The Progress

$ $ $
1525 Fillmore St (btwn O'Farrell St & Geary Blvd)
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 673-1294
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm


  • Everything was superb, especially the pig fries. The crunch of the raw cauliflower and fried pig ear are balanced by plenty of herbs and a fish sauce vinaigrette that's as addicting as crack.
  • Service was great, especially the bartenders. The pig ears and rote were outstanding. Double thumbs up.
  • Try Sunny Jim if you like gin. Everything is tasty, especially enjoyed the raw halibut and octopus.
  • Great food and attentive service ... but portions are skimpy for the steep price you pay and the family-style format leaves you no way to adjust.
  • Good food but expensive for the portions you get. Sister restaurant next door (state bird) is much better but also harder to get into.
  • Every dish is visually entertaining. Using lots of Japanese ingredients and flavors to make each dish unique and flavorful. You would specially enjoy that with Maitake one in each bite.
  • Very nice place. Sister restaurant to State Bird. Highly recommend
  • Order everything on the menu. Do not feel ashamed about this. (Btw the bar has full food service)
  • Awesome restaurant by the State Bird people. Loved my Sunny Jin cocktail and a few of my fave dishes were the pig fries (with cauliflower salad), buttered clams, and mushroom kale salad.
  • The pig fries, lamb merguez, and kiwi salad are perfect dishes. Also you must get the cheese cake ice cream.
  • Walk in and sit at the bar and order a la carte. Better value than prix fixe and you don't need a reservation!
  • All hype aside, this is a big, splashy, well conceived restaurant into which a lot of imagination and care has been put. You'll find dishes like seared beef with oyster sauce or fried pigs ears.
  • They take great care of vegetarians and will make you special veggie plates for most items on the menu.
  • There won't be a name at the door. This is how the front door looks. Amazing drinks and creative food served here!
  • The roti is fantastic and fun to eat, and dont miss the lamb tartare!
  • Everything was great. Been here twice. Meats are outstanding.
  • Everything
  • Recommend ~6 small dishes & one large dish to share between 4 people. Everything is SO good.
  • The smoked lamb pastrami is what dreams are made of. Black pepper cavatelli was hot and delicious as well. Really cant go wrong with anything!
  • Beautiful space, food, and service. Make reservations. Try a number of dishes and end with a shot of peanut milk.

Nearby places

1529 Fillmore St (btwn Geary & O'Farrell St)
1805 Geary Blvd (at Fillmore St)
1795 Geary Blvd (at Fillmore St)