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

Mark's Prime Steakhouse - Gainesville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marksprimesteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 3523360077
  • 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: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • 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 3523360077

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Mark's Prime Steakhouse - Gainesville reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (32)romantic (20)notable wine list (13)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (8)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Excellent!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was excellent!! Amazing creamed spinach and steak were cooked perfectly!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Yummytummy1VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent steaks and sides!! Great service and ambiance too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always our favorite
    DrSci
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My wife got a steak. The steaks at Mark's are always the best we've ever had anywhere. I got lamb, which was good but it was a bit fatty and with some tendon-like material through the meat. The sauce for the lamb was perfect. I think the truth is that I am not really a huge fan of lamb and I should stop ordering it. I can't remember when I last really liked the lamb anywhere. So that's on me. Our server was just about perfect, just the right amount of hovering, but not intrusive, great personality, really fun and professional. All the sides were also outstanding. We go at least once a year for anniversary, and some other visits. It's expensive but really worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice spot at Gainesville
    Gatormom
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Family dinner before leaving our son at UF. Pleasant atmosphere. Great food. Good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Crab Bisque was awesome. The Delmonico, about which most reviewers raved, had the taste of butane. And the salad was average at best.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    HusbandNeedsPoints
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    First time eating here. Overall food, service and ambiance were all excellent! The only disappointment was my request to have a small vase with roses in it was not addressed. I indicated this request on my open table reservation. Since you could not, or did not want to provide this extra request, you should of responded to me via email, so I could of made other arrangements. Other restaurants gladly provide this service. Remember...Happy Wife = Happy Life.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • scottmik
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Outstanding restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is as well. My wife and I enjoy our date nights out here!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Above Average Dinner
    RonJ
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service was very goog
    Hungry
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scotty5775
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Top-notched food, service and location. It was a very pleasurable experience which I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall great experience
    SMDO
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old world Steakhouse.
    Vndoc
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice treat
    mdagen
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a birthday
    HowdyPartner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Surprise
    chowilliam
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always
    toujoursparis
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wrong temps
    Norm
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 375 reviews are from the Mark's Prime Steakhouse - Gainesville reviews archive.
  • Very tender petite filet
    UpscaleCouple
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Excellent steak, although the meat and vegetables are served with too much butter. Not for those on a diet. Pricey.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent steak
    datenight
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Mike
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Catherine
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    Poor
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food
    davgberg
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    food was delicious and presented well. A bit pricey, but worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner review
    TroJan
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst meal I have had at Marks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
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  • Best in Gainesville
    Cami
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful for law school graduation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Perfect spot in Gainesville for a special evening of celebration. Good food great service...wonderful place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary at Mark's
    Micanopy26
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvbeef
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Always our choice for special occasions! Never disappointed with dining experience and service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always memorable
    LouP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a business dinner
    CJT1970
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Was in Gainesville for dinner and it was a great place in the "downtown" area to meet with business associates for a steak.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    JulieT
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Enjoyed family celebration for daughters recent UF graduation. Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Could not have asked for more. Very pleased.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    twistedantlers
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Truly some of the most delicious food I have ever put in my mouth. Outstanding service, outstanding atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak was terrific We would
    QueenieVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Steak was terrific We would definitely go back Service was good also
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just because we don't drink wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jessica was the best waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Jessica was the best waitress i have ever had in a fine restaurant
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    ucfmom
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intimate Dining/Great Food!!
    angelheart3200AJ
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependably good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate