Christopher's Prime Tavern

4.2
1678 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Locally owned and operated, Christopher's is the Recipient of the prestigious “Best of State” award and the “People’s Choice” designation from opentable.com, with an “Excellent” rating from Zagat; Christopher’s Prime Tavern has been a fixture in the Salt Lake City dining scene since 1995. We’ve built our reputation on the belief that the finest ingredients yield the finest dishes; 21-day aged USDA Prime beef and the Freshest Seafood Flown in Daily from around the world and Organic Locally Sourced Produce, are the building blocks of our award winning menus. From our mouth watering hand-cut USDA Prime Filet Mignon to our Giant Steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs, Christopher’s is sure to please any palate. We offer an extensive Wine list and full Liquor bar.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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
What 1678 people are saying
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AnnaBelleW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was great, it was just overpriced. The quality of meat wasn’t as good as a Ruth’s Chris, but the prices were comparable. I definitely think the food was fantastic and the service was fantastic, I just have a hard time with how much they charged for the quality of meat received.

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ForTheLoveOfFood
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall2food1service1ambience2

SAVE YOUR MONEY…Christopher’s is not worth it!

We have tried to support local restaurants during these challenging times, and as such decided to celebrate a family birthday at what we thought was one of the “Top Steakhouses in Utah,” huge disappointment!

There were three other groups in the restaurant, with two servers working…none of the other groups were larger than 5. After being seated, we waited a good 10 minutes to be greeted, and asked about drinks. This should have been a red flag for us, but we wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. The night deteriorated from there. Here are bullet points for simplicity…

* We waited an additional 10 minutes to get our sodas…nothing difficult to do.
* Had to ask for bread/butter on the table, and it was probably 15 minutes for that to arrive.
* Two of us order filet’s…both came improperly cooked. I wanted mine medium, and it came well done…the other was to be medium well, and it arrived rare. When I told our server we just traded steaks, his response was…OK, good.
* We needed to keep asking for additional drinks…most good restaurant servers are attentive to this…especially when working only two tables.
* The food was less than flavorful, the side we ordered arrived cold, and of course, our server was nowhere to be found.

Christopher’s has gone down hill so far, I don’t know if it will ever come back to what it was. I can assure you…we won’t ever support this establishment again. I reached out to management of the restaurant, and of course have heard nothing back.

Lastly…save your money. If you’re wanting a steak in Salt Lake City, give your support elsewhere. There are many other great steakhouses in the city, ones who appreciate your loyalty, and will do all they can to make sure you have a good experience. This is NOT the case with Christopher’s. HUGE disappointment!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect service was outstanding the lobster corn dogs were incredible

Christopher's Prime Tavern
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, we are trying hard. (the lobster corndogs are one of my favorites also) Hope to see you again soon! Thanks Again Michael GM

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The steaks were perfectly cooked, calamari appetizer better than we’ve had at any other restaurant and the halibut was over the top delicious! The best halibut I’ve had, hands down, anywhere. Mmmmmm I want to go back tonight…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent!

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JohnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I wanted a night out at the last minute and were able to get a reservation and enjoy a very nice night out with great food. From the lobster corn dogs to the surf and turf were all fantastic. We also had the crab stuffed mushrooms (which are really sausage stuffed mushrooms) which were good despite no notable crab. We also had a Lobster tail cooked Triton style which was the best lobster tail I have ever had. Thanks to the serving staff and kitchen staff, especially Chef Eric for this great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I started coming here regularly and absolutely love it. Food is always amazing and the service is great. Special thanks to the manager Michael who always takes great care of us.

Christopher's Prime Tavern
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you very much, I love our awesome guests!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and everyone was so friendly! We had our New Year’s Eve dinner here and so glad we did. First time in SLC and we’ll definitely be back!

Christopher's Prime Tavern
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you so much, we love our guests and hope to see you next time you're in SLC!

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vipPhilipL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The New York strip was incredible. Great service and kind people

Christopher's Prime Tavern
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you for the review! I love the NY also, hope to see you again soon!! Sincerely, Michael

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DaltonG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing! Can’t complain about that. The host, and bartender were awesome. Very friendly and attentive. Our waitress wasn’t the best. Just really slow on everything. Just plan on a two hour meal if you’re dining here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Had a reservation had to wait about 20 minutes because our table wasn’t ready.
Ordered a Ceasar and received a strawberry salad.
Steaks weren’t cooked right and wasn’t given an option of where to sit at the table because the hostess took a chair before we got to our table. There are much better classy options in the valley I wouldn’t waste your money at this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

long wait, once seating after waiting 20 mins past reservation time we were not offered drinks or water for another 20 mins. halibut was over cooked and gnocchi was flavorless. service was poor overall and overpriced for the food quality.

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MelissaS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance and service was amazing! I would definitely go back.

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KevinJ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

My wife and I celebrate our wedding engagement every other year, this was our 10 year Anniversary from when i proposed. We usually go to this other restaurant across the street, but was too late to make reservations. This year we decided to try Chistopher's Prime as a substitute. We did have reservations and showed up 15 minutes early. We were seated immediately. The waitres was very nice and appearance was great. She took our drink orders, my wife ordered a Pina coloada and myself a bottle beer. She returned with my beer (which was only a hint of chilled) and the bar was out of ingredients for a pina colada. My wife ordered some other drink off the menu which was not that great. We were looking forward to the dinner where i ordered the 20 0z Delmonoco Ribeye (medium) and my wife ordered the Lamb chops. For a side we ordered the Lobster Mac n Cheese (which wasn't on the menu)\, a special per the waitress). When our food arrived, it looked delicious. We split the steak and lamb chops between the 2 of us. The steak was under cooked, it was more medium raw than medium cooked. It was very bland and no flavor (for a $69 steak, i expected MUCH better). My wife absolutely did not like her portion. The lamb chops were good, not great. We have had better elsewhere. The Mac n Cheese appeared like it had sat under a hot lamp for 30 minutes. Dry and not cheesy. We wondered if there was even any lobster in it. When the bill came it was to our surprise that the Mac n cheese (which sucked really bad) was $24. Nearly a $200 meal that we were very dissatisfied with. It was Christmas eve and did not want cause any problems. I tipped the waitress 25% and we left. It was the worst $200 meal i've ever had. That is very expensive for our budget. I expected much better.

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JeannieS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

had a great time. partner loved his steak!! wonderful service. Thank you

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sochef24
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience I've ever had...amazing everything!

Christopher's Prime Tavern
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you for your feedback, wow! We're trying hard, hope to see you again soon! (we love Kyle too)

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AnthonyP
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible food and the staff was kind and very helpful. Very quiet enjoyable atmosphere. We will be going again.

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Terry
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Disappointed with the food.
Crab cake seemed to be more like a stuffing ball with crab bits.
Very overcooked Halibut - dry.
Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son cooks the steak at this restaurant, so it was definitely worth it. Everything was cooked perfectly.

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SMDON
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our entire tables first time visiting and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere!! Service was great as well

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME FOOD

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ShaneL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was exceptional, love the vibe. Perfect date night, birthday, or anniversary dinner. Highly recommend

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vipDanteF
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was fantastic, food was served warm and delicious- will revisit again

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vipBachi
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Steak business must be very good, as this restaurant is competing with two other steakhouses within 200 feet.

Feature this: in 90 minutes - three glasses of water, no beverages, no cocktails, no wine, one appetizer, three regular salads, two bowls of soup, one 8 oz. filet, and one side of spinach = $178 including 20% tip.

Hadn't dined there for years. Was very disappointed. We will not dine there again, nor recommend to family and friends.

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TylerB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We were seated 15 minutes after our reservation time and had to wait 1 hr 20 minutes for food after ordering. Our original reservation was for 7:30 and we did not get food on our table until 9:15 PM. But it tasted great and the waitress did wonderful considering the kitchen issues she had to deal with.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Served flat sparkly wine. Was corrected but obvious that the bar tender is not experienced. Overall lovely setting food.

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vipChasearch
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I consider myself a steak connoisseur and the cowboy ribeye I just had from here was easily in my top 5 in the country.

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vipScottP
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was surprised what a great spot Christopher’s is. Great meal, incredible food, and very good value. We’ll be back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

With how much the plates are. It definitely didn’t have any flavor. Meat was way under cooked, and I heard one of the chiefs say “I’m scared that I’m going to over cook the meat”. They haven’t been trained properly.

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vipPatB
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience. Food was great as well as the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! I always go for just their Alaskan halibut, but I tried the calamari, which I’m not a huge fan of, but it was great. Additionally, it was a really good size . Very flavorful, but a little sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Our steaks were undercooked. My $70 rib eye which I ordered medium rare was very rare. My wife’s filet mignon which she ordered medium was medium rare. The Brussels sprouts were amazing though.

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Scooter
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We showed up about 10 minutes early for an 8:00 pm reservation and we’re seated after a 40 minute wait. We got a couple cocktails late in the wait period and there was a little confusion in transferring them to our table under the Utah liquor laws. Our server was pleasant and did her best on a busy Saturday. The bread did not seem fresh and did not impress. Salads were just okay and not a good value as everything is a la carte. Stuffed mushrooms were really good. Both entrees were good and my steak cooked to perfection. We also shared a good portion of garlic mashed potatoes with bleu cheese crust (recommended).

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Michael
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Good tasting food poor service waiter forgot one of the side dishes had to request water no other drinks were ever offered.

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JonathanS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Atmosphere was amazing, servers were very polite and informative. Food was delicious and cooked to perfection. Although steaks are the focal point of the menu, the chicken marsala was out of this world, by far the best I’ve ever had.

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vipCatGaz2005
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Riley was awesome. She was very friendly and courteous. The food was excellent, we would definitely return the next time in SLC!!

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DebbieG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was incredible and our waiter was very attentive during the whole experience.

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HMAN
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could there be anything improved at Christopher’s? Sure but for this night and for the service and for the cuisine, it was nothing short of a perfect evening because most of all the woman across from me who championed the stares of all there said so and I am wont to believe her. We shall return again and again and again.

FAQs

Christopher's Prime Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 890-6616.

Christopher's Prime Tavern is rated 4.2 stars by 1678 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.