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About The Progress

The sister restaurant to State Bird Provisions (right next door), The Progress is also the vision of chef-owners Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski, but with a broader scope: a choose-your-own-adventure family-style menu that exemplifies contemporary, rustic California cooking.

Dinner features an à la carte menu, all designed to be served family style. The bar in front is open to walk-ins all night and features our full menu. An expansive and eclectic wine list as well as a carefully curated cocktail program round out the festive offerings.

1525 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Geary Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 673-1294

Website:
http://www.theprogress-sf.com/

Public Transit:
38, 38R, 22

Executive Chef:
Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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.

The Progress Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 15 hours ago

Incredible. One of my favorite dining experiences in San Francisco

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great place for foodies and every who wants to explore modern food experience. The menu makes you to create your experience and they have a great wine list.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Pricey, but worth it for a special occasion. Everything we had was over the top delicious. I had a mezcal cocktail and husband had a shot of frenette to start. Then we had the beet salad, octopus, and rabbit. We bought a fancy bottle of beer as well since it was the start of beer week. For dessert we had the peanut milk and the panna cotta. Plus a shot of espresso. Bill was $201. Atmosphere was just a touch above casual, not too fancy. Menus were paper and a little cheap looking but perhaps that's because they change it up and need to reprint often. Service was great. Very knowledgeable servers who explained every dish and beverage in detail and made great recommendations. Glasses were always filled with water and food came out quickly. Nice mix of jazz (not smooth), soul, and the occasional corny but fun tune (brick house) played in the background. Overall great choice for a night you want to splurge!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

This place is a joke. I counted 1 brussels sprout on the "fried cauliflower and brussels sprout" dish. It was $18. I tried to eat the winter salad slowly as I counted a total of 3 slivers of oranges on the plate topped with a few sprinkles of microgreens. That dish was $15. The flavors were unimpressive for the lack of actual food that was on the plate. It just got worse from there. Then, to top it all off, they charged a $4/person mandate fee BEFORE taxes. I was even considering this location for an event I am planning and this dinner was an immediate decision NOT to have it at The Workshop. The last thing I want for an event is for my guests to leave hungry, or picking at pieces of greens from a plate.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, attentive friendly and helpful staff, and creative, fun delicious food! I especially liked the stinging nettle and ricotta ravioli and the abalone dish- mostly for the wonderful lemon sauce!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was impeccable but the service, w multiple servers (I would say “aggressively”) asking if you’re finished with an item/need another drink, took some of the fun off the evening. Thinking about it, i can’t say I enjoyed myself - though the food was great!

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food came out fast

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food is really good. However, not very sure about the cadence food been delivered. The
appetizer came slowly one by one. For more than an hour, we (a group of five) were having five small dishes one by one. The two main courses in big portion came in the last twenty minutes while we were already half full.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food. Great service.

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·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was exceptional!! We pride ourselves on finding unique places to have an eating experience and this was one of our best experiences. Excellent food and awesome service!

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Five of us spent about $90 per person and were still hungry after dinner. We each literally only got a bite of each of the dishes we ordered, even when we ordered "double" servings. We went to Extreme Pizza after and had two slices for like $6...

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·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent, interesting food choices, great wine, fabulous service. Who could ask for more?

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 26, 2018

Was so excited to try this place and wanted to love it. Restaurant itself is fine - surprisingly casual looking (lots of light wood). Waitress was awesome - she really knew her stuff and was friendly. Not pretentious at all. Food was disappointing. Tried a winter citrus salad - it was literally just slices of different oranges with a couple microgreens on top, cheese shavings, and was underdressed (not that the dressing was good). Beef short-rib ragout was undercooked (meat was tough) but the fried potatoes in it were delicious with a unique smoke flavor. Kimchi pork pierogi were good but not amazing. The only amazing dish we had was dessert- sticky toffee cake. The shared entree plates just didn't seem that interesting. Rabbit, rib eye, or duck.
Glad we tried it but it's Totally overrated, would never come back again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 25, 2018

We had a delightful server and enjoyed her recommendations. But most of all, we LOVED the roti. What amazing flavors!!! I wish it could be a regular on the menu - it would definitely keep us coming back. Exceptional octopus, very interesting Japanese salad, excellent smoked tuna salad, and the amazing sticky toffee dessert were all highlights.

Our server's recommendations for wine by the glass were also excellent.

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·Dined on January 25, 2018

I do not understant why the Michelin Star of this restaurant was awarded. Jackeets arę hanging on chairs!!! Loud, stuffy, average interior and food as well. Who admitted the Michelin Star and for what??????

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·Dined on January 23, 2018

Progress was delicious! We had been to State Bird (their sister company next door) and was really impressed. We had a movie date at the Kabuki Theatre across the street, so decided to try out the Progress. The food in incredible, it's a bit pricey - even for SF. For two people we enjoyed a half bottle of wine, and 4 items (veg/fish only) + dessert and our bill was $190 USD with tip. Just be ready for that about you'll do fine!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on January 22, 2018

All the plates were beautifully composed and equally delicious. So happy they could accommodate me on such short notice. All staff were super pleasant and knowledgeable.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 21, 2018

Ray was the best!!

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·Dined on January 21, 2018

Amazing service. Food was extremely well thought out. Balance and structure of each meal was superb. The duck is a must!!

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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved the Brussels and fried cauliflower. Attentive and consultative staff.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 18, 2018

Creative menus with fast rotation, good food, nice service, pleasant atmosphere. Very good experience overall, I would encourage any food enthusiast to pay this place a visit.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 18, 2018

Service checked in far too often. Felt like we were being rushed.

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·Dined on January 17, 2018

So Far so Good .....

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·Dined on January 16, 2018

Food is not good and completely over priced, as is the wine- typical examples of an SF restaurant trying too hard to be hip. Weird flavors mixed together, entire entree covered with so many things you don’t even know what you are eating, barely able to finish the tiny portions given. Seemed like nothing more than pretentious dining with no substance. Service is attentive and good but would never go there again.

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food and service!

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Brought my husband for date night. It was outstanding! Food, service and ambiance all delivered. Whether you have shared plates or the larger platters, the food is divine.

Best octopus I have ever had. Sommelier knew exactly which bottle of wine would suit our taste. Dining room manager checked in with us. Meal was leisurely but we never felt rushed despite the fact that the place was packed!

Would recommend this for any foodie visiting SF!

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

First visit to The Progress, and they lived up to the hype! Our dishes arrived, plated as art, and tasted as beautiful as they looked. The service was beyond excellent: there was a scheduling glitch in OpenTable that registered our party as 2 instead of 3, and the maitre d' graciously found a way to accommodate us on busy Thursday night. Top notch in every way, and we will return (with a correct reservation) soon!

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Absolutely fantastic. Worth raving about. The staff are amazing—so welcoming and warm. Top end dining experience without the stuffiness.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great meal all around

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was so amazing. The drinks are incredible and light. The food is inventive. GET THE PEANUT MILK even if you don’t like peanuts or peanut butter. I want a gallon of it.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great meal, great service and hip decor. We loved every dish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

I had the most enjoyable solo meal, the entire staff made me feel welcome and made great recommendations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Celebrate 2017

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Our meal was delectable, beautiful, and inventive. The drinks (and champagne) were divine. The presentation was gorgeous and the staff was professional and had answers/ suggestions for our every question. And the location is gorgeous. The one downside that the three of us noted was the speed of the meal. We felt a little rushed through all the courses, feeling like a little of the special-ness of the meal was lost because we didn't have time to savor each dish the way we'd like. We ordered and the food came out quickly and in droves. It didn't stop us from marveling over the food itself, but a slightly more relaxed experience might have been a bit more satisfying.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Innovative concepts. Personable staff, nice variety of menu choices

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service very SLOW ! Dishes were tasty ! But small ! Very nice place ROOMY 👅

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent from start to finish. No joke one of my best meals ever.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic restaurant and food.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was not good. Tortured menu. Service was kind and they were very nice to take the main dish off the bill. It was not good at all. I won’t return but do appreciate their service.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

I have dined at Progress four times . Unfortunately this morst recent dinner was not to the level or experience of my previous three. There were items I loved that were no longer on the menu and the items they did have were good but not spectacular . It's no longer worth the price to go there .

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