The Progress

4.8
1493 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
The Progress is excited to welcome guests back to our dining room on September 30th! Join us for a new menu with a few classic favorites!

Please note, we are not currently offering outdoor dining so we do require proof of full vaccination for all guests dining with us.
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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1493 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Progress is one of the best restaurants in the City. It never disappoints.

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AndreaE
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is creative and very tasty and the space is the perfect combo of elegant and casual. The portions are a bit small for sharing, so order more!

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Michelle
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine options, friendly and thoughtful service. Surprisingly bumping for a Tuesday night. Recommend!

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Pamela
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We Love The Progress And I’m so happy they’re open again. The food was wonderful, the wait staff were very accommodating, everything was just great. My only suggestion is to turn down the music. It was just too loud to have a nice dinner conversation.

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GAILBERC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I chose The Progress for our anniversary. We knew it would be special. Chef Stuart’s menu is so creative, the food fresh and delicious, the staff friendly and professional. The team works hard to make every diner’s experience memorable. I also want to mention the extensive wine list. Excellent all round - I highly recommend The Progress.

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Kaycie
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and awesome environment! Loved the entire experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. Staff was impeccable. The food was outrageous. Can’t recommend enough! Just a good time.

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Pete
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Innovative. Delicious. Friendly, mellow and relaxed.

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vipLily
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The design is beautiful. The energy inside and outside was great. The food was good but the dinner was too drawn out. I know most diners don’t want to be rushed, but I wish the server would have said “you have this table for 2.5 hours and we will be slowly bringing your meals over the course of 2.5 hours. If you’re looking for a quicker meal, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate, and we can also recommend the dishes that don’t have long preparation time”. We didn’t order any of the platters which he said take a little longer, but the meal was still quite slow. I just wish that was communicated beforehand. Otherwise, it was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! The duck was phenomenal.
Their wine expert recommended a great bottle for our group. No doubt this place is always booked or packed.

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vipscott
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic … from excellent service to very original and well executed food …. Could not have been better …. This restaurant continues to be a gem of San francisco cuisine and we look forward to returning soon … thank you to the entire staff

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Ellen
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal, wonderful experience. We will absolutely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was in unique and overall good but way too spicy which took away some of the natural taste compilation of each dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed the service and Erin our waitstaff was wonderful as was the ambiance.Thank you!

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SarahH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection, as usual. Fantastic service, food and drinks!

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vipErikaSF
San Francisco
123 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh, the beet juice cocktail! And the sparkling cremant that brought notes of fresh strawberry to the palate! We loved the beef tartare, and many flavorful vegetarian dishes. Hopefully, we can come back soon with the family and enjoy the duck.

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Gabe
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing food. One of the best dining experiences in SF

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Vlplea69
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious and beyond our imagination. The combination of ingredients,flavors, and textures were truly interesting and innovative. We really like the chefs use of ‘in season’ ingredients. The staff was also friendly and attentive. A great meal!!

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Ellen
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every single bite, and the service was amazing!

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vipbabs
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, The Progress knocked it out of the park. It's a place to explore new flavors and while there were some unusual combinations for us, we loved it. The guinea hen with huckleberries was by far the winning dish of the evening.

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vipJane
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic.. interesting and so tasty…

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vipOliviaL
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome meal. Every dish was exquisite. Super fresh, interesting combinations but not fru fru. Friendly, knowledgeable service.

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vipNenette
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back - still so well executed and inventive. We had a great time!

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PennyS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere
Excellent food
Professional staff

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dekelv
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fresh ingredients! Great prices!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, incredible food! Overall amazing experience here.

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StellaN
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Progress. Our server Rachel was exceptional and highly knowledgeable - she guided us through the dinner offerings and wine list with ease and enthusiasm. Thank you!

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JosephS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The food was very disappointing, especially given the reviews. All four dishes we ordered were subpar. Too many ingredients vying for attention, resulting in discombobulated dishes.

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant pays attention to every detail. The service is friendly and timely and the food is superior to most places in SF.

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yesm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific small plates to share with a friend. Knowledgable service. Excellent!

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LeaJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Probably one of the most disappointing meals I have ever experienced. From being seated 30min after our reservation time, to a patronizing server, it just wasn’t the dinner that my group had hoped for. It was such a shame as past experiences have been great but after the disaster of a meal it is safe to say none of us will ever be returning again. What was supposed to be the highlight of the meal, the duck - was served to us cold. We let our server know as feedback, she was borderline rude and quite dismissive saying that “the plate was still warm” and that if we wanted it taken off the bill she would need to take the plate away. We never asked to have it taken off the bill, we had simply wanted the chef to know that we had been served cold meat and rice and we would’ve proceeded with the end of our meal. Overall the situation was completely mishandled and we felt both disrespected and almost guilty for complaining about something that really wasn’t acceptable.

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farins
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been years since I ate here, but the team hasn't skipped a beat. Incredible experience all around. That was hands down the best meal I've had in a long time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Pork ribs and the duck dishes were on point - five star presentation/preparation/balance of flavors. Caviar cloud and waygu tartare also tasty. The fire roasted eggplant and red corn grits were painfully over-seasoned.

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vipdvdjqt
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstandingly delicious and flavorful menu, with great staff, and fantastic atmosphere

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in a long time

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JoanB
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had a superb experience at The Progress and are so excited they are taking reservations again. The food there is exceptional, with unique flavors and well-crafted cocktails.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome and her recommendations were spot on!!
The food was fabulous and possibly one of the best meals I have ever had!!!

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VegetarianFoodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and food. Cocktails were good, but cocktail selection could been more diverse.

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mustapham
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing culinary experience. Every single dish offered a unique experience. The waiter was amazing helping the table pick the right combination of dishes and wine.

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Foodie
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’m so glad they finally reached-opened and most items in the menu are new. The squid and lamb neck was so good and tender. The rabbit was extremely tasty and flavorful. Will have to go back and try other things in the menu.

FAQs

The Progress is rated 4.8 stars by 1493 OpenTable diners.

The Progress does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/the-progress/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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