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Menu menu


sunday to thursday 5:30 – 10:00
friday to saturday 5:30 – 11:00
bar at 5:00 every night

we will be closed July 4th for the holiday

James Beard Award

James Beard Award for Best Chef West Winner of 2015
Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski

James Beard Award

James Beard Award for
Best Chef West Winner of 2015
Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski



Every night we offer a family-style menu that’s ordered as a choose-your-own-adventure multi-dish dinner, for $58/person. We accept reservations online up to 30 calendar days in advance for groups of up to 6 people.


We book large parties up to 60 calendar days in advance.
For parties of 7-10 people, see “Balcony” above.
For parties of 11-12 people, see “Mezzanine.”


We will be closed on July 4th for the holiday.


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Our 30-seat bar opens at 5pm each night, half an hour before dinner service begins. The bar area welcomes walk-in guests only on a first-come, first-served basis, and features an à la carte version of the menu.



Upstairs, overlooking the dining room. Booked solely for your group, up to 10 people. Large round table, lazy susan. Family-style banquet menu of platters to share. Click here for more details and to submit a request.


Mezzanine Table

Upstairs, above the dining room. Long table, up to 12 people. Secluded space, semi-private. Family-style banquet menu of platters to share. Click here for more details and to submit a request.


The Workshop

Upstairs in an annex between State Bird Provisions and The Progress restaurants. Booked solely for your group, up to 36 guests seated or 48 guests for a standing reception. Flexible lay-out, cocktail parties, seated dinners, celebrations, presentations. Unique menus, drawing from either restaurant or entirely your own. Carefully curated beverages, bar, diverse wine selection. Click here to submit a request for booking.



The Progress Theatre; opened in 1911.

The Progress; 2014: A vehicle for a completely local production. Innovative banquet-style meals served with memorable wines. The greatest dinner party ever.

Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski,
chef proprietors

Cast Member

Stuart Brioza

Chef / Owner
Cast Member

Nicole Krasinski

Pastry Chef / Owner
Cast Member

Jason Alexander

General Manager / Wine Director
Cast Member

Mikiko Yui

Pastry Chef

    Our Friends & Creative Collaborators

    Wylie Price, interior design
    Kelly Best, woodworker
    Alex MacDonald, glass light fixtures
    Luigi Oldani, metalwork
    Mary Mar Keenan, plateware design and production
    Vanessa Yap-Einbund, website design & branding
    Charles Hemminger, architect
    ACI, general contractor
    Alec Bauer, kitchen designer
    Ed Anderson, photography
    Evan Shively, wood procurement
    Jennifer Robinson, artist
    Leah Rosenberg, artist
    The Petaler, floral design
    Concrete Works
    AOCSF, accounting
    Cayson Designs, kitchen apron production

    The Progress Collection: Ceramic Dishware by Mary Mar Keenan

    In collaboration with Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski for The Progress, Mary Mar Keenan has created a line of dishes that reflects the style and feel of the restaurant. Each distinct and refined piece is handmade here in San Francisco and will add a natural element to your table.

    The Progress Collection is available for purchase directly from the ceramicist.

    Shop the progress collection


    The Progress strives to consistently provide a unique environment where people can expect interesting high quality creative food & meaningful service.

    Are you interested & excited to be part of a restaurant team that…

    • has a sincere interest in local, organic & well crafted  ingredients – we respect the food we serve from start to finish.
    • is genuinely warm and hospitable – because every relationship is important.
    • discovers the unexpected – from menu creation to service style we focus on the foundation and take risks.
    • is super energetic – you thrive on controlled chaos, you are able to find solace in the busiest of times and remain calm.
    • values teamwork – the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
    • loves & appreciates where they work – period


    *Your Email

    Why The Progress?

    Position desired

    *Please attach your cover letter and resume in .pdf format only


    10.13.15 Esquire Best New Restaurants in America 2015

    The restaurant world is changing. Thank God.

    …Chefs who use the pronoun we when describing their creative process, like husband-and-wife chef-owners Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza …

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    06.04.15 Food & Wine Restaurants of the Year: 2015 Winners

    F&W restaurant editor Kate Krader celebrates the most exceptional openings of the past year—the places that 
astonished her with their energy, originality and style …

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    05.19.15 Washington Post America’s Best Food Cities: San Francisco

    From touchdown, no other city in the country whets my appetite like San Francisco, where arrivals at Terminal 2 at SFO are welcomed …

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    05.11.15 SF Chronicle SF Chronicle Top 100

    It took more than three years for Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza to make Progress. While getting the permits and financing, they opened a little place called  …

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    05.04.15 James Beard Foundation 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards

    Best Chef West Winner : Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski

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    05.04.15 James Beard Foundation ​2015 James Beard Foundation Awards

    Nominee for Best New Restaurant

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    04.24.15 San Francisco Magazine Scaling Great Hype

    Sequel…sidekick…spin-off…sibling: Every easy label I can muster for the Progress, the new, hard- to-pin-down project from Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, trades …

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    03.09.15 Saveur The Return of the Banquet

    Small plates are cruel. First, and most obviously, they are small. We gluttons finish them quickly; asking for seconds isn’t an option, especially when you’re eating  …

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    03.04.15 Forbes Wine As Worthy Adversary: Why The Progress Is My Favorite Restaurant To Drink Wine

    At The Progress, one of San Francisco’s freshest and most in-demand restaurants, the wine list doesn’t just go …

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    02.24.15 San Francisco Chronicle Restaurant Review: The Progress Takes Flight

    On my first visit I tried to analyze why the Progress, Stuart Brioza’s and Nicole Krasinski’s follow-up to State Bird Provisions …

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    1525 Fillmore Street
    San Francisco CA 94115

    sunday to thursday 5:30 – 10:00
    friday to saturday 5:30 – 11:00
    bar at 5:00 every night

    We will be closed on July 4th



    415 673 1294