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The Progress

4.9
4.9
1666 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

8:30 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 1,666 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Contemporary American

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  1. m

    matthewh

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great wine list and beverage offering. Nice staff. Very tasty and eclectic food.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing. The barbecue duck was heavenly, as was the lamb tartare. We also really enjoyed the burrata and fried beans appetizer, halibut crudo, and the mushroom pesto. The potato clouds (fluffy potatoes with caviar) were so cute and definitely a must try! Cocktails were also exceptional. The Cobb wine that was featured that night was also divine. Every person involved in our service was very kind, some were more interactive and chatty than others, which was pleasant and welcomed. We spent about $360 and left feeling full, which we were happy about! We came for a special occasion, and while we were greeted with warm birthday wishes, we were surprised to not receive any happy birthday small token - whether that be a drink or dessert or even a cookie 😂 Most restaurants - upscale or not - do something to make you feel special, and The Progress fell flat on that for us.
  3. LM

    LaurenM

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their food is inventive and amazing
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food; service was outstanding and every dish we got was delicious! Highly recommended
  5. RG

    RajeevG

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Our first time here, were looking forward to it. We were greeted warmly and they even asked about the graduations we were celebrating (though, disappointingly, they did not bring out any cake to celebrate at the end!). We were seated promptly in the main hall which has a modern, spacious feel to it, with a nice looking bar at one end and very high ceiling. Our friendly server came over, explained the menus and that we should order 2-3 dishes per person, with selections from each part of the menu. Turns out 8 dishes were more than enough for us: - Starters: bread, masa dumplings, dipping lettuces -- all excellent! - Vegetables: o coal roasted pole beans and galangal tofu - nice crunchiness & Asian flavors o burrata & butter beans - good not great, blackberries were a nice touch o morel & ricotta cavatelli - nice pesto flavor but mushrooms were bit too crunchy - Mains: o turmeric halibut - wonderfully done, especially the apricots o guinea hen - a large schnitzel with lots of thick bacon, we were too full by then to enjoy this, wish we'd ordered something smaller instead For drinks, we got the milk punch, beet cocktail, the remedy and alter ego - all tasted excellent but presentation was surprisingly simple, with no garnishes at all! For dessert, we got the floating island, which was good, not great. Wish there were more options here. Our server flagged off as the dinner proceeded, and we had quite a while for our final mains to be cleared / bagged, before she got us the dessert and check. Overall, we enjoyed the experience and will likely return. The shared family-style is fine but the plate sizes are too variable which makes it difficult to right-size the order. The halibut was a good size, but the hen was too large (and so are other higher-priced items like the duck, trout and pork). Service was variable, so there is room for improvement.
  6. FG

    FoodieGal

    San Francisco

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly excellent! The drinks, food, and service were superb. This was a celebration dinner for my husband's birthday, and they did a nice job making him feel special without being too cheesy. It was a lovely and memorable evening. Can't wait to come back. Thank you!
  7. BB

    BeBerondo

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a remarkable menu. My go to place for friends and visitors
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. Service was wonderful, food was absolutely to die for. The lamb tartare and dumplings are a must. Will definitely be returning many more times. It was perfect.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Excellent atmosphere. Excellent food. Can’t go wrong with this place!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great diner
  11. J

    Jessica

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    one of the best meals I've ever had! Staff were so lovely, especially the sommelier who recommended us the most delicious pinot noir. Only down point was I was right under an air con vent which made things a bit cold!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience. Food and service was wonderful. Everything was delicious.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal meal. From the greeting at the host stand to the delivery of every dish, it was a great experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food - something special. Great sharing concept
  15. E

    Emmm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and delicate blends of textures and flavours. Cozy ambiance and great service.
  16. F

    Faraz

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food options were delicious and the service was great. Also very nice ambiance. This place is perfect for dinner / drinks with friends or co workers.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our post-wedding dinner here and it was perfect in every single way. The food, service, and drinks were top notch. I love the large plate format and loved sharing every dish. It was the perfect experience!
  18. SE

    StephanieE

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fourth time visiting The Progress and it never fails to disappoint! Always a great variety of dishes and each has a unique and balanced flavor combination. Such a great spot for a group as dishes are meant to share and the flavor combinations inspire lots of discussion.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing stuff. Servers are very personable and kind.
  20. KB

    KelB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. The duck was delicious 10/10. Loved the burrata and butter beans as well.
  21. F

    Foodtime

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck was wonderful but then so was everything else.
  22. k

    krisannej

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was phenomenal. Service was great. Fantastic meal!
  23. f

    foodlover26

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in SF
  24. TD

    TomD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Haven't been here since Covid. Great to be back. Food remains as good and different as always
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to eat on a whim and got seated in a very cute nook that we liked. There was some noise from the stairs which we were seated under but generally noise level was ok! We overordered, and we’d recommend that the restaurant make a smaller version of the pork as it was delicious but was the right amount for 5 people, not two. Overall though, the ambiance and the food were outstanding!
  26. R

    Robert

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way: beautifully-crafted cocktails, inventive food, complex flavors, attentive service, and all in a very cool space. An absolute favorite and total go-to.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved the service. Liked the food.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Utterly delightful! Everything was so interesting and delicious and the service was absolutely stellar.
  30. VS

    VitorSampail

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    great place. loved the food and the staff. they were incredible.
  31. PD

    PatrickDAdams

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff of The Progress went above and beyond to make my party's experience an exceptional one! The details start with the barrel vaulted ceiling inspired interior design and transition beautifully into an approachable menu that the wait staff guided us through from start to finish. Unpretentious fine dining at it's best.
  32. TW

    ThomasW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience with wonderful and unique courses to be shared. I don't know about the 72 dollar pork chop, and it was a tad loud, but there are other food options, and I am getting older! LOL!
  33. f

    falcon415

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great! Creative dishes, good portions, delicious. One of the best gin martinis in town. Beautiful venue and great staff.
  34. TR

    TheRoondogs

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and innovative. Our waitress Suzanne was outstanding
  35. S

    Stephan

    Cologne Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Most dishes nice, however some of them could be more sophisticated. Nice atmosphere. Waiters however made two mistakes, organization seemed not to work and the permanent asking and taking to guests is really annoying from a European point of view.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    One of the wait staff wasn’t very nice to us after we spent over $900.
  37. EC

    EmilyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious and unusual combinations of flavours; super-congenial staff and a fascinating, elegant, thoughtfully-designed environment.
  38. CH

    ChristinaH

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. The menu is so creative and the staff are so knowledgeable about each item and ingredients. Nothing disappoints. We loved the brown butter seaweed noodles, the beans with crispy tofu and the dessert floating island (so fresh). The beverage menu is outstanding the the cocktails were delicious and creative too. So many delicious wines by the glass. It makes me wish I lived in San Fran.
  39. b

    bingbong

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    All the dishes are setup to be shared among the party. The F food was delicious for the most part. The ingredients for the roasted cherries were interesting but somehow worked together. The seaweed noodle were amazing. The aged new york strip loin was good but nothing special. The duck and peanut fried rice was phenomenal and the floating island was delicious. We didn’t like the buckwheat crepes, it was very smoky for some reason - not sure why but it wasn’t our cup of tea. The one punch man drink was fantastic. Service was exceptional. The tables were frequently cleared and cleaned, and we were provided with fresh tableware. Watered were topped up frequently as well. Bill was brought to the table and processed quickly. Great ambiance albeit very loud. The food was very fairly priced and we will absolutely be returning.
  40. BB

    BenBenSings

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re a couple of Brooklynites on our “baby moon” in SF. We ate at Progress the night after dining at sister restaurant State Bird Provisions. Both restaurants are incredibly creative, and the staff feels like a family. Their approach to service is phenomenally welcoming and accommodating. At Progress, the menu layout is innovative - we stayed mostly on the veggie side of things. Masa Dumplings for life. We had some allergies and pregnancy requirements and they made modifications to accommodate these. The pasta with morel mushrooms is to die for. We were more meat heavy at State Bird so while we didn’t try their meat offerings at Progress, I can only imagine it’s excellent. The beverage program is insane - amazing selection and I asked for a mystery mock tail and was blown away by the spontaneous creativity. Desert was likewise just insanely creative. Go splurge at this awesome spot ASAP and also definitely check out State Bird for a distinct but similarly warm, creative and unstuffy 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 4.9 stars by 1666 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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2 people

8:30 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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