Primo Grill

4.9
952 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Primo Grill is a chef driven Mediterranean by Northwest restaurant showcasing the best of local bounty. Local wild caught fish, meats from local farms and foraged produce feature from the grill and brick oven. Owners Chef Charlie McManus and Jacqueline Plattner offer a relaxed yet sophisticated experience with an emphasis on Washington wines and hand muddled artisanal cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 952 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SiobhanF
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was about average, nothing stood out. The manager was very rude about reseating us away from the open garage door window, and that immediately took away from the ambience. The wait staff though was excellent. A very average experience. We will not be returning.

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BernieM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food always consistent and excellent service.

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Long
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We came for our 16th wedding anniversary and it was our first time, love the food! I had the lamb chops and my hubby got the pork with apple chutney both were delish! My 6-yr-old had a cheese pizza (not on menu but the server will tell u about it). Ambiance is not as good as I have expected for the price and parking is difficult too. Service is prompt and staff are friendly and welcoming. I will come here again for casual dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, great food. Staff were friendly and attentive.
Perfect evening with my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was good spot on, & brick chicken was full of flavor. Initially hesitant on the olive oil cake, but was immediately a fan after the first bite. Primo never disappoints!!!

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Fircrestian
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific experience celebrating our wedding anniversary. We had the lamb chops and the halibut, and we saved room for the bourbon chocolate cake, which was divine. The atmosphere was perfect. We hit the jackpot and dined on a beautiful spring evening that allowed them to have the rollup doors open. We enjoyed the 6th Ave vibe outside our window.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely LOVED the hightop tables! So much fun watching the chefs cook your food.

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AngelaR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful, wonderful experience! The food was fantastic, and wait staff very personable & attentive. We had an Excellent time!

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MarieL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sid our server was just wonderful. Very knowledgeable and friendly.

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AnnS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and Our server Georgie was amazing

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vipMary
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service . Very enjoyable time . Chef visits table and recommends food . Staff knowledgeable on menu and provided very timely follow up service . Water kept filled and dishes cleared quickly . Salads and Halibut was outstanding !!

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vipChristyP
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was PERFECT!! I would be happy to eat here several times a week if I could!

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WildBill
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We started, as we always do, with the Kamilche mussels and ordered extra bread for the creamy sauce. We shared the Arugula & parmesan salad and the Sea Scallops, which were as fresh and tasty as the mussels. Charlie and Jacqueline greeted us warmly. It was so nice to be able to luxuriate in the restaurant rather than to get takeout.

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Barb
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food! We couldn’t decide so we split everything and it was prefect. Wish they had more parking. There mixed drinks are off the hook, bring a DD.

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SueP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience. Great service. Delicious food. Best Manhattan cocktail in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Reconnecting with a friend and we both had a wonderful evening. Our waiter was amazing and very attentive with us!!
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good wine selection & excellent food. Must try the polenta and fried Brussels sprouts, even if you normally wouldn’t. The smoked pork chop was thick, juicy and well flavored.

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BrianaH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primo Grill is our favorite Tacoma restaurant for 19 years and counting! Best people, best food, best atmosphere.

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MarkT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and presentation, atmosphere and service. We will return.

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JohnB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Primo Grill is my family's Go To restaurant for special celebrations.

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vipJimN
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great evening fish was excellent 😋

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LouisD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service from our waiter, Bruce. We will visit next time we're in Tacoma.

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vip30YearReunionCommittee
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to make same day reservations on Open Table. I received a text at my reservation time. I was able to let Primo Grill know we were looking for parking. The Black Manhattan's were strong but good. My swordfish was very good! My boyfriend enjoyed a chicken meal that was good. Both meals were healthy choices. Thank you Primo Grill for your safety measures as we survive this social distance era.

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AmyC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy!!! Great service! Would totally come back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! The service is impeccable, the food delicious, and the Black Manhattans are a MUST!! 🤩🎉

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ChrisE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Flavors were great but my chicken was severely overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We REALLY needed to unwind, chill out, and have a time out from busy day-to-day life. Primo delivered us! Excellent food, relaxing atmosphere. Thank you!

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NathanR
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Havent been there in 7 years and it was as great as we remember. Consistently good for at least our decade of patronage. Its specialties are hand rolled pasta and artisan pizzas but holy cow get the steak!

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ShawnaC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a great place to eat real food this is it! The applewood smoked pork chop is to die for!!! Cocktails were very delicious and on point!

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mbtacoma
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primo Grill is one of our favorite local restaurants, so when indoor dining reopened in Washington state, this was the first place we went. The staff was, as expected, terrific about taking extra safety/health precautions and service was outstanding. Food here is locally sourced and my husband loved his steak. I ordered the halibut -- delicious -- and our son devoured his pasta with pork ragu. The three of us shared the hazelnut brownie with ice cream. So yummy. I'm already dreaming of our next night out at Primo!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The porcini encrusted halibut was exceptional! The entire evening was perfect from drinks to dessert. We thought it was the best meal we have had out in 2 years.

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BrianaH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always! Our favorite restaurant in Tacoma!

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BradS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We have always enjoyed Primo very much and have consistently given five star reviews. This time the food was excellent but the service was disappointing. They propped open a side door right next to our table so they could go in and out for takeout orders. It was cold. Very cold. I looked around to say something but couldn’t get their attention so I closed the door myself. They opened it again. I closed it again. It took us out of the mood for dessert, that’s for sure. Other than that it was wonderful as always and the scallops were done perfectly and the pasta was wonderful. We will be back, but please pay attention to the comfort of the diners. File this under constructive criticism.

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dance
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went early to avoid the "crowds" (at 25% capacity) - we initially had the place to ourselves. Pre-covid, we usually went for happy hour, so going for a regular dinner was special - nice for larger portions!
We always order the same things, and are never disappointed (except for once, not sure what happened then).

Polenta alone is worth the trip.

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BrianO
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie McManis literally brought fine dining to Tacoma several years ago. He has so many good things on the menu that it’s a hard choice. The polenta, brussels sprouts and cauliflower appetizers were fantastic. Can’t wait to sit at the bar again.

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KelleO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time dining here. The service was really wonderful and I liked the atmosphere. We had a margarita and the black Manhattan and I'd recommend both. I had pasta which was wonderful and my boyfriend had salmon which was also great. Get the focaccia bread too, it was delish. We shared the bourbon chocolate cake and practically needed to be rolled back to the car. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful server, nice place. We would definitely go again!

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AprilAdams253
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primo Grill never disappoints and is perfect for a date night or simply to have exceptional cuisine and well crafted cocktails. The vibe is always spot on and the staff represents all types of people. We love Primo.

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vipGlamgal
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time returning to indoor dining since it’s been allowed again. We chose Primo Grill to enjoy a great meal, support local and felt very comfortable knowing the dining room would follow the safe distance requirements, which they did! We enjoyed our dinner and felt very welcomed by the staff.

FAQs

Primo Grill is rated 4.9 stars by 952 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.