Mark's Prime Steakhouse - Gainesville
Mark's Prime Steakhouse - Gainesville

Mark's Prime Steakhouse - Gainesville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marksprimesteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 3523360077
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: David Pharo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We are pleased to feature our full service, private dining facilities available for your next reception, banquet, business meeting, or social gathering. It would be our pleasure to help plan your next dining event and customize your menu. Our three private dining rooms are equipped to handle your audio/visual/internet needs as well. For whatever reason, business or pleasure, you can savor Mark�s taste sensations along with our award winning wines in privacy and comfort. We hope to leave a memorable impression on your friends and colleagues when you host an event at Mark Prime Steakhouse.
  • Private Party Contact: Jon Henry 3523360077

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SE 1st ST
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Mark's Prime Steakhouse - Gainesville
Marks Prime Steakhouse has a goal to create a unique dining experience that will please the palate and soothe the soul. We serve the finest beef, freshest seafood, premium wines and naturally fresh vegetables. We hope to see you soon.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Mark's Prime Steakhouse - Gainesville reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (36)romantic (22)notable wine list (15)fit for foodies (14)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (7)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great!
    Nina
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    We had a lovely anniversary dinner at marks. They were out of a wine we wanted so they gave us a more expensive bottle at a discount; just a small example of the great service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for beef (& other meat)
    mghjwh
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    We sat in a comfortable, quiet booth. The lighting was too low, but we used our iPhone flashlights and were okay. The filet mignon was fantastic, as were the chicken and the beef tips. The side dishes are large enough to share. The desserts are large, too. The chocolate cake one was wonderful and the mixed berries and sorbet was very good. The service was excellent. A great place to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark's Prime, gainesville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Mark's always offers a solid dining experience with great food and service. Steaks are excellent and cooked exactly as ordered, and other items on the menu, especially fish and appetizers, are fresh and tasty. I don't find their salads that interesting, so I never order them, but I've never been disappointed by an appetizer or entree, and the desserts are good. My only complaint is that when you order a steak, you get a slab of meat on a plate filled with sizzling butter - no garnish, nothing else. Presentation could be better - perhaps when sides are ordered ( these come family style in a bowl), rather than place the bowl on the table, the server could spoon some out on plates? The plate of meat might look a little less sad coming out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere
    Gemini0522
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Very nice steakhouse. Enjoyed the food. Visiting from out of town and really enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Anna
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    I really enjoyed my New York strip. It was cooked to perfection, and the service was exemplary!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Been here before. The quality has declined considerably. If I am paying top dollar, I want a top dollar meal. It will be a long time- if ever-:I vwould return. While waiter meant well, he was overly intrusive, and did not fulfill the little things he promised, Paying close to $100
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    I made a note in the order that it was my Girlfriend's birthday and the staff recognized it and brought us the house birthday cake.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Mike
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    I came for the steak (obviously), and it was even better than I expected. However, I was even more impressed by the lobster escargot. The waiter even recommended blue cheese on my steak, which I had never even heard of. But my goodness was it the perfect touch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    swmona
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Excellent steak perfectly cooked. Delicious bread (served hot with butter), huge shrimp cocktail, delightful salad and great mashed potatoes. Highly recommend. We were here for a conference and found this place through open table and were very very pleased.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    This is our favorite restaurant. We go there so much they know us and save our favorite table for us. Would recommend to anyone
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Gainesville's Nicest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    I have been to a lot of steakhouses across the state (NY Prime, Abe+Louies, Christy's). The best comparison I would give for Mark's Prime is Ruths Chris: No white glove service, but still great for special occasions and definitely the best in town. Ambience was as good as you'll get for Gainesville, keeping in mind that everything in the city skews younger and more informal. Service was also very good. Needless to say, the restaurant is expensive (expect about $40-80 a person depending on drinks), but we were very satisfied with the food and portions. I would definitely consider going again for a special occasion. If you're in town entertaining clients, or special quiet dinners, put Mark's Prime in consideration.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant and pretty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Nice restaurant and pretty good food. However, very expensive and everything is a la carte.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good, but......
    yelnatsa
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    For a small town, this is a really good steakhouse/fish house. Generous portions, professional staff, stately setting. PRICY...the way that a good steakhouse can be. We did feel that because the restaurant was not full, the staff became "overly efficient". We were in, served our drinks, placed our order, ate and were out n about 1 hour. This is the kind of place that the meal should be stretched out a bit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good steakhouse in Gainesville
    kinigit
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    Mark's is a fantastic restaurant. This was my third visit and again did not disappoint. The NY strip steak was a beautiful cut and was very nice and thick like a good steak should be. However it comes out on a plate all by itself. This is hardly a great presentation and it should really include some garnish such as fried onion straws and vegetables on the side. I do feel like the prices are too high in comparison to similar steak restaurants that I have visited and feel like the a la carte style is reasonable although the steaks are still priced as if sides are included. With the exception of the price I would recommend this restaurant. With the price I will be a bit hesitant to visit again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad I had a coupon
    Sunshine
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    I would like to say that the price was extremely high for the good. The food was good but it wasn't worth $100. I only went to Mark's because it was my husband's birthday. I could have went to Bonefish or Outback for the same quality of food. The waiter was very good and attentive which meant a lot to me.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food/service...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    The steaks were done to perfection as was the seafood. I had two people with me who needed gluten free. This was handled perfectly. All in all, a delightfulnplace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost there...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Not Ruth's Chris in food or service, but close. Pricey and on this visit there was a long wait for the entree. On the other hand, the wine list is excellent and they did prepare the food with more attention to our requests than most places. Definitely the nicest place in Gainesville. They are very good and almost great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food! Wonderful Experience!
    LoveSteak
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    The Fillet Mignon is perfect! The Service has always been the best in town.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    Another great experience at Mark's! I entertained guests from Italy and we enjoyed great pre-dinner coctails (must try the Manhattan), great food and wine. I can never say no to the cowboy, but I was intrigued by the unique bone-in-filet on special and my guests loved it. Serivce was great, and we didn't feel rushed even though we were last guests to leave. I have always had a great experience whether business or pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak, ala carte and pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    The 11oz filet mignon was cooked perfectly. It was tender and the sizzling plate with butter was very tasty. The steak could have used some seasoning; I had to salt mine which I really should not have had to do. We shared the crab cake appetizer & it was okay, the crab cake tasted great, the sauce was missing something, but most disappointing was that the cakes were small & very cold in the center. We also split a salad & the waiter was great and split it onto two plates for us prior to serving it. It was good & I LOVED the homemade Bleu Cheese dressing. Overall, a good experience, but for the prices I would have liked it to be a tad better and the steaks should come with at minimum, some veggies. The bread is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Even great for vegetarians!
    vegetarianreviewer
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    Hey all! I wanted to recommend this place to vegetarians looking to accompany a meat-eating friend on a special treat. The sides are great, the apps are great, the salads are great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Steak!
    gville
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Food was excellent! Steak came out "perfect" and... still sizzing in it's own juices. Service was friendly and efficient. You won't fine a better steak in Gainesville. The only disappointment was the Creme Brulee - we probably should have returned it - not moist at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome!!!
    pstogner
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    The atmosphere was cozy. The staff was warm and inviting. The food was excellent! Pricey, but worth it for a very special occasion. Best meal we've had in a long, long time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    This restaurant is good for a [very] special occasion. The food was good, but not fabulous. The atmosphere was nice, but not fabulous. The prices were ridiculous! particularly for this town. You can get just as good of food at many other, less expensive, restaurants.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but not good enough
    gwenniesue
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    We had a problem with our Groupon coupon (not the restaurant's fault) and the management went online, and downloaded the correct coupon for us. What great service. But the steaks were only good, and at $40 they should be great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mothers day
    mslrn
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    This is the only real fine dining experience in Gainesville. The presentation is good, the plates are sizzling hot, steaks are perfect. Ridiculously pricey but for once a year, okay. They need a stricter dress code. It's annoying to tell your your kid to dress up and have some kid in shorts and a tee shirt right next to you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our second visit,
    LouP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    This was our second visit, both times celebrating our wedding anniversary. The food is delicious, from appetizer to dessert. The wait staff was attentive and efficient. One word of caution - their dinner plates are maintained at 500 degrees in an oven until ready to plate your steak. Beside the obvious, the wait staff will remind you, don't touch the plate for a few minutes. If you want a medium rare steak I recommend you order rare as the hot plate may finish your steak beyond medium rare. Overall a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    I booked this reservation months in advance, yet still was only able to get a 5pm seating (earlier than I would have liked). Mark's Prime was definitely a hot spot for UF graduation dinner. It was crowded. Yet our service and our meal was very good. They did a good job preparing for one of their busiest weekends, and we enjoyed our celebratory dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb meal in an elegant venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    We had the Bone-in Ribeye prepared Pittsburg Rare and they did this admirably. There was a seasoned crust that added to the steak without overpowering it, and the center was slightly cool and deep red. We had their traditional Escargot as an appetizer, and it was one of the best interpretations of that dish I have had. As sides we chose Bacon Braised Brussel Sprouts and Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, and both were quite good. My wife and I each enjoyed a glass of wine. We finished the meal with their Chocolate Mousse in a Kahlua Chocolate Crust with Fruit and I had an Espresso. This was decent though their desserts could use a little expansion. The prices are a bit high, but appropriate for this tier of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The lobster Mac and cheese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    The lobster Mac and cheese was great and the steak was outstanding. Just the way I ask to be cooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went here for our anniversary.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    Went here for our anniversary. Food was delicious, service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wedding Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary at Mark's. As always, the food is superb and the service responsive and gracious. We loved the grilled seafood plate - each item cooked just right. The family style serving of vegetables is a very nice touch. The ice wine was amazing - a rare find. An elegant quiet place for intimacy and conversation with excellent food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad Fish Cooks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    The fish dish, amandine something, was terrible. It was cooked through and through, and and tasted deep fried with the consistency of rubber and salt. Please send your cook to learn how to make a fish dish. And the waiting staff knows that their fish is bad but they're smart enough to stay out of your way while your still pick at it. A fine fish dish should have the fish be soft and tender, without added salt or spices. Why is that so hard?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super steaks, great service
    LiketoeatVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    I've had several meals here and they are always great. Super food, good service. Consistent and a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great place for a Valentine's
    mghjwh
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    A great place for a Valentine's Day dinner. The steaks were all tender, the veggies were perfect. It was quiet enough to converse. A fine experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was great. Service could
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Food was great. Service could use improvment. We were seated immediately but, after taking our drink order we didn't see our waiter again for about 10 minutes. After that he was slow in checking on us. Food came out quickly once we got to order.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    We very much enjoyed our dinner at Mark's Prime. We've been there many times and the food is consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a special night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Great atmosphere, great and efficient service... ,the lobster escargo is fantastic..our steaks were perfect ...appreciated the complimentary valet parking ..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife & I both had meals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    My wife & I both had meals that were excellent from start to finish. Chop Salad, Potatoes Lyonnaise, Lamb Chops, Delmonico & Bread Pudding all were terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I don't remember waiter's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    I don't remember waiter's name but he was excellent, our reservation was for 5:00 pm, we had wine and steaks, excellent, we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate