Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CT

4.6
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$50 and over
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American
Opened in the summer of 2016 Prime – An American Kitchen and Bar is almost a mirror image of it’s sister restaurant that resides across the Long Island Sound, Prime – An American Kitchen and Bar in Huntington, New York. The latest trends in cuisine and design come together at Prime to present the most insatiable and fashionable of diners with a first choice-dining destination whatever their mood. Under one roof, diverse menus combine classic favorites with modern twists to be savored in surroundings or equally balanced contrasts with a striking décor. A la cart selections include “primers,” raw bar favorites, mizu sushi, USDA prime steaks and chops, surf & turf and hand made desserts. We boast of a 750 label wine list with varietals, vintages and vineyards from all over the world.

In the warmer seasons enjoy one of our signature cocktails outside at our Cabana Bar, while overlooking the docks and mouth of the Rippowam River as it flows into the Long Island Sound.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I was really excited to take my family here for restaurant week. Although the food was amazing, the server really didn’t know how the menu worked. Don’t get me wrong, he was VERY nice but we were given false information on the three course menu. I later reached out to a manager and he was quite aggressive and in my opinion didn’t make me feel valued.

A
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing meal, service & hospitality! jordan, katie & jimmy are the ultimate hosts!

AJ
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Kelsey
Perfect table by window
Excellent food

RL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not a quality experience. No one in our party is likely to return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table we requested was EXACTLY what we wanted. Our server was AMAZING and very knowledgeable. We expected high prices. Ut ultimately was surprised by the lower price of the bill.

MJ
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been to Prime a couple of times and loved it every time ! I was excited to have my Family try it and boy did they love it, too ! Nothing like having a dozen little neck clams in the dead of winter and have them taste so fresh as the Summertime ! I had the Beef Wellington, which was a great because you almost NEVER see it on a muni! My brother had the Delmonico steak and raved about it! His wife had the Halibut and was thrilled with it!My Grandsons had the Tagliatelle loaded with shellfish! The side dishes ( Seared Broccoli , Mushrooms and Roasted Brussel Sprouts) were ample for the table to share and so delicious ! To finish, we shared the biggest piece of Junior’s ( decadent) Chocolate Cake! The staff were so courteous and friendly!

JM
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way: excellent food, superb service, lovely setting by the water. Highly recommended!

JL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience. Rivals some of the steakhouse "greats" of Manhattan.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended the Monthly wine tasting which is always delicious!! Food is great and fab wines they pick from one region.

DJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, food and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

S
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the most wonderful service. Highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th Birthday Brunch.
Sunday afternoon was totally delightful.
We have been to Prime more than a few times
And it never disappoints. It is a wonderful place with great food and a staff that knows exactly how to care for their guests. Highly recommend!

DA
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good! Food was delicious and we really enjoyed everything. A bit pricy and service could dial it up a notch for the prices but all in all...delish!

LT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service steaks and sushi are always outstanding. One of our favorite places!

L
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our first time dining here was very disappointing , we were happy that the owner reached out to us asking that we give them another try. He did the right thing and we were happy we tried them again. The service was great and food was very good. Would happily return and we are happy that managers and owners read the reviews and want to make things right, that shows they care about the success of their restaurant as well as their diners! Not many respond. Thanks for that!

m
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Thanks, the service was great. The food could have been a little better. The $50 price fix made it worth while.

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night and busy and noisy at the popular bar with noise spreading to dining area. It improved after a while - we asked to lower the music volume.
Food is delicious and service great but it’s an expensive dinner out.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime continues to be our favorite restaurant, they never disappoint. Food and service are always outstanding and the view is beautiful. Everything is always perfectly cooked and delicious. Can’t wait to go back again.

DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Jimmy was a lot of fun and gives the place a finer-tuned ambiance. Easily go back again. Expect to pay up but this restaurant is worth it.

MK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Solid performance

Exactly what I would expect

Thanks for a good eve

M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ambiance and service was very good, as it always is. The food was disappointing. Both the sides and the entree catch of the day (halibut) we’re very salty and my wife’s salmon was nearly raw. This was especially disappointing given $50+ price for the fish. Not our best experience at this restaurant. The quality of the food was not up to usual standards and the price was very high!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Friday night dinner. Extremely loud and noisy. We eat here quite a bit because we love the steaks but tonight it was off. Too loud and mixed service (no bread, oysters came out immediately, cocktails were sub par - old fashioned and a mojito which were WAY off). On the plus side, the steaks have always been excellent. Love the wine selection as well.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at this restaurant. Service is impeccable and food is always consistent and tastes great. 10/10 on everything from drinks to dessert. 👌🏻👌🏻

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went for New Years Eve! The food was OUTSTANDING as it usually is but wan't ready for the loud party ambiance. Wasn't able to have a conversation without screaming across the table. It was not the soothing environment that is there the rest of the year. Although there were many enjoying themselves, I would not return New Years Eve. The Sunday Brunch is always wonderful!

CA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeting and service were excellent throughout the experience. Restaurant beautifully decorated and lit for New Year’s Eve. We purposely went for an earlier dinner 7pm reservation. Our waiter was wonderfully attentive. Menu choices plentiful we ordered the beef Wellington as well as the seared duck breast. Both prepared as requested and on point. Excellent flavor and balance with wonderful sides. Overall an excellent experience.

BP
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, and it couldn't have been better. The food was expertly prepared, and delicious, and the staff was efficient and friendly, without being intrusive. We never had to wait for (or even ask for) anything, as they seemed to anticipate all our needs. Eli was awesome, but his entire team really brought their A Game.

JL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Food, staff, ambiance...etc. My wife and I have been coming here since they opened and we are never disappointed. Lately, we actually prefer Prime over going to a steakhouse in the city.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Great Lunch, Service and views! Can’t wait to return!

A
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

tasting menu is amazing!!!

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I ordered the recommended ceviche appetizer special. It was 7/8 tiny shrimp lined up on a plate. Was expecting a traditional bowl of mixed ingredients. Probably the most disappointing thing I've ever ordered.. My guest had the Brussel sprouts. They were very soggy. The main lunch courses we ordered were fine. Bronzino and not sure what the other one was.

MV
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love the food but I was celebrating an special birthday and requested a water view table I thought I was getting a water view table and was very disappointed when I got a different table. I talked to the staff and her answer was even more upsetting that the tables are not reserved and are on the first come based. Too bad if I knew that I would of go to another water view restaurant.

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The General Manager and Manager could not have been more lovely and accommodating as well as all the waitstaff.

We were greeted warmly, given a celebratory sparkling glass of wine and all in all made to feel extremely welcome.

There was a note at our table signed by all wishing us well for our anniversary.

We will return often.

Totally recommend Prime.

n
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great dining experience everything was phenomenal!!

j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Usually very happy however I ordered a $49 halibut special that was so overcooked it was inedible.

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious attentive service!

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OT
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday celebration on a Monday night - table by the window overlooking the water. Even on a rainy night it was special. Great food from the bread to the apps (shrimp and lobster wontons) to the steak to the special (halibut). Can’t wait to go back!

PF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a lunch meeting! The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. It is probably a great spot to have a glass of wine at the bar and enjoy the view.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant in Huntington is much nicer. Lobster was average and the steak was average

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect special occasion restaurant. Doesn’t come cheap but definitely a memorable meal and experience.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another great meal at a beautiful spot. Prime is always outstanding, food, service, attentiveness. It is a great spot for any occasion. Best Steaks. Have to have the Mac N Cheese.

Will be back soon