napkins and absolutely no service. Wish I’d known before booking. I’ve dined at both State Bird and The Progress and had excellent experiences. The pandemic street side COVID experience, however, was no bueno.

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vipChris
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food was good but I expected a bit more. Sidewalk dining with digital ordering and all compostable dinnerware takes away a bit of the ambience. The spicy shrimp salad was a bit bland. Overall a bit pricey for what we received....

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Nice job with the outdoor space.

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BodhiF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way. The whole experience was perfect!!!!

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DerekG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The combined menu of State Bird Provisions and The Progress bring the best hits together into a palatable display that is truly delicious. With outdoor separated cabana style seating you can enjoy your meal without the feeling of someone else breathing down your neck. I highly recommend getting a reservation and supporting a great restaurant.

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vipDanna
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what a fantastic experience, always love a meal with state bird and amazing how they translated it to the outdoor experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Very happy to be able to eat @ one of my favorite restaurants again.
The food was excellent as always but the menu is limited now with the current circumstances.
Wait staff are basically “runners” for your online ordered food & drink.
The ambiance is rough, as it’s a plywood box “cabana” in a former parking spot on the street.
I am very happy they are back in any strange form....

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vipTimS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

What a treat, especially the fried quail...Not quite the ambience and service one would expect but in a pandemic, it's pretty solid. We were worried about getting rained on, but the table we were at was covered and quite comfortable.

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KarenC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With Covid, they are using compostable cups, plates, and utensils and ask that we bus our tables. The cabana seating was nice on a warm day at 2:00pm. We ordered and paid with our cell phone. We had 4-5 separate orders/receipts throughout our meal, hopefully they weren’t too annoyed with us.

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IreneT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food never disappoints. Best outdoor seating design

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els88
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their covid-adjusted menu and ambiance is just as incredible an experience as their normal operations. So impressed with how they've maintained their level of service and quality while also making huge adjustments for safety and comfort.

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vipGlenW
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and a wonder outdoor dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just do it!!

PM
vipPhatMoby
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Progress is a great restaurant, my wife and I have enjoyed many a wonderful meal here. They adjusted well for covid. They're doing their very best. It's working.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Love the food so much. The social distancing boxes were a bit odd. People kept staring in. Lol

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Samantha
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal date at The Progress. The salmon sandwich was delicious and my mouth is watering just thinking about it, two days later.

The staff takes special considerations for COVID and is clear with expectations from the moment you arrive. Every staff member was wearing a mask and observed social distancing. There was hand sanitizer available and tables were comfortably distanced.

We love visiting The Progress and State Bird and we were so happy to be able to enjoy a Sunday lunch with them again. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. A special shout out to Kaitlin (sorry if that’s the wrong spelling!) who has been so fantastic every time we have stopped by to pick up food and/or dine outdoors with The Progress.

Also, now that there’s outdoor seating, we are able to bring our dog with us! We will definitely be back soon and hopefully be able to get another delicious Salmon Sandwich.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love what they have done to adapt to the new outdoor dining reality. The service was great and the staff was in good spirits. I felt the conditions were safe. We enjoyed the duck meatball subs, plum salad and French fries. The hostess was so friendly to everyone walking by.

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Joey
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

During such times of uncertainty what more could you ask for from one of the tastiest dining establishments in San Francisco?

Staff are extremely friendly, and based on the patrons seated 6 feet away from us, the restaurant has a strong following of local supporters who they know on a personal level.

As always, the food at The Progress is exceptional. My favorites of the July 4th lunch menu were the corn salad and open faced fried eggplant sandwich, which per the chef, was an homage to a dish he had eaten at one of his first jobs at a restaurant.

If you can help it, don't forget to order the State Bird Provision's Lilikoi Strawberry donut holes. To describing as addicting is an understatement.

My only recommendation would be to exchange the furniture for maybe sturdier tables and chairs.

Regardless, I love The Progress and would do outdoor socially distanced lunch there again and again and again.

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Katherine
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love! Safe dining, right there on Fillmore Street. The Progress has such wonderful food. Thank you for accommodating us!

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JohnF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great restaurants with very unique flavors. Highly recommend. Not the same old thing.

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vipMatthewV
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with a group of six. Some SF foodies and some midwesterner non-foodies. Everyone thought it was great. This restaurant group just does a great job. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was creative and full of flavor! Loved the ambience, it was unpretentious, and the service was top notch. We’ll definitely be back.

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vipSFFresser
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, our lovely woman who waited on us saw that in the end i hadn’t really enjoyed my cocktail, even though everything else was wonderful and delicious, and took it off our final bill. All of the staff was delightful and warm, which all felt genuine and not a performance. Delicious small dishes and a yummy main plate of BBQ duck...think Peking duck by way of Bangkok. Followed by an amazing mini donut desert and a shot of peanut milk....only small critique has to do with the noise level which is mostly unavoidable.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Super inventive and tasty. Californian food at its finest

VG
VictoriaG
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, drinks and service was amazing! Highly recommend!

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