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Primebar Chicago
Primebar Chicago
  • Address:
    155 North Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / Loop
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Primebar Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.primebarchicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 884-0000
  • Hours of Operation: Monday: 11am – 10pm
    Tuesday - Friday: 11am – 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For catering inquiries, please email our event professionals at events@restaurants-america.com
  • Special Events & Promotions: For event inquiries, please email our event professionals at events@restaurants-america.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Lake and Randolph
  • Public Transit: Close to Merchandise Mart and Washington/Wells stops.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Primebar Chicago
Located in Chicago's Loop neighborhood, Primebar is a modern day ale house and your go to destination for cool food, local brews and great cocktails.

Our kitchen specializes in contemporary American fare, serving up a
delicious array of mouthwatering appetizers, garden fresh salads, two-handed sandwiches and signature specialty entrées.

Behind the bar, we offer an outstanding wine list, local microbrews and a slew of hand-crafted specialty cocktails. Primebar is an ideal retreat
for your next lunch, dinner or cocktail gathering.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "This is just a really great place to get a meal. The drinks are great. The food is great. If you think you like fish and chips, try the ones here... They are the best ones I ever had. All the staff are wonderful as well. If I have to say something negative, it's the pictures hanging on the wall are kind of dated and so so, otherwise, this is a great place."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "i always order the carnita pork tacos - love the pickled red onions, avocado, and hot peppers. my co-workers enjoyed their huge shrimp po-boy and cobb salads."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "What I want in the way I want it! Extra egg and additional dressing on the side."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "It's always special when I have lunch at PrimeBar. It is first class all the way, from the service to the excellent food. My personal favorite is the Bento Box which features something different for lunch each day. The portions are perfect and the variety is very fun. The small plates are also enough for a meal. I have been to PrimeBar for office parties, and it works great. It also has a nice outside dining area. Be sure to make a reservation because it is a popular spot at lunch. Whether you want to stop by and have a drink after work, or you want to sit down and have a formal dinner, PrimeBar is the perfect location. The bar is more like a saloon and the TV screens add to the experience. I recommend PrimeBar very highly."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I had a meeting here, and it was great to have a server be accomodating to my dietary needs. I was cleansing and could only eat specific foods. The server was able to find something I could eat and saved the day!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was my second time eating at Primebar, and it was even better than the first. We were seated right away, and drinks were quick to follow. Our waiter was friendly and all our food orders came out correctly. I will definitely be returning again!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We didn't have a waiter come to our table once... I think the hostess asked for our drink order after we had been sitting there for over 10 minutes and about 20 minutes in I asked a food runner or busser to send our waiter so we could order and he ended up taking it. Runners dropped our food off and another random person dropped off our check. Very strange... The meal took about an hour and half for 5 people, at lunch time. My stir fry was drenched in the sweetest sauce and there was no mention of this sauce on the menu. The whole experience was just bad."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food was great the service was awful! This place could be really good but the wait staff did not seem interested in serving food, you know their job!!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We went for lunch. The food was great and I was impressed with the amount of TVs (world cup is on now). I was also impressed with the beer list! Service was so-so. Took a bit for food to get out and our server was pretty much non-existent. A refill of our drinks would've been greatly appreciated. Would come back for a happy hour or lunch."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I've been here for drinks at the bar as well as lunch. Lunch was fine, but the bar was best!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • " - I've been here more times then I remember always great food fun crowd and excellent service"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Service is slow - even when there's no one in the restaurant."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Hostess was very friendly, service was good and food was good. Nothing to make you want to come back in particular but also nothing to make you want to not come back."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The food was really good. Service was decent but not the most friendly waitress. everybody has an off day sometimes I guess."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I brought a work group for dinner and the service was outstanding. The food was fresh, delicious and visually attractive. Thank you for a great experience. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We ordered 6 items total, including food and drinks and the waiter forgot two items. Really? Wasn't that difficult. Had to ask for a drink that was ordered 15 minutes earlier and a side dish was totally forgotten. :( We go here, as it is convenient for theatres and the food is always good. :)"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The server was great! Great personality and great service."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I chose Prime Bar for a for business lunch on a Friday afternoon because of the diverse menu and easy location. The restaurant was very quiet and nice place to have a business conversation. The wait staff was very professional and accommodating. I would definitely return in the future."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We were headed to the Sound of Music on a Thursday night at the Lyric Opera House. The show started at 7pm so we made resverations for 5:30pm. Our entire party didn't arrive until 5:45pm though. We ordered one round of dinner and drinks. Our food came out quickly and was good. One person in our group had the turkey wrap which didn't have any sauce on it so it was a bit dry. The rest of the food was good. It is a close block and a half or two to the Opera House. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Our office has been to Prime Bar several times for lunch. Each time we have found the food to be fabulous and the service outstanding."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Adequate food. Friendly, but sometimes indifferent, service."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I believe we caught the transition between happy hour and dinner. That and the fact it was a Hawks home playoff game, left a lot to be desired on the service end. It took 15 minutes before we were acknowledged and brought water. Once we were acknowledged and the service started, it got better but given how slow it was, service was slow. The food was great however. Highly recommend the prime rib sliders and any dish that has the brussell sprouts. We will give this place another chance at a time much later than just after happy hour."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Waited forever for drinks. Got our appetizer even before our drinks. It was crowded when we got there but thinned out considerably. But our waiter was never around. Didn't bother to check in, to ask how things were. We had put a note with a special request on the reservation but the waiter never acknowledged. Food was pretty good but service was barely there."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "It's so nice to go to the lobby and know that there is a good meal and a nice wine ready to be served!!!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Great for after work meetings with clients or friends. Good food. Good service. Good vibe. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I had the occasion of taking my team to the Primebar for lunch for Admin Professional's Day. A busy day, with an energetic feel. Food excellent as was the service."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We arrived about 7:15pm for our 7:30pm reservation and stood around at the front for about 5mins before anyone came up to help us. the hostess found our reservations and sat us as we waited for the final party to arrive. We were given menus and water and at about 7:25pm we were told that the kitchen would be closing and we would need to order now, if we wanted food. It wasnt even 7:30pm and we had a 7:30pm reservation for DINNER. We left and will not be returning. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "food pretty good, location is great for offices in the loop or close west loop. service often slow."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great place for a work day lunch. We wanted to sit and watch the opening day Cubs game and this was a great choice. I had the tune BLT and it was really great. Normal downtown prices and really great food. Our server was really nice too (sorry, I can't remember his name!). We will definitely be in again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Best place for a business lunch. The service is top notch and the food is excellent!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This is a nice environment for the young work crowd, but a bit too noisy for me. The food menus we chose were not all that great. I would not return at this time of day again because of the noise factor. I wish this place well, as it looks to be a popular venue."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We were really excited to try Primebar. Upon arrival the hostess was very sweet and we were seated immediately. Our server was nice but unfortunately not very attentive. Our appetizer arrived very quickly but was bland. The Prime Rib was delicious, the Fried Egg Burger not so much. The cocktails were strong but nothing to write home about. We were hoping for a great experience, but left before dessert because of the lack of service and less than great food. Disappointing! We will not be back."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We were looking forward to Primebar, as it was our first time there. It seemed like a great place to eat, however the food was bland and uninteresting. I had the pork tocos and they were dry. The other members of our party had like complaints about the food. With so many other restaurants in Chicago. We will not be going back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Primebar really hits the mid-priced sweet spot. My wife and I had dinner before a performance at the Lyric recently and this restaurant will now be our go-to place. Food: delicious, with ample portions. Service: very nicely done. Ambience: contemporary and comfortable. Put all the pieces together and Primebar delivers terrific value and an overall excellent experience."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Menu is diverse and I've never had a bad meal here"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Really good service. Good vibe. Steak sandwich was excellent. Truffle fries smelled weird."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Somewhat pricy. The entrees were fantastic. I had the fish and chips. My guests had tuna. Well cleaned our plates!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We are always looking for a good pre-opera dinner spot and this place is a good compromise between very casual and a pricey dining experience. The menu includes less expensive fair plus a few good dinner entrees. I really liked their tortilla soup although my Asian salad was surprisingly bland. My husband liked his steak and the good beer list."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "it was ok- first meal had to be sent back. second meal was OK, not for price though"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Fun spot for happy hour. Food was okay - upscale bar food, but atmosphere was fun. I would recommend this for happy hour or pre-theater, not for foodies."
    Dined on 2/21/2014