SB Prime
SB Prime

SB Prime

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sbprime.com/
  • Phone: 9056346275x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
    Closed Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Continental
  • Executive Chef: James Trotman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: SB Prime's facilities include a dining room, outdoor patio and our large lounge area great for cocktail parties and live entertainment. View our catering menu options on our website or work with our team to customize your event menu.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Party Booking available for 20 - 100 Guests in our Lounge and/or Dining Room.
  • Private Party Contact: Darryl Smith 905-634-6275x
  • Entertainment: Weekdays after work 4pm to 8pm and Weekends after 10pm
  • Special Events: SB Prime is the perfect venue for both corporate and social special events.

    View our Group Menu package online or work with our team to customize your event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elgin Street
  • Public Transit: We are just Steps Away from the Burlington Downtown Transit Terminal
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Did You Know our Customer Park for Free?

    Park in our Building Lot or Anywhere throughout Downtown Burlington, Present your Receipt Stub and we'll Reimburse you on your Check.
A word from SB Prime
SB Prime is a modern interpretation, menu, decor and service, of the great steakhouses of the 20th century. Take advantage of our dining room for more intimate dining , our lounge for a higher energy casual experience or our patio for outdoor hospitality

All of our steaks and entrees are prepared to order and garnished simply. We offer a selection of unique and seasonally inspired appetizers, sides and desserts for you to choose from to complement your entree selection.

Our professional staff is committed to providing an exceptional level of service to ensure you fully enjoy your experience with us.

SB Prime is a modern, 'come as you are' dining room, lounge and patio focused on delivering a high quality, dining and entertainment experience in downtown Burlington
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SB Prime reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (9)romantic (6)fit for foodies (4)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)good for groups (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • I have been to Prime on a
    Audiogirl
    Dined on 4/21/2011
    I have been to Prime on a few occasions - previously have gone out with a group of girls for cocktails, martinis and munchies. We have a FABULOUS night out every time we go! This night I went to Prime for dinner and had the most amazing evening. We were greeted by the hostess, there was a live musician playing, and the menu is so great (EXCEPT I can't believe the Prime Rib is no longer on the menu because I rave about it!), the atmosphere is very chill but cozy at the same time. I had the tenderloin and split a few sides. I also enjoyed a really great glass of wine after dinner to cap off the evening :) My boyfriend mentioned that his steak was the best he's ever had in Burlington! I can't say enough great things about this place!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Totally enjoyed the food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/21/2011
    Totally enjoyed the food, the service and the live entertainment. Definitely will return again
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and service was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    The food and service was excellent. Our server took us through a tour of the menu and recommended some wonderful dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Didn't Work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2011
    The night we went it was very quiet with only 3 tables occupied. The food was wonderful, nicely platted/presented and medium-rare was medium-rare. It was the OpenTable reservation that messed things up. We booked on-line and requests 6pm. It came back with 5:30 or 6:30. We had to select 5:30. Upon arrival, the restaurant was empty (2-3 tables) This OpenTable selection reduced our party of 6 to a party of 3. 3 guests finished work at 5pm and would not be able to make the 5:30 reservation and the other 3 finished at 4:30 and were unable to wait until 6:30 (hence the 6PM request. The 6PM was definitely available.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This steak house gives Ruth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/8/2011
    This steak house gives Ruth Chris a run for it's money. Yes the prices are on the high side but you get excellent quality food that leaves you feeling very staisfied. Well worth the price. We will definately be returning. No more need to travel to Ruth Chris when we want an excellent piece of beef.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They completly miss the mark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/1/2011
    They completly miss the mark with food quality, they are called Prime, they should serve Prime. The food was under cooked, tough, and covered with what tasted like powdered sauce. Food was very saucy. The one thing that topped it off for all of us was the very poor quality coffee. It was very noticable that they purchase based on price and not quality.
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  • SB Prime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/1/2011
    The ambiance of this place was very nice, we were sat at a table in a windowed alcove overlooking Brant street which was pretty cool. The food.....the food was simply fantastic. For starters I got to try the ricotta gnocci(awesome) The carpaccio(super), and the grilled calamari(scrumptious) For an entree I had the bison which was cooked to perfection and the jus was delicious. The other 4 guests had steaks, duck, and rack of lamb. I got to try a sample of the duck and the steak which were both amazing and the rack of lamb looked and smelled great. For sides I was able to try the wild mushrooms, brussel sprouts, potato gratin, squash, and the risotto. All were delicious. Looking forward to our next visit so we can try the rest!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and presentation.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/26/2011
    Great food and presentation. Outstanding service and warm ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good. Portions small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    Food was good. Portions small for price. Recent Taste-of-Burlington prix fix menu is a good value. Atmosphere is pretty open and bar lounge next to dining can get pretty noisy after 9:30pm on weekends. There is an outdoor patio on the roof overlooking the mainstreet which is nice in the summer months but fills up fast.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would definitely recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    I would definitely recommend SB Prime to friends: very good service, delicious food and delightful atmosphere. Thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were meeting up with a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    We were meeting up with a group from Ottawa on Saturday night..which was unexpected..our numbers jumped from 4 to 7 that night and you kindly were able to accommodate us...thank you so much...we really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back...the food was very flavourful just the right touch of herbs..also great presentation... Sorbets also nice touch... We enjoyed the taste of burlington menu immensely...!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent time....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    Dinner on Friday night was excellent. SB Prime is very stylish and for some reason we managed to get the best table in the house, a large booth (could have sat 6-8 and there were only 3 of us) the service was impeccible, however it wasn't very busy for a Friday night, so I'm wondering if its more of a bar after 11pm...there is lots of space around the bar area, and it has a very loungey feel. The food was amazing however I ordered the grilled scallops and was a little dissapointed. The flavours were amazing, however the scallops were tiny. Plus I recieved no vegetables, although it stated on the menu that I would recieve "Citrus Braised Endives..." none were located. :) but all in all I would recommend and try again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Leisurely Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/2/2011
    The food was very tasty and beautifully presented. A nice place for a leisurely lunch or business meeting when you have more than 1 hour to spend.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband and I had an outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/25/2011
    My husband and I had an outstanding dinner at SB Prime a few nights ago. All of the food tasted fantastic, the service was excellent and the quality of the food was very good. We particularly enjoyed the complimentary amuse bouche and the lemoncello sorbet shooter that came after our appetizer. The wine list was great - not super expensive which was appreciated! Overall we found the food to be decently priced for the value received. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food was excellent: we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2011
    The food was excellent: we loved everything that we ate. However, both of the choices I would have originally made off the prix fixe menu were unavailable and nothing was added in their place, which I thought was unfortunate. The service was laughably poor - our waiter seemed to either have a hangover or maybe was high.
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  • I have eaten at Prime several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/25/2011
    I have eaten at Prime several times over the last 2 years and the food has always been superb...this time however the service was absolutely awful. The waitress must have forgotten we were even there...4 guests and overall poor service. 20 minutes for a glass of wine to be served, offer of pepper and then she never showed up, brought us dessert and never offered us coffee. Never once checked on us to see how things were.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Suprisingly outstanding: relaxed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/24/2011
    Suprisingly outstanding: relaxed environment: speedy but not overbearing service: Many enjoyable moments: such as lemonade and sherbert shooters to cleanse the palate...... The only comment would be that the portion sizes are a bit small......and the cocktail prices are staggeringly high........leading to a huge bill. Otherwise: just a delightful find: each dish was delectable.........with surprise flavours: they may well make the best soup in Burlington.........not what you expect for a Soup of the Day.... Every single guest in my party felt the same about their selections. Just delicious: every biteful!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I made this reservation for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    I made this reservation for my son and his girlfriend and they were extremely satisfied and had wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Seated promptly,food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/4/2011
    Seated promptly,food and service was good, a bit pricey when fix menu is not available.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our service was Outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    Our service was Outstanding. We couldn't have asked for a more attentive and engaging waiter. The "Main Course" for both of us was flavourful, well prepared and well presented. In my particular case, my steak did not have the "wow factor" that I expect when I dine in a premium restaurant and order what should be their masterpiece (if you look at the name of the establishment). In otherwords, if I can go to the store, buy and prepare a much better version of what I've just ordered, the restaurant has failed to measure up. As for the "Sides", both my wife and I were slightly disappointed. We were however, intrigued by your Veranda overlooking the street and look forward to trying it out this summer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Highly recommended!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/28/2011
    Upon arrival we climbed a wrought iron staircase to the upper level dining room with dark red walls, wonderful artwork, and perfect lighting. We sat by a window which was great although during the busier summer months the patio would have people on it obscuring the view. We started with shrimp that had a firm texture so we were certain that they were fresh. The scallops were topped with pineapple and capers, delicous. My husband had steak that cut like butter and melted in his mouth. I enjoyed the halibut and could not stop saying mmmmmmm. The sides of brussels sprouts and wild mushrooms were also impressive. Service was very friendly, unintrusive and time perfectly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Enjoyed a great prix fixe!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/12/2011
    Enjoyed a great prix fixe!!! Duck was really great and my wife had the salmon. our server leslie was polite and attentive. Will be back for sure, especially for the andeluna malbec wine we had. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelievable food for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    Unbelievable food for the New Year menu - compliments to the Chef! Our server Paul was great and very accommodating. You definitely want to be there for drinks after work, dinner with your spouse and then relax by the bar for a few hours. A great place to be!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our dining experience was
    Bonappetite123
    Dined on 12/22/2010
    Our dining experience was lovely. We were able to order lunch from the dinner menu which we appreciated since it was a special occasion (christmas office lunch) The service was great. We spent almost 4 hours there and were able to eat at a leisurely pace and enjoy each course and the wines we had selected. Our server was friendly, effecient and on top of everything. It was quiet so we enjoyed being able to talk. The food of course was outstanding. A great menu and we loved sharing the sides. compliments to the chef. We were all impressed and will be back for sure. Laura Pickett
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • My wife's birthday, unfortunately
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/11/2010
    My wife's birthday, unfortunately for her, falls during the group Christmas Party season. We had an 8 o'clock reservation and were worried we would be one of the lone couples amongst several boisterous groups. To our surprise, they had a beautiful out-of-the-way booth close enough to the kitchen to make it easy for the servers, but far enough away so you didn't know you were close to the kitchen. The food was excellent--Carpacchio and Grilled Squid appetizers, Filet and Bison Strip mains--and perfectly prepared. A group of 50! was being served on the floor above us and you would never no they were there; more to the point our orders didn't get lost amongst the larger group.
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    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great variety of menu choices.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/4/2010
    Great variety of menu choices. Food was delicious and entertainment was outstanding.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the food was amazing and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/27/2010
    the food was amazing and the atmosphere was really nice... there was a band playing which gave it something different than the usual restaurants and after the food, you can dance and have fun if you like... would definetly recommend it
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Steak and lamb were cooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/20/2010
    Steak and lamb were cooked to our request and the vegetables were well prepared. The presentation was professional, but most important, it tasted as good as it looked. Good selection of Wine. Atmosphere was great. Will definitely come back.
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  • We have been regular customers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/12/2010
    We have been regular customers of SBPrime and were surprisingly disappointed with our recent visit. The wine list, which is usually quite good, was running very thin. Our first three choices were out of stock and the fourth we chose from a list that didn't leave much to be desired. So we didn't much enjoy the wine, which was considerably expensive at $139/bottle, and the food wasn't as good as it usually was either. The menu has changed considerably and I'm not sure if that means the chef has also changed. We'll certainly hesitate about going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Me and my boyfriend had dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/9/2010
    Me and my boyfriend had dinner at Prime Saturday night. Overall a great experience - great food, great service. The space is quite large for the number of seats but the atmosphere is upscale and not stuffy.   I had the duck breast, while boyfriend had the bison steak. The duck was medium rare and very juicy, with a lightly crisped skin. I am a huge fan of duck and the currant sauce provided a nice sweetness, with a slight bitterness. My boyfriend found the bison steak very tender and not too gamey. The sides are very large and are definitely meant to be shared - we split the truffle potatoes and the bacon brussel sprouts. The potatoes were very filling and flavourful with the truffle oil evident in every bite. The brussel sprouts were f
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    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was there for lunch and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/9/2010
    I was there for lunch and the food was fine but I was the only one in the place from noon to 1:00PM on a Tuesday. I wonder if that is normal?
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  • Food was great but very overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/6/2010
    Food was great but very overpriced for the portions. The appetizers were okay but not great. I had steak and it was overcooked and they cut the steak in strips which I thought was a little weird. Otherwise it was good.
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    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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  • My wife and I have wanted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/23/2010
    My wife and I have wanted to try Prime for the past year. Nice place and good table at the front. The Entrees were good but not great. The sides were only ok; the frits and squash were good, the risotto was poor and creamed spinach was awful. For price/quality sides should have been included. When I booked the reservation on-line I indicated that it was my wife's 50 B-Day and I also notified the waiter at the table. They did not offer any special dessert - well nothing - very poorly done - an opportunity to impress missed. If the price was lower I would rate this restaurant as good, but for the cost it gets a FAIR and we definitely could have done better elsewhere. Won't be going back anytime soon.
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  • I really enjoyed the ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/21/2010
    I really enjoyed the ambience great for romance .. i will go again and again .. didnt like our server ..no sense of humour made a few jokes ..they were mild joke ..but no reaction to it at all .. he shouldnt be on the floor .. that is my opinion thanks for listening
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    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • The light above our table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2010
    The light above our table was out, making it difficult to see the menu. Requested and received a new table. Music was too loud, making it difficult to carry on a conversation. Food was good, and service was friendly and ok
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  • Always very good food as well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2010
    Always very good food as well as service. We will keep coming back. One of the only restaurants in Burlington where you experiance a first class steak house.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Dinning was very pleasant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2010
    Dinning was very pleasant. Wait staff very attentive.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For a first date this was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2010
    For a first date this was the best choice I could have made. Its got great ambiance and a classy but modern style.
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    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • we were celebrating our wedding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/22/2010
    we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and when we walked in i thought how beautiful the decor was in this old hotel years ago.It was done in a very posh red and black.The bartenders were very friendly and greeted us and took us to our tables.The Drinks and the food was fantastic! I truly enjoyed the primb rib dinner that was cooked to perfection.I would highly recomend SB PRIME and i cant wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • The Service was Awesome ,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2010
    The Service was Awesome , the place was Great very nice layout . Our main course both steaks were a bit burnt, I wanted well done but it was black and my Husband wanted medium and got it the same as my well done. But over all very good place to eat for a special occasion.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet