Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CT

4.6
1099 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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Offers

  • $65 3-Course Anniversary Price Fix Dinner

    Jan 9 - Jan 30, 2022

    Sun 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Mon - Tue 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Wed - Sat 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Join us for a 3-week-long Anniversary Celebration! Indulge in a special 3-Course Anniversary Price Fix Menu for just $65. Enhance your experience by adding a 3-Course Wine Pairing for $25 more.
  • Valentine's Day Weekend Specials

    Feb 11 - Feb 15, 2022

    Mon - Tue 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Join us all Valentine's Day weekend for your favorite Prime dishes plus unique holiday specials. Love is in the air at Prime.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1099 people are saying
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vipGoose
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the wine pairing dinners!

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

Waiter David and GM Charlie made sure that all was in order with our evening. The Beef Wellington was outstanding as well as the Pumpernickel Halibut. The ambiance was beautiful as always. We will be returning as we had a most enjoyable evening.

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vipEquineLove
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were with a large group of friends. Service was terrific and food quality was awesome. We had a great time. It was even better to know that the restaurant could accommodate our large group. We’ll be back.

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ReginaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is relaxing and enjoyable. The views at sunset are wonderful. The waiter was knowledgeable and prompt. Good wine list. I brought relatives from out of town and they loved it. Was a great dinner.

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Kuku
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and staff was very attentive to detail. Loved the little note and champagne. Food is amazing, love the sushi and creamed corn.

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vipgrace
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve . Everything was right on point. Excellent food and presentation. Great service. And the restaurant was so beautifully decorated, very festive!

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PeterP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Stamford, CT. A little on the expensive side, but well worth every penny. The food, staff and view are all outstanding.

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MaraG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't have asked for a better NYE experience. The oysters are fresh, the steak perfectly cooked, the sushi roll spicy and flavorful, and every side was delicious. A great place to celebrate!

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Hatestocook
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was out of this world and our server Hosea was excellent. A little pricey, especially the markup on the wines, but overall a great experience.

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alwayshungry
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday dinner for a friend last night and we had a fabulous time! The food was delicious, our waiter was awesome and it was a great place to celebrate a friends birthday.

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jepicure
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The reservation process was very good. The courtesy and professionalism of the staff was excellent. The food was excellent. The ambiance was loud - especially due to a group next to us who were obviously celebrating something very loudly to the displeasure of our neighboring table and ourselves.

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kaypee
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great table right by the window-wall with a lovely setting/view of LI Sound. Food was outstanding as was the service.

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MelissaW
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice. Tasty brunch choices! Pleasant atmosphere and soothing views.

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NRGB
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Prime seems to try to be all things to all people : sushi, steak, fish, bar scene, trendy music all at high end prices. I guess its fine if you live nearby. The young male receptionist was borderline unwelcoming and facetious. The waterfront location is great for the summer.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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JoshN
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Place is beautiful and the food and drinks are amazing

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vipGood
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a very good restaurant the food is always good here service is on point.

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JASONM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Food, ambience and service was excellent. Can’t wait to go back there

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Cats
Mexico City
60 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the lunch menu and it was excellent and a great deal. Beautiful view, nice decor and great music. A great experience.

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Scout
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
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 on November 25, 2021
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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Foodie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good restaurant but at these price levels having to pay $5 for a bread basket is just too much in my opinion. Probably the highest priced restaurant in the area but the service level is not on par with the price level in my opinion. A quality dinner but left with a feeling that the prices are overly inflated

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
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
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
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 on November 21, 2021
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
10 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
66 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
55 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
48 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

OT
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.

KH
vipKatherineH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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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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!

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

Great food as always. Service was spot on

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 1099 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.