Good restaurant for the loop
We had a client in town and he asked that we go somewhere casual. There are not a lot of decent places in the loop, but a friend suggested Primebar. The ambience was nice, there was a broad enough food selection that we didn't have to worry, my dinner was good (sesame ahi tuna), and there was a decent selection of beer and wine. It was a good choice.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and cocktails at PrimeBar. The food was delicious and the service impeccable! Great place for lunch too!
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have never been disappointed
I have never been disappointed here. We get here early before the Lyric Opera and enjoy the diverse menu and drinks. The chicken tortilla soup and flat iron steak sandwich are favorites. The portions are large enough to enjoy or take home 1/2 for a 2nd meal.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great menu with a wide variety
Great menu with a wide variety of dishes to fit every taste. I had the omelette with delicious fire roasted salsa and greens dressed with a light, tangy vinaigrette. This is a go-to place for a delicious business lunch.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went to Primebar to have
I went to Primebar to have lunch with a friend who works downtown. We made a reservation and it was probably very good that we did - the restaurant was pleasantly busy. Since it was our first time dining there, the waiter offered a complimentary appetizer or desert. We chose the beer mussels and we weren't disappointed. They brought a huge bowl of mussels and they were delicious. For food, I ordered the BBQ Pork sliders and my friend ordered the pork tacos. He said that he liked it a lot and I enjoyed the sliders as well. The sliders were huge though and it probably wasn't necessary to have 3 of them, 2 was enough for me. Overall, a great place for lunch downtown.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Happy Hour Hot Spot
Happy hour spots in the loop are sometimes hard to come by, especially after going to the same places every time. Primebar is definitely one of the best places to grab a beer after work, catch a Blackhawks or Bulls game with colleagues, or go for dinner when on the run. Part of the 4 Corners Group that only makes good spots, so food is high quality, servers great and a good atmosphere. Definitely check it out
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to come after
Great place to come after work. Apparently it's very popular for that. The burger and fries were very good as well. Our server was very attentive as well. I would definitely come back here again.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
ambience, atmosphere, food,
ambience, atmosphere, food, and sevice were GREAT mentioned to hostess upon arrival it was first visit. Because 1st visit, complimentary appetizer or dessert offered! Bill arrived and we were charged for appetizer Server removed charge but when we got home I realized there was an additional charge for $8.00 for something named La Terre(?)that we never ordered or received. Tipped close to 30% but feel what I overpaid/ (overcharged) puts a sour note on the experience.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Pre-Show Dinner Option
I had a great experience at Primebar. There are very few good spots open for dinner in the business district, which is full of lunch places. Primebar had great ambiance and delicious food. The cocktails were delicious, the appetizers came very quick, and the food was delicious. Good portion sizes and very reasonable prices, especially for the Loop.
Our server was friendly, and even gave us a free appetizer because it was our first time visiting. We had a 6:00pm reservation and made it out in time to catch our 7:30pm show at the Cadillac Palace theatre down the street. This is a great place for after work dinner and drinks, or for a pre-show dining experience.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and great food
Great service and great food makes Primebar our defacto restaurant before attending downtown theater events. This place always has an electric vibe with a predominantly urban professional crowd. I've never seen a "family" having dinner here. Not to say that couples can't enjoy this restaurant, just that couples + kids seem to be absent.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to Prime Bar for
I have been to Prime Bar for lunch several times and drinks after work; I have alwasy enjoyed myself and recommend it when asked for a good place to go.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for lunch!
All the staff was courteous, accommodating and efficient. The food was delicious. Loved the Bento box for lunch!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a business lunch...not
Great for a business lunch...not too noisy to carry on a conversation across the table.
Food was excellent and good variety.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant for theatre goers
We were looking for a restaurant close to the Palace Theatre. We usually go to the same restaurant when going to the theatre and wanted to try something different. What a great reataurant for theatre goers - nice selection for all tastes. We will definitely think of this restaurant first for our next show.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'd reccommend it
Seems like a local hangout for those lucky enough to live in downtown Chicago, meaning past 8 on weekdays there are a lot of empty tables. I can imagine on the weekends this place would be packed, it's very spacious and the bar is centrally located. Staff was friendly and helpful, menu was for the most part predictable but everything was excellently prepared. Great beer and an overall great experience.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place Great Food
This restaurant is right next door to my office so we go here a lot but the best part is that we love it. I usually find the best restaurant are always far from me, but Prime Bar as proved me wrong.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the Specials
I have had lunch here about a half dozen times in the last 6 months and each time I am amazed at the specials which are inventive and well-priced. I recently had a chorizo flat bread pizza with fresh mozzarella and fontina cheese, and onions and it was wonderful. I try to save room for dessert and go with the sorbet selection. Service is usually very good and if you need to get in and out in an hour, that can easily be done. Cost per person ranges from $15 - $30.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Both the food and service remain consistently good. I never have a problem taking a client here because I know they will enjoy it.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to lunch at say outside. Very nice ambiance. Food was great. I had the steak salad. The steak was especially tender and high quality. I would reccomend trying. This was my second trip to this restaurant.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My coworkers and I wanted to get out of the office for lunch and Primebar is right next door so that was very good. The service was fast and the food was very good.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is great.
Everything has a unique taste. The pork taco apps are awesome and steak quesadilla was wonderful. I will be back to try other things on the menu. All of it looked and smelled delicious as they served others. They had a small but good variety of wines. It was not very crowded and our server kept filling our waters as we sat there for almost two hours. She never made us feel rushed. Loved it.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great business lunch where everyone of the 3 guests at the table had some sort of a special order - no blue cheese, no nuts, salmon cooked medium rare. We were all very happy with our meals and especially happy with our server.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved it a second time
We sat outside and it was a beautiful day. Our server was helpful with the food and wine selection. I only had an appetizer this time because the group wanted to go elsewhere for dinner. There were so many things I wanted to try on the menu. As I mentioned before, great food blends with awesome seasoning.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The go to place
Prime Bar has become the pick to accommodate business lunches of 6 or under if you're looking for an upscale ambiance, decent menu, and tolerable noise level. It is a great space, but needs to work on the bottleneck at the host stand if servers are trying to get food to tables outside, while guests are waiting for tables. Reservations highly recommended.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great pre-theater stop
This is a great spot to have a great drink and good food before a show. The ambience was great, drink were intersting and food tasty. I would highly recommend it before a show at the Cadillac Theater. It was a easy walk.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for lunch
Had a great 1:1 meeting over lunch. Service was unobtrusive; food came out quickly and accurately.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great place to connect
Always a great place to connect for business. COnvenient Loop location, great food, service is fast and restaurant has a high-energy vibe.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
good place for power lunch
All staff helpful. Great table service. Lots of lunch options. Reasonably priced.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for business lunch or after work for a drink. I visit here frequently and have never been disappointed. Menu is creative and interesting.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Please don't water down my gin
I like Primebar and go there occasionally for lunch in the loop. There aren't too many great options in the loop so Primebar definitely has an advantage based purely on its location. What I don't like is ordering a neat gin and having it served to me obviously watered down. Anyways aside from that the food was good and the atmosphere was nice. The waitstaff was outwardly grumpy too. Meh.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant although the service this last trip wasn't the greatest.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch w the Gals
My friends and I met here for lunch yesterday. The food was super, the service just okay. Our server was not around much. We had to ask for refills of tea and water. It seemed as if they were short handed. The ambiance was lovely, we sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful day. Overall a good experience.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The decor was beautiful. Loved the urban feeling once you walked in. The food was surprisingly large portioned. The only downside was, the food was quite cold when we recieved it. Other than that food & service were great!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for a business lunch
We had lunch at Primebar and the food was good, promptly served and made for a good business lunch spot. A little expensive for casual diners.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Primebar is my favorite loop
Primebar is my favorite loop business lunch spot. Open and airy with a great wait staff and superb menu. I visit about once per month and I'm never disappointed. My favorites are the tuna tacos
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unfriendly hostess; good waitres
When my friend and I arrived we were not-so-greeted by one of the hostesses, who did not crack a smile from the she asked what the name on the reservation was to the time she sat us at our table, and she was borderline rude. Other than that, our waitress was friendly, polite, and attentive, and we both really enjoyed the food. Overall good place, but maybe get there after 11:30 so you don't get glares for apparently being there too early.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Client lunch must!
Awesome lunch! A great downtown spot to grab your clients for good food and service- very busy so make a quick reservation and you are all set!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Primebar caters to the businesses
Primebar caters to the businesses near N/S Wacker Drive and is a great place to meet for a business lunch or after work get-together.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great business Lunch
Thanks this was perfect, food and service was excellent and we were able to discuss our business, while enjoying a pleasant afternoon.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I frequent Primebar at least once a month and it is a very nice spot for lunch. I brought my wife with me last time and she really enjoyed the atmosphere, drinks and food. We went at 11 am and beat the lunch rush so we had the place to ourselves for a short while.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good. Quiet Monday night and service was spotty even sitting at the bar. I got attention but my guest did not. Strange.
Great beer selection on tap but our bartender did not know it very well. She recommended one to me which was great but when my guest wanted something she was not as attentive.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for a lunch meeting
Food was very good and it's a good place for a business lunch. The server could have been more attentive.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good service and good food
The tortilla soup and cobb salad are excellent. The salad has shredded chicken salad,pork belly and deviled eggs ... great switch on a classic recipe!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place for business lunch. Always incredibly good. The menu is interesting and full if great choices. Salads and seafood specials are always consistently good. And a great wine list. Recommend to everyone. Great bar too after work.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great services and great food
The whole reason you go out to eat is for great food and have a great experience. Both were had here. A little loud - I think it's the place to go after work. Was able to make a reservation for 4 the night before.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was my first time going to Prime Bar, I had the fried egg burger and my girlfriend had the Steak sandwich. Both were great, our waiter was busy, but still had great service I will return.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service are excellent.
Food and service are excellent. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Loop Restaurant
Love Prime Bar. It's in the loop and has a great beer selection and really good food. My go to restaurant for an after work meeting or date.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM