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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
  • Email: reservation.gainesville@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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This may very well be the best meal I have ever eaten, and the service was impeccable. Recommend the steaks - absolutely top notch, aged perfectly."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great food, great service and a quite, comfortable environment. Very pleased with selections."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I ordered a petite filet cooked medium. I didn't receive a very good piece of meat. It had many rolled layers to it, and it was overcooked to the point of the outside being hard and stringy."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful, and our leftovers the next night were just as good. The fillets were awesome, particularly with the peppercorn sauce. The sides are so huge, it's best to order one and share. We had one huge twice-baked potato between us, and we still took some home. Same story with the braised baby asparagus. Pricey, but worth it."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "For the first time in about 20 visits I received a steak (delmonico) that was quite poor - it was immediately replaced (my usual filet) without the slightest question, and that matched my customary feeling that Mark's serves the best steaks I have ever had anywhere. This is the place to take people you want to impress in Gainesville."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Our first trip to Gainsville from Daytona and we would go back just to eat at Marks!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic, service to food. A little expensive, but totally worth it."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We've been 3 times. Dinner with one of my sons. Dinner / birthday party for my other son. And the other nite with both sons. Service attentive, friendly , and knowledgeable . One person took a seafood dish....plus/ minus. It is a steak house and all of those were great. Quiet murmuring and laughter easily carry on a table conversation."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This is my local special occasion restaurant. The steak was outstanding as were the blue cheese salad, steamed spinach, and brussels sprouts sides. The butternut squash risotto was a disappointment - clumpy and starchy. The chocolate paradise dessert was more cloyingly sweet than I remembered."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Marks has been a wonderful establishment that always fulfills any need a customer wishes. I love steak tartare, and if they can make it for me, they do. The happy hour specials are also great, and with me, always leading me into dinner ! Drinks are well poured, servers are courteous and attentive ! We will always come back. My husband in fact bought a gift card for 100.00 to assure a return soon for a special occasion. Dine at Marks..They are consistent and great !"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Everytime we eat at Mark's we're always glad that we did. We have never been disappointed with the food, service or the ambience. We're glad Mark's is part of the Gainesville scene."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "I know nothing will get done about this, but what the heck; I'll give it a try. First off, my wife, son and his girlfriend had the filet mignon- they said it was really good. I had the NY strip. It was not good at all. every bite I took was laden with fat- not one solid bite of steak. With drinks, tips and the meal costing 300.00, I feel I should have gotten a way better meal. We love to eat out all the time- especially at hoiday time. We normally go to Ember's. but they were booked . So I figured I would give Mark's a try. If we liked it, we would have a new Steakhouse to pratronize. Not even close to Ember's. I'm not one to complain. In fact I still left a great tip for the server; as it was not her fault. The ball is in your court......."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Mark's is a first class steakhouse on par with one you'd find in any major city. The fact it's operating in Gainesville is a plus for locals and visitors. All the food items are high quality, as is the service. We've gone to Mark's a dozen times and never been disappointed. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Excellent food as always, the service was excellent also, I had flowers placed on the table through open table and it almost put my date [wife] to tears, a very nice touch that put the evening over the top..."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Had read a recommendation to sit at a booth at the bar for better table service, which wasn't true for our visit. While the food was excellent, and the service good, the spacial distance between the bar and the booths in that area was so small that when a group of 14 or so came in, shortly after we were seated, we had bar patrons hanging over our both ends talking to one another because of the cramped space, making it very uncomfortable and offered VERY little privacy to dine. In fact, we had to ask the bar patrons to please not lean over our booth and allow us space to enjoy our dining. Next time - won't be at the bar, but the ambiance could be a bit more enviting and warm in stead of dark and somewhat empty."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "If you are looking for a high end steak house this is your place. Classic steakhouse menu and service perfectly executed. The food is as good as it gets from the chopped salad (a 10) to the Stone Crabs to a perfect Delmonico. The wine list by glass could be better, but we will be back the next time we are in town."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Wonderful service, i am not sure we have every had better service anywhere. We were a group of seven and the service was fast and attentive. We never had to wait for any course or drinks. Amazing. The food was outstanding!"
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "This was the best steak I have had in a long time, all my friends most have moved here in the last few years, wanted to know how it was,They have all wanted to go just never made it. after I went they all are going to check it out now,-...Great Food, there was a table next to us that where to loud, But we did enjoy our food, Thank you very much"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Overall the food was mediocre at best. Sadly the best thing they brought me was the bread. I asked for no butter or cheese on any of my items. When the food arrived it was literally dripping with butter and oil. Everything just tasted of butter. It was a real shame. I am unlikely to be back."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Celebrating mom's 90th birthday. Round table was perfect for us."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "The steak was absolutely outstanding, one of the best I ever had. Side dishes were also excellent. Strongly recommend."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "My husband and I try to make at least a bi-monthly trip to Mark's to treat ourselves! We always get amazing service and the food is just devine!! It always makes our day when we know we are going to eat at Mark's for dinner! Highly recommend it to anyone just looking for an amazing meal and great service!!"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "You are probably going to spend at least $50 a plate, but you get the quality of service, food, and atmosphere that you would expect accompanies that. The steak I had was excellent, the selection was excellent, and I will definitely be returning in the future to explore the menu."
    Dined on 10/10/2013