Prospect

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Prospect is a more casual dining hall from the team behind San Francisco's acclaimed Boulevard. Partners Nancy Oakes (James Beard award-winning chef/owner of Boulevard), Pam Mazzola and Kathy King, have created a convivial venue that pays tribute to contemporary American cuisine. Whether it's a cocktail and a bite at the bar, a casual meal at the communal table, or a relaxed lunch or dinner in the main dining room, guest can enjoy the full menu and exceptional service. Designed by Brand + Allen Architects, the loft-like space is warmed by earth tones, natural fibers, and reclaimed wood, while unique elements like artisan-crafted wrought iron chandeliers add distinctive character to the impressive dimensions. A separate dining room is available for private events.

Specials

When Happy Hour Ends, The Post Begins!

When Happy Hour Ends, The Post Begins!
Enjoy a Great Selection of $40 Bottles of Wine
(Available in the Bar and Lounge Only, 6pm to Close, plus tax & gratuity)

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 26, 2019

Ends: August 27, 2118

Availability: Mon-Sat 6:00PM-9:00PM

What 2342 People Are Saying
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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience and the food was excellent!

NM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great, timely service; food was delicious. Good business lunch spot downtown.

JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service...friendly staff...food was unbelievable!

TK
Seattle
112 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable place; decor hard cold sharp lots of glass and modern art. Food AMAZING; not quite "picture food"; it was fine exotic concoctions bit not tiny portions. Very comfortable place. Wine list to die for.

OT
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect and we had a great time - food was awesome

f
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great fresh ingredients and variety. Great service.

OT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We are frequent diners at Prospect and generally love the place. I have two comments. First the entrees are limited and barely change. Two fish, one duck, one steak, one pork chop and a veggie. I literally always have the duck and it never disappoints. But a bit more diversity would be nice. The Second item is that the wine by the glass menu is also very limited and there are only two Chardonnays and they’re both about $24 or $25 a glass so all of a sudden the bill becomes gigantic with $50 worth a Chardonnay with dinner. so I think Prospect would benefit by adding more choices to the wine by the glass menu.

NP
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the service was great and staff was very attentive but not overly in our space.

G
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant never disappoints. There for a customer event and the waiter suggested an excellent wine at a great value. Deviled eggs French fries and soft shell crabs to start. The filet was perfect

A
Austin
53 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Service needs major overhaul

a
Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience!!!

MC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prospect is very consistent in their food. It is always good, fresh with various variety.

MZ
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall the service was very good. I had the duck and my wife had the short rib special and the food was good but not great and especially not for the price we paid.

GL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!!

LC
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a nice experience. Food is consistently good and unhurried

J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant. Seafood was excellent.

SR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great spot for business lunch!

E
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice employees great food great service. Would definitely recommend for a nice date or just to look forward to a nice dinner. I will be coming back.

JG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

C
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely date night with my husband. Food was delicious. Can’t wait to return

M
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sleek/chic ambiance with amazing food and excellent service. One of SF's best!

AG
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic business lunch at Prospect. The menu is always excellent in terms of choice, creativity and seasonality. And the wines by the glass offered a great selection. Delicious and productive meal.

CB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect business meeting with a fast and friendly service and delicious food!

BS
San Francisco
133 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food, service and the environment is very good. The downside is that they rush patrons through the meal. For example: We ordered a table appetizer to share, a first course and the main entree for each. We were asked if we wanted the table appetizer and the fist course served together...we said no please serve them separately. The timeframe between servings is much too short...no time to, if you will, pause a bit before the next course. They need to slow down and allow patrons to have a relaxing evening at an otherwise very good restaurant. Moreover the restaurant was not that crowed, so we should not have been so rushed.

OT
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food Great Waitress

SS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Price goes higher now. We are a group of eight people. We tried beef, salmon and duck. Duck smelt strange, salmon is soo small. We went there several times and I don't think we will be there again.

LD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prospect is such a great treat for a business lunch, after work cocktails or before the show dinner. Always interesting specials on the menu as well as tried and true favorites like the chicken sandwich. Excellent for cocktails with an innovative drink menu.

CG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to celebrate our friends' birthday and the restaurant exceeded our exceptions. The bar, the food and service were all great. We'd come back.

P
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a nice meal at Prospect. Our service, however, was a bit slow and the restaurant did not seem too busy. We were celebrating a birthday and even though they were reminded to bring out dessert with a candle, we ended up being charged for the birthday gal's dessert. Made the event not as special all around.

CA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was over the top great

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was mediocre, service was slow.

PM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately, Propect's beer list is limited and they were out of our first and second choices. By the time our third choice arrived, we had nearly finished our meal. I left half my beer since I was done eating. The chicken fried sandwich and deviled eggs were excellent. Our waiter was either new or distracted. We had to get our bill from the manager. This was my second (and very disappointing visit). My first visit was fantastic so I'll give them another shot.

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food, service & drinks!
The only negatives are small portions & it is moderately loud.

BR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Paul was a gracious host and I can't wait to go back.

K
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have a been a customer of Prospect over the nine or ten years of the restaurant's life. My feelings about it have always been mixed because the food and the service are inconsistent. Upon occasion we have had superb experiences, and upon others we have been extremely disappointed. After a previous visit sometime last year, I had sworn off of returning because none of our party had enjoyed their food that evening. The service had been lackluster as well. This last visit on a Friday evening wasn't terrible; it was simply blah. Was my halibut dinner delicious? It was OK but forgettable. Was there something special in the ambience? Not really. It was impersonal and forgettable. Will I go back? Not any time soon.

EM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the service and quality of amazing food — we always love our time at Prospect.

SF
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prospect is one of the quiet superstars in SF. The place is lovely and comfortable, noise level relatively quiet, service is great, everything on the menu is appealing and always delivers.

DL
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Alexander (I think it was) was excellent in handling all my particular requests related to a surprise guest at my business lunch. He was very accommodating and repressive and it was very much appreciated.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect for a quiet birthday dinner shared with my hubby! Loved the strawberry salad, scallops appetizer, halibut and pork chop, but the Black Forest profiteroles were amazing! Dessert should never be missed, always save room😍😍😍😍

LD
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner! From the first greeting as we entered the door, throughout our meal the service, staff and food were wonderful. Our waiter even spoke French to my French family members! Awesome night! We'll be back!!

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