The Sycamore Inn Prime Steak House
The Sycamore Inn Prime Steak House

The Sycamore Inn Prime Steak House

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thesycamoreinn.com/
  • Phone: 9099821104x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Louis Alvarez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Sycamore Inn would like to assist you in planning your next special event. Our facilities can accommodate groups both large and small. From business meetings, family parties, wedding receptions, or any event that requires our special attention, the Sycamore Inn can provide you with menus, service, and other arrangements to meet your needs. The Sycamore Inn has five private banquet rooms that can accommodate from 20 to 120. Our Banquet Director, Michele Main, is standing by to discuss how we can customize your next special event and make it accommodate your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Michele Main 9099821104x
  • Entertainment: Enjoy “Prime Time at the Wine Bar” Mon-Fri 5:00pm-7:00pm with 1/2 price all drinks & appetizers.

    Monthly Wine Tasting Events feature great wines, sumptuous food & live entertainment.

    Martini Nights, Murder Mystery Dinner Theaters and Wine Maker Dinners are planned throughout the year.

    Private banquet dining rooms are perfect for business meetings, wedding receptions & holiday celebrations.
  • Special Events: Come celebrate the holiday with your family on Christmas Eve. Now taking reservations for Christmas Eve dining, hours are 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

    Christmas Eve DInner and New Year's Eve Dinner! Monthly Wine Tastings. Halloween, New Year's Eve and Spring Time Murder Mystery Dinner Theaters.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vineyard and Grove
  • Public Transit: The Sycamore Inn is located on the "Historic Route 66" on Foothill Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Sycamore Inn Prime Steak House
The famous place to celebrate birthdays, wedding days, or even Tuesdays.
Welcome to the historic Sycamore Inn Prime Steakhouse, a landmark of hospitality on the legendary Route 66 since 1848. Our menu features Prime Steaks, Prime Rib, Chops, Seafood, Superb Salads, Signature Side Dishes, Luigi’s Famous Minestrone Soup and heavenly desserts complete the menu. Guests can enjoy an award winning wine list featuring over 500 wines with over 40 wines by the glass. Come take a tour of the charming rustic Inn and view the gracious and elegant ambiance that has made the Sycamore Inn a tradition for special evenings, banquets and special events for generations.
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The Sycamore Inn Prime Steak House reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)romantic (48)notable wine list (32)neighborhood gem (27)fit for foodies (20)good for groups (18)great for outdoor dining (13)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (5)great for brunch (5)hot spot (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Not worth it!
    JP023
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This restaurant is very dated! It looks like a cheesy Old Town Vegas style restaurant. The service is extremely poor. The waiters act as if they have somewhere better to be. There is no interaction, no recommendations, no welcome to the restaurant or anything! Everything is a la cart so the main entree's do not come with any sides. It is very expensive, which is not a problem if the the service and ambiance matches! If you order wine be prepared to have a backup because if they have run out the waiter will tell you it's out, drop off the menu and walk away without recommending anything else. I would never dine here again. An absolute waste of time and money!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very delicious food
    MJAJ101010
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Expensive but we'll worth it. Food was amazing service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Malyndo
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food, excellent steaks, many side choices all in a great atmosphere. Definitely worth the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed date night
    ArtemisVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Went to the Inn to have a good steak and we weren't disappointed. The service with Bob is as good as it gets, like going to visit an old friend and family. The noise level is usually lower than other restaurants which makes for good conversation at dinner. We will be back soon, had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Special Occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    If you have a special occasions it's very good, delicious food, great service but it's pricey and it's very easy to spend 190-200. (inclusive of 20% tip) if you have appetizer and dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChrisG
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Sycamore Inn is just fantastic ! Fantastica ambiance, fantastic service, fantastic food !!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food needs makeover
    food4stroh
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Boy would Robert Irvine love to get his hands on this place is what my wife said as we entered the restaurant. The interrior is from the 70's maybe early 80's. The big neon sign in front with the arrow pointing to the restaurant seemed like it belonged in Las Vegas. The area is so rich with history it's a shame it is not updated to reflect that theme. Although everything is clean, the place screams "Make Me Over!". The food is very good and the service is excellent. I had the 20 oz prime rib, and my wife had the filet mignon. The prices are in line for a chop house. Our waiter Gus was great and attended to our every need. There are plenty of selections to choose from, but it would be great to have an exclusive dish from the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As Good As I Remember
    mb77
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It has been years since we were here last but the place [thankfully] hasn't changed. Wonderful experience. Food, service, atmosphere were all outstanding. I had the rib chop and Sue had the rack of lamb -- both were excellent. Very enjoyable and memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic Steak House
    Vintner100
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Historic building with elegant ambiance. Excellent menu, classic dishes well prepared with exceptional service. Extensive wine list and lively bar scene. Prices are a little upscale, so, recommended for special occasions. Am option is their Sunday prime rib special, which makes it more affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Evening
    Gtaylor
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I wish there could be more stars for service. Our waiter and the wait staff were AMAZING! This is one of the few restaurants that we have found that is quiet enough to have a conversation with everyone at the table and the added bonus of not blowing out my mother's hearing aids. A lovely place for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My 'Go To' Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    So, whenever I want to thank or congratulate someone, I take them to The Sycamore Inn. Recently we moved and one of our friends helped in loading and unloading our truck. The same guys wife just got a benefits position at her job so we went out to celebrate/thank both of them. The food is always wonderful. I had the petite filet, my girlfriend had the bass, and both guys had the New York Strip. We all had either wine or mixed drinks and the atmosphere, as usual was vibrant. The place was packed, it was a Saturday so I made sure to make a reservation but normally I just show up and wait if I have to (never had to). I have sat next to the fireplace, in the middle and outside...there is no bad seat. LOVE YOU GUYS!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Aging Queen
    TrumpetTom2
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Though I appreciate that the servers are professional and experienced, I prefer servers who are at least engaging. Not over the top, just not so stuffy. This is a special occasion restaurant and in my opinion, there should be reasonable dress code for the dining room. Their website menu needs updating since we were surprised that the prices were $4-5 were higher than advertised. Side dishes are not presented as they once were. I was disappointed with my dining experience and how much the restaurant it has changed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like going home...
    ArtemisVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went back to the Inn for date night, haven't been in a while. The steaks are just as good as ever and the service is outstanding...thanks Bob! The wine selection can't be beat and love the creamed spinach. Won't stay away too long this time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    ginger9999
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I came to celebrate our anniversary last year, and enjoyed it so much we returned this year. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly. The service was outstanding. This has become our new anniversary tradition.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times inside or out
    Jungle
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great place to enjoy dinner especially if you enjoy a great cut of beef. Just keep in mind the menu is a little different for outside dinning than inside (simplified). Item's can be ordered off the regular menu but you do have to ask to see it. Very accommodating for any questions or concerns.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Evening
    WillbBack
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Dining at the Sycamore Inn is always something we look forward to and greatly enjoy. The food is beyond your expectations, and always beyond excellence. We love the setting of a big dining room with still that privacy at your table. It takes you to another era. Read up on their history. They have a great one!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 26th anniversary dinner for two
    richardwm
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My wife and I have lived in San Bernardino/Rialto for most of our 70 years. Over the years we would say to each other next time we should go to the Sycamore Inn. Neither had ever been there but always wanted to. We arrived 20 minutes early. We were shown are table our server introduced here self and her assistant. The room was beautiful. the service was outstanding and the dinner was prepared perfect. we could not have ask for anything better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Used to be better. We both found the side dishes incredibly salty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Late dinner at Sycamore Inn
    DannyC
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a somewhat later reservation of 8:15 on a Friday evening to celebrate my daughter's 40th birthday. We were greeted and seated promptly. Our server was delightful and allowed us to take our time ordering drinks, appetizers and our entree's. Food came out delicious and we enjoyed the evening all the way to closing time. It did feel a bit strange to be the only one's in the restaurant at 10:30PM. I think if some sort of entertainment in the lounge was offered, people may have a tendency to stay longer. We did notice that the parking lot of "The Magic Lamp" across the street was full when we left. Dinner for 5 with cocktails, appetizers and entree was $400.00, so Sycamore is a bit more pricey than The Magic Lamp.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Dependable
    Marly
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My husband and I have been to the Sycamore Inn many times, as a couple and with a moderate size group and a very large group. We are never disappointed. We generally choose to go to this restaurant when we want an upscale experience. The food is excellent as is the ambiance and the service. Our service is never rushed. On this evening we were a party of six, family members. We enjoyed appetizers, cocktails, wine, and a meal with rolls and sides. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sycamore Inn
    funfoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We LOVE the Sycamore Inn (Rancho Cucamonga) - we go for the Prime Time dinner since we're on a budget. I think their appetizer Cajun Shrimp should be a main dish! Add some wild rice and vegetables and voila! I love the fact that they have "old school" drinks like Manhattans...but the Smokin' Margaritas are my fave. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Horrible Smell
    JustMyOpinion
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This resturant was established back in the 1800, so needless to say it needs a update. The carpeting has the entire restaurant smelling like the 1800s. Other than that, the food was excellent. I ordered the 10 oz. filet mignon cooked medium. It was cooked perfect with a pink middle and nicely charred on the outside. The stemmed spinach and au gratin potatoes are just that. Nothing special about them. Also ordered a top shelf extra dirty martini on the rocks. Excellent cocktail with no complaints. Kind of weird that the host podium is located back by the bar instead of as soon you enter the establishment. Overall if your going for food, excellent. If your going for wine, excellent with over 500+ selections.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniehoo11
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we heard from friends that sycamore inn was the best steak...maybe we expected too much.. not what we were looking for it was good but not great
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Shrimp cocktail, very fresh,and large,a ribeye bone in chop was perfect, all with great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loveditVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food and service is excellent, but a little too pricey.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I would have liked a more quiet setting.Very loud and uncontrolled children in restaurant made for not such a romantic evening. And for the price of the food I would have expected more of an adult setting.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Blacker
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We've been to this restaurant numerous times over the last 10 years. Things have changed over the years, and this last time was the most noticeable decline. While the prices are somewhat extraordinary (and this is fine with us if it's warranted), the food and service are no longer (but it certainly used to be). To pay nearly $50 for a steak that is just OK is not acceptable. The "Family Style" side dishes seem to have become smaller. We had reservations for a family birthday dinner, but our server had no clue about the birthday. The service overall was minimal, slow and unenthusiastic. We really got the sense that they didn't care if we ate there or not. My family and I left disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Foodisgood
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • palady
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first visit to Sycamore Inn. Looking forward to visit for some time. Food was very good and we enjoyed spending our anniversary there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Treasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Sycamore Inn is just off Route 66 (Foothill Blvd) surrounded by huge Sycamore trees. I decided to take my family out to celebrate my wife's birthday and everything was absolutely perfect! We ordered a mix of appetizers, the calamari was especially good. Entrees and sides were all served perfectly. It's rare when the youngest in our family (19) and the oldest (89) express complete satisfaction at the same meal. Sycamore Inn pulled it off, definitely going to be our neighborhood steakhouse moving forward.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was wonderful. The staff is very attentive but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A nice place for a special occasion
    Sassy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We love to go to this restaurant occasionally. The prices certainly have gone up though, and most of the side dishes you have to select and pay for separately. The waiter was not very good, Ed was kind of pretentious and catered to some buddies of his at another table. However, the young man that was his back-up was excellent (sorry, should have got his name). He was really on top of things, brought me a cup of coffee, kept our drinks flowing, and promptly cleared the dishes. I'm sure we will go there again, but only for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Having a steak any other place is a let down after eating at Sycamore Inn, OMG so delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best!!
    Forestluv
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I absolutely love the Sycamore Inn! From the moment you pull into the Parking lot. There are lots of big Trees, which gives a secluded feeling and you can see the outdoor diners having a lovely time. The Ambiance inside gives a Romantic "Old School" feeling to me. I love the Big Wing Back Leather Chairs at all the Tables! The Wait Staff is on it from the moment you are seated. I always order Oysters on the Half Shell for Appy. Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella salad and The Chilean Sea Bass, Mmmm! So Good! I've been here Twice and we have always had to request the Bread Basket, I guess that's the way it goes? There bread is delicious, it comes out Piping Hot and comes with a Sun Dried Tomato, butter and Parmesan spread! Mmmm
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pjdunk99
    pjdunk99
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is one of the best places in the Southland for a good steak. They are so tender you can cut it with a fork. The side dishes are really good, the Creamed spinach and blue cheese/bacon mashed potatoes are a meal by themselves. Bread is hot out of the oven. Specials are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner Success
    YummyTummy
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Excellent dining experience! I had prime rib, hubby had rib chop (bone in rib eye) and friends had sea bass... Prime rib was tender & flavorful. Rib eye was perfectly prepared, charred on the outside and moist inside. The sea bass was amazing! Flakey, tender with an amazing flavor. For appetizers I recommend the stuffed mushrooms. The bleucheese stuffing was to die for. And the chocate soufflé was out of this world!! (Just order early, takes 30-45 min to prepare.) The only negative was that we split the check but the recommended tip printed on the receipt wasn't for the spit amount, it was on the full amount and we didn't realize that until we had already paid and left. Overall I give this restaurant 5 stars and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Summer dinner
    ArtemisVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Went to the Inn for a great steak and we weren't disappointed. Love the service, Bob knows how to take care of us, and love the food. It is nice to go for dinner and we can carry on a conversation without shouting, it is busy but not distracting. Not many places can make us so comfortable while dining on great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely revisit
    UCSDmom
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Excellent service, super friendly staff, great food, great happy hour items as well as value for $! Our party of 4 was very pleased with every aspect of our visit. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old friends get together
    enjoyfood
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Food and service excellent. Met old friends here for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mudkid
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The server was excellent and on spot with his knowledge and experience. The food was as described and met our expectations. The atmosphere was very pleasant and warm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 849 reviews are from the The Sycamore Inn Prime Steak House reviews archive.