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The Progress

4.8
4.8
1826 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
The Progress is a vehicle for a completely local production. Innovative meals are served with memorable wine & cocktails. The Greatest Dinner Party Ever.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
Experiences are available.

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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Experiences

  • Peay Vineyards at The Progress

    Mar 16, 2023 only
    Join us on Thursday, March 16th as we feature special wines from Peay Vineyards available to purchase by the glass! The team will be on hand to pour and share more about these amazing bottles. Andy started Peay Vineyards with his older brother, Nick, in 1996. Their goal was to make American wines that captured a purity and unique sense of place, similar to their Old World favorites. The brothers decided it was critical for them to own and farm their own grapes in a cool climate. In 1996, they purchased an old sheep ranch on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the extreme West Sonoma Coast near Annapolis - where folks said it was too cold to ripen wine grapes - and were the first to plant the region in 1998.

What 1,826 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Contemporary American

  • San Francisco

    Best Overall

  • San Francisco

    Contemporary American

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  1. LB

    LauraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always and fast service. Was especially impressed by how little time bar drinks took to make. We ordered and had our drinks within 5 minutes, unusual for most places these days!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly one of the best meals I’ve had in a long while. Everything was amazing, our server was extremely knowledgeable and super excited about everything on the menu. She made the experience next level! Would absolutely dine here again and recommend all my friends to try
  4. L

    Ltnfoodie

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The best part of the meal was the mushroom toast. I would go back just to have two or three. The rest of the meal was ok. We ordered the duck as a shareable plate. It was prepared very well. one star less was for the service. For the price, it was ok. The server didn’t go out of her way and sometimes dismissive when we couldn’t decide on desert. We felt unattended.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food did not blow us away but the drinks were superb. Felt like the kitchen forgot about us as our third plate came out late despite our order being some of the first taken for the evening. Very, very, overwhelmingly white crowd.
  6. LK

    LisaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The total experience was positive both times that I had dinner here. The menu is so innovative and everything we ordered was delicious. The staff are friendly and helpful and the dining areas are very pleasant with a sense of privacy in each space, even when the restaurant is full.
  7. KG

    KGVP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal we had at The Progress was fantastic! Our waiter was very helpful in guiding us regarding quantities and favorites, they were incredibly attuned to various food allergies, and the food was creative and delicious. We liked it better than State Bird Provisions. We'll be back soon! Two particular favorites were the duck breast and the mushroom toasts.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    TLDR: It was lackluster. I found dinner with my friends here to be disappointing. We were expecting for it to be a special experience because it has a Michelin star. We’ve all had multiple experiences with other Michelin restaurants and this one just doesn’t seem to fit. The plating was messy, the flavors weren’t well integrated, and certain flavors were overpowering- too salty or too smoky or clashing. The cocktail I had was also just fine. For the cost per person, it doesn’t quite add up. The atmosphere is cozy and nicely designed but nice design isn’t sufficient. While it’s normal to walk away from dinner and not have particularly enjoyed the food, for a Michelin starred restaurant I expect to have had a great meal.
  9. DM

    DorresM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good. The cocktails were excellent. I would go back even to just have cocktails. It was truly memorable.
  10. J

    Jace

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What you'd hope for: warm and interactive service, SF/modern/natural decor and vibe, 1-star-Michelin/accessible menu. Word of advice: trust the servers' instincts and take their lead if you need it (esp with wine! the menu has too many gems).
  11. S

    Shaz

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere, great food and superb service! Would recommend for any occasion! And will be returning when I’m next in town!
  12. YK

    YousufK

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic. The food was amazing but also the staff was welcoming and knowledgeable and made the experience much better.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly epic meal. Every bite was an exercise in perfection. It’s great to see an already great restaurant reaching new heights.
  14. MB

    MardisB

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The caviar cloud, salads and cocktails were amazing. Strangely, we weren’t moved by the beef steak or the clam mains. They were very good, but nothing I would tell friends about. Everything else was amazing.
  15. SD

    SDWineReviews

    San Diego

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. So creative and delicious. We loved the vegetable options in particular. The duck was the best I have had. Highly recommended.
  16. r

    richardg

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very interesting and unique combination of ingredients. Great night out and superb staff.
  17. JR

    JRH24

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was treated like royalty as a single diner. They offered me the option to order half portions of dishes to make it possible for me to try more stuff, all of which was exquisite and exquisitely presented.
  18. R

    Renee

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in unusual preparations. Service was excellent.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server Rachael was great! Was a lovely dining experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at the progress in 3 years and it was always good, but it certainly lived up to its name because everything was perfect. 10/10 would recommend.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NYE dinner, amazing service and the waitress took care of our dietary needs. Would recommend this restaurant when in SF.
  22. m

    matinee

    San Francisco

    160 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Table next to us was very rude to the server and she handled it gracefully. Very professional.
  23. ES

    EdSa

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best, seasonal ingredients focused restaurants in SF! The shared banquet style dishes are delicious, colorful, and full of flavor. The inside of the restaurant has very stylish decor which creates a great ambiance for conversation and enjoying the food.
  24. s

    statusk

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was inventive and tasty. Not a large wine list but all great selections well curated by the somm. This is the grown up sibling to State Bird. More refined the tastes were more complex. The interior was more understated casual but very nice. Get the duck is a great play on the Chinese heritage of SF.
  25. L

    Leia

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the wrong restaurant.... Hailing from Los Angeles, we took a (careful) trip in November 2020 to San Francisco and happened upon State Bird Provisions. Our menu, at the time, stated, "A State of Progress" and it was a life-changing experience. Especially the Black Garlic BBQ Ribs. We're obvi not into the SF food scene, so I'm not sure what the setup was for State Bird Provisions and The Progress during Covid, but this was truly an incredible experience and left an indelible impression on us. We came back just over two years later, in late December 2022, to experience it all over again. Unfortunately, we went to State Bird Provisions and were sorely disappointed. We would have canceled our reso at The Progress the following night but we missed the "more than 24 hours in advance" cancelation policy and didn't want to be charged $50 each for cancelling. We begrudgingly made the trudge. As we stepped foot into the restaurant, we realized THIS was the restaurant we enjoyed just two years prior. We sat at the window that time, and this time had a seat in the main dining area. We became hopeful that wires crossed and THIS was the restaurant we were wanting a repeat INCREDIBLE dining experience. And that's exactly what we got. Each dish was a smashing successes, so much so, after devouring our entrees, we asked if we should have ANOTHER of something else, as all 6 of our dishes exceeded expectations and were unlike anything we had tried before. We enjoyed: 1) charred arrowhead cabbage & crispy tofu (trust us, just like we trusted our server!) 2) coal roasted broccoli 3) dipping lettuce caesar 4) full belly farm masa dumplings 5) steamed local black cod 6) rabbit & ricotta anolini and then a bonus: 7) the barley dusted rossotti ranch veal scallopini -- all of these dishes were sensational, with flavor profiles that were new, refreshing, and not superfluous. Every ingredient was there for a reason, blowing our minds w what could be done w fresh ingredients and a lit
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food. Flavors on each dish were amazing. Great service and recommendations from the staff, from food to wine.
  27. JD

    JosephD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We never have a bad time. Thank you to all of the staff for their warmth, graciousness, and hospitality. Seaweed noodles, masa dumplings, and pig's head salad were exceptional.
  28. BE

    BEDELICIOUSLLC

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Food was amazing and beyond the expectation. We order mushrooms toast, . Pork head to start ! All variety of flavor . For main dish : whole trout and duck dish. Just perfect
  29. J

    Jbones

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought our one year old. They were able to accommodate. Excellent food drinks and service. First foray into Californian dining and it was excellent. Highly recommend. If you choose to go with a baby make sure to request a seat for them and then specify if a high chair is needed as couples tend to get seated in booths that are elevated
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent, warm service as always.
  31. DC

    DebbieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food for the meat and fish eaters or even the vegetarian in the family. Our daughter made a meal of several veggie dishes and said it was the best vegetarian restaurant food she’s had, which is saying something for a non vegetarian restaurant! We love the family style dishes, ordering multiple options and sharing. All the food and drinks were extraordinary and I’d happily come again.
  32. t

    twildb

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a blast at the bar. Food and cocktails were next level!
  33. BJ

    BryanJ

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hard to pick out a single highlight of our night. Food , service, ambiance were all outstanding
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and fun!
  35. D

    Danielle

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out for my birthday with the family. Fun, fun, and great food.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect attention to detail!
  37. CG

    CollinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, interesting food. Small plates for sharing so you get to try a bunch of courses. Excited to go back!
  38. T

    Truce

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a tasty meal. The food is adventurous, but not pretentious, and truly everything we had was delicious. The duck.. the duck!!
  39. PS

    PeterS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is totally innovative yet perfectly balanced. The wines are superb in themselves and pair brilliantly with the food.
  40. CB

    ChristianeB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Thought we were going to State Bird Provisions as booking slightly confusing and ended up at Progress which was still a very good experience .

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 4.8 stars by 1826 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today
Experiences are available.
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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