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About 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.

201 SE 2nd Ave Suite 102
Gainesville, FL 32601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
SE 1st ST

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(352) 336-0077

Website:
http://www.marksprimesteakhouse.com/

Executive Chef:
David Pharo

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: (352) 336-0077

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mark's Prime Steakhouse - Gainesville Ratings and Reviews

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (775)
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 10, 2015

I took my wife here for Mother's Day and she loved it. We had the sea bass and sirloin steak and we were very pleased. The price is on the high side but I feel it's the best restaurant in Gainesville.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 4, 2015

Great place for celebrations. Wonderful menu and food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 18, 2015

The food was great! Our waitress was very good, and made some good suggestions. Overall, it was a very good experience.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 14, 2015

We had a great business dinner there. Austin was our server and he was fantastic. A+

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 11, 2015

It's always a pleasure to eat here when visiting our son at UF. The steaks and sides are always delicious and cooked perfectly. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2015

Was there 4/2015. Tried 2 Gainesville steakhouses. Surprised that both were excellent. Remember, you're in G-ville, not at Lugers or Sparks, that being said, the food was excellent, the service quick and the atmosphere was great. I'd come back on my next visit. The food was pricy, but you're in a steakhouse and these days I have not found a cheap, quality steakhouse. Expect to pay $30 - $40 per entree with sides extra. They could use a porterhouse on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 4, 2015

We come to Mark's at least twice a year, usually for special occasions. This trip, it was louder than it ever has been, which took away from the overall experience, probably b/c the bar was so full. I won't come again on a sports night, because a quiet, leisurely, relaxed dinner was the goal (not attained- so loud the 5 of us could not converse). Also, it was the first time I ever had the experience that my food was overly salty (e.g., the mushrooms), which was disappointing. Steak was excellent, however, but the other experiences disappointing enough that for the next occasion, I might consider trying Embers.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 23, 2015

What a bummer! We made advanced reservations for a special occasion and asked for a good table and a great server. We got neither. The hostess seated us near the dish clearing station although there were many empty tables in a better location. We promptly asked for a different table. Although our server was polite, he brought us a dish we asked about but never ordered. The worst part, he refused to join in and sing happy birthday even though he brought a dessert with a candle. He said, "I am NOT singing."

The baked bread was tasteless, the choice of appetizers and side dishes were unappealing, the twice baked potato was hard as a rock and tasteless, the grilled asparagus was also hard and way too peppered and the desserts were nothing special, even the espresso was tasteless.

The only good thing was the steak, although the ones we ordered were not the ones we wanted. Our first choice was unavailable!?

The prices at Marks are ridiculously high and everything is a la carte.

It was extremely disappointing, depressing and the bill was over $120 for two!! Don't waste your money.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 21, 2015

We take our top salespeople here for a winners dinner , they are always impressed. It really gives our team something to strive for . They talk about it all month long and when we go it's always fantastic. I done there with my wife as well and never a bad meal. The best place in town !!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 7, 2015

The best steak house in Gainesville. The food is served hot and the steak is the correct temperature. Atmosphere and ambiance is excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 4, 2015

Have to admit that we have only gone for dinners but everytime we go the food is consistently great which creates memories. We've gone for our anniversary, birthdays and New Years Eve, everytime the food and drink is great. Service is great also.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 23, 2015

The opening appetizer of seared ahi was delicious as was their baked bread. The Malbec was great once it had a chance to breathe.

My only complaint was an under-cooked twice baked potato that ironically would have been thoroughly cooked, had it been, TWICE baked. . . it was more baked, scooped, and served. The waiter took care of it and made it right, however, by substituting the duck fat potatoes...not exactly the same for my vegetarian wife, but a good gesture nonetheless.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 12, 2015

We had a wonderful dining experience with friends. The food was fabulous, especially the crab bisque! Never had Brussel sprouts so good & of course the Filet was melt in your mouth! The desserts capped off an evening of fun, excellent food and service. We will return....& thank you for the valet service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2015

great food, however, i wish the wine list had been more vast.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 24, 2015

My adult daughter and I were very happy with the food at Mark's. Wine list had something for everyone. My only negative comment would be when we walked in I was pleased with the look and feel of the restaurant. Very warm booths, lighting, ambiance, etc. There were some still available but we were seated in a secondary dining room which felt more like an afterthought. It was better for large parties. Very wide open and not as comfortable.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 3, 2015

Perfect meal, offered a free dessert for birthday. Top notch all the way.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2014

We went to Mark's on New Year's Eve and had a wonderful dinner. The cocktails were delectable and not watered down. The calamari and portobello appetizers were super. My stuffed chicken (with asiago cheese and spinach) was so plentiful (two chicken breasts) that I had to take some home. And I never need a to-go box. The servings were generous which I like. I don't care for architectural dishes that have a dab of this and not very much food!

The service was excellent as well. We were only passing through Gainesville, but would almost return from Michigan to eat at this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 23, 2014

Great food and service at Mark's Prime. The only negative was that the Parking Garage across the street did not honor the validated parking ticket stamped by the restaurant.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 12, 2014

Great steaks delivered on a sizzling plate, decent wine list. Sides are for the table and well prepared.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 2014

Arrived early for a 6 pm reservation. Gave our name and said, we were early for our 6pm reservation. Were seated and served water promptly. We didn't eat appetizers but the food came out promptly. Two sirloin steaks for my wife and daughter. I had the snapper. The steaks were pretty good. My fish was cooked fine. Thought it was going to be Asian style but It was basically plain fish with sauteed spinach and tomatoes. We picked at one dessert which was good. Wine was good, a nice Malbec. First coffee was stone cold, replacement was microwaved. While having dinner I received a notice that they were cancelling my reservation. Made the front desk aware that we were here and in the middle of dinner. Server was adequate, $190 including a 20% tip. Asked them to be sure to fix with Open table as they take no shows and cancellations seriously. Had to call again the next day to speak with a manager to have it rectified which he did promptly and was very apologetic. . Wouldn't be in a hurry to go back but probably will purely because the manager made an effort.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2014

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 19, 2014

Excellent food and outstading service. I would highly recemmend Mark's for any special occasion or just a romanitc night out.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 15, 2014

Very good dinner. All steaks were cooked just right. Service was ok

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 15, 2014

The food, service, and atmosphere are excellent. A nice spot for a special occasion meal. I recommend reservations...there is a nice bar but very small and no real waiting area if the bar is full.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 8, 2014

I was visiting my Son and he told me about the Restaurant, I was very impressed with the place and the service was top notch.
My girl friend was not happy when we got home the bone was removed from her steak.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2014

We celebrated our son's 21th birthday at Marks Prime Steakhouse. Everything was wonderful! Great food, professional but fun server, just an all around great place in Gainesville to have a nice dinner. We loved it! You will too!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 7, 2014

The steak was cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. The lobster had just the right amount of tang to go with its buttery flavor.
The chocolate martini was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 7, 2014

Had an exceptional experience great food and service will be returning on a regular basis. Found a new favorite spot.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 3, 2014

ALL our food was outstanding. My husband and I went with our son and his wife. This was our first time trying this restaurant. We all tried different things so we could really get a taste of what the menu was all about. I had the Diva cocktail--VERY good. Our server was Jessica and she did a wonderful job. It is a bit pricey, but the food is wonderful and I'd definitely want to go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2014

We were in for parents weekend and the restaurant came highly recommended. Our table was waiting for us when we arrived and after we were seated the waiting began for us. Let's just say the service was more than a little uneven after our more than friendly waiter kept telling us that he would take care of things. To the restaurants credit, we did end up getting our drinks, desserts and coffee comped. The steaks and all the other food were very good. We'd give the place another try.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 23, 2014

If you are looking for a special place for dinner. This is a good choice. In the heart of downtown, you can walk and take in the local nightlife as well as a good meal.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 18, 2014

Food was excellent!! Amazing creamed spinach and steak were cooked perfectly!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 27, 2014

Excellent steaks and sides!! Great service and ambiance too!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 23, 2014

My wife got a steak. The steaks at Mark's are always the best we've ever had anywhere. I got lamb, which was good but it was a bit fatty and with some tendon-like material through the meat. The sauce for the lamb was perfect. I think the truth is that I am not really a huge fan of lamb and I should stop ordering it. I can't remember when I last really liked the lamb anywhere. So that's on me. Our server was just about perfect, just the right amount of hovering, but not intrusive, great personality, really fun and professional. All the sides were also outstanding. We go at least once a year for anniversary, and some other visits. It's expensive but really worth it.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 23, 2014

Family dinner before leaving our son at UF. Pleasant atmosphere. Great food. Good service.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 23, 2014

Crab Bisque was awesome. The Delmonico, about which most reviewers raved, had the taste of butane. And the salad was average at best.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 19, 2014

First time eating here. Overall food, service and ambiance were all excellent! The only disappointment was my request to have a small
vase with roses in it was not addressed. I indicated this request on my open table reservation. Since you could not, or did not
want to provide this extra request, you should of responded to me via email, so I could of made other arrangements. Other restaurants gladly provide this service. Remember...Happy Wife = Happy Life.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 9, 2014

Outstanding restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is as well. My wife and I enjoy our date nights out here!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2014

Me and my wife celebrated our 9th anniversary by going out to Marks Prime Steakhouse. We have only been to Mortons prior to this in Virginia and were expecting something close by comparison. The service staff were very nice and attentive but the ambience wasn't as romantic as we had hoped for. Still a very nice place though. We both had the Delmonico since we are avid rib-eye lovers and it was a better cut of meat than the average chain steakhouse for sure. We are not wine lovers so I enjoyed two drinks of Makers Mark that were very well made. Overall it was a very nice experience but for the price it was it is not somewhere we will go just for the quality of the food. I do plan to eat there again on another special occasion!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 26, 2014

The price was reasonable for the quality. Best steakhouse in Gainesville. The selection was good. Service was timely and attentive. The meals where well prepared and presented well

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