16 Prospect wine bar & bistro is located in the center of charming Westfield, NJ. A warm bar, lounge, and stage area is located in the front featuring live music every night and a 72 seat dining room occupies the back. The menu is a reflection of the varied interests and eclectic tastes of its owners. Fresh ingredients accompanied by bold flavors, a focus on making everything inhouse down to the bread, fruit juices, cocktail mixes and bar snacks add up to a unique experience. The interior is reminiscent of a lower Manhattan jazz club without the travel or high prices. In the warmer months outdoor and courtyard dining are available on a first come first serve basis. The address on Prospect street affords the outdoor diner the benefit of a downtown location on the quietest street in the central business district. Live music is performed every night with a primary focus on Jazz. Reservations are taken for the back dining room only online or by calling the restaurant.
The restaurant is owned and operated by Westfield natives Timothy and Christopher Boyle. Both are culinary school graduates. Timothy graduated from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Ecole du Cuisine, Paris France. After graduating Timothy worked in Paris and London before returning to the United States to work in New York, New Brunswick, and Westfield.
Christopher is a graduate of Seton Hall with a degree in Fine Arts and business. After a career which carried Chris from Princeton to the New York Stock Exchange he entered the Culinary Institute of America. Chris's externship was completed at Adair Manor in Adair, Ireland. His European journey finished with a position in Strousborg, Germany. Chris has achieved a superb culinary resume which includes the Ryland Inn, which garnered a spot in the Top 10 American Restaurants with Chris on the line, and as a member of the opening staff of The Huntley Tavern.
16 Prospect is open Tuesday through Sunday and is available for private events 7 days a week.