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Gainesville, FL Steakhouse | Prime & Pearl - Prime & Pearl, Gainesville, FL

Prime & Pearl

4.6
4.6
761 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 35 days to uniquely crafted cocktails, dining at Prime & Pearl is an experience. One you won’t soon forget.

Our focus is on bringing things together—often unexpected things—to make something creative and authentic. We believe a sense of wonder is an integral part of every memorable dining experience in our space.

Enjoy a local, hand-selected 25-ounce Porterhouse ribeye perfectly dry-aged on-site. Taste an array of oysters from our own gulf waters up to the shores of New England and Canada. Choose a unique steak knife that reflects your personality. Quench your thirst for originality with a personalized Prime & Pearl Bourbon or Whiskey. Whatever you do, don’t eat ordinary.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Oyster Bar, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (352) 554-6276
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Full service catering to drop-off services. Menus customized to the guest's needs. Can serve up to 500 guests
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room available, up to seating of twenty.
  • Neighborhood
    Gainesville
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 761 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Overall

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Food

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Service

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Good for business meals

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Hot spot

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Great for fine wines

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Romantic

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Good for special occasions

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Lively

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Most Booked

761 Reviews
  1. LakeishaP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. We were looking for oysters and they so good. I also had the chicken carbonara and that was good as well.

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  2. MikeS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Would have preferred the food to have been hot. My chicken was warm at best. The mushrooms were cold. I like my food hot.

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  3. RyanM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent birthday dinner, it was our first time and amazing doesn’t even describe our experience. Will go again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Valentines meal! The filet was perfect & roasted corn & brussel sprouts we cooked to perfection! Many of our friends enjoy this restaurant & it was delicious! We will be back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the best steak in Gainesville! Great food all around and the appetizer rolls, you have to try the appetizer rolls!

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  6. TheBirdSings

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were back for our second visit to Prime and Pearl, brought friends and were not disappointed! Our friends enjoyed it as much as we did! It was just as fabulous the second time and we selected different entrées from our first visit, which were just as spectacular as our first visit! Dessert is a must to complete the dining experience. Lastly, I will say the service was on point just as we had before makes for a superb experience all the way around! It IS my favorite place to dine, Bravo to Prime and Pearl!

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  7. Great

    Tallahassee

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Kelly I believe was her name was outstanding! Best service we have had in a very long time.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We truly enjoyed an amazing anniversary dinner at Prime & Pearl. Everything was perfect. Especially impressive was the service (Clayton was our waiter) and the little details like the “Happy Anniversary” card waiting on our table, the “Congratulations” chocolate medallion perfectly placed on our crème brulee, and the bourbon and honey, blueberry whipped butter. And of course the steak was delicious!

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  9. AprilW

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was probably one of the best meals we’ve ever had anywhere! Highly recommend - service was outstanding and the food was even more so!

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  10. AngieP

    Key West

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, our waiter had a great attitude and went above and beyond for special requests. What a fabulous time. Thank you!

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  11. dong

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    With reservations arrived at near empty restaurant, 6:30pm, to be seated at 4 top adjacent to both kitchen entrance and restrooms. Complained and was moved. Food was good with good sized portions. my wife felt strongly that the Redfish was the very best she had ever had.

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  12. LindaM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated right away. Our table had a birthday card on it to wish my husband a happy birthday. We were treated so very well. Our server spent a few moments getting our thoughts for how dinner would flow and got us off to a good start. We were tended to unobtrusively with needed refills of drinks and empty dishes were quietly taken away. We were not interrupted with full mouths nor were we encouraged to rush or leave. It was pretty magical how nice the attention was without interuption. Our two wait staff were watching and kept a nice flow. The food was scrumptious. The popovers always get me and as usual I couldn't resist and filled up too quickly on these addicting, warm, treats topped in blueberry butter. We tried the corn as a side to share and were once again met with "Oh, this is so very good" as we almost said in unison. The silky potatoes could serve as a third offering of a hearty soup. We kept putting spoonful after spoonful on our plates. We were too full to eat dessert there but knew we had to take some home where soft pants could help us indulge once more. We will still have round two of that bliss tonight as well. Beautiful attention to the dining experience and excellent food.

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  13. MercyQ

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Was looking forward to a very special dinner, however, left disappointed. Oyster appetizers were not consistent, some were good others hard and dry. The sea bass was a real disappointment, drowning in a bland white sauce with a sad attempt at platting with cherry tomatoes also covered in the sauce/soup. The sides were also bland the steak was well liked. Crème brûlée appeared to have been made a while back. Service was ok but we stayed after finishing our meal to talk and were ignored.

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  14. NaomiL

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The overall atmosphere is nice. The quality of the food was a two out of five. You would expect to enjoy your meal atfer paying $200 for dinner. Had the jumbo fried shrimp as an appetizer, which I enjoyed. Had to send my entrée back. Took over 25 minutes to receive my replacement entrée. I give the overall dinner two out of five this place is very overhyped.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a great experience to be here. The food is outstanding, the service was good and….they closed an eye on my 4-yo.

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  16. Greg

    Jacksonville

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Kelly our waitress was very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations

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  17. SaraA

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Our server was very nice and friendly.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food & great service this is a high end restaurant u can get dressed up for

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  19. James

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily the best steak house in town. Everything was superb.

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  20. JonG

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service great food. We had a very nice evening.

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  21. JessicaB

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Oyster app was good. One of the six was tiny and looked dry roasted. Bruschetta app looked like a culinary student chopped the tomatoes. And it was more vinegar than anything. And the toast points were so crunchy they were hard to eat. Would not get it again. Steaks were delightful. Mine was called the prime and pearl and came with 5 fried oysters that were awesome. Also had reduced Demi sauce and a bearnaise sauce. One was good and the other was cold - which is not how bearnaise should be served. Nutella bread pudding was really dense, but yummy. And the $21 carrot cake was a work of art with cheesecake between the layers. Hubby got grilled shrimp with his dinner and they smelled like dirty dishwater. We did not pay for them. And the au gratin potatoes were yummy. This side of al dente for me. But the hubby loved them. Our server was lovely. Knew the menu and made good recommendations. We’re a little picky. But it was a $250 meal with one drink, two apps, two entrees, one a la carte side and two desserts. For that price it should all be fantastic. And there were a few misses.

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  22. VanessaB

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the evening was impeccable! Our server was fantastic in every way!

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  23. Teddy

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great option for a nice or special occasion dinner in Gainesville! Our group ordered the sea bass, burger, and cowboy ribeye. All were very good! We also had oysters as an appetizer. I would definitely recommend Prime and Pearl!

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  24. RachelL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience was great! We sat at the bar, and the bartender gave us the best drink/food recommendations. The manager was super sweet and bought our first round of drinks because there was an issue with our reservation. The food and drinks were incredible! 10/10 would absolutely recommend!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were first time guests at prime and pearl, we had a waitress who said it was her first night serving solo. Had she not said that we would have never known. She was fantastic. The dinner was amazing, great food, great wine, great atmosphere. We will definitely be back when we are in Gainesville.

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  26. LDizzle

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Prime and Pearl has excellent food and superb service. The only downside, the way the tables are situated it can be difficult to have a conversation or create a cozy/intimate enviroment. My wife and I were celebrating an anniversary and ended up being seated in a table in the middle of where most foot traffic occurred. We moved to the chairs closer to the other table and we were next to another couple. I don’t think there is much to do about it, just makes me think of a different choice of enviroment when celebrating anniversaries and such. Otherwise, the food was great, the service even better. Their bread is heavenly!

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  27. CharlesT

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The filet mignon was incredible. Service was unbeatable.

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  28. Vinosnb

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Our waitress was nice. However, both steaks, one filet and one strip, were over cooked. We ordered medium rare they came out medium well. We sent them both back. When we received the receipt, they charged us for four steaks, two filets and two strips. They then deducted the cheaper of the two steaks twice. Thus overcharging us. When we pointed this out to the waitress she didn’t understand and had to get the manager. He was not professional at all and asked us what else we wanted for free… What?! How about just the correct amount on the bill!! Ended up paying and leaving because the manager wanted to argue with us instead of correcting their error.

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  29. SweetPea

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around. Service was perfect, food was perfect, staff were very friendly and attentive. Prime and Pearl is miles above other high end steakhouses such as Ruths Cris.

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  30. KurtisP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Oysters were great. Ordered medium steak and it was closer to rare. Lobster Mac n cheese was delicious as was the au gratin potato’s. The bread pudding was very good but the carrot cake was the best we have ever had. Awesome. Great service.

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  31. GlennV

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Molly was such an amazing person and we are so greatful to have her as our waitress on our special night . I just want to thank her again for everything !

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  32. ThomasG

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I know it’s a steakhouse but 2 seafood dishes (and oysters) were best we’ve ever eaten.

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  33. TheBirdSings

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was superb! Each and every course was delicious; service and attention to detail makes a difference! We eat well, but this was the best meal from start to finish, that we have had in years. Highly recommend this for the best meal and a special time! Money well spent!

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  34. NancyP

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious! The oysters, filet mignon, truffled Brussels…. Everything!!!! Outstanding service! Beautiful restaurant!

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  35. MichaelS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visitor to Prime and Pearl. My wife and I wanted to go somewhere special for our Anniversary. The food was delicious and the service provided by Murray was exceptional. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. The Caesar Salad was perfect and I followed that up with a New York Strip and my wife had the Chicken Carbonara. We finished the dinner off with the largest piece of carrot cake in North Central Florida. It was a little expensive, but we will be back for special occasions.

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  36. LindaL

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first experience and happy to say we will be back ! Sara was our waitress & she was great. Food was delicious and drinks were good too. Thank you Prime & Pearl. We will see you soon !

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  37. HilaryC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A busy place on a Saturday night with good reason. Seated immediately with a reservation. Attentive, friendly service. Good food, nicely presented. A very positive experience. We’ll be back!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was amazing, the bartender was laughing because I said the drink was strong, I don’t drink, but the gator was amazing. The lobster bisque was to die for, the pork belly was to die for.everyone else had steak, and there was nothing left on their plates except the bone. I’m not positive of our waitresses name maybe Ariel

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  39. RoyalTravelers

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Though our server wasn't the most attentive, as we had to request fresh drinks, the food was exceptional. It's rare that I say that a restaurant's food is exceptional, so this is saying quite a bit. My only complaint about the restaurant is the spacing between tables. My husband and I were dining to celebrate our anniversary, and most of the patrons were dressed in jeans and sneakers. That's fine, but I would have at least preferred some space between diners to have a sense of privacy and romance without staring at dirty jeans and sneakers. Next year, we may dine in Jacksonville where some restaurants still enforce a dress code.

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  40. dfood

    Tallahassee

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time at Prime & Pearl, and was somewhat disappointing compared to first. Service was mediocre, steaks not even close to the perfection of our initial visit. Hoping it was just due to day after Christmas reservation.

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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
  • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Prime & Pearl is rated 4.6 stars by 761 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 32 times today
Google Map for Prime & Pearl

4949 Celebration Pointe Ave, Suite 70, Gainesville, FL 32608

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Gainesville
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Oyster Bar, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (352) 554-6276
  • Catering
    Full service catering to drop-off services. Menus customized to the guest's needs. Can serve up to 500 guests
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room available, up to seating of twenty.
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