Meticulously prepared, inventive,
Meticulously prepared, inventive, and exquisitely presented food -- a feast for the eyes before delight for the palate. The dining bar facing the open kitchen is a great place for one or two diners. The music is louder than I usually enjoy while dining -- and the great vibe, great food and appreciative crowd more than make up for it.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Food Great Bar!
Great food, great drinks (huge drink menu!) and decent service...we've been twice and will be back!
4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new Fort Greene Restaurant
The food selections and combinations were great and a very interesting. 1/2 of our dishes were amazing and the other half was very good, but just missing some flare and taste compared to the other dishes. We will definatly go back as the overall experience was very good and the servers were very receptive to honest feedback.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A foodie prospect
I wasn't sure what restaurants were around BAM, but was very happy that open table listed this one. The staff is warm & friendly and the food... wow. I'm not a foodie, though I could see myself becoming one if all restaurants were like Prospect. Great cocktail selection and I'm pretty sure I cleaned my plate.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great dining spot near BAM and Barclays. Excellent upscale food, good wine/cocktail list, friendly and efficient service, no attitude at all.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spoiled my pallet
My husband and I enjoyed the chef's tasting, and it was wonderful. The only problem is that the food was so incredible that I'm afraid I won't enjoy "regular" food as much as I used to.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Soft Shell Crab Heaven
Wonderful soft shell grabs, with eastern spices that complement and don't overpower the natural flavor.
Terrific selections a wines at very fair prices. I had a $74 Rhone that was the best I have ever had.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Fort Greene Scene
Delicious cocktails, open concept kitchen and excellent ambience are all reasons to come to Prospect. The food is hip and interesting without being over the top- the pork belly, lobster roll, and halibut are all phenomenal- great place to come for a dinner date or just for a small group dinner with cocktails. I've recommended Prospect to many friends, and will continue to hit it up for good food on the regular.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
brooklyn is the place to go!
Such great places now in Brooklyn! Food is as good as anything in Manhattan, prices are just a bit lower. As for Prospect, it has to be one of the very best! GO!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent place opened in
Excellent place opened in early 2013 - fresh ingredients, classic dishes with a twist. Desserts particularly fine. Interesting cocktails, and very attentive staff.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best places in Fort Greene. Get the tasting menu if you want to be blown away.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
this place is awesome. and that is all, check it, you won't regret it.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't Remember a Better Experience
We had scallops, steak, salad, and dessert. My wife said the scallops were the best she's had. The steak was perfect. Salad dressing was extraordinary. The 'seasonal' dessert was the best tasting treat I can recall. This place is excellent!
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
More than a neighborhood restaurant
Prospect gets it right, Michelin star worthy food blocks away from BAM. Everything on the tasting menu was prepared with thought and balance and cooked perfectly. A wonderful succession of summer flavors. The service was professional and knowledgeable-yet welcoming and everything was executed to let the food speak for itself with a minimalist style and Brooklyn cool. Perfect date place.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredible tasting menu experience!
Incredible tasting menu experience!! Worth the jaunt to Brooklyn from Midtown!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impressive drinks menu. Lobster
Impressive drinks menu. Lobster and sea bass were delicious. Desserts (we tried the ice cream selection and chocolate artisan) were phenomenal. Servers were very attentive and always noticed whenever my glass was empty. It was a wonderful experience. The only thing is, it felt like there was no air conditioning. I felt a warm breeze from the ceiling fans but given the recent extremely humid and hot weather, it wasn't enough. It was definitely too warm and was slightly sweaty by the time dinner was over. Maybe their air conditioner wasn't working that night?
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Prospect a number of times, and it never disappoints.
To start, the service is wonderful. Everyone that works in this restaurant is very attentive and knowledgable about the food (no small feat when the menu changes so often). Even on my second trip to this restaurant the staff remembered me and greeted me as a regular, giving tips on the menu and sending over little treats.
The menu changes often, so it's hard to pick favorites, but there is always something fresh to try. The Littleneck clams a la Plancha is wonderful, and Seared Day Boat Scallops. I'm not a really meat-eater, but the Foie Gras hotdog and the Grass Fed Dry-Aged Sirloin are definitely worth trying (and trying again and again).
Prospect is amazing.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food. The vibe was uniquely spontaneous. Rather than the highly staged informality popular today we found the staff of Prospect to be real foodies. And the open view of the small kitchen adds to that feel. Highly recommend the experience.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small Plates Great Taste
Wonderful small plates that are surprisingly filling. Helpful and courteous staff. Everything was just superb! Definitely a keeper.
Will certainly return.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spot on Service. Amazing Food.
Spot on Service. Amazing Food. Get the Tasting Menu!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Phenomenal food - Small portions
On a Saturday night, a group of 4 foodies had a REALLY good time. All the dishes we had were very good, with great attention to details and execution. It was very obvious that the kitchen absolutely cares about everything that goes out to the dining room. Portions, however were small: a $24 scallop entree included 5(!) scallops - Perfectly seared and delicious, but 5 scallops for $24?? Same with a rack of lamb entree that included only 2(!!) lamb chops.
So excellent food, lively atmosphere, and very good service made for an overall excellent experience - but the small portions and therefore not great value deduct 1 start. Will go back again.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem in Brooklyn
Prospect is a fine looking, Farm to Table restaurant in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Terrific food and good service.
Excellent, and reasonable wine list.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wedding night!
My husband and I were married earlier in the day and dined at Prospect with four friends. None of us had ever been there before, but I had heard great reviews.I called ahead to ask if we could bring a small cake to celebrate with. I was told that this was no problem. We were very surprised when the waiter greeted us with a complimentary bottle of Prosecco to celebrate our wedding. This was very thoughtful and unexpected. Three people in our party are vegans and they all enjoyed their meals immensely. I ate lobster and my husband had rack of lamb. Both of us were very pleased. For dessert, they served our cake to us with a beautiful garnish of fresh fruit. We will definitely be back and are so pleased with our choice for our wedding meal!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a Gem!
This is a lovely place. It was our first time at this restraunt and we came in as a group of 6. The menu was interesting; everyone found something they liked. The food was unanimously awesome. Our service was terrific and we weren't rushed at all.
I can't wait to go back! A bit pricy, but well worth it.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the restaurant, sat up at the counter in front of the kitchen, I always like to see what is going on. Great ingredients, perfect preparation, friendly service. We will be back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Run, don't walk, to this hidden gem
After watching the sunset and the lights come up in Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights, my wife selected Prospect After a brief cab ride, we initially failed to see the sign over the small restaurant but we spotted it and stepped inside. It was late on a Tuesday night and the dinner crowd was thinning out. We always enjoy open kitchen type places so we chose to sit at the back counter overlooking the small kitchen.
The food (absolutely perfect), hospitality, sharing of ideas/concepts on cooking and life with Darryl, Nathan and Chef de Cuisine Vinson Petrillo made it a night we'll never forget. This group of chefs has worked together before and has regrouped in Brooklyn. They are all headed for great things. Go to Prospect now.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent cocktails, friendly
Excellent cocktails, friendly staff and interesting menu. Very good indeed.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Breakfast in Clinton Hill
A combination of excellent and attentive service gives this bistro 4 stars. I had breakfast and was delighted by perfectly done eggs which were well seasoned, perfect bacon and awesome cheese grits. The coffee was unfortunately mundane and the cafe au lait was all milk. But the service was so good that I interrupted by breakfast to pay the wait staff a compliment. It makes me interested in the possibilities at dinner.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE FOOD AND SERVICE WERE
THE FOOD AND SERVICE WERE VERY GOOD BUT THE MAIN DISH PORTIONS WERE RATHER SMALL CONSIDERING THE COST.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly a must-eat location for the Brooklyn foodie crowd. Great location, great food, great wine list, great cocktails and great owners/staff. An exceptionally impressive combination.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Fort Greene
Prospect has now survived in a "cursed" spot for a year, and deservedly so. Serving the most creative food in the area (with prices to match), Prospect pushes the nearby and very good No. 7 to number 2 for fine Fort Greene dining. TREAT YO SELF!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
In from Florida and was so lucky to find this great place. Staff was very attentive and turned out being one of the best meals I have ever had. Highly recommend. Where ever you are in NYC make a point of seeking this amazing place out.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh, Fanciful but Unpretentious
Beautifully prepared offerings. Attentive but non-intrusive staff. Menu accurately describes the inventive food, but be sure to listen to specials as well. Wine pairings are excellent. A perfect preBAM choice.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, scattered service
The farm fresh menu always delights and portions are human-scaled, not gargantuan, which prevents overeating or waste and helps to keep the prices reasonable. The superlative quality of the ingredients and mouthfilling flavors make this my go-to place after BAM. The only quibble is the inability of the kitchen or waitstaff to serve a table of four simultaneously: on several visits, three plates would come out, and the fourth would be delayed by several minutes, leaving us to stare at our gorgeous food while waiting for the last plate to be delivered.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great but wait staff
Food was great but wait staff had an attitude. It was their way or no way. Nonsensical seating decisions and inflexibility when restaurant was mostly empty.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Date night indulgence
Each dish was thoughtfully produced - flavors and presentations both spot on (though sometimes plating made the modest portions look more modest). Even the salad tasted like something I wouldn't reproduce on my own. The standout fish was the tuna & foie gras, but we wished we could try everything and will definitely be back. The service was a little off (it felt like the waitstaff had just woken up and hadn't had coffee yet) buy they get major extra points for asking if we had theater tickets and keeping us on time.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find
We came into Brooklyn so we could meet some friends for late drinks and needed a place to eat. We found Prospect on Open Table and decided to give it a shot. The food was fabulous...fresh, detailed plating and interesting combinations. Portions were reasonably sized so we could try lots of things. There was nothing vegetarian on the menu but they created a beautiful pasta with mushrooms and truffles for our daughter. Cocktails were unique and delicious, service was pleasant. We look forward to a return visit next time we are in the area.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gourmet food,down to Earth Attitude
Prospect provides some of the best and innovative food in NYC. The staff is refreshingly free of attitude. The location is easy to get to and pleasing to the eye. Excellent and interesting wine list [ $35 to $65 is the basic range] The new fall items by Chief Kyle are a credit to his creativity.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had oysters, plump and delicious. We had sweetbreads, very nice. We had some crazy chocolate dessert with a recommended Fernet Branca pairing on the side. Best of all, we had a knowledgeable waiter who knew how to pace a leisurely meal in the European fashion (mind, it was a Tuesday night). We had a table for two, and watched a steady stream of mixing singles having drinks and appetizers at the bar. Excellent, and worth repeat visits for a chef and a kitchen team who are full of creative energy.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Give it a chance
Prospect follows a string of bad restaurants. It is pricy but delicious!!!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great meal. Every
We had a great meal. Every dish was wonderful. We will definately return. The service and timing of the food was perfect. The wine, recomended by our waiter, was excellent. The best meal I have ever had in Brooklyn. The special pork dish was so tender and the lobster bisque was outstanding.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment you step into this restaurant the staff do all they can to make your experience memorable. A great group of professionals that cater to your needs. The food is outstanding, each dish prepared in a surprising way. My wife and I shared our dishes, from grilled octopus, cooked just right, to Foie Gras - which if you've never had,a Prospect is the place to try. Also loved their spin on Bacon and Eggs - only a true chef could cook an egg with such delicacy and in a way that makes you wonder how it is done. The crispy pork and venison specials were delicious and the pumpkin spice s'more dessert just right. This was my second time dining and the menu felt fresh, it wasn't just a repeat of the first. Also Truffle Fries are a must!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for our first wedding anniversary and did the chefs tasting menu. The food was out if this world. The taste, texture, freshness and variety were superb. The service was friendly and very good. They accommodated dietary restrictions with ease. Highly highly recommended.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food:from starters to deserts. recommended to all of my friends and all loved it! will keep coming!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The One to Beat
It never disappoints. Food and service are excellent. Tables are close, but that is forgotten after a glass of one of the wonderful wine samplings. Might I suggest the surrounding competition step up their game.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal in ages
This just might be the best meal I've had in the last decade, and the ambience, wine, and service were perfect complements to the food. I live in New Orleans, which has some of the best fine dining on the planet. I've tasted some fierce competition in this regard from the many meals I've had in NYC over the years. Then I ate at Prospect, which topped them all. Now, to say a few words about the everything-else: easy-to-get-to location; charming wait staff; classy and smart renovation of the interior space; relaxing atmosphere with just enough ambient noise to feel like you are dining at "the place to be," which makes sense, because you are. Would've loved to stop in on a Monday for "Bucket Mondays." Next time, for sure.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A bit pricey for the 'hood but good
Nice place. Food is very very good, albeit slightly overpriced. It's small so prepare to wait or sit at the ample bar or in front of the open kitchen.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Prospect is unique: wonderful
Prospect is unique: wonderful food, relaxed and friendly.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a really good place to eat in Fort Greene. The food is interesting, well prepared and tasty. The wine list is a touch on the expensive side but has a good selection. Service is friendly and efficient without being oppressive. I would certainly go back.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find in Brooklyn
We wanted a decent restaurant walkable to BAM area. We were stunned at how good Prospect is and how it had not come to our attention earlier. Prospect does not have much competition in its area of Brooklyn, but it could easily hold its own and more when compared with pricier counterparts in Manhattan. This place will appeal to foodies and regular diners alike. The butternut squash soup with marshmallows was amazing and the fish entrees were also great. Our LA friends were similarly impressed. The restaurant is not large and, while nicely appointed, is not prepossessing from the outside. We will return here when we go to see something at BAM, Barclay Center, or Polonsky Theatre., and we have already recommended it to friends in Brooklyn.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM