Prospect

4.7
405 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Prospect is a modern New-American restaurant and bar that offers an ambitious addition to Brooklyn's emerging New-American culinary scene, with casually set fine dining and specialty drinks. If you are dining with us in advance of a theater performance or concert, please let us know what time you would like to leave for your performance. Additional reservations are available by calling directly.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday*, Tuesday, Wednesday: 5:30pm-10:00pm,
Thursday: 5:30pm-10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm

*Monday: "Burger Monday" Full Menu Available. Limited Reservations. Please visit our website for more information
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Phone number
(718) 596-6826
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South Oxford Street
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Parking details
Street parking is available and there is garage parking available nearby.
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Public transit
2, 3, 4, 5, B, M, Q, R at Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Ctr.; C at Lafayette Ave.; G at Fulton St.
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Special events & promotions
Call us or check our website for details.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.4

Every neighborhood needs a neighborhood restaurant as good as Prospect in Fort Greene.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 405 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy coming to Prospect, the food is so delicious and the service is great.
One thing I’d like to ask is if they could offer vegan options.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Risotto description on menu was misleading. Fish of the day was delicious. Dessert was good but tiny. Would return.

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NY
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a nice meal. The calamari and the bbq pork were very good. The brusselsprouts were less of a hit. The service was very good.

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b
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Really enjoyed our meal. The baby back ribs appetizer was amazing. Service was great, very attentive. Space was at a premium.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was phenomenal. We were lucky to get the Brussels sprouts special. It was beyond delicious! Great food, great service

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RE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We arrived late on a Friday evening. The place was full of energy. Kitchen and bar obviously backed up and we waited quite a long time for our drinks and our food. Quality all the way, and worth the wait.

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R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food was exceptional.

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C
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent consistently. A great place to go before BAM events.

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C
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prospect is our go-to restaurant before performances at BAM or The Polonsky Theater. The stFf is attuned to ensuring you are out before performance time, the food and service are greT, as well as the ambiance. Also good wine selections. What more could one ask?

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance and service were great, so was the food but I wish portions were a bit bigger!

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Tampa
62 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very nice service, near major cultural events in Brooklyn.

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RC
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is located in Fort Greene and is a cozy restaurant. On walking in it seems small but there is outdoor dining as well as seating on the second floor. The wait staff is friendly, attentive and hard working. There were four of us for dinner. We shared two appetizers. Burrata and a Prospect Salad. There was enough for all of us.

Our entrees were the daily fish, 2 chicken dishes and the Prospect Burger. All were very good, nicely plated and fresh. The chef prides in having local ingredients when ever possible. All in all, it was a very good evening with very good food. We all agreed that we would return.

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U
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prospect is a reliably good place in the heart of Fort Greene. The prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming.

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s
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The meals we had were absolutely delicious! I had Gnudi (for the first time) which was a pillow of delicious with a lovely sauce and vegetables, the sea bass looked delicious and the chicken with beets and beet spaetzle was raved about. There were a ton of nice cocktail choices, including three different Negronis! A fun choice.

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HD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am now a regular customer and my dining experience never, ever disappoints me.

They have a very nice wine selection.
The food is always fresh and flavorful.

I highly recommend the restaurant to anyone reading this who has not dined there yet.

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h
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good but I would value more regular seafood options

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U
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Prospect is in my neighborhood and always good.

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PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true culinary experience, a great atmosphere and incredible service! Best calamari ever!! Delicious Char and the asparagus was sublime! Dessert is out of this world! Sparking Rose and all in all a tremendously enjoyable experience! Kudos to Executive Chef Jacob Bensley for providing the ultimate dining experience, we will be back soon!

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CS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious! All 4 of us enjoyed our food and drinks, and the kitchen was very knowledgable and responsive to celiac disease (gluten intolerance). Would recommend to anyone in the area.

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S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I should have written this review 2 months ago because now I don't remember everything that we had. But it was ALL delicious. We find deviled eggs are hard to pass up on any menu, but these were standouts. Their treatment of the season's highlight – soft shell crab – was superb. I can't recall the rest of the dishes, but they were SO, SO good.

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B
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service I've previously had at Prospect has been hit or miss depending on the waiter. That said, this weekend it was wonderful. We were trying to make a show at Barclay's about part of our out-of-town group was significantly late. They were great about making sure than we had drinks and appetizers and let us know when we needed to order to leave on time for the show. The food is consistently solid foodie cuisine. I love the char and friends rave about the chicken.

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Prospect is pricey, but has incredible food and great service. The ribs are outrageous!

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and accommodating. All the food and cocktails were delicious (including one person's non-alcohol drink).

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GF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great small restaurant within walking distance of Barclays. Excellent food, pleasant service attentive to when we wanted to leave for the show, called to check if we were still planning on dining at the restaurant when we were late due to traffic and accommodated us. despite our late arrival due to traffic. Highly recommend.

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RM
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The menu was limited, burger was decent we just weren’t overly impressed.

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RR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Smoke from cigar bar bit annoying.

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C
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prospect was better than ever on this visit. The spring menu is delicious. I had the very tasty and perfectly cooked Arctic char and my husband had a superb risotto. As always, the service and concern for customer needs is excellent. We always return when we are going to BAM or the Polonsky Theater.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was great! Excellent value.

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LV
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, great service. A drawback is that tin ceilings in a small space magnify the noise level, so it can at times be difficult to hear the person across the table. Secondarily, although it is a small place, it is probably large enough that it could use more than one rest room.

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C
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prospect continues to be our favorite location for pre-BAM event dining. The staff is great and sensitive to timing issues.

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AJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This little gem far exceeded my expectations and I would expect that from the smaller hipper Brooklyn areas, but this far exceeded this. I will return again and again.

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m
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is close to BAM, which was why my companion and I ate there. The food was pretty good, but not great. I probably won't return, even when I go to BAM. Most dishes were somewhat lacking in flavor. For example, the chicken liver mousse was okay but didn't have much liver flavor; the charred bread was good but definitely not charred, just heated; the pickled onions were very good.

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C
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before the theater at BAM or The Polonsky is always a great experience at Prospect. Delicious food, excellent service, good wine, nice ambiance. What more can be said? The staff is always cognizant of the need for theater goers to leave on time. We always return here.

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful surprise near our neighborhood. Really clever menu choices, I admired the taste of the chef. My vegetarian husband had a great selection and enjoyed his dishes. All very flavorful and well-prepared. Savvy server. It was all in all quite delightful and we'll go back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food! Delightful. I’ll be back.

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U
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine food, unpretentious, uncliché. A little expensive but worth it.

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was nice.. The could have a few more items on it even if they are simple items. The dessert menu should be expanded even if it’s an easy dessert lol ice cream and/or cookies or pie and ice cream. We went for a birthday celebration and wanted to sing but neither of the 2 desserts interested us. So that is a missed opportunity for a sale by the restaurant. I think a lot of people celebrate birthdays and anniversaries etc. Also I think the lighting could be improved . Not sure I can put my finger on it but something is missing with the lighting . I don’t mean to complain. I liked the night. It was a nice diverse clientele. The atmosphere was nice, the wine was good and the food was quite nice. All in all a very brooklyn place. I would go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Chefs counter and menu was awesome!
Highly recommend

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was average. I had the cod, and it was completely lost in a giant, soggy pastry puff.
Two of my friends had the burgers... they were fine, nothing great. The muscles were in a nice broth, but was served with one, single miserly slice of bread for dipping...

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly neighborhood place with an appealing menu and very tuned-in waitstaff and service. Delicious, cozy, fairly priced and great cocktails too. Try the gnocchi.

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