Prime
Prime

Prime

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.h2sr.com/
  • Phone: (404) 812-0555
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Dan Garner
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Special Events: When hosting business meetings, private functions or intimate occasions, Prime’s private dining room, known as our New Castle Room, is available for lease. The Private Dining Room seats up to 22 guests. It is separate from the main dining room, offering the privacy and seclusion that certain gatherings may require.
    Prime’s Atrium Court, located adjacent to the restaurant, is the perfect venue for large party dining and cocktail receptions. It is available to lease in half or in its entirety. Seating capacities for lunch or dinner are up to 30 guests for half the Atrium area and up to 55 guests for the entire Atrium. The Atrium can also accommodate up to 100 guests for reception style events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Inside Lenox Mall
  • Public Transit: MARTA Lenox; MARTA Buckhead
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is through the mall. It is not associated with the restaurant.
A word from Prime
Only one steakhouse in Atlanta features the cuisine of an Internationally renowned chef and a traditional sushi bar. Prime pairs the finest steaks available with sophisticated sushi in an elegant and modern atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Prime reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)good for groups (42)fit for foodies (39)romantic (35)great for lunch (30)notable wine list (20)neighborhood gem (19)hot spot (13)scenic view (13)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Amazing food and even better service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here for his 30th birthday, and we could not have been happier with the experience. Everything we ate was wonderful. His steak was tender and flavorful, and my entree was a perfect blend of flavors and textures. Our server, Craig, was very accommodating and made us feel very welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They Charge for Ice Cubes!!!
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Yes, that's true! As if the profit margins are not high enough, there is a $1 charge for an alcoholic drink if you want it with ice. The bill came with a $12 charge for bourbon and an additional listing, "Ice Cubes... $1). There was no charge for the escalator to get to the second floor of this mall located restaurant or for the use of their silverware (as yet). Other then this terrible business policy, the food was very food as was the service. I would never go back because of the charge as a protest.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpromised and underdelivered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Appetizers were good, but main entree (rack of lamb) was burnt on outside and undercooked on inside. Not what i would expect from a restaurant at this price point.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Absolutely Delectable!
    HDogg
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My Husband and I had a dinner reservation at 5:00pm on a Saturday evening. We were greeted with a warm hello & friendly staff, seated at a very intimate booth with a fantastic view of the city and met our fantastic waiter Tim. We ordered a sushi platter, trout entrée and the Kobe burger- needless to say they were all fantastic choices & we ate as much as we could stuff in. For desert, Tim brought a "Reese Cup" type de-constructed Mason Jar concoction that was pure heaven!! Oh my- you have to try it! Overall- the service was bar none (Tim is top shelf), the ambiance was gorgeous, the food was beyond amazing and we will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience!
    Quinnie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    From the moment we walked in the door for our date night, my boyfriend and I had a great experience. Our server Craig is spectacular! He treated us so well and we enjoyed every single suggestion he made! He really was the icing on the cake for the whole Prime experience. The sushi was good, the lobster/crab was excellent; so was the lamb. Craig made wonderful wine pairings for us as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Seb777
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My sea bass dish was unique but amazing! Also got to sample the salmon dish and it was very fresh and tender.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    nate908
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My wife and I are newlywed and we chose Prime to celebrate our honey moon dinner. The service was great and the food was delicious! Our waiter knew the wine list well and made good suggestions on what wine to choose; he let us taste the wine before we ordered it. We felt that the staff at Prime made our honey moon special! I definitely recommend visiting this classy restaurant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would definitely return
    Sheree
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Sushi was wonderful, and service was outstanding. Great venue for dining and shopping.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wanderer wanders in...
    Wanderer
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    An unexpectedly good early dinner before heading to a show at the Fabulous Fox. Waiter was very engaging and understood our pace need and delivered. Food was well prepared and variety of choices met everyone's need. Wine list was a little slim, but we found a nice meritage at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eats
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Prime is a very nice date spot, great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A big disappointment.
    Lisa
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This restaurant leaves a lot to be desired. After being seated, we waited for someone to great us and give us water for 5-10 minutes. we almost got up to leave and I wished we had!! the service was terrible. no one checked on you and we had to ask for everything!! the food was bad also with a big price tag. We left very unfulfilled and irritated. Nothing was good at this restaurant!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    Greatfoodluvr
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our second trip to Prime for a special occasion. We love the atmosphere, the food, the staff, and the price. Everything about this place is spot on. Our wait staff has always been very pleasant and very knowledgable about everything on the menu. We plan on making this a regular place and not just a special occasion spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime is indeed Prime!
    BowTieSir
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent Service! Food was just amazing. If you have not had an opportunity to partake in this venue, please do so. You will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Enjoyed...
    John
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was awesome and our waiter gave us great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Buckhead Find
    wveyedoc
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My family and I have visited this restaurant each and everytime we're back in Buckhead for the last several years. Who would ever think that a world-class steak and sushi find would be located right inside the door of a mall? Trust me, Prime is consistently delicious food with excellent service and great ambiance. Their menus are vast (meals and wine) and take a while to peruse. Slow down and enjoy Prime. You'll be glad you did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to eat after shopping
    SDW12
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were seated immediately and we requested a table outside the restaurant and watched the people come in and out of the mall. Our waitress let us sample several different wines but of course they all were good. I had sea scallops that were delicious and my daughter had salmon. I tasted her salmon and it was better than salmon that I had in Alaska. We also ordered a fried roll that was excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for the excellent food, convenient place to park to meet up with people, and celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    bird20
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First time eating here and we were pleasantly surprised. The sushi was very good and the sashimi was not over priced. We split a ribeye and it actually had some flavor. Much better than some of the overpriced steakhouses we have eaten at in Las Vegas. We will go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grits
    JBBSVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    After you order your prime steak, be sure to get the spicy grits. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and had great flavor. We ordered three sides...all were excellent. Service was knowledgable and polite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dining
    Atlanta01VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Prime never disappoints. Meals are delicious and the atmosphere is vibrant and hip. Great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JYME
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The place has come a long way down from what it once was. Very disappointing.
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  • Fabulous
    IrvingVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A varied and excellent menu, food well prepared, fantastic service - what else could you ask for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime was excellent
    travelbuddy123
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly. I can never order red velvet cake any where else because it won't ever be this good! It came with ice cream in the middle! It's easy to get to in Atlanta because it's in the mall! So, make reservations, shop and then relax at Prime!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience!
    southernfoodie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were in Atlanta to visit our daughter & her fiance and wanted to take them out to dinner. Googled 'restaurants in Buckhead' and Prime came up as an option. Menu looked good and it was close to her office. Wow! Everyone had a different entree and everyone loved their choices! Prices were reasonable and food was delicious. Our server was present when needed, but didn't hover. Would definitely recommend this if you're in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THEODORA
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I CALLED IN ADVANCE REQUESTING THE SEMI BOOTH BY THE WINDOW, THEY DID NOT HAVE THAT SPACE RESERVED FOR US, IT CAUSED A BIT OF A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT, SERVER CHRIS OUTSTANDING, KNOWLEDGEABLE, CONSCIENTIOUS, CLEAN RESTAURANT, FOOD WAS DELECTABLE AS THE WINE
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best lunch deal in the ATL!
    gffoodie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I'm not a fan of sushi so I usually get the $12 salmon lunch at Prime. The meal is gluten-free without modification and it's always perfect! On my recent visit, I met a friend who loves sushi and she was thoroughly impressed by her choice (lunch special of the day). There is a great hot tea selection and as long as you sit facing away from the entrance, you'll forget you're in a mall. The only minor complaints I have is that Prime doesn't have black napkins anymore (preferred when you're wearing black clothing) and they have never had anything interesting for dessert if you can't eat gluten. This seems to be a theme in all of Catherall's restaurants which is why I never go to any of them for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints!
    PamelaCVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My husband says this is the best steak in town! We brought a group and 5 out of 6 ( I don't eat meat but love the crab cake) ordered either steak or filet and all loved it. Out out of town guests want to come here again on their next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!!
    R2D2
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had a 'grand first time experience' at Prime!! Selected this from the list of participating restaurants for our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We were greeted by a wonderful crew and the complete dining experience was wonderful. The service and food was excellent and presented beautifully. We shall return for future meals ... lunch and dinner !!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • weekend dinner
    rolltide15
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    we had a great dining experience. wait staff was very attentive. drinks, sushi, and entrees were all excellent. we will return every time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dr Q
    DoctorQ
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have dined here multiple times. I have enjoyed all the dishes . It is a great place to have a steak and sushi all at the same time. The cowboy steak may be the best in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exquisite
    Nepheteria
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing and the waiter was a great host, he knew what food and deserts to recommend and they were on point. He was very professional and courteous. Job well done.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent and excellent
    Tyler
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have dined at Prime several times throughout the years, and it is a mainstay. Every time I go it is very, very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Perfect Anniversary Luncheon!
    HoneybabyHawthorne
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was the first restaurant my husband and I had gone to when we first started dating. I must say that even five years later, I am still in love with this restaurant. The food is delightful! They have great customer service and will accomadate you as much as they can. The event planner over the private dining was so helpful and she made sure things went smoothly. I recommend all couples go to this restaurant and try it at least once. Special moments I will never forget!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive steaks
    TooExpensive
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Steaks were about 40 each with no side or salad included. Ridiculous.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what it used to be
    Nicnic
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very disappointed with the restaurant. It used to feel like a little gem although it is in the front of Lenox Mall. Tonight it felt like that restaurant in the mall. A Chef Tom's staple, Hot Chili Seafood was not hot and was soggy, soaked in Thai sauce. It actually tasted boiled. My drink, vodka w/tonic had an aftertaste, a hallmark of old tonic. This used to be a place for grown ups. Tonight, it looked like a day care center. Conversation inaudible. Noise level impossible. I don't think I will be returning anytime in the near near near future.
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  • Great place for food and service.
    nilsbar134
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Everyone we take to Prime really enjoys the service, food and staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal!
    AtlantaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Prime rarely disappoints. They have a huge sushi menu, great steaks and sides. The NY strip was cooked to perfection. Everyone in our group that ordered the salmon said it was delicious. There jalapeno grits are always delicious, along with the handcut French fries. They recently added calamari as a standalone appetizer which I still want to try. I love those freah cheese rolls.... They are phenomenal. We had our waiter bring extras. All in all, this is one of my favorite Atlanta restaurants and would recommend it for small romantic dinner or large groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!!!!!
    Rahrah
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Other than the 20.00 service fee for my bday cake I had a great experience
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I was having my bachelorette party dinner and the atmosphere was awesome! The drinks were great to!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Regular
    iji93108VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have been going to Prime regularly since it opened two decades ago. In all aspects it has remained very good and consistent. I can walk there and I am a neighborhood regular, even though it is located in the largest, busiest mall (Lenox) in the Southeast and draws tourists and regulars. Although this visit was for dinner, I am a lunch (at bar) regular, and it is probably one of the best lunch values for quality and choices in ATL. You can go in jeans and a polo shirt to a suit and tie and feel comfortable. Prime is part of the "Here to Serve" ATL restaurant group and is probably that group's "Mercedes"; dependable; high quality, and a fabulous "daily driver". When Victoria tends bar, she makes you feel as if you're in her home!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • On point as usual!
    BargirlVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Normally I sit at the bar but for this occasion I ate in the dining room. As usual the food was delicious, make sure you try the lobster bites, and the service was impeccable, ask for Tim!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 63 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1030 reviews are from the Prime reviews archive.