Prospect

4.8
2456 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 2456 people are saying
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vipDeeDee
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
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 2 days ago
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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vipCAS90
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so helpful and the food fantastic

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vipKerryM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
26 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
16 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

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JorgeInSF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and the owner made us feel very welcome.

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viptonyt
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After the long shutdown..Prospect returns and dazzles..incredible food..one of the best places in San Francisco!

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VikasD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On par or better than some local Michelin star restaurants

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vipDONNAG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to see you all again. Lovely dinner, thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Happy they reopened and they now have a great outdoor space. We only had cocktails and snacks. I must say, their cocktails are so well balanced and delicious and different from the standard out there. Both apps we got were great. The beet humus came with some delicious crackers and can’t wait to have again!

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vipRosie
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So incredible! Incredible food. Staff is perfection. Space is beautiful.

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vipJackA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great contemporary SF eatery with a refined, aspirational menu.

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vipdeborahe
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have Prospect open again! Everything we've tried has been great. Service is amazing and they have a cute parklet in front.

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vipSFOSteve
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As we navigate how to eat at restaurants, and how restaurants get back into gear, Prospect is an exemplar. Heated tables outdoors, we’ll spaced tables indoors. They’ve also taken an agile approach to their menu choices while maintaining an amazing innovative flair grounded in the best ingredients and solid flavor profiles. Thanks to the warm and helpful wait staff, bus staff, and hosts.

Prospect
Responded on August 9, 2021

Thank You for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always worth the commute! Love love love this place!

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StephanieS
San Francisco
2 reviews
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
11 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
29 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.

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 2456 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.