The Progress

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Contemporary American
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.
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AE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, but just a bit too loud/noisy. It is still one of my favorite SF restaurants.

DH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at The Progress. We celebrated my birthday and had a phenomenal evening. All of the dishes are thoughtful, creative, and delicious. Everything is shared family-style. Standout dishes include the "Progress Pizza," the triangoli, and the whole black cod platter.

FA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is incredible...each dish seemed to out do the next. If you're looking for wonderful food and not a traditional experience..The Progess you will love!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great value for the food you get. Server was very helpful. Explained stuff we didn’t understand. Can’t recommend enough.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Initial bottle of wine was musty and undrinkable. The veal was dry and over cooked. On the bright side, the ceviche was excellent.

CF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Great flavors. Vegetables do make a meal. Skip dessert

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a stop in when in SF. Never disappoints and often crushes expectations ! Bravo Progress!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Progress completely lived up to expectations. Food was amazing and included the spring beans, boccarones, potato cloud, half duck, rabbit, ceviche, summer squash, squid ink noodles and some desserts. Favorites were the potato cloud and spring beans but nothing was bad. Service was good and easy. I would definitely come back.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an impromptu early anniversary celebration thanks to Hurricane Dorian stranding us in SF unexpectedly so we decided to make the best of a bad situation and we are sure glad we did! I wrote it was our anniversary when I made the reservation and they greeted us with a small glass of champagne each which was a nice touch! Great way to start off the celebratory night! The menu was delicious, the small plates allow you to try multiple items. We got the shishito peppers, the summer squash, and the potato and corn dish (it had a nicer name which I forgot) and they were all so delicious! We had the duck as our main dish and per my husband it was the best duck he’s ever had. The rice it came with was excellent as well! For dessert, th shot of peanut milk was surprising, I did not expect for it to taste almost like a peanut milk shake! We would definitely come again next time we are in town. Service was great as well! Very friendly and attentive waiter.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place always knocks it out of the park. So good!

k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect tastebud treat

PT
Dublin
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, amazing food that would deserve a Michelin star!
Very good service (they just advised us to order way more than we need, I would say 4-5 plates for 2 are enough, they were saying 5-7).
Book in advance

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of my life. Perfect.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Expensive, but the duck was the best I’ve had! Absolutely worth it!

TB
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience; loved the unique space and energy; service was spot-on from host to server; helped my wife celebrate her bday; incredible cocktails and food; highly recommend

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food totally sub par for the price tag. Great ambience, fabulous cocktails and really good service.

BK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we have had in our time in San Francisco

MR
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Menu is a little confusing first time at the Progress, we get it now... the small plates sequencing would be easier for two than our party of six. Until the main (larger) dishes arrrived a couple at our table felt they didn't have enough food.

Logistics aside all the plates were delicious. Served at good temperature.

CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. We ordered the quail roti, salmon tartare, oysters and rib eye. First two were amazing but we have had better oysters and rib eye. Overall I loved the experience and would highly recommend the place.

E
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

only downer was that we sat upstairs. It was cold under the air conditioner and it felt away from the ambiance of the restaurant

ML
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visiting San Francisco and wanted to try a Michelin restaurant

a
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything is good, but not great. You won't find yourself disappointed by anything, but similarly won't be floored if you're accustomed to fine dining.

AA
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, innovative food
Friendly, capable service
Wonderful experience

JD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best and most inventive food in the city.Service is excellent and done with a smile.

MV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, interesting ideas. Love the space and it's a cool crowd.

AR
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Progress blew us away! Delicious food and cocktails. Amazing service and great energy.

LC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere electric and the staff very accommodating.

KH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great dinner. Truly a place "Fit for Foodies," as OpenTable suggests. Portions are a bit small, and prices a bit high. But, you get what you pay for in the high quality and incredible creativity in the food, and the stellar service.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and environment!!!!!!

BL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the flavors and atmosphere at The Progress. Great wine list and cocktails. They are also very knowledgeable about celiac disease, and are able to modify many dishes. We discovered The Progress a few months ago and have been back several times. It's perfect spot for date night.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dining experience ever! I will definitely be back soon!

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every dish was clear as a bell. Ingredients were the star. Super knowledgable server. Not overly cheffy, they just let the food speak.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

great, service, food

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good, and the service as well! We enjoyed the laid back atmosphere while eating tasty and original dishes

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked because we liked State Bird Provisions, which is owned by the same people. It was fabulous.

JM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I love the Progress one of my favorite places in SF

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food and service. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and helped guide us with food and cocktail preferences. Every dish was unique and delicious. We are from NYC with a ton of dining options and wish The Progress was closer to home. Highly recommend!

MS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A solid establishment and great experience from beginning to end; Amazing food, ambiance and good service; I will be back

TM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

delicious food very innovative. fresh. healthy. felt great after eating instead of that stuffed heavy feeling. Portion sizes good. happy yummy. will be back

BB
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my wife’s birthday... second time going there and just so good! The dishes were simple but complex and not pretentious. Some fine dining places aren’t that warm... this was the opposite of that. From atmosphere, to server interaction, to food... this was like going to a friends house for dinner... but that friend has a Michelin Star. Can’t recommend enough!

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