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Prospect Bar & Grill

Prospect Bar & Grill is, simply put, La Jolla's premier restaurant and lounge for everything that is fresh, trendy, and enticingly tasteful. Our second story location and glass enclosed patio, complete with dining tables, booths, firepits, and a separate bar, provides guests with a world class view of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Inside, Prospect Bar & Grill is home to several wide screen televisions displaying the most current sports packages, as well as pool tables, luxurious oversized booths, and a highly impressive full bar.

Let the friendly staff of Prospect Bar & Grill serve you your choice of our expertly-crafted drinks, paired with the signature cuisine that has shaped Southern California's culinary culture. Indulge in our generously portioned appetizers or entrees, and sit back within comfortable view of the ocean vista and famed Prospect Street. Each visit to Prospect Bar & Grill is further complimented by live music during the week.

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14 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(14 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 14 reviews
5 stars
(5)
4 stars
(6)
3 stars
(1)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for outdoor dining(5)
  • scenic view(5)
  • vibrant bar scene(4)
  • good for groups(3)
  • fit for foodies(2)
  • hot spot(2)
Prospect Bar & Grill Reviews List
Review 1 for Prospect Bar & Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2014
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Review 2 for Prospect Bar & Grill
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2014
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Review 3 for Prospect Bar & Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great neighborhood eats, outdoor, live music!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Loved the band "Shoeless". Great gal singers and talented guys on instruments. Enjoyed the salmon, wine list not extensive, but fine. Lively, good time. Will go again."
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Prospect Bar & Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2014
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 5 for Prospect Bar & Grill
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2013
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Review 6 for Prospect Bar & Grill
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 4/10/2016
 2005
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Review 7 for Prospect Bar & Grill
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2014
Special Features: scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 8 for Prospect Bar & Grill
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2015
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Review 9 for Prospect Bar & Grill
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2012
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Review 10 for Prospect Bar & Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 11 for Prospect Bar & Grill
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2008
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Review 12 for Prospect Bar & Grill
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My husband and I were in La Jolla recently for our first anniversary and we stopped at Prospect for a few drinks and appetizers. The waitress and bartenders were friendly and the food was delicious. We went to a couple other places that night for drinks but ended up back at Prospect because we really enjoyed the atmosphere. It wasn't too crowded for a Friday night and we had a great time with the bartenders and other patrons. Great experience! I highly recommend the shrimp avocado dip and lobster ravioli...very tasty."
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Prospect Bar & Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2011
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Review 14 for Prospect Bar & Grill
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great View

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Prospect has a beautiful view of the ocean and a great happy hour! A lot of places end happy hour at 6, but Prospect has happy hour until 7 and all items are included."
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2014
Special Features: scenic view
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