Prospect

4.8
2461 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 2461 people are saying
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vipPatty
Sacramento
33 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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vipNeilM
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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

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vipAuggie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! The food was just as good.

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vipDan1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Elegant place. Well greeted. Well spaced inside. Food was great. the black cod french onion dip. The seafood tagliatelle. Delish. Server good. All around very relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prospect is a very sophisticated, high end affordable place to eat in SOMA. The food is comparable to Michelin Star Guided restaurants thanks to Chef Pamela Mazzola. The ambiance is classy and rich, yet casual. This place is a little gem!

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vipMeeraA
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was great. The appetizers were amazing. Service was awesome.

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GeorgeP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very friendly with good food and pleasant surroundings. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves.

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vipAmyK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Virginia, Dean and all the staff were lovely and made our evening so special.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It took quite a long time between appetizer and main course. Longer than I would have liked. The restaurant is a just a little too loud. I’m not sure why - it might just be the acoustics but it was difficult to hear my wife when she was speaking across the table. The food was good but it was a little too pricey to make it a regular stop in our restaurant dining rotation. It would have to be more for special occasions. The only other issues I had is that they allowed a rather menacing large pit bull inside the restaurant near the bar. It seem like a fun bar scene but the dog would scare me away. I get lap dogs allowed in a restaurant but 80 pound pit bulls or Rottweilers is too much.

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vipDeeDee
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal! There were four of us and we all order different dishes, and all of them were wonderful.

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PALivingRichly
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I admit I am biased. We live in the building and we eat here regularly and know the staff and ownership well. That said, there are maybe 5 restaurants on the planet that I have ever said that about and this is one of them. First timers will love the vibe, the craft cocktails, the succulent menu, and the high end service. Stick around a while and love that your favorite cocktail arrives with your first welcome from your server, you favorite wines come paired with your favorite meals, and you never leave the place without something unexpected and delish. Prospect will forever be close to our hearts and we highly recommend you give it a chance to charm yours.

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Simone
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday and everething was perfect ambience, food and service. I'll definitely be back soon.

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vipCAS90
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so helpful and the food fantastic

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vipKerryM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been here in years. It's better than I remembered! As a vegetarian I was delighted to have some great options. Can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really spectacular! I had the halibut with fried green tomatoes and have been thinking about the dish ever since.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Disappointing; food good, but service average. We had heard positive things regarding their sister restaurant (Boulevard).

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vipAsiansensation107
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to see PROSPECT opened up. Food, ambience and service were all superb. Couldn't be more pleased.

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vipPatrickS
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outdoor space not up to the standards of indoor dining. Partially the elements and partially the standards of equipment used for outdoor comfort not up to normal expectations. Could be outdoor dining is not a priority going forward.

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vipJohnG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and wine, perfectly prepared food for all courses, lovely vibe, wonderful server in Gaby

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BillandAnn
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming staff and attentive service. Our server made good recommendations. Wonderful food. And nearly everyone said thank you when we left.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The gem salad is interesting. Its presentation is interesting. Not much salad dressing taste. Entire dish kind of blah
Perhaps mixing all of the ingredients together?

Halibut is overcooked and dry. Corn is a bit too sweet and the two items don’t seem to go together.

Scallop dish is also blah. Just four medium sized scallop on a big plate of risotto. Seems that adding a little color would greatly help the presentation. Scallops tasted fresh though.

The smoked salmon, on the other hand, stood out. Beautiful bright orange color and tasted good.

There were a few drops of water on our table for most part of our meal. Just can’t believe not one person who walked up and down the aisle all night long bother to clean them up. These people include the waitress, the busboys, and the two higher up persons. One was supervising a table setup for 5 and the other one was training a waitress.

Had tap water to drink and no dessert. Bill came to $130 something before tip. Just thought it’s a little expensive

And when we left, the manager and the front desk woman were too busy talking to each other to notice us.

Prospect used to be much better than what I experienced tonight. What happened?

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vipKaty
San Francisco
121 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, professional service and great food (scallops for me, burger for my partner). Good wine selection by glass.And they serve Peroni on tap!

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

Wonderful restaurant.

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Travelista717
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening - incredible, innovative, locally-sourced menu, executed in Michelin-level style. This is a destination-caliber restaurant, while also serving as a “neighborhood gem.” So happy they have re-opened. They haven’t missed a beat, and maybe even kicked it up a notch!

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vipmlpsf
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent!

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BruceR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you all for making our birthday's special.

The best customer service in the restaurant business.

Thank you Kathy & Team.

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JimM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very comfortable dining experience and friendly staff

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vipKateA
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative cocktails with yummy spiced nuts, and beautifully prepared dishes. We had the halibut, scallops with risotto, and "deconstructed" vegetarian lasagna for entrees. All were outstanding. Our server recommended an excellent Sancerre, which was the perfect complement to everything we ate. We had the tuna poke mini tostadas and the cod with potato chips for starters -- both wonderful. The raspberry pavlova and strawberries/cream desserts were fantastic.

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Jane
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was topnotch, and each item of food was perfectly prepared, seasoned, and presented. Super-excited to have gotten to eat here again after so long--well worth the wait!

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viptonyt
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prospect is a hidden gem in San Francisco...Consistently great food ...imaginative and unique...a beautiful setting...impeccable service...a restaurant not to be missed....

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LeonieP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding. I've never been disappointed. Delicious!

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vipDB101ofsouthbeach
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Among the best restaurants currently operating in SF

FAQs

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

Prospect is rated 4.8 stars by 2461 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.