Prospect

4.6
2329 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.

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 2329 People Are Saying
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MZ
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!!

LC
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a nice experience. Food is consistently good and unhurried

J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
18 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
132 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
36 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
38 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!!

j
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to go after fun visit to SFMOMA. Fantastic food! Prices are quite high. But great for special occasions.

OT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Not too noisy if you get there early. A bit pricey, but worth it

b
San Francisco
136 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Prospect serves excellent cuisine in a lovely setting. Also the wait staff are professionals.

JF
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, but not quite at lunchtime. Food was superb, though.

AF
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and service were fantastic! I particularly liked the large list of appetizers. The entrees were a bit small but delicious. My one negative was the price of the wines. I frequently order a bottle to pair with my meal but found the prices to be excessively high relative to other restaurants of comparable quality and price point.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was not as good as it has been in the past. The flavors were muddy. Too much stuff and not enough pure flavor of the ingredients. Couldn't tasted the beef in the tartar. Could not taste the lobster in the flatbread. So disappointing.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our daughter’s engagement with her future in-law’s. The sommelier was so sweet in helping us select champagne and brought a non-alcoholic substitute for me. Service was quietly attentive, as I like it. Was not my first visit and will not be my last. Thank you.

JG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

JH
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the desserts (lemon pie and strawberry ice cream sandwich) were excellent!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening all around

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance were all superb! We would not have been more pleased with this restaurant choice.

RD
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb cuisine! On this visit, I had the salmon. The flavor was wonderful and the portion size was perfect. Excellent cocktails, too.

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