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Mark's Prime Steakhouse - Gainesville
Mark's Prime Steakhouse - Gainesville

Mark's Prime Steakhouse - Gainesville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marksprimesteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (352) 336-0077
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: David Pharo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We are pleased to feature our full service, private dining facilities available for your next reception, banquet, business meeting, or social gathering. It would be our pleasure to help plan your next dining event and customize your menu. Our three private dining rooms are equipped to handle your audio/visual/internet needs as well. For whatever reason, business or pleasure, you can savor Mark�s taste sensations along with our award winning wines in privacy and comfort. We hope to leave a memorable impression on your friends and colleagues when you host an event at Mark Prime Steakhouse.
  • Private Party Contact: Jon Henry (352) 336-0077

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SE 1st ST
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Mark's Prime Steakhouse - Gainesville
Marks Prime Steakhouse has a goal to create a unique dining experience that will please the palate and soothe the soul. We serve the finest beef, freshest seafood, premium wines and naturally fresh vegetables. We hope to see you soon.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Outstanding restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is as well. My wife and I enjoy our date nights out here!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Me and my wife celebrated our 9th anniversary by going out to Marks Prime Steakhouse. We have only been to Mortons prior to this in Virginia and were expecting something close by comparison. The service staff were very nice and attentive but the ambience wasn't as romantic as we had hoped for. Still a very nice place though. We both had the Delmonico since we are avid rib-eye lovers and it was a better cut of meat than the average chain steakhouse for sure. We are not wine lovers so I enjoyed two drinks of Makers Mark that were very well made. Overall it was a very nice experience but for the price it was it is not somewhere we will go just for the quality of the food. I do plan to eat there again on another special occasion!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The price was reasonable for the quality. Best steakhouse in Gainesville. The selection was good. Service was timely and attentive. The meals where well prepared and presented well"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Top-notched food, service and location. It was a very pleasurable experience which I highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I was at the restaurant for a dinner meeting with my company. We had a separate room with about 25 people. The space was good and the arrangement perfect. I also had my wife and 4 children with me, but the meeting was not appropriate for the kids to attend. I made a reservation for them. The restaurant arranged a table for them just outside the meeting room. My wife and I were able to easily step out to check on them. They were treated very well. Overall the service was great. The food was good. The salad was the best. My steak was cooked perfectly. The blue cheese sauce topping was a bit overwhelming and smothered the flavor of the meat, but this was easily fixed by scraping it to the side. Deserts good but seemed a bit manufactured."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Mark's has been around for quite a while, and there have been some tweaks to the menu in some of the appetizers like beef carpaccio and some sides like potatoes lyonnaise, but really what I come for is a great steak and a big cabernet. I had the 11oz filet medium rare, and it did not disappoint. Cooked perfectly on a sizzling hot plate. The wine list is geared towards california cabs, but there are selections from italy, south america and france as well. Corkage is $20 which is what I would expect for this type of restaurant. Don't come here looking for some artfully presented food. Come for the beef."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We decided to treat our college son to a nice dinner on our visit to get away from bar food. The server Amy was quick and attentaive. Definetly will recommend to others."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • " Our server Sean came and was so friendly and knowledgeable of everything on the menu. He described everything that was asked and was very patient. He also made some nice suggestions. We ordered the delmonico ribeye with a side of scallops and a side of lobster Mac n cheese. Everything was incredible. If you haven't had the lobster Mac n cheese you have to add it to your business key list. It is not the healthiest thing in the world but dinner at Mark's is meant for special occasions. I am looking forward to the next dinner from Mark's."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I chose Mark's Prime after researching various steakhouses around the Gainesville area for my mother's 50th birthday. The service was amazing and the entire staff was very welcoming to me and my mother. I had mentioned her birthday on my reservation, and the dessert surprise at the end was unexpected, but a joyous end to dinner. The birthday farewells as we departed demonstrated exceptional class. Though this is a rather late review, I have nothing but praise and unparalleled gratitude for our waitress and the entire staff for our visit. Thank you, again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Always a great place for a special occasion. We were there for our anniversary. Steaks are always amazing, sides perfectly prepared. This visit was a little off - steak that was overcooked, but happily taken back and a new one ready in minutes. I asked for no butter and the steak was plated on a slather of butter, but they quickly removed and brought back a steaming hot plate. So while it wasn't perfect, they were helpful and anxious to make things right. Certainly wouldn't keep us from dining there again for future celebrations. It's expensive, so it's not a weekly place for us to dine."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife ordered a Medium filet and got a medium well. I ordered a medium rare filet and received a medium. Too bad, because both pieces of meat seemed to be prime cuts! I also found all of the alchohol prices a little steep."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent steak, although the meat and vegetables are served with too much butter. Not for those on a diet. Pricey."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Thougherly enjoyed our visit. As always food was wonderful, and service quick and friendly. You have to try the creamed spinach with your meal, always a treat."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was excellent as was the service. Friday happy hour crowd at the bar was too loud and made dining room conversation difficult. All sides are ala carte which jacks up price substantially - but portions are large enough to share."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Good is good and service is fine. We have eaten at Mark's a number of times and food is consistent. The location is nice as it is close to the theatre. However the current management team is made up of an uppity young man who has no idea how to treat grown ups who may be repeat customers. He is condesending and arrogant which is particularly off putting as he is a restaurant manager and not a neurosurgeon or rocket scientist. A little more grace and kindness when you walk in the door would go a long way to improving the experience. The wait staff are great. It's just too bad they have to over come such a bad first impression."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We dropped my daughter at UF for the high school summer research program. We celebrated her birthday at Mark's. The food was delicious and over priced but we were forewarned. Waiters were friendly and attendant"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our service was was very poor, we decided to leave due to the poor sevice. After being served our salads we waited 25-30 for our entrees while other patrons who came after us recieved their. Its was only after going to the matre d asking why it was taking so long was the only time movement occurred on our order. Still the server no other staff came to us with an explanation for the delay in getting our entrees, that when we decided to leave. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "food was delicious and presented well. A bit pricey, but worth the cost."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great! Marks is very good, especially with appetizers, at coming up with very creative blends of textures and flavors. Service top notch, always. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We went there for a late graduation dinner.....as the restaurant was not busy and it was late, our server spent most of his time cleaning and prepping for the end of the shift....the food was not served hot.....a staple at marks is there 400 degree plates......ours were barely warm...the sides were not served hot either....not sure if our order sat for a while before it was brought out but....it certainly looked and tasted that way....normally we would have complained and sent the food back....but we had a large party, it was late and everyone was tired....server never asked if we enjoyed everything or about our overall experience."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We took my mother in law to Mark's Prime for the first time this weekend and had a great time. The service was impeccable, food was fantastic. She said that was the best steak she has ever had in her whole life (she is 80, loves steak - so that is an awesome compliment from her. So many times when dining in gainesville, either the service is poor or food not great. Mark's never disappoints! If you haven't been, you need to go soon."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Perfect spot in Gainesville for a special evening of celebration. Good food great service...wonderful place!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "1 year anniversary dinner at Mark's. Made reservation and we were immediately escorted to our choice of booth or table. Appetizer was excellent, best steak I ever had and my wife loved the twin lobster tails. The Cheesecake was incredible. Service was outstanding and our drinks were never empty. Overall best dining experience we have ever had."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Always our choice for special occasions! Never disappointed with dining experience and service!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We drive 50 miles to dine at Mark's, yes it's that good. There a nice steakhouses closer but we prefer Mark's for our special occasions. We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Mark's for the third time. The food and service is consistent and excellent. We had the lobster escargot (succulent chunks of lobster) and crab cakes, salads, filet, desserts, and a bottle of Jordan Cabernet. A perfect meal."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Was in Gainesville for dinner and it was a great place in the "downtown" area to meet with business associates for a steak."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Enjoyed family celebration for daughters recent UF graduation. Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Could not have asked for more. Very pleased."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Truly some of the most delicious food I have ever put in my mouth. Outstanding service, outstanding atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Steak was terrific We would definitely go back Service was good also"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We would love to enjoy a nice dinner but we don't drink achool. The last two times we came here the service is slow and soso. They took so long to bring our food out and once we got our food the waiter didn't check on us for so long. Our dirty plates sat in front of us once we where done for 15 minutes. When they brought out our appetizers right then our server came to take our order, so how are we soposed to enjoy our appetizers."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Jessica was the best waitress i have ever had in a fine restaurant"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I got a reccomendation from my nephew who is a UF student and he was right the food is delicious. There is no value here.. It's an expensive meal where everything is a la carte but the steaks were perfectly cooked and the sides (twice baked potato and bacon sautéed large Brussels sprouts) were delicious. The service was great.. From the time we sat down four people descended upon the table and set down water, menus, bread etc and immediately asked about drinks. This is not a place for your avg college student on a budget.. It's the place a parent visiting takes the students for a great meal. The resteraunt is located in a fun, thriving downtown area where there are many bars and restaurants if you want to stroll after dinner."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "On a Friday night I was delighted that I used reservations first. It was my first visit and I was excited to see that the staff was so attentive. Everyone was very nice and helpful. The table was very nice. I didn't think we would be sitting next to a small group that was loud and having to listen to their awkward conversation. It would have been nice to sit next to another couple. Otherwise the food was excellent, I have Celiac Disease and they were very accommodating."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "When you want it to be good and you want it to be special you can count on it at Mark's Prime Steahouse"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had a group of guys looking for a good night out and we found it at Mark's"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I loved Mark's when I was in college and have always wanted to bring him here. I am sad to say I was definitely let down. We had to ask for steak knives and we went without water for a course. I noted on our reservation that we were celebrating a birthday but it wasn't noticed by anyone who helped us throughout the night. The food was very good. The tomato mozzarella salad was a little disappointing and I'd definitely skip that next time. The filets were great as was the loaded potato and the creamed spinach was the best, anywhere. For $200 between two people, I expected a lot more from the service aspect. Our dirty dishes were left behind, we ran out of water, we weren't checked on frequently, etc., etc."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My wife and I wanted to find a new place to unwind and relax with some good food. What we found was our new favorite restaurant in Gainesville which demonstrated exceptional service as well as great food. A special thanks to the staff for fulfilling my request for chocolate covered strawberries. It was a pleasant surprise for my wife. She loved them!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I can always count on Mark's to make any occasion perfect and Valentine's Day dinner was no exception. From the delicious wine list to the escargot appetizer, wedge salad, bread, mashed potatoes, cauliflower au gratin to the beautifully perfect petite filet and mouth watering lobster tail, it was all perfect! We had to take our dessert to go because we were so full but it was great as well. It was $135 for both of us for all the food and well worth it. The atmosphere and food were second to none. They are the only place in town that knows how to cook a perfect filet every time. Still my favorite restaurant in town!!! Scott is our waiter and he is awesome! If you go in, ask for him. He makes that extra effort to ensure your night is perfect!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Was very surprised to find that Mark's had a limited prix fixe menu for Valentine's Day. I did not know that when I made the reservation. Prior to that evening, I had gone through the menu on Open Table and selected the items i wanted to order, so I was very disappointed to find that most of the items I selected were not available on the limited menu. Going to Mark's is a special treat for us. We don't go to expensive restaurants very often, so not being able to order what we wanted, but still facing the very large check, well . . . The food we had was well prepared and very good. The service was also very good. We have no complaints about what we were served other than it is not what we wanted to order."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food, great service and a quite, comfortable environment. Very pleased with selections."
    Dined on 2/8/2014