16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro

4.1
233 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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16 Prospect wine bar & Bistro is located in the center of charming Westfield, NJ. In the front we have a warm bar, lounge, and stage area featuring live music five nights a week while a 72 seat dining room occupies the back. Our menu is a reflection of the varied interests and eclectic tastes of our owners, making us unique among restaurants in Westfield NJ. Our dishes feature fresh ingredients accompanied by bold flavors, a focus on making everything in-house down to the bread, fruit juices, cocktail mixes and bar snacks. This dedication to excellence at every level adds up to a memorable experience.
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vipGolferGuy
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good drinks. Good meals.

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vipJenA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid place in Westfield with excellent food and great staff. May be the best calamari I’ve had in years, solid burgers and pizzas. We’ll be back to try other offerings as there is a good selection on the menu

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RommyTaps
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to hang out with friends for some drinks and food!

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vipNicoleD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat.

RM
vipRaviM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

This place stumbles to have an identity -the wine selection is too limited for a wine bar and the food is not good enough for a restaurant. Too bad, the location is great.

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JackieB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great wine. Food was good, just the portions are somewhat small. Love the outdoor dining area.

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vipSandyP
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Although the food was excellent, the server was not !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great date night with my husband, did not feel rushed. Drinks were good and food was great.

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Jbrigeni
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Good. Not good. Buffalo shrimp. Super salty. Mussels were ok.
Waiter recommended the Seafood Gumbo. Highly recommended it.
Came out 2 mins after we ordered and topped with so much sausage and barely any seafood. Whatever seafood was there it was MINCED!!! I thought chunks of seafood like scallops. Shrimp. Lobster. Nope. And it was $30.

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vipBill
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time here. One of the best calamari I have ever had. My wife had lobster risotto and I had the hanger steak, both were very good. Because. We had an early dinner (5:00) it was a very quiet but it started to fill up quickly when we left. Make sure you you try the Caesar salad. It is crisp, fresh and absolutely delicious! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the back room and really enjoyed the privacy. The food was excellent. The oysters were fresh and our food was delicious. I got the lobster ravioli, my husband the salmon on the cedar plank. Our friends the chicken with pesto pasta and the hanger steak. All were excellent! The drinks were also delicious! We will definitely be back to dine here!

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josephr
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had some nice vegan recommendations which I appreciated

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LizaB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and loved the signature cocktail, first light.

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vipSusanM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

16 Prospect is our favorite local restaurant. Great food and cocktails. Very eclectic with a Greenwich Village vibe. The host and staff are warm and inviting. Have never gone wrong here.

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JelSur
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food here is amazing. It's very flavorful and delicious, but the service was a little slow, however it was a busy day so I'll attribute it to that. Will definitely go back because the food was too good.

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EricB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Met up with friends for the first time. Felt clean and safe, good food and not too loud!

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vipMichaelC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night with my cousin to celebrate her birthday. Casual but great vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Outdoor Dining. Friendly Staff

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GinaG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We sat outside under tent. Food is always good. A go to spot in Westfield. Service is great. Could use some updating of ambiance, outside a bit haphazard & inside/building needs upkeep.

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vipEmRoot
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night out at 16 Prospect! Wonderful food and excellent service! Thank you!

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vipFeedUrBodyRight
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, good service however they were busy so it was a bit slow (and we had a large party next to us who were a little loud). Menu selections were optimal to please a variety of tastes and every food item was delicious. We had soup (chicken orzo), various salads, various entrees including two of the salmon entrees plus dessert. Chef was willing to accommodate swap in entree sides. Pricing was reasonable. Definitely a must return restaurant as the food quality / choices were top notch!

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EdOb
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointed. Mixed drinks and food used to be spot on. Not anymore. Margarita contained Peach Schnappes. Really? Food was mediocre and the Waldorf Salad did not taste like one. Dressing was way off on flavor and no apples.

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vipJoey
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just happened to be my husband’s birthday but we enjoy coming here even when it isn’t a special occasion. the food and service is always great and the staff recognize us even when we haven’t been there in awhile

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food & great service!

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vipJerseyGirl
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Following COVID protocol but restaurant should realize not everyone's phone works with the scan code. Due to this fact, we were unable to order wine since Wine List was not available in paper/menu form.

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PeterMu
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Prospect 16 since the week it opened. The decoration is almost exactly the same as the first visit.
The greeting and friendliness of the Owners and staff is very warm.
The food and service is always excellent.

It will be great when the musicians can come back and the Corona Virus is History.

We have recommended Prospect 16 to several couples over the years.
Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dessert. Service was also excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The bar area of the restaurant was fun and upbeat - there was live music the night we went, which was nice. Unfortunately, the drinks and food weren’t very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Food was great, the service was great too. Live band played

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
297 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch and the service was great

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vipMichaelL
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our newest favorite place! Been here twice this month. Don't sit and front to eat, the music is too loud, sit in the back. (We LOVE the music, but like to talk also, so listening to the music in the back is perfect!!!! First time there I had the Lobster Risotto and the Scallops Melt and my wife had the Lobster Ravioli, This time I had The Escargot appetizer and the Lobster Risotto. (TAKE THE HINT, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LOBSTER RISOTTO!!!) our third party had the scallops which looked great to me but he said they were too rubbery. Perhaps needed to be grilled more?
Will be back! Would love to see a few additions to this French Style Bistro. Short Ribs (usually found in a French Restaurant) and a skirt steak. The Hangar Steak someone had was tough. All in all, glad we discovered it. Not as pricey or formal as Chez Catherine, but the food certainly is more than up to par and in some ways better than them!

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MatthewC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful time.
Everything was perfect for a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Disappointing Valentine’s Day menu. Went with the standard menu. The goat cheese and strawberry salad very good as well as the shrimp and cucumber salad. Entrees go with the cedar plank meals. The scallops were delicious as was the hanger steak. Not over seasoned and not over salted. The food was perfect and holds its own. The wine is always excellent and finish off listening to the duo play. A great night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful food, good service

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vipArielK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy and will come back.

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ChristopherK
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, food was amazing (pricey though!) there was a sax & guitar player & you could hear them throughout the restaurant made for a nice background. Very cute, quaint feel - Great experience.

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NormanL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around from drinks at bar to table service and food

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Scourtney
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and atmosphere

JD
vipJoannaD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a lunch on a Saturday , great Food , very nice ambiance, be back

FAQs

16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 232-7320.

16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro is rated 4.1 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.