Prospect Bar & Grill


Darren and I were recently invited to check out Prospect Bar and Grill right in the heart of La Jolla.  They recently did a major renovation to their space and it looked great!  We arrived just in time to see the incredible sunset that makes La Jolla famous.


They’ve got a killer view from their patio and we decided to eat outside on their patio since it was great weather.


Their glass enclosed patio sit atop the second floor and overlooks Prospect St. all the way down to The Cove.  We were also met with live music which is a recurring feature during the week.  While it looks empty in this picture, the patio quickly filled up as evening descended.


We started off with the Cali Ceviche which is a combination of shrimp, white fish, onions, cucumber, peppers, and lemon, lime, and orange juice.  It was nice, fresh, and flavorful.  I would have preferred chips however, over the semi-burnt deep fried tortillas.


We also decided to share their Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese which they are known for.  Both of us thought the flavors were good, but the macaroni itself was overcooked.  We liked the integration of bacon and jalapenos in this dish.


For my entree, I decided to go with the Kobe Style Burger.  I ordered it medium, but unfortunately it came out closer to well done.  So, while it may have been wagyu meat for the patty, the taste wasn’t quite there.  I did like the muenster cheese and butter leaf lettuce accompanying it.


For Darren’s entree, he opt’d for the Lobster Ravioli as recommended by our server.  You can see that is plated nicely and looked quite appetizing.  The sauce was decent, but lacked a truly rich lobster flavor.  The pasta again was overcooked.


For dessert, Darren chose the Fried Cheescake.  We didn’t know what to expect, but there it is.  Definitely a rich dessert!

_DSC2657Finally, I went with  a simple Ice Cream Sundae with both Strawberry and Chocolate Sauces.  This was probably my favorite of the night and here’s why… I love my ice cream to be super firm.  I really hate it when it’s melted (one of my pet peeves).  Anyhow, I’m pretty sure the ice cream was pre-scooped and the glass was waiting in their commercial freezer… score for me!  The ice cream was rock hard and I pretty much knocked this whole Sundae down myself.

Anyhow, we had a great time at Prospect Bar and Grill.  It’s possible they may have been a little off their game with the food this night, but there is definitely potential.  Aside from that, they rocked a great ambiance and the location is great.  While we didn’t indulge in drinks, there is full bar which looked inviting and the tables around us looked like they were enjoying their spirits.

Prospect Bar & Grill
1025 Prospect St, Ste. 210
La Jolla, CA 92037

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One Comment on “Prospect Bar & Grill”

  1. Sounds like a fun spot and you can’t beat the view. Too bad everything seemed just slightly off that night. I agree, chips are much better for ceviche!

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