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Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CT

4.6
4.6
1228 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 817-0700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Julio Genao

  • Private party facilities

    A private event at Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar in Stamford will offer your guests a unique setting, world class cuisine and a memorable dining experience.  Whether your needs require anything from a waterfront elegant four course dinner to a casual Dockside cocktail party, Prime Stamford has you covered.

  • Neighborhood

    Stamford

  • Cross street

    Sunnyside Avenue

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    Jazz brunch Sundays!Weekend Music outside on the decking the summer

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,228 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. VM

    ValerieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent the view is a exceptional. First time there a very positive experience
  2. LB

    LizB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David took wonderful care of us, food was wonderful, we love dock and dining here!
  3. PM

    PattrahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service is phenomenal , had an excellent time.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was fantastic our server was Awesome he was very friendly. Beautiful scenery for a date or even just a ladies night food was amazing.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Anniversary
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food was pretty good. Ambience is terrible. Music terrible. It seems like no one was actually managing the place, but the wait staff was terrific.
  7. k

    kitkat

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice of the host to give my girlfriend a gift certificate for her birthday!
  8. j

    janep

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant on the water. Pricey and beware they charge for bread. Diminishes the image they are trying to project. Next they'll charge for sugar for your coffee!
  9. HF

    HuntingtonFoodie631

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Prime Stamford is an absolute staple in Fairfield County. I love in the Summer how they have the free water taxi that brings you from the Harbor Point side across the harbor to the dock. It’s essentially your designated driver. The views from eating outside are unparalleled in the area. The place is always packed. Had a great dinner before sunset on a 90 degree day. Service was as expected when you’re laying out $300 a couple. Pricy to say the least but you should know that going into it. Will be back for sure especially on a Summer Friday to get the $39 per person 2 course Power Hour lunch.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overpriced and underwhelming. If it wasn’t for the harbor views, and outdoor seating I wouldn’t even give it 3 stars. We ordered the lobster sushi roll for $40 and the rice was over cooked/mushy, and the fish seemed previously frozen, not fresh, & seriously lacking in flavor. Filet mignon was mediocre quality meat, wasn’t served in a cast iron pan or finished with herbed butter, just a hunk of meat on a plate- no thought into presentation. Couldn’t believe they make you pay $6 if you want a sauce for the steak. Paella was flavorful but didn’t have enough rice. For a high end expensive restaurant, this was a disappointment and unfortunately not worth the hype or price tag.
  11. CF

    ChrisF

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant on a yacht basin with indoor and outdoor seating. Food is pricey but excellent. We will definitely be back.
  12. r

    robbinafun

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was great. Service was professional. Food was great. Thank you for a relaxing fun Sunday!!!!!
  13. J

    John

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We eat here a lot and last night was a huge disappointment. The restaurant and bar were really overcrowded. The bathrooms were filthy. We sent back oysters and the polpo appetizer. The drinks were mediocre and when we ordered a bottle of wine it was warm. We had to ask for times for ice because at that point we had given up on the meal. Our server did his best but we will not be coming back anytime soon.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything here is amazing
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always terrific here. Great drinks. Great service. Oysters YUM!! Filets are always awesome!!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Not the best Fathers Day dinner. Waitress was good but the food was incredibly disappointing. There was hardly any blue cheese, dressing or bacon on the wedge salad; it used to be much nicer. We ordered two salads and they were both underdressed and had no toppings. We were not impressed with the steaks or sides. The steaks had no flavor and mine tasted past it’s prime, I couldn’t even stomach it and didn’t eat it. Overpriced poor quality meal. When it came to dessert, they told us they had sorbet. We ordered sorbet. When it came, it was ice cream, not sorbet. Be honest about what you have. Won’t be going back.
  17. J

    Jenbo

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Kitchen was extremely slow but the manager was extremely apologetic and provided free dessert which was three full sized portions of delicious food. Our food was outstanding. Our only complaint was the slow service, due to the kitchen.
  18. HC

    HappyCustomer

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food, and outdoor table/view. Perfect Father's Day surprise for my spouse.
  19. PD

    PhyllisDonald

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Father’s Day celebration. Wine, cocktails, dinner and ambiance was perfect! We had a lot of fun! And the sun was shining. The staff always greets you with a big smile and our waiter never rushed us. Father’s Day was pure Prime.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Took my Father here for Father’s Day and the meal was absolutely awful! For an upscale Steakhouse, Prime should be ashamed of the food that was served - you missed the mark on cooking 4 steaks to the correct Temperature! 1) Shrimp & Lobster eggrolls were gummy, undercooked 2) My Fathers NY strip was ordered Medium Rare, it arrived almost Med Well and was very tough. He refused to send it back. 3) My mothers Filet Mignon was ordered Med Rare, also arrived almost Med Well. I insisted on sending it back. The replacement arrived RARE and was like shoe leather. My mother refused to send it back and ate part of it. 4) My husband ordered the Delmonico Medium well, it arrived Med rare. 5) My Lobster roll was like rubber bands on a hot dog roll. Rubbery with no flavor. The only 2 positives were the Red Sangria I ordered, very good, and our waiter was also very good except for when the bill came. I was charged for 2 Filets - seriously?! The bill came to $500 for 4 people for one of the WORST meals ever. The so called PRIME steaks dont even come close to an Outback caliber. Truth be told you would probably get a better steak at a diner!! Just pitiful! Never Again! I will stick with Capital Grille for my better dining.
  21. MJ

    MJM814

    New York Area

    170 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Food and service...a bit pricey Parking was not close...but it was Father's Day
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience for a Father’s Day brunch booked at the last minute. Excellent food, lobster and pastrami hash and crab Benedict. Our waiter Jose E was exceptional and really made the experience very enjoyable. Thank you
  23. T

    Tech1949

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always when we dine here, the service is impeccable and the food is outstanding.
  24. R

    Rico

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service. The team and the Management are on it. Best Service I have had in quite some time. On par with Ritz-Carlton or Four Seasons. Great location. Great crowd. Might consider Valet Parking on busy nights.
  25. G

    Gerry

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch is a particularly good value for a delicious meal.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Great food, service was sub-par. Slightly overpriced.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Despite making a reservation one week in advance for 5:00 for 2 people outdoor in shade, and despite many open tables for 2 in the shade, the hostess tried to seat us at the worst table in the sun, off to the side away from the beautiful view. she said she had to discuss with Manager to seat us where we requested. We were left standing in the dining room until she came back and accommodated us finally. This annoyed me. The over priced sushi was unmemorable.
  28. LV

    LVVWestport

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Tasty food, super courteous staff, lovely surroundings/vista. Pricey, so not a place to frequent often.
  29. MK

    MatthewK

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best option in the area. Always a good experience Food is always very good Service is always very good 10/10 again, they do it best!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary - 40 years!
  31. PM

    PamelaM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal very much. I had requested a candle in my daughter’s dessert and it was done! Thank you!
  32. h

    heyyy

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We celebrated our first wedding anniversary. The restaurant was very kind to give us dessert, and the host wished us a happy anniversary as he seated us. Food was good! I went in thinking I’d have steak and wish I stuck to that (went for scallops instead - they were good but go with what you crave!)
  33. M

    Meatball

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The boardwalk seating is very unique, service attentive , but the food is average and it is way overpriced.
  34. BS

    BonniS

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food and atmosphere are always fabulous and this remains one of our favorite summer spots. But therservice was pretty poor- lovely people but couldn't get it right time after time...and be sure to check your bill. There were errors three times!
  35. DS

    DavidS

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to have a wonderful dinner, especially the steaks and beef wellington.
  36. RC

    RalphC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great venue. Pulled up with our boat. First rate
  37. L

    Lexi

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    Extremely expensive for any occasion Wait staff are friendly and attentive, food delicious but the prices prevent you from ever returning
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great! Great everything, food, service etc. Was for an anniversary dinner so was ok spending the prices for a nice night out. Was near the bar which was noisy but it was a beautiful view of the boats and water.
  39. C

    Champs1

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    First I must say that Prime is consistently one of my favorite restaurants to celebrate special occasions. I am already booked to go back in 2 weeks. The food is always on point. The selection of drinks and dishes appeal to most people. The food is so yummy. Last night we came to celebrate my friend’s 50th Birthday. My friend brought a special cake for the occasion. The cake cost $20 and the cake cutting fee that we were charged by Prime was $30. Kind of a joke when you had a bill with 6 ppl who ordered cocktails, wine, apps, entrees. They could have comped the cake cutting fee. But that was less obnoxious than the entire waiters and staff encircled around our table and the flashing of lights to move us out. It was before 10p and there were other patrons drinking at the bar. It was rude. They can handle that better in the future in much better fashion. That said, I still think Prime is special and I love it. My friends that had not been there before were surprised.
  40. RG

    RonG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is fantastic and food is consistently terrific with great atmosphere and view of the water.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CT does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CT also 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 1228 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today
Google Map for Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Stamford CT

78 Southfield Ave. Stamford, CT 06902

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sunnyside Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Stamford

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Julio Genao

  • Entertainment

    Jazz brunch Sundays!Weekend Music outside on the decking the summer

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (203) 817-0700

  • Private party facilities

    A private event at Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar in Stamford will offer your guests a unique setting, world class cuisine and a memorable dining experience.  Whether your needs require anything from a waterfront elegant four course dinner to a casual Dockside cocktail party, Prime Stamford has you covered.

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