Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CT

4.6
1077 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Scout
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was great and place was lovely. Server was unfriendly and officious and not helpful. Would like to try again but hopefully with a more welcoming server.

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NSRe
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First thanksgiving spending it out in a restaurant and I must say, service was amazing! The staff was so nice, welcoming and incredibly attentive. Our waiter was awesome! Food was phenomenal, as usual. Everything was perfect. Beyond grateful for the amazing service you all provided my family and myself.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Seated next to the kitchen. Had to listen to the manager ranting about the register not working. Thanksgiving dinner was overpriced. Turkey was dry. Cranberry sauce tasted like Vick's Vaporub. For $45, we should have gotten more than a few slices of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. Butternut squash soup for $13 is outrageous. Charging for bread and butter at a high end restaurant is low class.

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vipGerry
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, the service is great, the ambiance is great. The prices are sky high, however, and there is a $5.00 charge for the bread.

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vipMeredithM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for our anniversary and they took great care of us! First we had a sweet card on the table and then they gave us some champagne to celebrate. We ordered the steak for two and a few sides. All was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Martinis were watery and had to be sent back - and I never send things back. The menu described 8 shrimp for the Seafood Plateau, but they only delivered 6 and didn’t substitute anything else…and didn’t say anything. Otherwise, was good.

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LarR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Appetizer was tasteless and steak was pedestrian.

Not worth the price.

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vipChamps1
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose our waiter was wonderful! We dine often and we truly believe that the food is getting better and better each time. The drinks are so yummy and I can’t say enough about all the dishes on the menu. A great variety of great food.

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vipPeterF
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, ambience and service were all outstanding. One of the top few restaurants in Fairfield Co. Only downside is it’s pricey. I have not been in a couple months - seems like they may have jacked prices up. I’d now recommend for a special occasion, but not for a random night out.

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vipRCA2
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They do it all right but it aint cheap!

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Happydiner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious! Service was great. The prices were high, but so was the quality.

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vipOT43VIP
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful ambiance - excellent and professional service - consistent every time.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been a regular customer of Prime for a few years now and I have to say, it NEVER disappoints. The delicious food, gorgeous scenery, chic ambiance, and attention to detail from the staff is unmatched.

However, today I am writing specifically to applaud an outstanding waiter, David.

Last night, for my birthday dinner, was the second time I had the pleasure of getting David as our server...
Simply put, having David at your table truly elevates your entire experience from start to finish.
David has a rare gift of being present, personable, considerate, and so kind, all the while acting quickly and efficiently from kitchen to your table.

If there was a crisis behind the scenes- you would NEVER know it. David appears at your side every few moments to refresh your drink, whisk away an empty plate, give detailed and thoughtful suggestions and even offers to take pictures (if it appears to be a special occasion.)

Service as excellent as David's is becoming harder and harder to find these days, so much so that when you do experience it, you must rave about it!

Bravo to Prime and it's entire staff - but a particular standing ovation for David, who sincerely goes above and beyond for his guests.

10/10 I would recommend that everyone try to have this masterful dinning experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, service and ambiance. The owner generously acknowledged my friends special birthday with a free dessert and gift card. Very classy move! You just gained a new customer!
Thanks

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vipKatherineH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff. One of my fiance and I's favorite restaurants!

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Raddad
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was not very good. They charge you for everything including bread, and everything else is ala carte. Server was constantly trying to upsell us, including water and wine. Service spotty - they wanted us to order in the first 5 minutes and then we went 20 minutes between drinks and ordering. Very loud. A rip off.

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Izzy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually go to Prime with just my wife, but tonight we came with my family to celebrate my nephews coming home from the military. Everything was delicious and everyone was on point. The great service made the celebration even more special. Thank you to the staff at Prime for taking pride in your craft.

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vipNutmegChelle
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food, would definitely celebrate a special occasion there again!

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vipTimothyT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Service was spot on

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CarolynC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table wasn’t quite ready so Prime treated us to a cocktail!!!! We were happy at the bar regardless!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue on a bright sunny day.

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vipPamF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their seafood is always excellent and while the restaurant always seems to be completely full for lunch, acoustically, you don't hear the loud thrum of other people. Great atmosphere for either a social or business lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great gave us Enough time to have a business meeting and then relax and have dinner

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DC23
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good lunch. Not inexpensive, but it's definitely worth it.

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KathleenG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Steak was grizzly; no eggs Benedict on brunch menu and noise level with table behind was horrible.

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vipShippanee
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime is the best restaurant, especially for steak, in Stamford. Great vibe, great views overlooking the harbor and attentive service. Great for special occasions or for their reasonable power lunch.

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vipUnique86Gail
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
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 on October 19, 2021
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 on October 17, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 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
58 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.

LP
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
44 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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 1077 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.