Primal Cut Steakhouse

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The Primal Cut Steakhouse is a casual steakhouse with an upscale city feel. We carve and age our own steaks in-house
WE WILL Open SUNDAY DECEMBER 15 AT 2;00 NO BLOODY MARY BAR
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KN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was very friendly and attentive. Patricia definitely made the experience a pleasant one. Had a wonderful birthday dinner.

AK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Way too loud the servers had to yell to even talk to us. We didnt e en stay to eat so I just gave the food 5 stars. I'm sure the food was good but the environment was loud and awful.

ME
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Just so-so. The steak was definitely not the star of the show. And any steakhouse should make excellent cocktails. The old fashioned and manhattan were both sub-par. Ambiance is great -- nice-looking place. Probably won't be back.

MC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate a special occasion!

C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Three of us dined there on 10/9/19. This is located in the former Bogarts restaurant in downtown Tinley building but all redone and pretty inside. The bar is very nice. My ONLY complaint is the darkness. It was SO DARK inside. If they turned up the lights just a smidge they would still have the ambiance they are going for but you may be able to SEE people and the menu. Honestly very dark, too dark. Maybe just that one night, not sure. They have amazing wine and food specials Monday through Thursday like free wine, half-price wine, food specials. My filet was perfected medium rare and was delicious. Overall nice place! Just dark. I should have said something to the manager; maybe someone just turned the lights down too low???!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was quite tasty; I had a filet that was delicious.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The waitress did not give use hear full attention. I had to stop the waitress to order drinks.

D
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really like this place! Great steaks, chops, potato sides. Our waiter Michelle excellent!

CB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambience and service were exceptional. The $48 22oz ribeye was cooked (med rare) as requested but was a very tough cut for a rib eye.

OT
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a 5:00 reservation on Friday to avoid the crowds. Got seated right away at a booth in the bar. They offer nice privacy and are comfortable. The bartender/server was great-frequently checking on us and offering input when asked. Enjoyed the cajun scallops as an appetizer-cooked well with a nice spice. The crab bisque was delicious and hot with a good amount of crab. Salad presented beautifully with great blue cheese dressing. Trio medallions cooked perfect with the au gratin potatoes which are sinfully good-rich and large enough for at least two. Crab stuffed shrimp were a little overcooked but still had good flavor.
The wine list is broad with some really nice offerings but be prepared to get a bottle as there's limited 'by the glass' choices.
A neighborhood gem for the south suburbs!

BO
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was very good. Food had too much salt. Steaks were average but seemed salty. Crab soup was very creamy but too salty and had very little crab in it. Salad was very fresh but on the small side. Scallop appetizer had only 3 scallops on it. They were blackened , tasted ok but had too much salt. Dinner would have been better with less salt on almost everything.

EG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was super; considerate and efficient with a warm sense of humor. She made our dining experience excellent.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

The description of the food was inaccurate and my husband ordered Medium Well steak and after waiting for an hour it came out Rare. I don’t think the cost of ONE crab cake for an appetizer is worth $13. Do not recommend.

DV
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Amazing Meal & Atmosphere for a Romantic Dinner

AN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary here because we were set to see a concert at the Hollywood Amphitheater. The food was great, the service was wonderful, and they even gave us a dessert for free for our anniversary!

DJ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were very happy with the drinks, service and food. The surprise birthday cheesecake was also wonderful. The reason I did not give an outstanding recommendation is my bone-in rib eye, which was cooked to perfection, was quite chewy and not the tender steak I was expecting. My husband's wagyu sirloin was very good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

PE
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great stake and great value when you consider soup or salad and potato are included.
Wine list is reasonably priced.

AS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, we sat at the bar and it was a great atmosphere. The bartenders were friendly and attentive. We will come back.

D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere was casual, but upscale. Service was both unobtrusive and very timely; we never had to look for a server, but weren't constantly bothered with mindless 'how is everything?' inquiries every three minutes. Perfect balance of attention and privacy.

The food was cooked precisely as ordered, delivered quickly and consistently delicious. With one visit, this became our new 'steak place', and we look forward to going back soon.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food. Service needs some work.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Primal Cut is an upscale friendly neighborhood restaurant. The food is excellent and their is something for everyone's palate. And the desserts are amazing.

M
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time in Chicago and wanted to experience a nice steakhouse. Found this little gem based on reviews from open table. Was seated quickly and service was on point. Food and environment was perfect. Thank you Cory for making this experience great.

AP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded our expectations and the staff was great. They even gave us a treat for it being our wedding anniversary! It’s nice to find a place that is open to all people, and the Primal Cut did just that for us.

JR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Everything we ordered was great! The staff was extremely fast and friendly. They made sure we had whatever we needed. Definitely going back!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place to go!

KM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was incredible , waitress and bus boys were on top of everything , carrot cake was amazing but wish I new that the pieces were so big ! If I knew that we would have only bought one piece . everything was so GOOOOOOOOOOD !

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to the Primal Cut for our 2nd year Anniversary at the last minute. The place was very nice the service was excellent. At the end of our dinner they bought us out a little cheese cake and wished us a happy anniversary. We will go back

DO
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 2 brothers and I were warmly greeted at the host counter by Mary. We told her it was our first visit, and Mary took the time to show us around before choosing seating. Our server, Liz, was so very friendly and cheerful and welcomed us with a warm smile. She answered all our questions, and I just casually mentioned we were celebrating my brother’s birthday. The service was wonderful, the food excellent, and Liz surprised us with a birthday cupcake and candle for my brother after dinner. What a sweet gesture by her. We all agreed we would definitely return here, and I will highly recommend Primal Cut.

j
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The filet mignon was excellent. Very tender, flavorful and cooked perfectly for me. Also had the stuffed crab mushrooms. They were good too, just a little too much breading/filler. Being a native Marylander, I like to have more crab and less filling. My husband had the crab soup. That was delicious as well. He had the seafood pasta for dinner and said it was good but there was a lot of it. The chocolate mousse torte for dessert was very good too. We will definitely be back to try more of the steak options.

L
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best time!! Food was amazing! Our waitress was awesome and checked on us often!!
The manager made me feel welcome the moment I walked in the door!! Very generous portions of delicious food! Can’t complain about anything!!! Can’t wait to go back again!!
And if you like French martinis, try the Stoli French. Out of this world!!

LL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great decor, love the wine bottle lights. The food is tasty and good quality. Generous portions. We will be back.

SR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very pricey for the amount of food you get. We celebrated for our 20 th wedding anniversary and our waiter brought me the wrong meal that I ordered. I didn’t want to wait while my husband ate his meal.

MK
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adam our server was amazing and food was great! All servers were smiling and really make the restaurant an enjoyable atmosphere.

T
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak I’ve ever had. All of the food here was absolutely delicious. Our server was so kind and attentive. We sat on their outdoor terrace for a night dinner and had a wonderful time. Primal Cut is our new favorite special occasion dinner!

a
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One thing, however, we noticed that our table, though clear of any debris we could see, had some sticky spots. A damp cloth before resetting the table would eliminate this.

TG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Went here with a friend for dinner while traveling.

Crab stuffed mushrooms - they were ok, cold and nothing special would not order again however this ended up being the best part of the meal.

Crab Bisque Soup - We both ordered the crab bisque which came out tasting like nothing but salt so much so we couldn't even eat it. When we the sever came back and we advised how salty it was his response "I thought so too when I tried it early!!!"

Crab Cakes - definitely not "fresh" and very mushy in the middle

Jumbo Battered Shrimp - Way over cooked and rubbery

Gouda Mac & Cheese - We both ordered this because people raved about it. First off our noodles were rather crunchy. I am all for al dente but this had a little more crunch. Second the sauce was very thin and the entire dish tasted like water. There was absolutely no flavor and it definitely had no cheese. The waiter did offer to bring out 2 new dishes which he did but the sauce was still very thin and flavorless. I swear they just threw some more shredded cheese on it and microwaved it.

My friend ordered some purple drink which she said was delicious.

I order a glass of Riesling which was fantastic but the second glass came out smelling and tasting of bleach or that sanitizer rinse they use for dishes.

All in all the meal was horrible and there were tables next to us also sending items back as well.

Service was great though and very apologetic, needless to say we only paid for drinks and left hungry!!!

GM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I believe this was the best steakhouse we dined at in a long time. This is the best-kept secret in Tinley Park, IL. We will definitely be back the food was amazing!

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