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Primebar Chicago
Primebar Chicago
  • Address:
    155 North Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL 60606
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Service is slow - even when there's no one in the restaurant."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Menu is diverse and I've never had a bad meal here"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "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
  • "Really good service. Good vibe. Steak sandwich was excellent. Truffle fries smelled weird."
    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
  • "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
  • "it was ok- first meal had to be sent back. second meal was OK, not for price though"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This restaurant was excellent. we had a great lunch. food was very good. it came in a timely manor. I would recommend it to any body. Pricing is very reasonable."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I needed a "private" location for a confidential business discussion. They provided a perfect location and the server was very discreet. Overall, they did a great job."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Not knowing what I was getting myself into proved to be the best Valentines Day date ever had. Food took a bit longer than expected but the atmosphere and service more than made up for it. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The service was great, the space is huge. I only wish they would include more fish on the fish and chips order. Increase the price a few bucks to allow some more fish because as it stands now it looks like a plate full of fries with two fish sticks."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I met with a couple prospects and a business partner at Primebar for lunch to discuss some different insurance strategies. It was especially cold outside that day but it was very comfortable inside at our table. We chose a booth and had plenty of room to review the menus and handouts for our presentation. The atmosphere is always good at Primebar. It is definitely a little slower in the winter vs. the warmer months. I highly recommend making reservations as the first-come-first-serve seating fills up quick. Its a classy place that is great for business lunches. Food is delicious. I went with the pork tacos. A bit messy for a business lunch but they were worth it. Everyone else at the table also had a great meal. Hard to go wrong."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I came here to visit with a previous co-worker and had heard this was a pretty stuffy place for after work drinks, but I enjoyed it overall. The red pepper hummus was really very good and more than enough for two. My friend tried the pork tacos and was pleased with getting 4 mini tacos, along with rice and beans. I myself ordered the vegetarian bahn mi sandwich with fries. The fried eggs were a little strong for me, and other than that there wasn’t much to the sandwich. The baguette was good but it was a pretty small sandwich for a “dinner.” This place has a nice vibe though, so I definitely think it’s a great spot for after work drinks, just maybe stick with the appetizers and not so much the sandwiches."
    Dined on 1/22/2014