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
15 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (9)romantic (7)fit for foodies (5)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (2)good for groups (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great early evening experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My wife and I had booked an early reservation because of prior commitments. We were so glad we did. We experienced a quiet, romantic and excellent dinner with well-timed and attentive service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing but the best
    Rocky123
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My wife and I went for an anniversary experience and were not dissapointed. We were taken care off from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. What a classy place. Job well done!!! Highly recomend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Evening
    PandP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Everything was top notch. Food, service and ambiance all combined to make for an excellent evening. We were celebrating a special evening and manager Darryl went out of his way to make it so, even including a complimentary 1/2 bottle of champagne. the Taste of Burlington Menu had great choices and all foods sampled were outstanding. Excellent value for the price charged.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime
    rubylynx13
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Ordered the pre-fixe menu and added crab cakes. The food was so-so. Definitely glad we tried the pre-fixe menu as it was a bit pricey. The wine ordered was about $50 for the bottle- once returning home tried to find it online because we liked it and was disappointed to see the average price per bottle was $8. Huge mark-up. The crab cakes were a bit bland but not terrible. Also ordered the Caesar and pork belly. Both lacked the flavor we were hoping for. For entrees ordered the steak and Cajun chicken papardelle. The steak was very peppery but good. The chicken had no spice at all and came out with Farfalle. Dessert was good- but not great. Overall was a fun place but likely won't be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible
    Foodlover
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The entire meal was awful. Tuna tartare was so over marinated that the tuna was blac and the salt content was far too high. My husbands steak was under seasoned and over cooked, and it was the first braised veal shank I have ever had that was actually tough. The waiter was up observant and unapologetic about the temperature of the steak. Would never go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very dissapointed
    alext
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Dined here June 14th with my wife. I ordered a Strip loin rare, and when I received it, it was over cooked. I was asked by whom I think was the manager if everything was okay, and made him aware of the problem. He was very rude, and begrudgingly took my steak to replace it. He then returned 2 minutes later with my same steak, and I was told it was cooked perfectly, and that I was wrong (the steak was quite obviously medium, and light grey is pink in the middle). Not wanting to create a scene, I took it back. I have never seen such appalling service. To have your meal parading around your restaurant for inspection is unacceptable. Our steak was also not removed from the bill. I will give you some credit though, my mashed potatoes were great.
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  • Decent steak joint
    ACER
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Just like the title says its a decent steak place but not a great steak place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly surprised:)
    Dinercat
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had dinner at Prime on May 24th. The meal was delicious and the server was able to recommend a great cocktail to accompany my meal. Overall a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 159 reviews are from the SB Prime reviews archive.
  • Birthday Celebration
    stiletto
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Took my best friend here for a birthday celebration, food was amazing and service from Chris was excellent. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed
    Hungry2nite
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    We were very impressed with SB Prime. The service was outstanding. The steak tartar was amazing, better than when we ordered it at a fine restaurant in Hungary. For an entre, my husband ordered the rib eye and the flavour was exceptional. We visited Prime for a special occasion and were not disappointed. Enjoyed the 1/2 priced bottle of wine on a Monday. Very relaxed atmosphere. Will deffinately visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Great.......Food?
    sunlover
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We were so excited for this restaurant!! Our server Andrew was fantastic:) However the food was such a disappointment:( My veal shank was tasteless, but the spaghetti squash was amazing. My friends stuffed chicken was soooo dry she couldn't eat it. She asked me to try it and I could see how DRY it was, no thanks! Her husbands steak was not good either and my Husbands mashed potatoes were so cold that the butter didn't melt. Andrew was great and brought us a GREAT dessert to make up for it and that was a nice treat!! Oh he also took the chicken off the bill(thank you Andrew).However we wont return based on the fact there was too much wrong with our main courses. So unfortunate... because it has a nice atmosphere!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I really enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed our experience. Service was exceptional. Atmosphere was excellent. The food was acceptable but could use some attention. Our steaks were not prepared as directed. The potatoes au gratin appeared to be food service variety.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Great food and a central location to meet friends...went on St. Patrick's Day and most items on the menu were not available. But everyone in our group was impressed with the food. Only real downside was a $39.00 parking ticket, because i took the stub into the restaurant to get the advertised "free parking" for the restaurant. I am not from Burlington and it will not be worth my while to try and fight the ticket. Be careful and make sure you split the ticket and only take 1/2 into to the restaurant. We will definitely return to this restaurant and look forward to our next meal there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very rushed meal
    dorshecVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had a reservation booked and when we went to the restaurant we were told they had a private function and we would have less than 2 hours to eat. Not a great way to start the meal. The waiter was great but we felt very disconnected from the restaurant when we were sat in the back room. Food was definitely not as good as our first visit to SB Prime. We were not impressed with the new menu or the quality of the food. We will not be returning to SB Prime any time soon.
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  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Went to SB Prime mid week for lunch with a group. Only two others were there and it was Taste of Burlington. Great service from a very good waitress but we were in a room off the main bar area which felt a bit like a secondary room. The main bar area was empty. Food was just ok and we didn't like anything on the TOB menu so chose off the main menu. Would not rush back.
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  • Every time I go I can't imagine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Every time I go I can't imagine my experience being better than the last but they always seem to outdo themselves. The staff is so accommodating to food allergies without batting an eye.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great service!
    Mark
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food and service were excellent and with Taste of Burlington, the price was right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste of Burlington
    Peter
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The three course meal was very good and well priced. The steak was well prepared as was the Arctic char.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines day score
    Vaughan
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I would recommend this place! It was a great valentines evening. Andrew was our server and was great, attentive, little things as pouring our second glasses of wine when noticed glasses were empty. Food was quite good, especially the scallops app... To die for, coming from two foodies! Will for sure return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Vday Night
    NoBoozePlz
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Everything about the evening was fabulous. Service was wonderful. Server's recommendation on meal choice was spot on perfect with my date's wine selection. Ambience was great with live music playing in the main room filtering nicely into the back dining area. Food was heavenly. Great portions, and amazing flavours in each dish were matched to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice touches
    Vdaydiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I took my wife here for Valentine's Day. The chocolate rose on the table and our names written on the dessert added a lot to our evening. The food was amazing and I would return and recommend based on that, though there was nothing else holding me back from doing so. The price was reasonable for the food received, especially when most restaurants increase the price dramatically. SB Prime kept it reasonable, but the quality was still high. I was a little disappointed not to be sitting in the front room, as I did not know there was a back room separate from the piano when viewing the website and booking. Asking a couple times for bread is always disappointing for a restaurant that did so well in all other areas, small but important.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SB Prime
    Islesrule
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The steaks were outstanding. Everything else was just ok. It was cold in the restaurant. We joked with other patrons in the temperature in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and service, loud music
    FurbyVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The good food and service at our recent dinner was overshadowed by music so loud one could not easily carry on a conversation and temperatures so cool in the restaurant that were so cool my feet were still cold even though I had on insulated socks. We did however enjoy our food and the service was good. The potato, bacon and cheddar soup was very tasty. The halibut was an interesting combination with the good sized halibut filet served over a combination of yogurt, Kale and sweet potato. My partners chicken supreme was quite large and the accompanying, maple gastrique was a good addition. They have no decaf coffee. Overall reasonable value at $72 plus tip but don't go on Friday night with live entertainment or in cold weather
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good service and food
    jane
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Service was excellent as usual... steak was slightly overdone but wait staff quickly sent it back to be replaced ... very good service, friendly and attentive, cheese plater was very good!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The food was outstanding.....I have never had a rack of Lamb any better. My husbands steak was excellent and grilled to perfection. The presentation was great and the timing of the courses perfect. Thanks for a great night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for an evening out!!
    Krislal
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    The staff were very friendly and cheerful!! The food was innovative and well presented!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SB PRIME LIVED UP TO IT'S REVIEWS
    CriticTC
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    WONDERFUL EVENING - MEAL, SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AND DEFINITELY MY FAVOURITED RESTAURANT IN BURLINGTON WHEN YOU NEED A SPECIAL NIGHT OUT! .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    stillhungry
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We thought this would be a nice intimate delicious dinner. Server was great though not familiar with menu because he was new. The food was very disappointing and the portions were tiny. Certainly not the best choice for steak or any "prime" meat. Dinning area is hidden away behind the empty bar. Surprising.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good decision
    kt13
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    This is the second time I've reviewed this restaurant. The first was on Trip Advisor. We've dined here a few other times without a review and it's been worth returning. Two couples who enjoy catching up...we chose this restaurant because it is quiet enough to hear the conversation. The only disappointment in the food was the Caesar salad that truly was lacking flavour...however with the attention we had from the manager, I'm betting there will be a change in the salad dressing. The steaks were amazing and the salmon cooked perfectly. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    SMCZ
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    First time at this restaurant and we can't say enough about the excellent service we received. Our waiter Chris was attentive, enjoyable and deserving of a well earned tip. Manager Darryl was professional and paid special attention to our celebration event providing an excellent table and a few complimentary extras that were very much appreciated and made our dinner even more special. Our meal was very good. However, I forgot to order the red wine demi-glace with my tenderloin steak as I felt it was needed to bring out the flavour. We had a bottle of wine which was appropriately decanted. The atmosphere was refreshingly quiet and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Ddubs
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Lots of details left out. Tepid shrimp cocktail? No decaf coffee? No coffee at all? And no sangria. Hey, it's summer and that's a summertime drink.
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  • Taste of Burlington
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Excellent presentation and choice on menu .waitress very pleasant and knowledgable
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our dinner was very nice,
    Jsts
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    Our dinner was very nice, I had the salmon which was absolutely fantastic and my husband had the rib steak with the bone in. He really liked it and finished all even though it was so large. The salad (spinach with kale ) and a honey mustard dressing was very good but very large. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, and as it was a special evening (anniversary) they tried to treat us to dessert, however because we had no room left, they gave us complimentary drinks. Was we were not set up in the dinning room due to a function planned that night, so we were at a table by the bar. When the party started to arrive it got very noisy and crowded so left as soon as possible.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodies delight
    TResh
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Every course is superb I really don't think there is abad menu choice! Portions are good, each bite is mouth watering and full of flavor. Comes highly recommended we have been many times and will return many more times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was impeccable, delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    The food was impeccable, delicious and prompt. The service was top-notch. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambience and prices not matching!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    A really cool looking place from the outside, very small and weird vibe inside. The waitress was not overly knowledgable but very friendly. We felt the food was just o.k. considering the prices. My rack of lamb was sensational, but the steaks the husbands had were barely warm and my friend's chicken was average. The prices were a little high for the quality of atmosphere. Very upscale prices for a so-so ambience. Would recommend but would not rush back soon.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific service, waiter was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Terrific service, waiter was attentive, yet not smothering. Food was very well prepared, though I did find the potatoes and vegetable side dishes a little bland. Wine selection was spot on, a tad pricey, but good. Desserts were terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to eat, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Great place to eat, great service, very relaxed surroundings and the food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was excellent, Oyster's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Food was excellent, Oyster's Rockafeller was fantastic and steaks were cooked to perfection. Service was also very good and it made for a very enjoyable dining experience. I would highly recommend this resturant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our dining experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    Our dining experience was pleasant however there were only 2 tables for two and since one was occupied the one we were seated at was very cold by the window. As the facility was not full, our waitress was more than happy to change our table. We will visit your establishment again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet