What Insiders Are Saying
The Progress, on Fillmore, is a great time and a good scene, with excellent food.
The food is really good and at a good price point. The service is really attentive and friendly. Great cocktails as well.
Our meal at The Progress was simply outstanding. Every bite was delicious from some of the best oysters I have ever eaten to the sublime scallop ceviche to the pasta with ragu to the Black Cod.
The service was mostly good but our server forgot our glass of champagne so we unfortunately did not get to enjoy it with our oysters, which was disappointing. We did appreciate having the half bottle option for enjoying Pinot with the rest of the meal.
We can overlook minor glitches in service to enjoy food that is so expertly prepared and will go back.
Went to The Progress when it first opened a couple years ago with sky high expectations given it relationship to State Bird Provision, my personal favorite restaurant in San Franciso. I was underwhelmed at the time and didn't return until just recently. This time, The Progress delivered. The menu and concept is totally different. The family style dinner service was perfect for the eclectic and delicious offerings. My favorite dish was the liberty duck platter that was deliciously rich and tangy. The service was very good and the ambiance in the restaurant is casual and classy. My one complaint was that the all vegetarian options on the menu were fairly limited, which was tough for the veg in our party; the chef did make a special off menu vegetarian pasta option for her, which was appreciated. All in all a great night out. Will definitely be back.
A dining experience for an incredible price. Highly recommend!
Amazing restaurant with a wonderful ambience. Great food with a comfortable vibe.
Creative cuisine. The Chef's find their inspiration from Asian cuisines. Excellent platter of duck, not inexpensive at $65 plate. The flavors are unique to Progress and the kitchen is excellent at adapting nuts and granola to sprinkle some of the dishes. We tried the ceviche scallops, beet salad, cod with bok choy, a delicious dish as the fish melted in your mouth. The ink squid pasta sauce was full of rich flavor with a saffron colour. Well done!
For dessert, besure to try the cheesecake with guava sauce. A memorable dinner.
Truly unique and special food in a great setting.
Drinks and wine were also on point.
Highly recommended for a special night out.
Delicious food, with particularly great texture!
One of the best restaurants I’ve ever experienced. Bravo!
We had an amazing server who guided us through the evening. She was wonderful. The rolli was delicious! We ordered one too many plates and went home very satisfied.
We had a great meal at The Progress! Everything was incredibly well prepared and thoughtful, highlights included the squid ink cavatelli (one of the best pasta dishes ive had in awhile, very fine and thin noodles, super tasty) and the BBQ duck which was incredible. Thanks to Eunice and the team at The Progress! You all are killing it!
Had an amazing dinner celebrating an anniversary. The staff was very nice, welcoming, and answered all of our questions. We'll definitely be back, there's so much to try on the menu!
OMG! Amazing food. Laid back atmosphere and service but still 5 star. Wonderful cocktails. Definitely coming back.
It’s a marvelous dinner to celebrate birthday. Ambiance is simple but elegant. The server was very experienced and made us feel at home. I loved the entree and small plates. The food were of highest quality. I’ll definitely come back for more.
Fantastic flavors, perfect service. Raw turnip and citrus fruit salad sounds dubious, but it's divine. These folks know what they're doing.
AMAZING FOOD. Amazing service, amazing venue. Just wow!
Fabulous service, food, wine list, the package!!!
My experience dining at The Progress was excellent. From the dynamic menu that reflected the season’s ingredients to the service that never allowed my glass to be empty, I truly had a great dining experience. Not only would I recommend it to a friend, but I do expect that I'll be returning myself!
The Progress was fantastic - amazing food with so many small plates or large plates (3) to choose from. We enjoyed learning about the menu from the server and then checking off what we wanted. We got there a little early, which meant we could try a couple of the cocktails at the bar.
The food/atmosphere/wait staff were all wonderful....we will be back.
Amazing, top to bottom. Don’t skimp on the veggie centered dishes. The duck is something not of this world, in a good way. Well done y’all.
My friend and me had a wonderful farewell dinner . It should be a memorable dinner for him after five years working in United States and now he is returning back to Japan .
Had a great time at The Progress. Came as a group for a work dinner and it was a great spot for us. Food was great for sharing and so tasty. Definitely would go back.
Great restaurant & with wonderful (if loud) atmosphere.
Consistently impressive!! Two years on and I chose the Progress again to catch-up with life-long friends. The first visit was overwhelmingly good, so it seemed like the obvious choice to recreate the experience with the same friends distanced between oceans; Canadian and Australian. Our second experience did not disappoint with every moment and interaction; from walking in the door to being seated at table to the delight of seeing every plate being delivered and explained being amazing. Every element was extremely enjoyable, a frisson experience. Perhaps the bill was a little more than we recall from the first time, however purely a fabulous memory that I hope to try a third time.
Lovely time out with my love! Food was excellent!
The Progress is always excellent. It would be nice if they changed the menu more often. It is expensive but unique. My group felt that the servicer was trying to upsale us. It was definitely not appropriate for an upscale restaurant like Progress.
Huge fan! My go to spot for an awesome meal!
Excellent and inventive food. Great evening, great service
Stick to their salads. Verrryyyy salty entrees. Underwhelmed & Disappointed.
Excellent evening, unfortunately the party next to us was very loud. Service was attentive, personable and not intrusive. As for the menu selections, the sturgeon was a stand out among all the items selected.
Menu was strange and had d to figure nd something to order
Best Restaurant that I have been to in years. Food was out of this world. Had the fried trout, the ham hock soup and the beat sturgeon plate. Truly a pleasure to die at
Loved the food here! The winter citrus salad and duck platter were both awesome!
Personally, I would have preferred a little less going on on each plate. If I order quail eggs, I like to be able to SEE the quail eggs when the dish is served. Ditto the mackerel. We asked that our courses be served in a certain order. The wait person said they would "course" the food, but it wasn't the way we had desired. After our wine was initially poured, no one bothered to pour again. We did it ourselves. I'm not sure I understand the Michelin star.
Amazing, just amazing. Thoroughly impressed. My new favorite restaurant. Get the duck.
On the whole, it was a lovely dining experience and our waiter was fantastic. I have a few issues that do not change how much we enjoyed our time there but they are worth noting. The corkage charge of $30 is just out of line. We all ordered drinks and that should have mitigated that charge, as it often does at this quality of restaurant.
We loved our duck dish and it was frankly ethereal but the Fresh Cod had a very odd texture as we were all turned off by that a bit. The salad were inventive and lovely and everything else was very good. We would all go back!
The food and service at The Progress were amazing.