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The Progress

4.8
4.8
1720 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

9:00 PM


Booked 56 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 1,720 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Contemporary American

  • San Francisco

    Best Ambiance

  • San Francisco

    Contemporary American

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  1. c

    coeruleus

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved State Bird when I had a chance to visit years ago and The Progress definitely did not disappoint. Wonderful combinations of flavors and dishes!
  2. ML

    MarkL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good meal with very inventive cuisine. A great experience.
  3. AS

    AllisonS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente food! Ambiente was terrific!
  4. AC

    ACzs

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food and ambience one of the best in the city. Staff were a bit prickly and felt slightly judged but overall very satisfied because the food is such high quality.
  5. D

    Dave

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Progress is one of the best spots in SF if not the US. They stage the meal perfectly. The service is thoughtful and not intrusive. The sommelier did a great job asking the first, second and third questions on price range, wines I'd had and recommendations. The food is exceptional. Simply a great restaurant and experience.
  6. M

    Mike

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic. Food was excellent. Top tier restaurant.
  7. g

    graeme

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience……food, service and atmosphere!
  8. B

    Bennylynn

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We have reservations at 8pm. At 8:40pm we asked if we could just sit at the bar. Great choice. The bartender was great. Personable and efficient. We had two tapas, the duck, and split a dessert. Perfect! Food was amazing. We will be back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was exceptional. We asked her to pick out menu- it was all fabulous. The sleeper item the tofu dish. Unreal how good it was! Did not disappoint! Great experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome. Food was uniquely flavored and staff were very welcoming and friendly!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, mind-blowing food and a beautiful atmosphere. Cannot say enough good things about our experience. Will be coming back and recommending to all friends.
  12. g

    gracee

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was super yummy!
  13. t

    terryd

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we have ever had. Remarkable from beginning to end.
  14. CD

    ChefDan

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I arrived promptly at my reservation time, 5:30 yet the Hostess could not find my reservation. Because it turns I had made it for another day, Duhh. Smooth as Silk with nary a ruffled feather she seated me at the Bar, my preferred seating. Thank you Hostess from Cincinnati! We were seated in Bartender Jeff's station and he was very helpful stearing us to a wonderful meal. Every course was beautifully plates with amazing flavor combinations. Very Knowledgable in the food and drinks, Thank You Jeff. And of course I want to thank the Chef and Kitchen for the Amazing food that they put out!! Sincerely Chef Dan
  15. S

    Steph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was pretty fancy, but not pretentious at all, instead very warm and welcoming. Host and servers were friendly, accommodating, and honest. Drinks and food were delicious to the point of nostalgic. The Seaweed Noodle portion was a bit small, but combined with our order of Smoked Duck, it was perfect. This place made our night, would come back for sure.
  16. RC

    RonC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Servers very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
  17. D

    Davebw

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really interesting and inventive menu with amazing flavor combinations in small, shareable dishes. Highly recommend!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, you can have a nice dinner at reasonable prices. Service is lovely.
  19. GL

    GentryL

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic duck and overall an experience in innovative cuisine
  20. R

    Ragginpaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals of my life. Highly recommended!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovey place, spectacular food!
  22. R

    Robruf

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply one of the best meals in San Francisco in the past few years. From the service to the food to the excellent wine list, this is a top restaurant in SF. Had the caviar potato cloud, full belly farm masa dumplings, hiraki farms cucumber & smoked trout roe, local halibut crudo and the grilled riverdog farm double-cut pork chop. Each and every course has very good to excellent. . Only one slight drawback, they don't have a great vodka selection, this is not the place to go for a martini. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and unique. Every dish had so many layers of good flavors. Our server was wonderful at describing everything, making recommendations, engaging in a lovely way. It was a special anniversary and we were thrilled with our evening.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely season driven menu , playfully combining Clifornia ingredients with Japanese accents. The dishes meant to share (but don’t worry solo diners, Progress has you covered offering half of portions of some of the dishes), enabling you to try as much for the menu as you want. Good choice of veggie based dishes l, as good as starters or to satisfy your main course hunger Do try burrata with berries and crispy beans - possibly the biggest wow of the menu.
  25. EA

    EliseoA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for our 22nd anniversary and the food, service and drinks were beautiful, delicious and scrumptious ! We had a wonderful fun time!
  26. MR

    MichelleR

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration. Spectacular experience
  27. CT

    ChefTom

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience! Was seated in the bar nook which was perfect for date night with my wife. Next time we will order off the bottle list which had an amazing selection.
  28. m

    montyd

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the guest chef : Alejandra Espinoza , the food was exceptional!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Every bite was delicious !
  30. JB

    JonathanB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Overall this wasn't a good experience. Noise level was very high, service quality was poor. The feeling is that it was rushed. Quality of food was very disappointing. Either too salty or flavors weren't there. And despite that poor experience the check was way too overpriced. I have rarely been that disappointed in restaurants, and I usually research a lot to make sure the establishment is serving quality products, with a good ethic, etc.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service
  32. AJ

    AlokJ

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly innovative food, amazing service and the most charming ambience make the Progress an absolute must try!! A one of a kind dining experience in the Bay Area
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Simply perfection!! Food and flavor experience unlike any we have had in years. An absolute must try!!
  35. T

    Tedd

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    I didn't like the food that much we got duck, cucumber salad, beef tartar, little burrito things but non of them really struck to us. Nothing against the restaurant its just it didn't worth 390 for 4 people. Only 2 of them actually ate but we all drank.
  36. JO

    JohnO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food. Spot on service, Great wine list. Superb ambiance.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner, food, service, and hospitality! Thank you again Chef!
  38. E

    Eyeneyedoc

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner and service exceptional. Creative food and the best fish (trout) dish I’ve had in a long time. Loved it
  39. L

    Lovelygarden

    San Francisco

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Upsides: Really imaginative menu (the potato cloud with caviar, for instance) and terrific, down-to-earth service + extensive and interesting wine list. Even though we were their last reservation of the night, we never felt rushed. Downsides: Food was almost universally too salty (and we like salt) and wine list was astronomically expensive, including for wines we know -- and know the prices of -- well.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    In general it was good but some of the courses weren’t there, Also got sick stomach afterwards

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 1720 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

9:00 PM


Booked 56 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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