Prospect

4.6
2200 reviews
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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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Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My kind of restaurant.

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JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We were charged for deviled eggs they never brought to us

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SY
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere for dinner. Appetizers were delicious.
Fun cocktails and comfortable seating. Service was the right about of attentiveness.

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m
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting menu. Well prepared and tasty food... beautifully presented.
Our waitress was well informed about the ingredients and her recommendations
were excellent! I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

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P
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

too many good restaurants in SF to go back.
Server was pleasant , wine list good

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for helping to make my mother-in-law’s birthday one she will never forget. From the birthday card, to the candle on the dessert, she had a grin from ear-to-ear all night. The food was delicious, the wait staff very attentive, and the atmosphere was cozy and confortable. What a lovely experience overall.

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OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good place for a business meal or a gathering with colleagues on a weekday evening.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Business lunch place I've een to regarding great food, great service and quiet atmosphere. A well kept secret spot!

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M
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great birthday celebration for wife with close friends.
Top notch from start to finish
Thank you

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NYE - Great dining experience

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and the food for New Year’s was out of this world. Good menu and even better execution.

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RH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA+

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MO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was uniformly delicious. The ambiance was contemporary but relaxing- and we could hear each other talk. (Not always the case at their sister restaurant Boulevard)
The staff was very accommodating to the needs of my son, who’s on crutches recuperating from a car accident.
Thoroughly enjoyed it

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t
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

very good quality food at a reasonable price. Wine very expensive

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable Christmas Eve (often a difficult day for lunch out) lunch.

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M
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This is not the first time I came, and both times the food was outstanding. The service missed a few queues, our 2nd course came out on top of our 1st and no one cleared both rounds until our entrees were coming. The food is always a highlight here. The creativity is inviting instead of intimidating and the method of cooking is spot on every time. The bar can get pretty loud and the noise carries in the dining room so don't expect to have a deep conversation across a table. I'll be going back for the food though :D

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Horrible service. Our server was borderline rude. Such underwhelming service.

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RS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we were able to dine at Prospect. Our server answered all our questions concerning certain dishes so there were no unpleasant surprises. The food was exceptional matched by the service. We never felt rushed and we were able to enjoy the experience. Save room for the desserts. If you are a fan of toffee, try the toffee cake. Heavenly!

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T
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went early before a show and had a fabulous meal. Service is top notch. The foie gras appetizer is the best. The gingerbread is a big surprise, but it really works. Dinning room a little impersonal when seated at the rows of tables, but try for a booth and it's so cozy.

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XM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had to send the filet mignon back a couple times (for a proper med-well doneness). The staff (including GM) were highly accommodating and made an extra effort to smooth out this hiccup. A small blemish on an otherwise lovely evening. Appreciate the attentiveness. Will be back. Thank you.

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent but was not that impressed with desserts.

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ST
San Francisco
157 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYTHING was delish - cocktails, apps, main courses (the RIB EYE!!) and the desserts. Sorry not sorry that 4 of us ate 5 desserts. Will be back!

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R
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was terrific, from the friendly greeting in the front to our server, who was knowledgeable about the menu and offered very helpful recommendations, including the delightful prawn salad that I enjoyed. Ambience is very light and cheerful, and the restaurant was quite busy for lunch -- understandable in light of the high-quality experience!

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WN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had our holiday luncheon here. Everyone enjoyed their food and the shared desserts were wonderful as well (we had the Sticky Toffee Cake and Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches). Both were not too sweet and the Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches were quite refreshing!

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JK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful!!

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JG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Friends visiting from NY...live nearby and first time here...casual elegance

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V
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was closed for a private event and no one informed me

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JC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here to celebrate my daughter's 18th birthday and she loved it. We loved each of the entrees we received and ordered several desserts to share. Everything was wonderful and our server was excellent. Would recommend for any special occasion.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was awesome, very tasty. The restaurant itself is also really cool, very warm industrial feel. However, the service was super slow and our waitress was not very attentive. When we went to split the check, she charged one of the cards for both of the splits and it took quite some time to fix it. Loved the food and the place, but the service definitely brought the experience down a bit.

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EL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there. We were impressed and enjoyed the experience.

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SP
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La comida deliciosa y el servicio excelente. claro que lo recomiendo 100%

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A
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

The only reason to go to this restaurant is to meet the hostess, Sheryl. If she had control of everything in this place, the restaurant would be in the best hands possible. If you must go however, just know that my friend and I agreed that neither one of us had ever experienced worse service than we did from Jessica-the. absolute. worst. And the manager, Kathy, was no better.

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VK
London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Very bad service, pretentious but no care

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The worst service ever! Food was slow to come out. Menu had limited selection. Steep price of $30 for one ravioli!

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PO
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food. Service Stellar. Robust wine list by bottle.

Unfortunately did not get table requested early on and in advance.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, friendly staff, server was MIA more than not. My wine showed up half way through my entree.

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CC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Prospect numerous times. Consistantly good. Great wait staff.

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MS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over the years Prospect has consistently served top notch food with service to match. Tonight was no exception. Always order the scallops if available.

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KW
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My first visit, and it was great. Lovely food, service, and special treats for our group of 5. Also the manager stopped by to chat. It was all memorable. I'll return.

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