Prospect

4.3
436 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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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

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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.
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f
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

GREAT PLACE TO GO WHEN THERE IS A SHOW AT BAM. A SOLID CHOICE.

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a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Perfect pre and post theater and for dates or out with friends, the food and cocktails are always outstanding. I’m so sorry to see them closing after today.

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Monday night burgers — pat la Frieda beef cooked perfectly for $8. Delicious! And the chef was so kind to our son. He even sent dessert to our table. The menu has some great dishes and good cocktails, nice for date night.

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LS
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I love this neighborhood and its restaurants. This was not my favorite. If I have to order your burger because I find everything else a little too "special"---ie. only pasta is ink squid pasta--I'm probably not bowled over. The menu is too quirky to be so limited (about 5 entrees). Try again.

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NY
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

It’s a very limited menu. They have 5 entrees and were out of two of them. It was 6:30 on a Saturday night. Overall, I was very underwhelmed by the food - the chicory salad was the highlight. I wouldn’t go back

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CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new go-to place when friends visit from out of town!! Love the food here

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C
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Can’t get enough of this place!

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DL
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely neighborhood bistro. Excellent food and a great wine list. We found the prices a bit high but for a special night out, it would be perfect.

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JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Very limited menu. On top of that, we got there at 8:45 and 3 of the key menu items were no longer available...

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E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Kick the vibe up a notch and you've got an A+. Even without that, food was delicious. A solid A!

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m
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I enjoyed my meal here and the fact that they have a Serbian red on the wine list. The staff was nice and accommodating. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was the smell of cigar that wafted through the air. I hope they do something about that. It was the only unpleasant aspect of my experience and the table next to me was annoyed by it as well.

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C
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Prospect before a play at The Theater for a New Audience. Prospect never disappoints with its nice wine selection, tasty appetizers ( we had olives and almonds and their special bread and butter), and delicious entrees. The crispy chicken with trumpet mushrooms and spaetzle was simply delicious and my husband tried the burger and fries for the first time. Ambiance and service are very friendly.

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C
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Gloppy uninspired food

Restaurant was freezing

Very tight tables

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TM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love everything about this place! The food, the service, the decor ... Everything!

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JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service, some of the dishes are quite heavy but very creative and complex with a lot of interesting flavor combinations. Service was excellent and environment warm and comfortable.

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MN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-theater birthday dinner

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VM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely New Year's Eve dinner spot. Great cocktails and wine list, although the presentation of the wine list was a tiny bit confusing (to be fair, just an overemphasis from the som on how expensive the specials were, followed by enthusiastic selling of said specials... Like, I can see the price, so tell me how great they are and just let me decide, don't warn me first LOL.) Overall the service was informal and familiar but sweet, especially given the holiday. Also really glad to get the regular menu + some specials vs overpriced Prix Fixe. The food is delicious. We loved the amazing! Duxbury oysters, the rillettes, the potato pancakes, the chicken with spaetzle and the uni pasta with a sous vide egg. Less amazing were the two desserts. Feels like a halfhearted effort, although tasty. Do they get it brought in? I'm not a dessert person, so I didn't care much, but if you live and die for dessert, go someplace else for your postdinner sweets fix. All in all, would love to return and highly recommend a fun night at Prospect. Convenient to subways and other bars as well as to BAM/Barclays.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good.

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S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Small place with excellent service and well prepared food. Close to the Barclays in downtown Brooklyn, another neighborhood with a burgeoning restaurant scene. Pro tip, the broth from the mussels is sublime.

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JM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and really great food! Perfect place for pre-show dinner if you're going to an event at BAM.

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j
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Christmas dinner with nephews. Service perfunctory. No warmth. Food good but average. Over $200 for 4 without apps or dessert.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, knowledgeable staff serving excellent food. All 6 of us enjoyed our meals.

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. The ribs fell off the bone and the crispy brussel sprouts, a regular order for us when we see them on a menu, were some of the best we’ve ever had. I had the chicken with beet spatzle & whole roasted chanterelles which was one of the most phenomenal chicken meals I’ve ever had. a tad on the salty side in some bits but wow, so great. My boyfriend had the ricotta gnudi which was light and fluffy and delicious. Cocktails were yummy too. A very nice gentleman that worked there helped us pick a bottle of wine, as he selected all the wines for the menu. We ended up with a light and fruity Hungarian wine that went perfectly with dinner. All for ~$180 after tip. All around fantastic meal. We sat at the chef’s counter, was great watching the kitchen work!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a great spot for date night, getting together with friends and a special occasion. The food and cocktails were great. The tables aren’t too close together. The portions and price were perfect. Four of us got two appetizers, four entrees, probably two drinks each and we spent $200 plus tip - great price point for a fun get together with out-of-towners without spending a fortune.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Truly delicious, perfectly cooked food in a small, uncrowded, simple and casual, cozy room. Perfect for dinner before a performance at BAM, so long as you have sufficient time to enjoy the meal (the kitchen is small and takes its time to get things right).

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LB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, well-portioned food & cocktails. Seasonal menus mean different experiences every few months.

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden little gem! Not easy to find but it’s well worth the trip!

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W
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great pre-BAM dinner spot. Comfortable, relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Small menu, but very well prepared. The ricotta gnudi are fabulous! As are the brussel sprouts side! Desserts - limited to two choices - are all right, but not as good as the rest of the menu.

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C
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prospect is definitely our go-to place when attending events at BAM or the Polonsky Theater. Service is excellent and attuned to the needs of Theater-goers, the food is wonderful, whether you want a full meal or some lighter fare, and the wine list continues to please and change. Just a delight in every way!

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Informal? Neighborly place. Good for quiet conversation if you go early.

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GF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not at all ordinary deviled eggs, Arctic Char with romesco in brown butter (outstanding) Duck breast, incredibly moist, and with delicious farro, fabulous burger cooked as ordered, parsnip soup with or without scallops, lavender panna cotta with hint of lemon thyme, presented in a half-pint mason jar. Exemplary wine list with unusual offerings roughly grouped by characteristics of the terroir—my friends loved the orange wine by the glass. This place should have two Michelin stars. Service was excellent, and it was a very busy Saturday evening. One of the finest small restaurants in Brooklyn. Don't tell anyone!

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PG
New York Area
2 reviews
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
3 reviews
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
18 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 11, 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 5, 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
68 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
68 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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