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300 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Ranked #311 of 4,953 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Palo Alto, California
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188 reviews 188 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I brought a group of friends to Prospect because I remembered a great first visit: interesting menu, great food, and special service when we were here a little while after it first opened. This time, I was disappointed. The menu wasn't very interesting, the food was good (as opposed to my rating of "very good", because I thought "average" was... More

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San Jose, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Beautiful modern space. The food is not super innovative in terms of technique or ingredient combinations, but most dishes are delicious and well balanced in flavor. My favorites: seared scallops, duck three ways, house-made caramel popcorn. It was also one of my favorite brunch spots, but looks like brunch is no longer available. Bummer.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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
69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
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114 reviews 114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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