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Prospect

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SoMa
American, Contemporary
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300 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105 (Folsom)
MUNI N or T light rail to Embarcadero and Folsom, MUNI Bus to Temporary Transbay Terminal or BART to Embarcadero
415-247-7770
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious and inventive

Loved this restaurant! The welcome at the front desk was warm and engaging and the room itself is spacious and has a casual, vibrant atmosphere. It was clear upon walking in that diners were having fun. We were a group of four and everyone enjoyed their meals. Highlights for us included the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Ian E
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London, England, United Kingdom
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English first
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

After a lot of hype my wife and I decided to try Prospect in SF for dinner. When we arrived at the restaurant our table was not ready so we sat at the bar. The bar tender was extremely busy and it took him a while to get to us. When he finally got around to us he was stressed... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Nothing to write home about. In a very quiet district. No action. No see. Food very mediocre. Terrible service

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London, England, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Loved this restaurant! The welcome at the front desk was warm and engaging and the room itself is spacious and has a casual, vibrant atmosphere. It was clear upon walking in that diners were having fun. We were a group of four and everyone enjoyed their meals. Highlights for us included the crab and gem salads as starters the bavette... More 

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No. California
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133 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My husband and I were there for an anniversary dinner in June and liked it so much we went back with friends in July. The food on both nights was perfect. I think these were two of our favorite dinners of all time. The ingredients are fresh and innovative without being over the top. The service was also excellent. It... More 

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Swieqi, Malta
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Very smart fine dining. Excellent cocktails. Great scallops. Berkshire chop. Great beef. Lovely dessert. Great wine list.

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We came with a large group (26 of us) and had a 3-course set menu with a few different choices. Serving that many people perfectly prepared food at the same time isn't an easy task, but Prospect pulled it off seamlessly. The Kobe beef bavette was delicious and prepared au point, served on a bed of baby kale and roasted... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

FIrst of the food is really good and the use of high quality ingredients is always nice. The service, however, was spotty at best. Our waitress was rather disinterested and aloof during out meal and took away from the overall experience. Another small point, every time she would pour wine she would clank the bottle against the glass, a small... More 

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San Jose, California
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We wanted to try a hip & trendy place that was highly recommended for great food in SF. Booked table for 4 at an early 6:30 time. Arrived before our guests and sat at the bar. Was impressed with the top notch decor, low lighting and woodsy/contemporary atmosphere of Prospect. Ordered a great cocktail and beer. Within 10 minutes the... More 

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Cabrils, Spain
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great place with a terrific menu. The bar area is cosmopolitan with an open floor plan. The dining area has a nice busy buzz to it. The only negative point was a lack of energy on the serving staff that displays a certain tiredness.

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San Francisco, California
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60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very good food at a reasonable price (for San Francisco) and excellent service. The restaurant was lively, but not overly loud. They have an extensive wine list highlighting organic and sustainably grown grapes. The Monkfish was out of this world. We've lived in SF since the beginning of the year and have enjoyed trying a number of restaurants. Prospect is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (Folsom)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI N or T light rail to Embarcadero and Folsom, MUNI Bus to Temporary Transbay Terminal or BART to Embarcadero
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: 415-247-7770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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