Prime Bistro
Prime Bistro

Prime Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.primebistro.net/
  • Phone: 5163747772
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch / Dinner
    Sunday-Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday: 6:00pm (Sundown) - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, French, Kosher
  • Executive Chef: Victor Flores
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Rockaway Turnpike
  • Public Transit: PrimeBistro is located just minutes from the LIRR Lawrence Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a municipal parking lot with over 300 spaces in the rear of the restaurant as well.
A word from Prime Bistro
Prime Bistro | BUTCHER * FRENCH STEAKHOUSE * BRASSERIE
Located in Lawrence, New York. PrimeBistro is a French Restaurant / Steakhouse offering Glatt Kosher cuisine.

Indulge yourself with the finest prime steak, aged to perfection, as well as fresh seafood, innovative side dishes and decadent desserts.

Our butcher shop has a grand selection of Glatt Kosher dry-aged beef in any shape or size. Contact us for special cuts.
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Prime Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.2
  • Food3.5
    Service2.7
  • Ambiance2.9
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (4)fit for foodies (4)neighborhood gem (2)hot spot (2)notable wine list (2)romantic (2)good for groups (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • RefillingMyPropane
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Very overpriced and poor value, next time I'll just fire up my grill, at least we won't leave hungry.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Long wait
    Birthday
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Good food and stuff but we waited an hour for our food! Wasn't very enjoyable...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Hood for Kosher
    FoodFiendVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The food is the most high end you're going to find in Kosher cuisine. As a non-Kosher person, I won't eat the meat, but my Mom has a long standing love for the Prime Bistro steak. I like the salmon. Service is funky. Nobody in the restaurant, but they got my wine and half my order wrong. At the end, they told us, they couldn't take our credit card. I go there because my parents are Kosher and it's the best I've found in the area.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They didn't honor our reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    They did not honor our reservation which was for 7:15. They said we would have to wait until 8:30 or 9:00 pm. We obviously chose to go elsewhere. I think that because they have become so popular in a niche market (high quality Kosher meat restaurant in an upscale area) they feel they can do this with equanimity because of limited choices for those clients who keep to strict kosher dietary laws. There just isn't much else of this particular type of restaurant our there for these specific needs so they can afford to blow off the occasional client. I certainly will be avoiding them. They didn't even bother to pretend to regret the incident. Rude!
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  • disappointed
    5town
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    went to prime bistro as it was highly recommended. my wife ordered the steak special and she loved it. I ordered the delmanico and was greatly disappointed. it was tasteless. ive had Delmonico at numerous places and this was the worst from all. I ordered it medium which was fine but it was plain tasting, I can do a better steak at my home on my grill.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I like quiet dining
    kamakazee
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Food was delicioius. Bar made nice drinks. Service was just OK. The restaurant was too noisy and tables were a little too close to eachother for my liking. These things did not bother my kids (in their 20's) at all. Overall it was a nice evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 30 reviews are from the Prime Bistro reviews archive.
  • Pretty Pricey
    Elchanan
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had to eat out in a restaurant in that neighborhood on mother's day. The restaurant is verry attractive and the menu offers very good choices. I chose a main that was quite dry. (pepper encrusted steak. My appetizer was fine and my wife's appetizer and main dish (the cornish hen special) were quite good. The staff is friendly and quite competent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manhattan Quality - Five Towns Clos
    SandmanNY
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Prime Bistro is a fabulous place offering superior service, delicious foods and engaging ambiance. This is not a family diner. This is a classy establishment, with the pricing you'd expect from a restaurant that rivals any high class kosher restaurant in the city. I like to go there with clients for business meetings. My non-Jewish clients find it very satisfying, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Cedarguy
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food was delicious and service was spot on. The tables are a little close but made some new friends ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive
    MKRU
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The restaurant is good, good food, good service, but the prices are very high.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Packed together too close
    TedB
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    2couples went very early New Years Eve. They were not crowded but packed diners close to one another so you are almost sitting with strangers. Had similar experience in past, almost like sitting at a communal table!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    cmcmcmcm
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    The food was ok at best, very disappointed for the price I paid (very expensive!). My burger was ordered to be cooked medium and it was completely cooked through and dried out. The steak was ok, not great, just ok. To top it off, the credit card machine and the computer was down, so they wrote my credit card information down on a piece of paper - and now they overcharged me so now I have to call them and work it out.. Also hoping that my credit card information doesn't get stolen.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • so/so
    j2rock
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    The food was ok, but for these prices, I expected much better. I would not recommend the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steaks
    Jeff
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    The Delmonico Steak is one of a kind and a must have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kosher delight
    SueJ
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    The food was well done and well presented. Being a vegan in a meat restaurant, the waiter offered us a pasta primavera- not on the menu- which was excellent. The fish special was very good but a bit pricey. Have had the same for $5-10 less. Good wine selection and nice serving.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time visitor
    frequesntdiner
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    My first experience was early on when the restaurant was first opened. I chalked up the poor service to being "new". Second time around I had to wait 15 minutes to be seated (with a reservation). The service was poor and food was mediocre. For the prices that they charge they need to make big improvements.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow
    Shosh
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Everything on the menu is good, freshly made and flavorful. Everything is in stock and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Roseycheeks
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Completely unprepared for the Father's Day crowd. Food was not prepared the way it was ordered and one meal came after everyone else was done. In the end the manager comped that meal. We also were rushed through and we had to tell the manager that we wanted to enjoy and not be rushed out. Very disappointed for a huge price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early afternoon meeting so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    Early afternoon meeting so wasn't noisy at all. Food was excellent. Service excellent. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was a little slow.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    Service was a little slow. When I finally got my steak, it was dried out. I complained to the waiter and after a little conversation he took it back. I will say, they were very apologetic and I got a fresh, good replacement steak in two minutes. It was amazing how fast the replacement came up.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steaks, but noisy and crowded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Seemed to be a very busy night. Waiters running all over the place. Felt ignored at times. Tried to make up for this by offering us free cappacinno. At least they realized that we didn't receive proper attention. Looks like they were understaffed for the crowd that was there. Food was delicious though.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice atmosphere, excellent
    lirav3351
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Nice atmosphere, excellent service. Those looking for a more upscale and classier kosher dining experience will not be disappointed at Prime Bistro.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fod was pretty good and ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    Fod was pretty good and ambiance above average for the neighborhoood but more expensive than it should be for the location and cuisine. Similar to NYC prices but it isn't in Manhattan. Otherwise, was enjoyable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is the BEST!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    This restaurant is the BEST! No doubt of it.The service is great and very friendly, I'm a steakhouse hunter and this is my number ONE.. everything they offer is delicious!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was taken here for a Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    I was taken here for a Dinner with some colleagues, and this was my first real experience with a Kosher place and I left feeling like I'd had a good full meal the place looked elegant, fancy chandeliers. the service was out standing food was delicious... this restaurant has the city decor and ambient it worth returning especial for that great guacamole appetizer made by table side. i had a great fine dinning experience..i will be back with my family for dinner ....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I was taken here for a dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    I was taken here for a dinner with some colleagues, and this was my first real experience with a Kosher place and I left feeling like I'd had a good full meal (something I can appreciate in NY after coming from the middle part of the country). Started with the chili, which was quite good. Tournedos for main course, which appeared a little overdone for my liking at first (not sure if that's a product of the Kosher preparation or not) but the taste and texture was excellent and I was quite satisfied--it didn't taste overdone. For dessert, the chocolate mousse was absolutely amazing. Good service as well, I'd definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Steak was very good. Scnitzel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    Steak was very good. Scnitzel ok. We enjoyed it a lot. Reasonably priced.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The steaks that we ordered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    The steaks that we ordered were not of the quality that we expected, given the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Three couple went for dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    Three couple went for dinner. Six different reviews (Smile) We all agreed that the restaurant is a bit pricy. The Steaks were good, the one fish dinner contained a small piece of fish. My wife felt that her steak was one of the best that she had ever had. My steak was OK not great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor seating for two (small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    Poor seating for two (small low tables). Food is ok but way overpriced.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On a Thursday night, it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    On a Thursday night, it was cramped and noisy. Wait staff polite, but long time to wait for ordering and food to arrive. Steaks very good quality. May try again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PrimeBistro was interesting.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    PrimeBistro was interesting. The food was OK, but what was strange was that we were the only customers in the place the entire time we were there, 8:00 - 9:30 on a Saturday night. We were given menus and then the first time we saw our waiter was when he came to take our food order. No one took a drink order. We had to ask for a wine list (very limited). After we got the wine we had to fill our own wine glasses. The cuts of steak are somewhat limited. There is no strip or sirloin on the menu. The chefs "surprise cut" was not available. The filet was decent. They had 80's music (streaming from Pandora) playing. The staff sounded like they were having a party in the kitchen. Overall, we would probably give it a try again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overpriced and not that good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/8/2012
    overpriced and not that good! There are lots of items that are not on the menu (e.g. sliders and bruscetta, ) that need a special request although when asked for these 'special' items, the waiter knew price, etc immediately! did not think this was proper! most probably that being a special order they can charge more, btw the bruscetta was $29 for an appetizer portion!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • steaks were salty. sides came
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    steaks were salty. sides came 20 min. after the mains. They ran out of steak knives and teaspoons. Waited over an hour for our food. Too expensive for such lousy service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • feels likje you are in a manhattan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/6/2012
    feels likje you are in a manhattan restaurant. service was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we had reservations for 8:30
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/2/2012
    we had reservations for 8:30 and got our food after 10 which is not normal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate