Prospect

4.6
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2415 Reviews
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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.

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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate with your special someone at Prospect. We will have a Chef's Featured Menu along with our regular menu. Make your reservation today!

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 2415 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food. Very tasty but portions pretty small.

JZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant, We LOVE the desserts (Bravo to the chef !).

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The special menu entree was returned to the kitchen twice owing to the very Luke warm temperature of the ribs. Other than this the meal was average.

OK
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Overpriced and food is dull. Bar is nice for a drink but wouldn't go back.

K
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal showcasing the great food in SF! Wowed us with great lunch options and left us full and very happy!

j
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. I’ve put off a visit to Prospect for years now and ... now Im bummed. As a long-time foodie/chef i wasn’t expecting to be wowed. But a friend treated and everything was spot on. Crab salad was lovely and seasonally spot on, (though, admittedly there weren’t enough hearts of palm); scallops - the best sushi-grade Ever-in a delightful sauce and refreshing accompaniments, pacific swordfish in the perfect amount of red wine sauce and parsnips to sweeten the dish up! Yum! Do NOT miss the fries. Thick-crispy outside potato-y inside. Lovely service with knowledge and a smile. I look forward to returning

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection.

B
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Monday evening dinner with a friend.

AB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

French Onion Dip appetizer was something you can buy out of a can. The Italian White Truffles and Potato Gnocchi was very bland. Could not tell there were any truffles and the gnocchi was very doughy.
Entree's were done well however and service was decent. Would not recommend the desserts. They must of had an off night as they were forgettable.

MV
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food is excellent but most of the time, the bread is not serve automatically. I have to ask for bread all the time and it takes a while for the server to bring it to the table. I don't know if this is the policy to ask for bread but I just want to hear from the server if a customer would a bread before their orders and drinks are serve. At least we have an option if we want it or not.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was much slower than normal.

P
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable evening -- so close to the Embarcadero -- makes for a nice walk after dinner also

F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service with waitstaff, sommelier is knowledgeable and had excellent pairings.

JH
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a "go to" location for important celebrations: the food is great, service outstanding, and it's an overall great restaurant.

E
San Francisco
168 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There’s a lot to like about Prospect. Nice interior, good bar, good service generally. My guests really liked their food, I was the only one who didn’t (I had gnocchi and I thought it tasted of ham, which I hate, and which wasn’t mentioned in the ingredients). Good wine list.

SE
San Francisco
300 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Prospect was good . . . just not great . . . or anywhere close to their sister restaurant “Boulevard” which in our opinion is a true S.F experience !!!

DK
London
45 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve treated ourselves instead of cooking this year. We wanted to order one of everything in the menu and got close ! Prime rib special was great.
I had the Dover sole which was delicious. Service was great .... could have been a more festive atmosphere with live music or something. Prospect never disappoints !

ME
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Waiter was nice and pleasant but wine service especially was terrible. Really slow and inattentive.
Ambiance in the back was terrible as it was dark, cold and loud and being seated next to a large table with over served guests was awful.
One of the worst dining experiences I’ve had in a long time.
Was my third and last time at Prospect.
Sorry, just feels like a hotel restaurant experience with a soul!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The waiter suggested that we could double the portion of our pasta without informing us that the price we be doubled. The overall amount for the doubled portion paid was c. 60$ for a portion of double pasta that was not sufficient even for one person. If we were informed in the first place (as we should have been) that the amount would be that high (c. 60$) we could have ordered a main course from the menu and not the pasta as we did. An appropriate level of professionalism dictates that a professional (the waiter in our case) takes always into consideration the client’s best interest by informing him/her about prices as well as about available options that meet his/her needs in a more suitable way.

R
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time dining at Prospect was exceptional. I probably stuck out as an odd ball being a woman dining alone, nonetheless my usher and server were both professional, friendly and attentive. I did not even see a single raised eyebrow.
Food was novel, presentable and delicious. One should not be disillusioned about the prices as after all Prospect is a high end restaurant.
I intend to return to Prospect in the future, hopefully with company that time.

LM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We totally enjoyed our meal. The food tasted great and the service was wonderful.

LG
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very bummed. Came here previously and had a great experience but this time the service was terrible and the food was rushed. We had a 1:45 reservation and upon arriving were told the kitchen closes at 2:00.... no note of that was mentioned in our reservation so this was quite strange. Won’t give you a play by play but the service was shockingly bad.

JG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

S
San Francisco
125 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Dining experience was not memorable. Salad was not good. My wife had good scallops, although on the smaller side, I had a very pricey New York steak which was good, not worth the price in my opinion andthe side dishes I had with the steak were not worth eating. No need for us to go back.......

RC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, sommelier helped tremendously, food was on point. Grilled poached and roasted to perfection

OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, a superlative experience.

CC
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Dinner was just so so according to you friends. Noise level was huge. We really couldn’t talk to each other. Appetizers were the best. We had one
Polk chop, one sole, one reisoto and one salad and then pasta.

L
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Menu typical of that of many restaurants. Very expensive for the small portion of food served. Glad I tried Prospect. Don't see the need to return.

BM
San Francisco
354 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal. Only off issue is we ordered a Syrah and were brought a merlot. It was good but not what we requested.

DC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Highly recommended. A bit noisy is the only issue but dont let stoo you from going.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Felt very rushed.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! Second time here this year. I've attended on a Saturday for a date night but most recently come by for happy hour drinks after work. Both were great experiences!

f
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time at Prospect. It was an early holiday lunch. The food was great, and the service was outstanding.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The pour of red wine for $15 - 5 oz for my guest was what felt like a rip off.

We asked for a little more and were told emphatically it was 5 oz and that was all we would have ... truly unbelievable even whenGM was involved .. not a great experience - have spent a lot of $ at Prospect for business lunches .. not sure I want to anymore ..

N
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Custumer service needs to be improved. We went there for lunch and our waiter seemed annoyed that we were ordering half hour before the kitchen was closing. The food makes us want to come back. The service was the part that ruined the entire experience. Being myself part of the industry I would have NEVER wanted to write this review. But I felt like talking to the manager that day wouldn’t have helped. He was witness of the server’s poor behavior and saw the mistake that was being made and never once came to the table to ask us what was wrong. Custumer service is important in restaurant business, I think this is a wonderful restaurant. Just hope I will not have the same experience next time I come in.

JG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent!

LT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a memorable meal at Prospect last week. Food was amazing, waiter was energized and helpful, sommelier was extremely knowledgeable. We will be back!

OL
San Francisco
163 reviews