Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CT

4.6
1051 Reviews
$50 and over
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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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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
What 1051 people are saying
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vipUnique86Gail
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 of us came to celebrate our birthday and we certainly did. Great drinks, food and birthday dessert. Staff excellent and we loved the attention we received from the Manager.

As always Prime is a destination, not just a restaurant!!

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Ardie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting of water and boats is outstanding!
A mini vacation while enjoying a great meal! Great service! A great place to bring out of towners….

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Petey
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food was good. View amazing. A little pricey. Slice of cake $16 a bit high albeit delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

They refused to take our order unless we ordered starters and the main course. We wanted to space out the meal.
The main courses were brought out the moment the cleared the table.
Drinks were made wrong.
The steak wasn’t cooked correctly.
After speaking to the manager our waitress never came back.

I’ve been going to this restaurant for years. I will never go back. It was terrible and the managers didn’t seem to care at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambience is very nice and contemporary. The servers were very good and attentive. The food is good, specially the gnocchi starter. The crab cake was ok, nothing special for the price. The pricey lobster Cobb salad is ok also. The fillet mignon was good, nothing spectacular. I’m being extra picky because of the price range. Don’t get me wrong, the food is good and the place is nice but at this price they are competing with restaurants like Capital Grille that in my opinion is a better overall restaurant.

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JanetH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The service was terrific, the food was incredible and the views were beautiful.

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Patricia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! The service and atmosphere excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 year anniversary dinner. Perfect weather to sit outside, the food was fantastic and our waiter (Walter) was over the top!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Took my mom for her birthday dinner. The restaurant was busier than expected. But the food was great per usual. The steak could have been a little more seasoned for my liking. Overall great experience. I’m definitely coming back. One of my favorite steakhouses in the area.

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vipShippanee
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Prime is the best dining experience in Stamford, certainly for steaks. Overlooking Stamford harbor, indoors or out, it's a fine dining experience with a youngish vibrant crowd. Service was very good, and the bone-in tomahawk rib-eye is awesome. Excellent sides and. a good wine list. It's special occasion prices but worth it.

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vipSteveS
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service was flawless and atmosphere is great. Bar is excellent however the food is meager at best for the prices charged.

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vipLorraineP
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

There was sand in the seafood soup and the mussel still had the beard on.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and amazing food

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vipJessica
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Pricey. Lovely outside terrace with heat lighting above.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the power lunch. It was lovely and not a bad deal for Prime. Beautiful day so we got to sit outside.

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DaveF
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with delicious food and scenic marina vibe

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glenng
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rated everything Outstanding. One minor "annoyance" they were out of coffee. I understand supply chain issues but would have capped off lunch and I probably would have had dessert.

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vipwestchestergirl
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Delicious meal!

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Derrick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walter was fantastic!! Great service, great food, great atmosphere.

JD
JorgeD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the area!

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LucianoD
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, a little loud but an amazing place to dine with great drinks and exquisite dining

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vipLRBScoopPBN
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all the way around. Fresh, well prepared food that was hot when delivered, flavorful and generous in portion. Good, diverse menu. Service was outstanding (Walter) and the restaurant was kind in presenting a complimentary slice of cake for a birthday. Highly recommend.

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Gabbas
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It is inconceivable that the bread is not included in a restaurant with prices so high. Other than that, sitting outside by the water was really nice. My beef Wellington was really good and the service was very good too.

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WendyE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location on a warm sunny day. Great watching the yachts go in and out. Food was very good but VERY pricey.

JM
JenniferM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner with a great view! If you have a chance definitely give it a try!

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JessicaE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, with a beautiful water view. Service staff were great. Food was DELICIOUS.

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vipABBEK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really had the best meal. Sushi & lobster Cobb were amazing. Fries are always a must! Kettle Dirty Martinis also amazing! Favorite in Stamford

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gwennie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time back to prime in nearly 2 years. I could not have been happier with the experience. The lobster wontons were fantastic, as were the lobster roll, porterhouse for 2 and gnocchi. The people watching never disappoints either! I would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location and delicious food.

JB
JulizaB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! The view is nice. I highly recommend this place

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vipDeniseD
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Music for dinner was so loud my husband and I could not hear each other. The table next to us also complained and asked for it to be turned down (and this was an early dinner at 6pm). The table we sat at was too small and barley fit our meals, but the worst of it .. my husband and I BOTH got sick from the food during the night.

We frequent the Prime in Huntington and it as always been FANTASTIC!! The location in Stamford I was not impressed with.

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vipGregoryR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks and vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great view. Always a pleasure dining here

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RaeJ
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Alex and he was extremely attentive. The view was spectacular and the food amazing.

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viponly1rara
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In all honesty it was super expensive, but the food was fantastic. Our server Ken saved the day by providing impeccable service. I have no idea why this restaurant asks about a special occasion when they do not acknowledge it whatsoever. I requested the boardwalk, even calling them to be grumpily informed it's not guaranteed. We managed to get a table by the water but that was more luck. Nice location and excellent food - if you don't mind paying $41 for 4 scallops.
A pleasant way to spend our 24th wedding anniversary - but shame on them for not even saying congratulations! At those prices, save it for special occasions.

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viplizf
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a beautiful night. Or service was polite and attentive. My sister and I both had salmon was cooked perfectly. Another great evening at prime

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Luv2eat
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the branzino disappointed in the creme Brûlée

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JSTPG6048
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Bachelor party

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vipiluvfood
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime is an amazing dinning experience. The food is beautifully presented and delicious. The service is attentive yet no one hurried us to leave. The view is lovely. It has become one of my favorite places to dine.

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CTmomof2
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service and food are impeccable. Love visiting Prime and will be back again soon.

FAQs

Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CT offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 817-0700.

Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CT is rated 4.6 stars by 1051 OpenTable diners.

Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CT does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.brgroup.biz.

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.