Choosing a restaurant in San Francisco is a bit like picking a chocolate from a box of assortments-you never know what you are going to get. I did more than a bit of due diligence before heading up to San Francisco last week and had selected several "prospective" places to dine.
Prospect was recommended to me by a friend who knows more than a thing or two about food and wine. I read reviews online and looked over the menu and was excited to try the new restaurant from the owners of the famed Boulevard.
The space was modern and bright but still maintained a warmth partially due to the massive amount of people. It was packed at the bar on this Thursday evening, with a mix of people, many looking like they just came from work and others looking like they were dressed up for a night on the town. We started with cocktails at the bar while we waited for our table.
Cocktails are designed with a speakeasy feel-I started with the Mr. White. The name is a bit misleading as the drink is actually peach in color and done with
After the main course, the climax, things went downhill quickly. We asked for a dessert that could be prepared quickly as we were heading to another restaurant (RN74) to meet a friend for a drink. We were assured by our server that the Peach Hand Pie withcould be out within 5 minutes. It sounded delicious so we asked for it to be rushed and asked for the check. The bill came and on it there was no peach pie. I mentioned this to the waiter upon handing him my card and when he brought the bill back he had charged me for the original bill AND the peach pie. Meanwhile we sat anxiously awaiting this dish, while I wondered if honesty really does always pay off, and time ticked away. We waited over 20 minutes for this peach pie. I asked the server, I mean I did want it now that I had paid for it, and he promised only 1 more minute, again and again.
Well, it finally arrived, and frankly, I wish it hadn't. It was the WORST peach pie I'd EVER had. EVER. One bite and we jumped from our seats to go to the RN74. Not only had we wasted time, we'd also wasted money on a terrible dessert. It wasn't a pie at all, more like a bland deconstructed puff pastry that had no flavor whatsoever.
Extremely disappointing and not the way to end a meal.
Prospect (415) 247-7770 300 Spear St. San Francisco