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Prospect

4.6
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2441 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.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2441 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephanieS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious!! I’ve never had a better organize chicken salad. Our communication with our waiter was par excellence.

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MsKildy
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was perfect for our celebration, accomadating five at a comfortsble table.

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vippfoxsf
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent as always. We were celebrating two birthdays and we had the most wonderful time. Johnathan, the sommelier was excellent at explaining choices for champagne and Gwendolyn, our server was patient and informative with our questions.

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vipGregH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening.

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DavidG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I always enjoy dinner at Prospect. Excellent drinks with a great bar vibe. Well located and fun dinner atmosphere.

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Noni
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prospect offers an elegant dining experience. Superb food, attentive service, and delightful ambience.

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JohnG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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LadyDiner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Prospect for a nice business lunch. Great food choices, service and ambiance.

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vipdmeister
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to be back.

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JanetR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They were very accommodating and friendly! We arrived earlier than our reservation and they were happy to seat us. We were celebrating a birthday and the card and welcome/acknowledgement of the bday was really appreciated!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This dinner was for a birthday celebration for my friend and myself. We did not like our experience or our service with the restaurant.

We had an EXTREMELY rude waiter. He rushed us with the order (Told us to take a photo of the menu to have my friend who was arriving 15 min after the group sat down so she can tell us her order).

Waiter got our drink order mixed up and charged us for his mistake. When we told him it was charged incorrectly on our bill, he replied by saying “it’s a $2 dollar difference.” It’s the principle that he doesn’t over charge us for something we didn’t order and no need to give us the attitude for something he did incorrectly.

When we got our credit card receipts he tells us that gratuity wasn’t added, but when we calculated the amount it included the tip (we gave 15% despite his rudeness throughout the night). So one of my friends tells him the gratuity was added, he give my friend an attitude saying that someone told him it wasn’t added and walks away. We all left with a bad taste because the experience and service was horrible.

At the end, we asked to talk to the manager to give the feedback. He just apologized and said he will look into it. There was no empathy on his part. I will NOT be returning to this place again!

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vipMarjoriePDX
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service food and ambiance!!

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DavidG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I like the atmosphere and food at Prospect. The Wine Book is well curated with varietals and price points that fit a varied audience....no one should feel left out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What else can you say about these pros they put the capital H in Hospitality and know how to make their guests Happy. Well done !
We’ve dined here many times and would continue to recommend it to our friends and return whenever visiting SF.

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ellen
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience4

Food was mediocre and bland. Service was great. Will not come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous evening with friends. Food was excellent, waiter was very personable and helpful. We really enjoyed the very knowledgeable sommelier, Jonathan - great night all around.

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vipfloyda
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good! Maybe the best pork chop we have ever had. Great Hamchi Crudo as well. Excellent service.

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Kevin
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my parents here for Valentines Day and it was wonderful. The smoked prime ribeye and the aged New York steak were to die for! The service couldn’t have been better.

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SarahL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, ambiance. The cruceriferous sides are excellent (Brussels sprouts, cauliflower) - I liked those a bit better than the duck main course!

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My team and I were visiting from out of town on a work trip and were looking for a nice restaurant to take potential clients to. This place was incredible! From the (AMAZING) food, to the service and ambiance it was perfect! Definitely will be our go to spot when we’re in the area from now on! I would absolutely recommend!

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Kristine
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The first few times I've been to Prospect, I went there for drinks and ended up ordering various apetizers. Their cocktails were always fantastic and food was delicious. However, the last, most recent time I've been there, I went for dinner, not just for drinks. Food was very delicious and decadent. They were very pricey but the flavors were amazing as well as the presentation. The drinks on the other hand, were mediocre. They lacked the originality and depth of the drinks I've had during my previous visits. By drinks I mean cocktails. Perhaps the cocktails were better during one season vs. another.

I'd recommend that you go during their Happy Hours. I remember one of my favorite drinks there was from one of their Happy Hours. That way, you can try both their food and drinks at less the price.

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amv79
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience and the food was amazing

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vipSluggo
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine list. Elevated cuisine and warm interiors.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience4

My husband got gluten poisoning from the food you served us. We did advise the waiter several times.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently well prepared creative menu with great flavors. Service is always on point.

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JamesD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food. Very tasty but portions pretty small.

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JulienZ
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant, We LOVE the desserts (Bravo to the chef !).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The special menu entree was returned to the kitchen twice owing to the very Luke warm temperature of the ribs. Other than this the meal was average.

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OKUR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Overpriced and food is dull. Bar is nice for a drink but wouldn't go back.

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Kimdoll
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal showcasing the great food in SF! Wowed us with great lunch options and left us full and very happy!

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vipjoannak
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. I’ve put off a visit to Prospect for years now and ... now Im bummed. As a long-time foodie/chef i wasn’t expecting to be wowed. But a friend treated and everything was spot on. Crab salad was lovely and seasonally spot on, (though, admittedly there weren’t enough hearts of palm); scallops - the best sushi-grade Ever-in a delightful sauce and refreshing accompaniments, pacific swordfish in the perfect amount of red wine sauce and parsnips to sweeten the dish up! Yum! Do NOT miss the fries. Thick-crispy outside potato-y inside. Lovely service with knowledge and a smile. I look forward to returning

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection.

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Boris
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Monday evening dinner with a friend.

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vipAndyB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

French Onion Dip appetizer was something you can buy out of a can. The Italian White Truffles and Potato Gnocchi was very bland. Could not tell there were any truffles and the gnocchi was very doughy.
Entree's were done well however and service was decent. Would not recommend the desserts. They must of had an off night as they were forgettable.

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MilaV
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food is excellent but most of the time, the bread is not serve automatically. I have to ask for bread all the time and it takes a while for the server to bring it to the table. I don't know if this is the policy to ask for bread but I just want to hear from the server if a customer would a bread before their orders and drinks are serve. At least we have an option if we want it or not.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was much slower than normal.

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vipParsj
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable evening -- so close to the Embarcadero -- makes for a nice walk after dinner also

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Fran
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service with waitstaff, sommelier is knowledgeable and had excellent pairings.

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vipJanH
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a "go to" location for important celebrations: the food is great, service outstanding, and it's an overall great restaurant.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Prospect using the Order Online button. Prospect also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 247-7770 ext. 1.

Prospect is rated 4.6 stars by 2441 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.