Prospect

4.7
2487 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Prospect is 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 dinner on the new patio, guests will receive exceptional hospitable service. A warm modern space in the heart of SOMA, Prospect has become an anchor for the community.
A separate dining room is available for private events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2487 people are saying
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vipLaurent
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every dish exceeded our expectations.
Very solid execution. Nice mix of flavors that work well together.
Not inexpensive (figure $100 per person with a glass of wine) but par for the course in SF.

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vipTheatrelover
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and every aspect of the meal was exemplary, from the starters to the entrees (petrale sole, duck, scallops, bavette steak) to the desserts. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prospect Fries were amazing. Service was very attentive.

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vipNenette
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still as delicious, well executed and presented - a San Francisco staple for great food, wine and cocktails in a stylish yet very convivial setting. So glad to be back!

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rogerd
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The room feels refreshingly uncrowded, but not cavernous. The glass wall facing Folsom Street provides plenty of drama. Our booth seating was very comfortable and provided just enough of a sense of isolation so that we were not eaves dropping on adjacent groups. The wait staff is courteous and efficient. The Sommelier was knowledgeable and present when needed. The wine list is impressive and well kept. The menu is brief (thumbs up) and very well executed. The duck was finished to perfection and had a remarkable gamey bottom. The Bavette expertly roasted. The Pork Chop was tasty and well presented. The Scallops could have been pulled out of the bay minutes before being plated. If you are a fan of tartare, do not miss this one. Little Gem Salad, Velvet Hammer, Chocolate Cake were all first rate. Give yourself a treat and spend the time effort and money. The dinner for 4 with wine starters and desert will set you back $500 but is worth every penny.

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AprilW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very pleasant birthday dinner. Loved the atmosphere, service and the quality of the food!

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roseannt
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and unique entrees which we enjoyed as well size was perfect for us

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LJinUSA
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was very nice

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Kevin
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this place. Kathy and crew made my husband's birthday really special. Can't wait to go back.

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TimmyG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully designed space. It felt good to be there and the noise level was pleasant so our group of four could have a relaxing conversation.

It was my first time and was a bit concerned it might not be a relaxing place but I was pleasantly surprised.

Was very happy with everything!

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Sebastian
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prospect is a great restaurant. Food is excellent and service is great. Atmosphere is nice, but not fancy. No tablecloths, but nice wooden tables. Decor is informal and welcoming.

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CliffRoth
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience, all around. Food, ambiance and service was terrible.

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vipboccioni
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice, small and seasonal menu with lots of fresh imaginative selections.

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vipchicobonvivant
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Prospect staff equally matches the elegance and enjoyment of the menu and environment

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starters are great especially the tartar, mains are a little boring. Wine list is medium length but lots of gems with a good range of prices. Staff is great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I chose Prospect for a work dinner with 2 colleagues. The Covid protocals were appreciated. The service was good, was surprised by the number of people waiting on us.

The food was excellent, everything delicious and interesting. So often large restaurants like this make everything soil salty and over seasoned, this was all done just right.

The desserts were just ok, the cream puff was a bit hard and the popcorn which sounded so interesting really wasn’t.

Overall I would recommend this restaurant again and definitely go back to visit the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Food was very average and I can say even below average. Steak was hard to chew and bland. Also potatoes and spinach were bland! Definitely not worth the money I was charged for. Will mot go back because food is not good and overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The waiters were always willing to share their recommendations and helped us choose what to try. Their cocktails are amazing and always recommend asking Tyler for his opinion. Overall an amazing experience and will be coming back.

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VivianR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prospect has the best margaritas and ceviche in town! The food was fantastic, as always. I had scallops, which were divine, my friend had the halibut, which he loved. The service and food are always so good. This is my favorite SF restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Great dood. Couldn’t ask for better. Many thanks.

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LisaW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've looked forward to dining with you as we've thoroughly enjoyed your sister restaurant Boulevard so much. Prospect does not disappoint. Absolutely wonderful and can't wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor setting, food good as always. Feels like a real city.

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vipSFbyNapanista
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect balance of sophistication and friendly. Food is seasonal and impeccably prepared. The only complaint was the busboy continually trying to pour tap water on top of the sparking water...maybe get different glasses to prevent this?

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JenniferS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. We highly recommend dining here.

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Maski
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This is a loud, cramped restaurant. We had the worst service ever. Even the ladies at the next table had to ask the server when they would get their food. The food was mediocre at best. The chateaubriand was not even available which was our main reason to be there. If you like a noisy loud place with awful service and mediocre food...this is the place for you!

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vippeterc
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

great space, food little on the cheesy/rich side for me, only complaint was my first glass of wine didn't come till after my salad had been served, and my second till I was almost finished with my main course...maybe 10-15 minutes after ordering both.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. A little slow on the service, but an excellent dining experience. Really sucks that they no longer have valet parking, but put that in the City, not the restaurant.

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LawDog07
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We had pate with plum gelee on toast, baby beet salad with endives to start and both were delicious. I had risotto and my wife seared scallops - both were prepared to absolute perfection. My risotto had little puffs filled with ricotta cheese that melted in my mouth.

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RobinT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the energetic vibe at Prospect. The food and service are excellent with a nice variety of options for appetizers and mains. Good wine list, too

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viptonyt
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another night of a great culinary triumph....a smart casual and elegant place to enjoy a memorable evening...excellent food,wonderful service...Prospect is a hidden treat

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vipColcal
San Francisco
114 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been wanting to get back to Prospect ever since we went the first time. It was amazing then and is still amazing, even after the pandemic. Drinks were delicious-very unusual combinations. Appetizers, entrees, the dessert-all outstanding. Service was great. Really enjoyed ourselves-our first dinner out and "inside" since the pandemic started. Can't wait to come back again!!!

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vipPatty
Sacramento
33 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kudos to the entire team! From soup to salad to pork chop to wine, we couldn't do any better than Prospect.

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LindaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sisters and I decided to treat ourselves and booked at Prospect. We were thrilled with our dinner and the service. It was a great evening and the food was more than delicious, it was also beautiful. Our waiter was top notch. All in all a wonderful night.
We highly recommend Prospect.

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vipNeilM
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed the dinner and the service was excellent. The food was good and we enjoyed everything we ordered, but didn't go home feeling the food was exceptional.

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JenniferJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the best meals I consistently have had going out to dinner in San Francisco. Definitely not to be missed!

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vipSouthParkFoodie
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have restaurants like Prospect open again. Their food continues to be excellent, as always. And the service was outstanding, which is quite remarkable in today's covid climate of labor shortages. Our dishes included the outstanding duck mousse, excellent heirloom tomato salad, pork chop, and steak bavette. We also shared an excellent desert and a bottle of wine. We look forward to returning in the near future.

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Shenat
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this restaurant on Open Table; we loved it! The ambiance, the food was so tasty, and the wine was delicious too! Excellent service is their signature!

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vipWestCoastB
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine, and cocktails are always great--- tasty, satisfying with a selection to please everyone
BUT-- here you can eat outdoors like it is supposed to be-- under trees, surrounded by plants, patio ironwork and comfortable chairs under starry nights-- no plastic huts here.
So enjoyable!!!

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Louie
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the gorgeous space/ambiance, delicious food and service. We had the burger, halibut, scallops and signature pork chop. You can't go wrong with any of those!

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vipSusanF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Other than service slower than usual probably due to staff shortages all was good

FAQs

Prospect offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 247-7770 ext. 1.

Prospect is rated 4.7 stars by 2487 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.