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300 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Ranked #260 of 4,944 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $50
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Folsom
Transit: MUNI N or T light rail to Embarcadero and Folsom, MUNI Bus to Temporary Transbay Terminal or BART to Embarcadero
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A colleague of mine who lives in San Fran had heard of this place and wanted to visit. It didn't disappoint! We didn't have reservations but they have really cool bar seating that includes a large table where you can co-mingle with others while eating. The food was simply outstanding. The carrot hummus was fab and something I'd not had... More

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Dublin, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We wanted a light dinner, so we decided to eat in the bar at Prospect. The bartender (Steven) was very helpful and seemed genuinely happy that we were there. He helped us select some nice wines by the glass and we ordered the spiced nuts, stuffed squash blossoms (best we had in SF) and the spare ribs. Everything was delicious.... More

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Rochester MN
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A very bustling Thursday night, there from around 6:30-9, three in our party -- two from out of town and one local. The halibut was very nice but $$$, green salad was OK but nothing special. Service was OK. For dessert had plum and melon sorbet, both fine but nothing special. For us, the decibels were the downside . .... More

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San Francisco
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I were enjoying the poached sole at Prospect when my wife discovered a bright orange worm slithering around her plate like a snake. Beware diners!

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a birthday celebration dinner at Prospect. The food is inspired and interesting. The service is exceptional. They employ and staff sufficient numbers of staff. The staff are well trained. They are extremely attentive. They provide new silverware with each course. They remove plates timely. They wipe up messes on the table between courses. They pour water when you... More

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Arriving early at the glass enclosed modern restaurant near the Bay Bridge, we were impressed. Although our reservation was much later, the hostess seated us promptly at a nice table. The menu was short but included many interesting choices. For an appetizer, I had the sweetbreads with frisee and thinly sliced beef tongue salad with an added bonus of fresh... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The food was good, the cocktail/wine list was adequate and the service was good. All in all a good dining experience...it just didn't wow me.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Was here with a group for a business dinner and had great food and service for our party of 8. I had the beef tartare and the Alaskan halibut and both were excellent. Everybody enjoyed their meals and they were kind enough to make up some sharing plates for dessert so we got to sample a few different things and... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We ate here for a late lunch. The restaurant has a fine dining environment with white table cloths and a crisp atmosphere. Our food was very tasty and the service was good. It is a bit more expensive that most lunch spots.

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San Francisco, CA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had heard great things about Prospect and did enjoy the food but our service could have been better. We dined on a Friday night but there were numerous tables empty and our service was less than first rate. We had to wait a very long time for our cocktails. Our salad order, which was placed well after our drink... More

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