Great Dining experience with my wife. Excellent food and outstanding service. Our favorite romantic Resturtant! Highly recommend it
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Steakhouse Dinner
I know that people rave about the "big name" steakhouses, yet Portland Prime does a great job at a much better price point. The steak & fish are consistently prepared as expected and the side dishes & salads are unique and tasty. (If you have a craving for a baked potato, try this one.) The bar also has ample selections and solid bartenders.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed a special family dinner here & had a very good experience. The service was friendly, attentive & allowed us ample time throughout. The bread they serve is heavenly ! Be warned that the portions are large - especially the appetizers - as we found 3 for 5 of us was too much food. The crab dip appy is awesome! The steaks are tender & delicious - there again, a large serving - it would have been nice to have the option to have a smaller portion. Having a sorbet palette cleanser in between was lovely. This is a great restaurant in the Embassy Suites Hotel.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prime steak place
Portland prime was albeit very pricy, but the food and the waitstaff were immaculate
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I attended a business dinner
I attended a business dinner for 6. The food and service were great
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Portland Prime recently changed
Portland Prime recently changed its lunch menu (less selection) and increased prices. Would love to see the old menu back! The selection was great and there was something for everyone.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our third visit to Portland Prime and it won't be our last. The food and service are outstanding! It can be a bit spendy but this is one of those places that it is worth it.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taken my parents here for their anniversary several years in a row and it is always an enjoyable, delicious experience.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service and delicious meal! Looking forward to a return visit.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Both of us had the specials, which were quite good. My guest had Kung Pao Chicken, which one would not expect to be good at a steak house. Nevertheless, he at the entire plate and was pleased. I had the fried chicken salad with chipotle ranch dressing. It was perfectly dressed and the chicken was good. I highly recommend Prime!
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Portland Prime is Primed
The service is quite good as is the ambience, face it, head wait staff dressed in full suit and ties never go out of style. While our group only was able to try 4 things, reflective of our small size, we were served promptly and courteously by friendly and professional staff despite the entirety of the restaurant being full and standing room only in the bar. Noise level in the restaurant area was minimal, I hardly noticed, but certainly much louder in the front and bar area. However, it was never able to affect conversation voices or hearing and added more than hindered the experience. Can't wait to go back.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the seafood, We have been at the restaurant several times, and have enjoyed the professional staff, along with the great food.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back in my twenties I was hired by an upscale restaurant as a cocktail waitress. As part of the interview, the manager asked me what three things make up a great restaurant, to which I answered: atmosphere, service, and the food itself. I must have answered well because I had that job for the next three years on and off. And that's the best way I can describe Portland Prime--nice low lit, private feeling kind of atmosphere, exceptional service--no hovering but there when you need, and food that is as beautiful as it is delicious.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the Portland Prime environment very much. Nothing like having an excellent cut of beef, special wine with your loved one in a rich, historical setting.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great surprise. All was wonderful, and accommodating!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Portland Prime is a hidden gem
Portland Prime is a hidden gem, and a "go to" place when we want to have a lovely romantic meal out together, or bringing another couple to watch them discover a new yummy place to dine! At Christmastime, the decor is delightful, and we plan on bringing our visiting family here for a great experience of Portland! The live Jazz bar is great to wander over to after dinner, to finish our wine or coffee while enjoying excellent musicians doing their thing! We have yet to try the cheese bar & other offerings in the bar, but it's just more to look forward too during a future visit.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Portland Prime is fantastic. Their food never disappoints! The restaurant is a bit too noisy, but the food and service make up for it.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the splurge!
Amazing food, romantic atmosphere and superb service!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The beef wellington (don't miss it!) and calamari starters were absolutely terrific. The (surprise, gratis) lemon sorbet as a palate cleanser between courses was lovely. The prime rib was definitely above average. Service was friendly and helpful.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Enjoyable night
We had a great meal, great service and great drinks.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the bread and the atmosphere very romantic i will be going back
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, great service
had a really enjoyable evening. friendly, professional service. fabulous food. one of our better choices while traveling this area.
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went there to celebrate a personal accomplishment and it was the perfect choice. My husband wanted Prime Rib and that's what he got and it was delicious! I had a new york strip topped with dungeoness crab which are my two favorite proteins! The service was excellent and didn't make us feel out of place. For a restaurant that could have felt very snobby it did a great job making us feel comfortable and let us enjoy an excellent night with excellent food.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place ambiance was good my filet was cooked perfectly overall very good.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and I were visiting
My boyfriend and I were visiting Portland and were looking for a nice dinner location, but weren't going to be in town until about 10ish so we thought this would be a great place to check out for a late night fine dining experience. The atmosphere was lovely, the service was excellent, the food was delicious (a few items were a little rich), overall we had a great experience.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our evening at
We enjoyed our evening at Portland Prime. The staff were attentive but unobtrusive. The suggestions were helpful and we received prompt responses to our requests. The Caprese salad was fantastic. Lovely balsamic reduction.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
First experience at this restaurant and it was wonderful, would definitely eat here again. Food and Service were amazing!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waitress was wonderful
The waitress was wonderful and our food was good. The onion soup was exceptionally good. When I reserved the table, I sent a note indicating it was my husband's birthday. I was disappointed to find out the information had not been passed along to our waitress. I told her, however and everything was fine.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion! Our compliments to the chef.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had one of the best meals ever. We started with the ahi. It was fresh, flavorful and spiced perfectly. We shared a generous wedge salad. It had amazing flavor and very fresh lettuce. I had the prime rib. It was tender, cooked exactly medium rare and HUGE. My husband had the New York strip. It was also quite large, perfectly cooked rare and the peppercorn crust--WOW! We shared the mushrooms and asparagus sides. Both were excellent. Key lime pie for dessert--creamy, tart, refreshing. The server was helpful, friendly and attentive. A fabulous meal from start to finish.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best food ever
My wife thought the crab cakes were the best ever and never had any better. The au gratin potatoes were fantastic as well. This was our first time to your restaurant and would definately come back again.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best risotto ever!
My boyfriend and I loved Portland Prime! It was a very pleasant surprise in not necessarily the greatest neighborhood. Our waitress was a fantastic help going through the menu and recommending wine pairings (we both loved ours) and my braised scallops with crab cream risotto was simply amazing. I love risotto and eat it often but have never been this impressed before. The braising on the scallops had a delicious smoky flavour. My boyfriend enjoyed his flank steak a lot and thought everything was great too. The only minor hiccups were the side mashed potatoes didn't have a lot of flavour and the beef wellington was a little too salty for my liking. Overall, I'd definitely go back the next time I'm in Portland.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time to the Portland Prime. It was top shelf, very nice interior. The staff was well trained and professional. The food was amazing. At the end of the dinner the owner Frank I believe his name was, came up to our table and made sure everything was perfect. This is a very important key to making sure quality control and level of service.
We will be coming back for sure. Easy parking and access to restaurant.
Thanks for making it a perfect night.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
While it could be considered by some to be a bit pricey, the food is excellent and worth every penny. I had the filet mignon which was cooked to perfection and almost melted in my mouth. I enjoy a local wine by the keg and it was delicious. They have an extensive wine list as well. While this dinner wasn't a romantic one, this is a prime location for a romantic evening. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. A place to return to for sure.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Anniversary Dinner
My boyfriend and I went for dinner on our 1 year anniversary. We loved both of our entrees--between our taste testing we couldn't decide whose was the best! I had the rib eye with a bourbon glaze and my boyfriend had the scallops with risotto. We got a side of whipped potatoes---that were not exceptional like the rest of our meal. We would not get the whipped potatoes again, they had multiple large chucks of potatoes. We both had cocktails that were fabulous --- I would recommend the Naughty Martini to anyone, it's dessert in a glass! Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend Portland Prime to friends, just not the whipped potatoes.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Business Lunch Standby
Portland Prime is one of my favorite business lunch spots. It's close to my office, can always rely on good service and reliable food.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent night at Prime!
First off the best thing about the night was our Server. Walter Raker, he was amazing. He is definitely a professional in the server industry and is by far one of the best servers I have met in my life. I was in the server industry in high end restaurants, so I know what it's like and what it takes. He was exceptional, the food was wonderful and the overall experience was outstanding. I would and will definitely recommend Portland Prime as a place to go. Ask for Walter and tell him Christian says Hi.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
food and service was excellent....c
food and service was excellent....couldn't have been happier
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks Portland Prime
Very great service. I asked if they did anything special for birthdays, and they host wished my dad a happy birthday
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Walter was a fantastic server and the food was excellent
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The steak is always perfect every time I come here, I love it. The bread they gave us was to die for, wish I knew how to make it. The ambiance and service is very pleasing, I'm thrilled to have great service and food
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Portland Prime has a lovely "old-elegant feel" to it but for us, they tamper with the atmosphere by having teen-age bee bop unpleasant music playing just a little too loud. For us, nice classical would fit better. The server was extremely nice and attentive but it took a very long time for each course to be served. Only odd thing about our meal was that they drizzled balsamic vinegar around the wedge, blue cheese salad and it did not taste like a good combination. Otherwise, the meal was very good and we had a nice dining experience.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Very Best
Good service makes great food taste better. Portland Prime has exemplary service. Portland has many options for great food, but few options for excellent service. At Portland Prime, you get both. The French onion soup is a must-have starter. The au gratin potatoes were the best I've had--I can only imagine how delightful the macaroni and cheese must be. The braised short ribs are excellent, as is the prime rib.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was the best!
Ask for Walter, one of the best servers we have ever had.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been there now four times and never have had a bad service. The food is fantastic and the service is excellent! One of our favorite places to have a great dinner and relax.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Again, Great food and service.
The chicken dish was wonderful. All four of us left happy and full.
Walter was fun and professional as our wait person.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had our dinner here and it was very nice. Went on a Saturday night. Was seated right away with reservations. The food was very good and we had great service.
My only complaint would be the pricing on my martini. I thought about ordering one of their special ones, but decided to go with my old standby of a Stoli martini. The KeyLime Martini was $9, so I assumed a plain Stoli martini would be around $7. I do not believe I have paid over that ever. Their cost was $11. I must say I was quite surprised to pay $2 more for a plain Stoli martini than for a Grey Goose Key Lime Martini.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy the Portland Prime. Brian our waiter was great, very service oriented and very knowledgeable. We were seated in the wine cellar which has a nice ambience. Crab cakes were a nice start to the meal. Wine and beer choices are always good. Scallops were tasty, but beef is the best choice here. Fruit cobbler with ice cream was a great choice for dessert.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The low ambience and loud noise level are based on our table., it was almost directly across from the kitchen. I could look into the kitchen and clanking of pans and dishes was very noisey.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for Thanksgiving dinner. Server was pretty busy but he did a good job. The turkey dinner was okay, it was a good deal as it had salad and dessert included but the overall flavor was average. The filet and shrimp special as amazing as well as the bread. I enjoyed it overall and would return for a special ocasion
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM