16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro

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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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GB
New England
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A wonderful and magical spot to enjoy a date. It was a warm atmosphere and a living and enjoyable bar scene.

DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance...as soon as you walk int, the feeling is 'comfort'. Nice wine list and reasonable prices. Very good service...although we had not even sat down when they were delivering our bread and pouring the water...I would have liked a little time to settle in first. My Branzino filet (one of the specials that evening) was OUTSTANDING...flavorful, moist, perfectly cooked and served over sliced red-skin potatoes (also perfectly cooked) and sauteed fresh spinach w/ garlic...I would order this over and over again. My DH had the hanger steak w/ smashed red potatoes and the spinach...the steak was delicious and perfectly cooked for him. All and all a wonderful dining experience...we will be returning.

KS
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is always a pleasure dine at 16 Prospect. We can count on great service and a fantastic variety of small plates and dinner entrees. We had a mix of both on Friday. Friendly patrons, helpful staff, and great music in the front room.

AG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was good, but I thought portions were small. The pear salad and pizza definitely could have been bigger. Buffalo shrimp however, was very good.

OT
New York Area
243 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch at 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro and enjoyed it. The food and service was great

EP
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service. Nice atmosphere. Nicely decorated. Must have the Lobster Risotto. It is one of a kind.

KS
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable experience at 16 Prospect this evening. Excellent special dinner of grilled swordfish and risotto with a calamari small plate to share.

L
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was great. Had a tasty swordfish. Service was great ,attentive but not intrusive.
Ambience could be better, too many rooms, feels chopped up., no flow.
We were in a very back corner, felt far away from the heart of the restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated in a quiet, cozy room with a fireplace. The food was great! The service was excellent. Wonderful atmosphere. We had drinks at a high top after dinner. Very lively crowd for a Tuesday night!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We ate at the bar. The food was good and it came out quickly. The bartender was neither helpful nor friendly, and she was unprofessional. My husband asked her if she could make him a blended drink, and her response we a very sarcastic “no” and then she proceeded to tell the other bartender what he had requested, and they both laughed about it. I felt uncomfortable, but didn’t say anything because we were there to have a good time. She never approached us to check on us or ask if we needed anything. The restaurant lost revenue that night, because we definitely would have ordered more food and drinks and stayed longer, but she made us feel so unwelcome I doubt we will return, and if we do, we will not sit at the bar.

DF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was okay. My wife and I shared the Goat Cheese and Strawberry salad, which did not have enough dressing on it. The server brought me some extra when I asked. My wife ordered the Balsamic Chicken and I ordered the Grilled Salmon. Both were ordinary. I remember it being a little better the last time we were there. We probably won't go back.

OT
New York Area
243 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at 16 Prospect wine War & Bistro snd it was wonderful. The food and service was excellent and we will be back

S
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hangar steak I had was seriously the best steak that I've had in years!

MF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic time at 16 Prosepct. Fantastic staff, excellent food and great company...

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went Tuesday for lunch. Only ones in restaurant which is why there was no noise level. Food was very good. Nice diverse menu and all prepared well. The decor was off- sort of like an 80's bennigans mixed with 70s Poconos hotel. That needs an update.

BW
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, would recommend it. I plan on going back

S
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have never had a bad plate of food from them
Everything is well cooked and flavors work well together

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Never had a bad meal. They make an amazing smoky old fashion cocktail!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely amazed with how good the food turned out to be. Lived in the area for a while and this was our first visit. The service was attentive and everything we ordered was perfectly prepared and every plate was cleared by the end of the meal. Great drink selection and because of the shape of the venue, the live music doesn't overpower conversation in the dining area. Definitely worth checking out.

e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to dine or just spend time listening to music over a drink.

k
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was outstanding. This was our third visit, and we will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
243 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch at 16 Prospect Wine Bar. The food and service was fantastic

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Wasn’t great...Lackluster service and food was tasteless and not as described on menu. Half of us sent our food back.
Fun atmosphere but I would not go back.

S
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Unfortunately the food came out cold. The ambiance is poor and we were on the other side of a wall and there were kids banging on the wall thru our entire dinner.

AB
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There should be more attention paid to the temperature of the burgers. Last time a medium-rare request came well done, and this time a medium request also came well done. With the meat they are using, well done items come out dry.

L
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The restaurant had a great wine selection as well! Be sure to check out Tuesday jazz night!

YC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and friendly staff. Delicious menus. Definitely recommend it!

GR
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Without music it’s a nice place to eat and good value but with music it’s not a place to eat and talk at all

E
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our first time at 16 Prospect. My husband ordered a medium rare hamburger and they cooked it perfectly. I had scallops which were very good. The only reason I don´t give it four stars is because the service, even though good, was a tad slow considering we went early and there were not that many customers yet. Notice I said "just a tad slow," it was not a big deal.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Relaxed and casual with good menu choices--great for just kicking back and enjoying the experience!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoy Prospect 16 but unfortunately had to sit in the back room which isn’t as nice. More fun to be closer to the front.

e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant with an active bar seen. Live entertainment. Very comfortable setting and a great vibe.

DJ
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters we had were excellent and the lava cake was awesome. They had a band that was playing all of the familiar classics and were very good. Overall, this place was pretty cool for a date night, or just to come and have a drink. I would definitely recommend this place.

t
Atlantic City
56 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a wonderful time.. we arrived early but they still seated us right away... they were quite busy but will still able to give us wonderful service

e
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Was a fun restaurant with live music. I expected jazz, but it was something a little different.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good. Food, service and atmosphere. The prices are high though.

M
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great venue. First time and which I lived closer. The bar on Friday night had a fun vibe, great live music later in the evening. Dinner offerings were delicious for everyone in our group. Would recommend.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, nice people, live band that wasn’t too loud. Food was good, lobster bisque, hanger steak with sautéed spinach!
Requested nice table & got the best seat in the house! Will definitely be going again, hats off the the staff

J
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and menu selection. Cocktails were the best, as were the staff.

OT
New York Area
243 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro the other day. .We liked it and we tried the lunch which was very good. Everything was cooked to order and the bread is baked on the premises. The glass of wine was also excellent. We will come back for dinner and lunch.