Great food and service. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday.
Food was great. Courses were not too big but not too small. They served Acme bread which was fantastic. Wine list had some reasonable finds on it too. Definitely fancy food but all the items on the plate made absolute sense. I would definitely go back.
The valet parking was simply a nightmare. There should be a notice on their website that the valet is located on Folsom. The valet sign was not visible coming up Folsom from the Embarcadero. All my guests complained and were confused.
Overrated. Food was very good but not great. Portions small. Service good but not great. At $200 for dinner and drinks for two, I won’t be returning.
This was our second visit and we went in with high expectations based on our first visit. Well we were not disappointed in any way. Loved the bar area and the cockttails. We had a wonderful corner table which afforded us the opportunity to both people watch and converse easily. The food and wine were de lightful and the prices very fair for the quality and quanity.
Oh and we found a parking spot right across the street. How could that be? We will be back
Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious. I had the duck and savored every bite.
Not worth it. The service was awful. Food bland and expensive. We where a party of five. Each had our own main dish. We ordered 2 appetizers to share. Ate all the bread and butter. We all where hungry when we got home,so I had to pull food together after eating out. Not acceptable!
Main dishes were great. We had the steak and the pork chop. Appetizers average. Took an inhuman amount of time between courses and the manager duly apologized and bought us a round of drinks. I find the prices about 25% higher than they ought to be. May return but may not.
I have eaten at Prospect many times. This was my least favorite experience.
Service was slow and our steaks ($58 each) were lukewarm and tough. Previously the steaks were outstanding
Everyone enjoyed the cod and apps were delicious
I will return but was not happy with this experience
Best staff in the city
Lovely lunch. Beautiful space. Get the deviled eggs!
Always delicious and wonderful . Love the food and the staff is superb.
Prospect had good ambiance, very modern clean and upscale. Menu is fairly limited and a bit pricey for portion size, but it was excellent in taste and presentation (obviously you don’t come here for all you can eat buffet). My gripe was with the service as the waiter didn’t even introduce themselves (never knew their name until I saw it on receipt), didn’t go over daily specials, and was very transactional. Normally that would be ok with me since I’m also not a fan of helicopter waiters but what really annoyed me was how incredibly inattentive he was. We waited far too long to complete every order (drinks/food/desert) and it was almost dead in there, and only when we were ready to go did he ask if we wanted anything else to drink. Nonetheless, it was probably his “off day” who knows.
Prospect was a great place to spend a chilly Saturday night in the company of old friends. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, not as corporate as on a prior visit. The food was excellent, and the service was friendly and knowledgeable, if a bit slow in delivering drinks to the table. We had a lovely time and I surely would go back.
One of our favorite lunch spots in SF. Inventive menu that always changes just a bit and fantastic service - we were lucky to get Alex again!
Somewhat pricey but excellent food.
Not good. Service was horrible. Service severely lacked attention to detail. Must correct poor service to adequately compete with the many great dining options in SF. Ambiance is very nice.
We chose Prospect for my wife's birthday dinner with family based on its listing in SF Top 100. On the positive side, we found the food to be very tasty; crab soup, sea bass, pork chop, and duck all very good. On the negative side, we found the service to be poor and the food overpriced.
We were seated right at our reservation time of 745pm. As of 830pm, there was no cocktail order in sight and we could not get our waitress's attention. Eventually we were served our drinks with an explanation that "the bar is very busy". Since the drinks with ice cubes were almost melted, we suspect they were sitting on the bar for 20-30 minutes waiting to be picked up.
After appetizers while waiting for our main course, our waitress came by and caught the signal from one of our party that he would like a beer. She immediately spun around and seemingly ignored two others that were signaling their interest in another drink. About five minutes after our mains, she did come back for second drink orders. In good restaurants this typically happens before mains are served so that guests can have their wine/drink with their main. Apparently not here. My wife asked our waitress about several different red wines and wanted to know which one was bold, fruit forward. Our waitress indicated that those would not be quite as food friendly or appropriate and suggested something milder; she was very pretentious in suggesting my wife didn't know about wines and needed someone to set her straight.
In fairness to our waitress, she was handling a large number of tables. In a so-called Top 100 restaurant, that should not be the case and at these prices, service should be excellent, not bush league.
I will not return and will make sure friends don't waste their time and money on Prospect.
Overall good food but we waited over 30 minutes for our appetizer and another 30 minutes for our mains..
Usually very good. But lamb was gristly and way undercooked.
Excellent food, service & ambiance
The night started off well. We had a reservation for a party of 6 to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. We were directed to the wait for our table in the bar/lounge area. Because it took a while, host courteously offered to take our orders for drinks.
Arrived at the table and server (I believe her name was Stephanie) was not inviting. She did not seem happy to be there nor did she seem accommodating. She never smiled once the entire night. She did not check in to see how our meals tasted. The chef however, came out to check on us and we gladly told him how the food tasted.
Most of the foods were great! We had the striped bass ceviche, fried brussel sprouts, and ahi tuna tartare from the bar menu which were all phenomenal. The steak tartare was lacking in several categories including flavor. Their interpretation of serving steak tartare without toasts/chips was odd. We had the lamb loins for two as our main entree. It was prepared perfectly medium rare with great presentation. The meatballs and potato complimented well. However, our meat was bland, not seasoned. Another couple in our group got the same entree which was much better seasoned. I'm surprised at the lack of consistency and terrible service for a highly-rated restaurant. Hopefully, this is not a harbinger of future encounters.
The food really lends itself to a WOW experience. We were running late and one phone call to the restaurant, they assured us they would hold a table. We were immediately seated, we had a great table and good server. Drinks were a good pour and the pork chop and foie gras were delicious.
Mom was visiting. We got a spacious table in the back where it was quiet. Good food. We ate every morsel and had a great time.
Food was creative, fresh and tasty. Service is a little disjointed, as there are separate waitstaff that welcome you, take your order, serve your food, serve your drinks and wine, and clear the table. Ambience is lovely and quiet enough to have a conversation. No one seems responsible for your entire dining experience. Sommelier was condescending.
Very nice atmosphere, extremely vibrant. Menu somewhat limited. Food had excellent taste and flavor. We really enjoyed the octopus appetizer. Salmon and sea bass entrees were delicious as well.
Food was good service was super super slow. Not enough wait staff for tables.
Exceptional food. Salads were inventive and the pork chops were perhaps the best we have ever eaten. Our waiter got waylaid by a large table and we thought the service was going to be a lost cause. This was totally salvaged by Tara McDonald, the sommelier--she simply became our waiter for the evening--an impressive save. Prospect is a regular stop for us every time we're in SFO. Just a note: the bar scene is lively (read: "loud") in the early evening. Sit in the back if you want quiet!
I have been to Prospect several times and it has always been a pleasure. The menu is innovative and the service is impeccable.
Took one of my top clients to Prospect for lunch. I've been here a few times now, and they've never let me down. Highly recommended for business meetings or dates.
All three of us enjoyed our meals from the trout to the pork chops.
My Salmon dinner was delicious from the accompaniments to the fish, very tasty.
It was a business dinner and very easy to talk and be heard although most tables were full.
i would recommend this restaurant for a special meal with a couple or group.
Enjoyed a birthday with friends. Food was excellent - especially the striped bass. Many ordered the duck and were happy with that. All agreed the crab soup was to die for and the presentation was wonderful. Only negative observation wa that beverage service was a little slow- cocktails, wine and after dinner cappuccinos. It is a little out of the way from downtown and in a pretty quiet area for a weekend evening, but that is to be expected given it’s location. However, the restaurant was full, we found the food outstanding and the ambience was just right.
The pork chop is amazing. Juicy and full of flavor. We came specifically for the pork chop.
Looked forward to a relaxing date night with my spouse after a long work week on a Sat night. Did not happen. Seated us on an uncomfortable crack in the cushioned bench and next to a crying infant all night. Many other tables were still available. Not once did the staff offer an alternative. The food is good but too expensive to waste in a horrible atmosphere.
Prospect is uniquely San Francisco. The food, ambiance and service are second to none. The staff are so attentive and knows what customer service is all about. And the food is exquisite. It's definitely a place that I will be going back to.
The first time I went to Prospect I prepared to hate it as it had the fairly stark interior and concrete columns that I generally detest. The food, service and acoustics won me over. On this trip, some years later I was once again very pleased with the food, service, acoustics and varied wine selection. It is however not cheap.
I loved having lunch here and started with the Deviled Eggs and had the shrimp salad. Which was as delicious and it looked. Beautiful blood orange and mandarin orange slices. Greens so fresh they tasted green and kissed with a citrus dressing. Divine! The server left a carafe of tea on the table for us to refill which was a nice touch. The artisan bread and salted butter was undeniably fabulous. Light, airy and chewy center and the crust did not disappoint. Beautiful well lite space. Go!
Excellent food. Great atmosphere!
If your taste runs to cavernous, noisy venues, thus would be a good place. Do not come here if you want a low key, intimate experience. It was a while after we were seated before someone came to greet, take order.
I can't fault waiters, they were taking care if large table groups of 12 and several other tables.
Table geometry was also weird, had to squeeze into our table. I pushed it out to get more space.
Boulevard and Gary Danko much better. Will not return.