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7:00 PM
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The Progress

578 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 673-1294
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski
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Cross street
Geary Blvd.
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Public transit
38, 38R, 22
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.

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What 578 People Are Saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Incredible. One of my favorite dining experiences in San Francisco

4.0  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.

5.0  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!

1.0  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.

Kate (Washington DC)
5.0  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!

Surprised (San Francisco)
3.0  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!

vipSfdiner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Food came out fast

PeiL (New York Area)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food. Great service.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  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!

Annon (San Francisco)
2.0  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...

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  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.

vipRPeats (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Leipzig)
2.0  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??????