Prime & Pearl

4.6
181 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Prime & Pearl is a sublime, delightfully original chophouse in Gainesville, Florida that believes unexpected, flavorful pairings lead to something magical. From steaks, dry-aged for 45 days to uniquely crafted cocktails, dining at Prime & Pearl is an experience. One you won’t soon forget.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 181 people are saying
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vipLarimarM
West Palm Beach
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. I def recommend. Can't wait to come back

Prime & Pearl
Responded 3 days ago

Really glad you had a positive experience, LarimarM. Thanks for reviewing. We will share this with the team!

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience and great food! Only aspect that could have been better would have been if they recognized the birthday we had in our group as we mentioned in our reservation.

Prime & Pearl
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the kind words, Alexandra. Hope to see you again soon!

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Rambler1
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So we returned for our second time dining at Prime & Pearl! It was amazing! First time was good but they were still getting there groove. This second time…perfection! Steaks were on point! Dessert was wonderful. Recommend the S’mores Old fashion!

Prime & Pearl
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Rambler1, we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback.Thank you for taking the time to review us. See you next time!

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Dalton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Thanksgiving with my wife. We really enjoyed the food, and atmosphere! Waiting staff was fantastic as well! We will absolutely be back!

Prime & Pearl
Responded 3 days ago

Dalton, we’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. Have a wonderful day!

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vipTerryLynS
Cincinnati
53 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed Thanksgiving meal here as there were options other than the typical Turkey etc. We had the shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad, NY strip, 8 oz filet, Apple Crumb, wine, & cocktails.

The steaks were really good. Great flavor & cooked perfectly. We were disappointed by the portions of the sides that come with the steaks. We each got 2 small asparagus spears & a schmeer of potatoes. It’s really quite laughable after you spend 53$ on a filet & get a schmeer of mashed potatoes. There were maybe 2 spoons total if you scraped it off your plate & at that point they are dried out & somewhat cold. Tbh I’d rather just get the steak & know that the sides are not included & are a la carte.

Our shrimp cocktail was very good. The Caesars was fine - just typical. The dessert was meh. Our server was very personable & answered all of our questions.

Not sure if we will return as you can get same quality steaks etc at Embers & they come with sides that are decent portions. Plus their wine & cocktails are way less expensive.

Prime & Pearl
Responded 3 days ago

TerryLynS, thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. Have a wonderful day!

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KaydenK
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall energy of the establishment was exactly what you would expect of a restaurant of its level. The service was great all very kind and professional. The food (fillets) couldn’t have been better the temperature and taste was perfect. Very good experience.

Prime & Pearl
Responded 3 days ago

KaydenK, we’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. See you next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was phenomenal. We will definitely be coming back.

Prime & Pearl
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi, we appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. Hope to see you again in the near future!

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Krwlhr
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was really good. The restaurant was a bit loud for conversation. The restaurant was freezing, and the vent was directed at our table. AC kept kicking on every 5 minutes or so and would make it unbearably cold. The steak and sides were great, the stuffed carrot cake is fabulous and HUGE, easily feeding a table of 4-6. I'd recommend everyone to try the restaurant at least once, but I probably won't be back due to the expense.

Prime & Pearl
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. We are always looking for ways to increase customer satisfaction and will pass your comments along to management.

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vipCarsonK
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Had reservation and was on time. Sat 26 minutes and all we had was a glass of water before going to hostess to find a server. Our server had been “visiting” people at table next to us. Fiod was excellent but noise and marginal service not pleasant

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ScottK
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful evening! We were a bit nervous, celebrating our 40th anniversary at a new restaurant, but we were rewarded with unexpectedly elevated food and first-class service.

Craft cocktails were generous, balanced and elegantly presented. A great start.

The tuna wontons were fresh and light, with just a hint of spice. A carefully dressed wedge followed, cold and crispy.

Prime & Pearl ages their own steaks in-house, an exclusive in Gainesville, for 45 days. The 20oz. bone-in ribeye was rich and delicious, leaving just enough room for a toasty apple crisp. Perfect.

Special thanks to Liza and Carolina, who brightened our evening with genuinely friendly and caring service. The anniversary card was a sweet touch.

You want your special occasion to be memorable and thanks to Prime & Pearl, it was.

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DarylK
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks and appetizers. Service was also very good. Would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and even more excellent food. Staff was well knowledgeable with bright smiles and attitudes; they really knew how to sell us on the high points of the restaurant and the subsequent food and drink did not disappoint

One minor issue I would say was that the tables, particularly near the bar area can be a little congested at times when trying to have a private conversation, so if our are looking for some more leg room, I would advise sitting somewhere else.

Overall though, an incredible experience, we will certainly be back

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Eric
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance.. Nice service and nice people.. would go there anytime

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RalphO
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It starts when you walk in the entrance! Autumn was our waitress and very attentive to our needs. Outstanding service, as well as food. Perfect presentation and spot on with timing. Our Anniversary was finished on a wonderful note. From start to finish, each course was presented beautifully and delicious.

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KaleyH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time visiting prime & Pearl, it did not disappoint!

Prime & Pearl
Responded 3 days ago

KaleyH, thank you for the review. Hope to see you again soon!

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rachelj
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Good meal but didn’t break into my top 10. No place to wait at bar. We arrived early for reservation and was told seats at bar reserved. The 35 -40 min we waited we could have been seated at bar because no one ever came to those seats .

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AdamM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craig and Staff are fantastic. Highly recommended.

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AndrewD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and service was outstanding. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, and service were outstanding. A great experience.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food and good service! Four table setting much to noisy and disturbing.

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TRichardP
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The 20 oz New York strip on the bone was superb as were the asparagus spears and mashed potato. The greeting upon entry was frosty, but the service at the table was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Service (Pauli and Shade) and ambiance was perfect. Signature cocktails were not our favorites, seems like they were trying too hard. Pork belly app, French onion soup and wedge salad were the best we’ve had. Chef special grouper was amazing. The 20oz bone in rib-eye was average. The only thing about our visit that I would not do again was the steak. Probably go with the Filet next time. We did not have room for dessert but the stuffed carrot cake was HUGE! Would visit again but not for the 45 day aged steaks.

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MBHead
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were greeted by Shade right away but after waiting 10 minutes, we had to ask for our server. The wine room was loud - the server had to lean into the table so we could hear her. I appreciated tasting several wine options and learning a little more about each one. Almost every one of the items we ordered were served to the wrong person - this is basic and unacceptable at any restaurant, especially a high-end one. While the lamb and apps were very good, the oysters were not shucked well and several were macerated, and both of the beef entrees came out medium to medium well when both were supposed to be medium rare. This doesn't represent well when the items the restaurant is named after aren't prepared properly. The server's presentation included quite a build up about the oysters, beef and the puff pastries and none of them were memorable. The manager comped several items as a result of the wait and the temperature of the steaks, which we appreciated and the server apologized and emphasized this is not the standard they wish to set. Still, we were very disappointed after trying several times to book a reservation. We won't recommend to friends without a return visit first.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food impeccable service great value.

Prime & Pearl
Responded on October 25, 2021

That’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. Have a wonderful day!

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Sarah
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and attentive service, enchanting ambiance, and incredible food marry for one amazing dining experience. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wedding Anniversary

Prime & Pearl
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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BryanC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, not great. I felt like the meal was a bit overpriced and underwhelming. Also, the restaurant has the feel of a hotel restaurant, ambiance was not great, and it was a bit loud in general. May give it another try sometime, was fairly new at the time, maybe they are still figuring things out …

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DMarc
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service was poor, food was average at best and the drinks were watered down.

Prime & Pearl
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thank you for the constructive criticism, and sorry we couldn’t make it a 5 star experience. It’s important for us know how we can better serve our customers and your comments will be shared with the team.

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MikeP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Complements to our server Gianna she was friendly, inviting ,suggestive and did a fantastic job!!! Food was A+

Prime & Pearl
Responded on October 25, 2021

So glad you had a great experience, MikeP. We will share this with the team!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service is great. Sides amazing. Steaks fine. Wine is ridiculously overpriced. Well above fine-dining standards.

Prime & Pearl
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prime Rib was Fabulous.

Prime & Pearl
Responded on October 22, 2021

That’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review!

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ELBess
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The staff was great! The oysters were smaller than expected, will not order again. The grouper special was excellent. The smoked prime rib was cut thinner than the last time my husband ordered therefore it arrived at only room temperature. The pumpkin cheesecake was excellent! My husband normally does not like anything pumpkin but did enjoy the cheesecake with me. My husband ordered the apple crisp, he said it was very good!

Prime & Pearl
Responded on October 22, 2021

ELBess, we’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. See you next time!

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PaulS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in town for dinner and a quiet atmosphere. Not an ordinary restaurant if that is what you are looking for as this place is elegant and delightful. The kids meals are a delight and nice place to bring them. The meal is set in stages so plan to be there for awhile which is nice and you do not feel rushed. Making a reservation was easy on open table and making changes. Over all, I recommend this restaurant for a nice night out and location is great as you can eat and than a movie or movie than eat.

Prime & Pearl
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thanks for the great review, Paul. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our first time for birthday dinner. Dalton was amazing as a server and bartender. He was very knowledgeable and attentive. We will be back next weekend :)

Prime & Pearl
Responded on October 22, 2021

So glad you had a great experience. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was perfect. Food was amazing.

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MDNC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The food was not good and definitely not worth the price. The popover bread tasted bland like it lacked salt. The butter was also unsalted so it was very unappetizing. The fire roasted oysters were supposed to be covered in parmesan cheese but I did not see any. They looked greasy and I bit into two pieces of oyster shell as the oysters were not shucked properly. I ordered the 6 oz filet medium and it came out medium rare. I didn't mind it so much except that two other tables had also mentioned that their steaks were not done as requested. The steak was also over salted. My dining companion got the redfish and it was UNDER seasoned. The waiter was nice and attentive but gave a weird display of picking out my steak knife...

Prime & Pearl
Responded on October 25, 2021

MDNC, thank you for letting us know, and we apologize for the experience you had. Your feedback has been relayed to our team.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating two special birthdays

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KarenN
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my sons bd here last night. Super cool place with amazing steaks and drinks and wine. Glad they were open on Sunday.

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Satnightdiner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First timer. Food and drinks were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A bit noisy. Servers did remarkably well since the restaurant and bar were both packed. Food was very well done.

FAQs

Prime & Pearl offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (352) 554-6276.

Prime & Pearl is rated 4.6 stars by 181 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.