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The Progress

4.9
4.9
1607 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

The Progress is a vehicle for a completely local production. Innovate meals served with memorable wine & cocktails. The Greatest Dinner Party Ever.

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Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 673-1294

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski

  • Private party facilities

    At this century-old theatre-turned-restaurant, you’ll enjoy family-style fare from Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, the pair behind State Bird Provisions. With distinctive semi-private and private spaces, The Progress can host groups from 7 to 75.

  • Private party contact

    Eliza Strauss: (866) 297-5693

  • Neighborhood

    Western Addition

  • Cross street

    1525 Fillmore Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    38, 38R, 22

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wine

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What 1,607 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Contemporary American

  • San Francisco

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • San Francisco

    Best Ambiance

  • San Francisco

    Healthy

  • San Francisco

    Contemporary American

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  1. CH

    ColeH

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite restaurant in the city (world maybe?) and I eat at a lot of great places. The food is incredible and the staff make it special. Can’t say enough positive things about the Progress!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredibly beautiful presentation and indulgently delicious flavors. Everything was perfect!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing. Each dish had a very obvious direction but there was always something keeping my taste buds guessing. The tempura artichokes, brown butter seaweed noodles, and duck with peanut fried rice were phenomenal. I enjoyed it all with a great Syrah and my partner had what he described as “the perfect lemon drop”. We will definitely be back, and I’ll bring some friends.

  4. HS

    HoodSnob

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went here for an anniversary dinner and it did not disappoint. The food, service and ambience were perfect. The food was especially good and interesting. Would highly recommend!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Everything was unique and delicious

  6. s

    stinky510

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Duck was just ok. Leg & thigh were confit, but not cooked enough - a little dry and tough.

  7. SG

    SteveG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    absolutely fantastic - went here on a recommendation. Food/Cocktails/Ambience were amazing and our server has an intimate knowledge of each dish. Will definitely go back here!

  8. CS

    CathyS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful! Service was excellent and informative. Our server was very helpful with descriptions of menu items and was spot on. Delicious!

  9. NW

    NickW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    Server lacked attentiveness throughout the dinner. Didn’t offer water refills and refill wine glasses. Fresh setting of plates after a couple of courses. Small details that other industry professionals would notice.

  10. G

    Galia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    I really enjoyed the food and the lively vide of the place. I am vegetarian and I love the vegetarian options in the menu. Mochi desert was awesome. The only thing that we did not like is that the waitress was pushing us to order more food for the table. I’ve been to Michelle stared restaurants before and I am well aware of the portion sizes, and we were totally ok with it. I felt that we were pushed us get at least one appetizer with our mains. And this was a little upsetting.

  11. M

    Mar2

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every plate is so tasteful. One thing to add, overall service was great but the other person that was delivering the plate should establish eye contact and not just telling us what the name of the food plate is and what’s in it and leave. Would love to come back again!

  12. S

    Soob

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was excellent. We enjoyed our dinner. Value for money. We will be back . Thank you

  13. NO

    NightOut

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Dinner for two Absolutely delicious food and great knowledgeable service. Will come again.

  14. g

    gigi8967

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Potato cloud was divine. Every plate was special. Drinks were excellent and unique as was the food.

  15. RS

    RichS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a treat! The space is lovely, the service was excellent and the food was delicious. What is not to love?

  16. P

    Phater

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cozy setting, really enjoyed the cocktails. Food tasted great especially the duck breast which is a must try.

  17. d

    dekelv

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My second time here! Great vibes, amazing food!! Very recommended !!

  18. JS

    JamesS

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best meal we’ve had. Fresh ingredients and very vegetable forward.

  19. WB

    WayneB

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Absolutely amazing food, small plates are really top notch and the cocktails are inventive and very memorable.

  20. PW

    PetterW

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    One Star restaurant and honestly don’t know how that is the case. Only one dish inventive and tasty-potato cloud. Rest of dishes were bland or had flavors that clashed. This place seems to try too hard to seem cutting edge at the cost of food that tastes good. Service was average and gaps between plates but I’d give them a pass due to Covid.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service, food, and drinks were amazing! Janet, our server, was wonderful. We look forward to coming back again in the future.

  22. BO

    BObo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    It was good to try new foods but I wouldn’t go back.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The dishes were delicious, recommended cocktails were delightful, and the setting from plate to restaurant were remarkably detailed. Can’t wait to come back

  24. B

    Bruno

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks were amazing. Service even better. Great experience!

  25. FT

    Food4Thu

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The server said order 3 dishes from each section and we did; but that was way too much food for 4 people! The veggie dishes were spectacular, unique flavor combinations. The duck was delicious, clams and sausage was just ok, flavor was flat. Rack of lamb was tender but the lamb kabobs were chewy and too sweet. Very expensive meal; but if we didn’t over order per recommendations of the waitress,it would have been more reasonable!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our Suzanne is outstanding in knowledge and enthusiasm. What a pleasure she is. You have a great team member

  27. JB

    JenniferB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Each dish we ordered came out with more to it than we expected; the flavors and presentation delectable; balanced, earthy, savory. The drinks were as we like, no extra sugar, clean and quality! The servers, hosts and cooks work together so seamlessly, it’s a beautiful choreography of teamwork. We will be back again next time we visit SF!

  28. LH

    LaureH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, and the space is beautiful. Definitely worth it as the bill wasn't as high as we expected.

  29. BS

    BillS

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible cuisine!! It blew away my high expectations.

  30. PS

    PS12

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This was a new restaurant for us and a very great, positive surprise.

  31. F

    Frank

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Date night spot, for sure! We had a lovely time.

  32. DK

    DeborahK

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food! We’re good cooks so appreciate when restaurants use ingredients in such a creative fashion. Drinks are delicious too!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service, drinks, and ambience were all fantastic! Special shout out to Janet for being a great server and all around amazing human being! Keep up the fantastic work, if there is one place to try in San Fran it’s The Progress!!!

  34. AB

    AnnamariaBrezna

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, as always. Adam behind the bar is great. Show up early and get a cocktail at the bar.

  35. MC

    MichelleC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding. Quintessential California cuisine at its finest.

  36. JL

    JeffreyL

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is the sister restaurant of State Bird Provisions. It is slightly different because the food is not pushed around on the carts for us to select, but overall great experience. My wife and I came here for my birthday dinner last night and it was sensational. Every dish we ordered was delicious, but I especially enjoyed the clams and sausage, BBQ duck with peanut fried rice, and the Vanilla ice cream with mandarin flavored mochi. The sausage is made out of pork with green garlic flavored, the duck was so flavorful that there was no food left, and the dessert was so delicious (it tasted like a Michelin style orange creamsicle). I would say the dessert was on par with the dessert I had at Atelier Crenn. Definitely worth trying and the price was pretty reasonable for a 1 star Michelin restaurant.

  37. KT

    KyleT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You might need to take a short term loan to afford it, but no one can deny the sheer artistry of this place, cuisine to wait staff.

  38. KP

    KimmyP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    The waiter was extremely rude. When we asked for recommendations he rushed us to order. When I mentioned something was spicy as good thing - he commented back to you need milk. He forgot one of our dishes and we had to track down someone else to help us. Great food and ambience but terrible service!

  39. OL

    OliviaL

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Super inventive and fresh food. One of my favorite spots in SF. The dishes are always super interesting and a great mix of flavors. The only thing is the portions are a bit small for the price point. But the craftsmanship and local sourcing is there!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday ♥️

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Progress is rated 4.9 stars by 1607 OpenTable diners.

The Progress does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 49 times today
Google Map for The Progress

1525 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94115

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1525 Fillmore Street

  • Neighborhood

    Western Addition

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    38, 38R, 22

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 673-1294

  • Private party facilities

    At this century-old theatre-turned-restaurant, you’ll enjoy family-style fare from Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, the pair behind State Bird Provisions. With distinctive semi-private and private spaces, The Progress can host groups from 7 to 75.

  • Private party contact

    Eliza Strauss: (866) 297-5693

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