PM Prime
PM Prime

PM Prime

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.pmprimesteak.com/
  • Phone: 8474330600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Dominic Zumpano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Special Events: Executive Dinners, Board Meetings, Business Meetings, Birthdays, Baby Showers, Anniversaries, Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners and more...

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highwood Ave.
  • Public Transit: Metra-Highwood
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet and Street Parking
A word from PM Prime
Welcome to PM Prime! We look forward to seeing you.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
PM Prime reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
62% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)fit for foodies (32)romantic (30)notable wine list (29)hot spot (15)neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (12)great for outdoor dining (12)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Overpriced and food very average. Quality of food wasn't worth the pricey menu. Ribeye had no taste
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go go go
    sandy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Fresh Dover sole was prepared perfectly to be boned and served at table. Steak cooked exactly as ordered and aged well. Salad wedge and roasted beets particularly good sides. Very good wait staff. Whie table cloths and soft lighting. All just great! And in Highwood so easy for suburbanites. This is not a drop in at the last minute with the kids place - too fancy for that! It feels like Gabriel's used to -- you could count on a fine meal for a date night or special occasion without snooty service. Not for large groups unless in basement party room. Appreciated the lack of booming bass sound system!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PM Prime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The decor and service were great. The food was just so-so and terribly overpriced!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Prime Time Player
    SGinHP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    PM Prime is a new, strong addition to the North Shore dining scene. Their approach seems to be more 'deconstructive' than old school but in the end they deliver a great steak and interesting sides st the higher end of the market price point. The restaurant can be a tight fit for larger groups but makes an appealing spot for couples.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Closing Soon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great bartender. Very sub par table service and food. Oysters and salad were very good. Meat and Fish were not good. Food is not even close to the area's other steak houses. This place is a goner. Value no where near the price.
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  • Best steakhouse in Chicagoland!
    FoodieFanatic4
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    That said their fresh fish rivals any fish house anywhere. My wife and I love the place. The menu continues to be updated so it is always an adventure. Choosing one entree' is the hardest part of the night. You guys rock our world and keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    Bobbyg
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    From interesting and tasty cocktails, through a great steak and side dishes, a nice wine and dessert, we experienced great service, a vibrant and friendly atmosphere, and a very pleasant overall experience. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    wonderful food, amazing steaks, great service all the way around. A real gem of a find. Absolutely recommending and going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High End Steak in Highwood
    JennymaeVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Every dish we ordered, from the Japanese Waygu app to the shredded Brussel Sprouts were delish. The main course steaks were just as good as downtown. Skip both potatoe dishes & go for veggies. Dessert is great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding!
    foundit
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Perfect dining experience! Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Amazing food. Will most definitely be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing find.
    Rose
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    PM Prime is the best steakhouse that we have ever gone to! The food, service and decor rank right up there with the best in Chicago. I was there for dinner and it was excellent from start to finish. Our group started with the chilled seafood platter and it was terrific. The ribeye I ordered was cooked to perfection, and it was DELICIOUS! One of the best steaks I’ve ever enjoyed. We also shared the Chocolate Cake and it was amazing. If you love chocolate, be sure to get this dessert. Overall we had a great experience and I know we’ll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy for meat lovers
    loverofspain
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Totally enjoyed our meal. Very tasty & friendly. Very welcoming Good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exeptional food and service
    Carnivore
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As good as it gets. The service was fantastic without any annoyance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Prime Experience
    lovetodine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    PM Prime has it’s name for a reason. A prime dining experience to say the least, PM Prime made for an excellent evening of delicious appetizers, entrees, and especially desert. Not to mention the fantastic steak. It is safe to say that I have never experienced a steak this good, cooked and prepared to perfection. At PM Prime, perfection is clearly not a goal, but a standard that they meet daily with flying flags. Whether you finish off the night with an decadent chocolate cake with buttermilk gelato, or the to die for goat cheese cheesecake with butterscotch and toffee streusel, you will be amazed and enraptured within the delicious sweet flavors. We've been back three times and plan to continue to come back throughout the years to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ten Stars if the site allowed !!!!
    David
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our two drive was well rewarded !!! The food and service put PM Prime in the running for top honors nationally !!!! Our experience at PM Prime was so noteworthy that I decided to add a 40 percent tip. The very knowledgeable staff earned every penny by guiding us as if we were family. We will be returning often !!!!!!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't bother.
    Natetheskate43VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Another over-priced steakhouse. Poured a "short" vodka which set the tone for the "dining experience". For whatever reason, the Chef decided to get overly creative with the Caesar salad....it came with a dehydrated/fried anchovy.....nice try, but failed. Surprisingly, the restaurant was busy on a weekday night, so this review probably does not represent majority opinion. Bottom line, my wife and I will make this a "one and done" trip to P.M. Prime.....it just didn't work for us.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow!
    rsssss
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Holy cow was that good!!! Everything we had (group of 4) was fantastic. If that wasn't the best steak I've ever had, it is certainly in the top 5. The sides were delicious and that butterscotch goat cheese cheesecake. Oh. My. Gosh. Great service too. No complaints. A+
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Utopia on the North Shore
    FoodieFanatic4
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    PM Prime is a world class home run. The ribeye was the best that I've ever had. My wife ordered the salmon and it was delicious. The service at every juncture was spectacular. We started our dinner ordering off of their extensive specialty cocktail menu. I had the Langley Aviation and my wife had the Margarita. Both were fantastic. The wine list rocked and their Sommelier told us wonderful stories associated with the extensive list. Prices were on par with the national steakhouses but quality is far beyond corporate steak. The preparations on the sides are creative and delicious. The cake is enough to feed an army. We will keep going and work our way through the menu. Keep up the gr8 work. Thank you for bringing PM Prime to the North Shore!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    Anonymous
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Very disappointed . Asked for steak sauce and then got the bill and was charged $3 for steak sauce. Our large plate had nothing on it except a piece of meat . Looked ridiculous. Ordered "forest mushrooms". They came drenched in goat cheese which we don't like. Never was described that way. Will not go back. Have discouraged friends from same. Don't think restaurant will make it very long.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu, food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Better than those larger well know suburban steak houses. Great dining room and bar. Everything you'd want regards to service and food. Pricing is comparable to other quality steak places.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great evening
    JMlovessteakVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I really can’t say enough about PM Prime, The steak I ordered was probably one of the best I have even eaten, just perfect! Others in the group had seafood and just raved about that too (I am a meat and potatoes guy so I did not try). The staff was excellent and the wine list matched. This is a true premium steak house for people that do not think Outback is a steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss the great new restaurant
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wonderful new restaurant. Top notch food with just enough choices. Lovely appetizers. Great wine selections. Informed staff who can be as discreet or fussy as you want.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • A disappointment
    ReviewerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were expecting so much more because of all the hype preceding the opening. The porterhouse steak that we shared was difficult to cut with the knives provided and tasted nothing like a prime steak. In fact, the waiter tried to slice the steak for us and he just "sawed" it into pieces. The glazed potatoes were so overcooked that some of the ends were hard and the caramelized onions were so full of oil that the dish was inedible. Had a glass of merlot and asked the waiter for a glass of cabernet and when he brought the wine to the table he just dumped it into the remaining wine in the glass instead of bringing a new glass. Would not recommend this restaurant because there are other excellent steakhouses in the area.
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  • 2 star food at 5 star prices
    maddymadVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It's rare for us to be so disappointed and rate a restaurant so low. We were very much looking forward to having a fine dining restaurant in Highwood with Gabriels and Carlos closing. We had enjoyed the chef's work at Market House in Lake Forest as well. Unfortunately, the meal was incredibly disappointing with the exception of ala carte sides. Prices did not match food quality. We aren't afraid of a big bill on occasion, esp for a high quality steak and seafood experience. We spent $200 for 2 people which included 4 glasses of wine but didn't think our meals were any good.
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    romantic, notable wine list
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  • Great sommelier and wonderful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great food ,great wine list, great wine by the glass wine list. You won't go wrong following Bob recommendations
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Good, but very expensive...steak presentation underwhelming...just meat on a plate, nothing more.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    LSUBob
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a great evening. The food and the service was outstanding!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Prime was Prime, but PRICEY!
    LKLAP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went to Prime on a Friday night, it was packed...there was a small problem with our outside table that they corrected very quietly. The dining room is small and very quaint. The owner talked with us about the concept of the restaurant...a little too long, but the food was FABULOUS! Don't miss the mushroom risotto, the oysters were huge, the steak was excellent as was our desert! Over all delicious food, but very expensive....might go back for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • New steakhouse bad experience
    SdhpVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    1 of 2 steaks came out cold and cut improperly. All 3 sides came out cold. Waiter brought new food but didn't compensate for anything or even tell mgmt. way too $$$ would not recommend based on our experience
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food! Great Service
    mombiz12VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    First time there for our 35th Anniversary - We had a nice booth - Waiter was courteous, and explained the menu completely. We had huge shrimp for appetizers a delicious caprice salad and a rib eye steak for dinner- I would highly recommend all of it !! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • babeVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Only a special occasion place because of the very high prices. Steaks were excellent, but side dishes lacked the variety of many other steak houses.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way over priced.
    skinnylynVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Presentation of food needs work. If one is going to spend $30+ for a piece of meat, one should also get it presented well. Big white plate, small filet without so much as a sprig of parsley = lack luster presentation.
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  • Pricey
    1Foodieforfun
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was delicious, but the combination of the less than refined wait staff, the very minimalistic presentation of the food (steak served on a large white plate looking very lonely) and the overpriced menu would lead me to recommend this restaurant only for a special occasion if heading to the city of Chicago wasn't an option.
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  • Expensive a
    GreensLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    There is an air of affectation, from the decor (which is tasteful, but over the top for the location), to the tuxedo'd sommelier with attitude. The server was friendly enough, but out of place for the "setting" and rushed us through our meal. As for the food, for as and talented and touted as this chef is, the meal left a lot to be desired. Steaks arrived on a white plate with without garnish, we ordered the blue cheese which was a sauce in a tiny bowl that looked and tasted like salad dressing for a $4 charge! As our vegetable, pulverized, salty Brussels sprouts. The restaurant, and specifically the chef, should get over himself, and for the prices, serve well executed food. They should change the attitude, food preparation, and soon.
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    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very noisy and extremely high end prices. Presentation of just a filet on a large white plate without any garnish at all is a very bland look! Better steakhouses within a few miles. Ruth's Chris in Northbrook for one has MUCH better food ,prices ,and choices.
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  • Good but expensive
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It was a very nice and the service was great but be prepared to spend major money for dinner. The waiter asked if me and my husband would like sauce with our steak. Turns out for a very little bowl of sauce we had to pay $3.00 for each sauce. I just think for the prices they charge that should have come with the meal.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Some Unfufilled Potential
    Lane
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    PM Prime might become the best steakhouse on the North Shore, but it's not there yet. It clearly wants to be a modern take on a traditional steakhouse & some of its updates work better than others, with the side dishes seeming to need more work than the appetizers. The service was fantastic: attentive without being overbearing. The steaks came out cooked PERFECTLY. We tried both the Waygu Sirloin & the Dry Aged New York Strip. While they were of high quality, there was only the delicious steak, no other seasonings or flavor. The Chocolate Cake can serve 3-6 easily. While PM Prime is good, there are others at this price point I prefer. I do look forward to trying them again in a few months to see if they've elevated and refined their food.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First of many visits.
    TonyD
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went for anniversary. Excellent. Shared the "Caesar". Not our favorite because not a classic Caesar. Waiter advised in advance. Just a little too bitter. I had wagyu sirloin which was outstanding. My wife had salmon which she truly enjoyed. The wine list was smaller but excellent. Had the Paradigm good value. The chocolate cake for 2 would easily feed 6. 4 stars only because of salad. This will be a regular stop.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Overpriced. Portions extremely small. Streaks came alone on the plate without even a garnish of some type.
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  • New high priced spot
    TedkVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This new spot is none too shy about pricing ! 19 dollars for 2 shrimp appetizer 11 bucks for a tiny portion if glazed potatoes then a piece of steak for 37 with no sauce garnish on a plate kind of ridiculous. I guess if you want to splurge it would be fine Place a bit too full if itself Maybe if they relax a bit down the road
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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