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Prime Bistro & Wine Bar, Morehead City, NC

Prime Bistro & Wine Bar

4.9
4.9
278 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
An elevated dining experience with wood-fired steaks, seafood, housemade pasta and world-class wines.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    4999120
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room available for groups of 18 or less. Advanced reservation required.
  • Neighborhood
    Beaufort / Morehead City
  • Cross street
    Located directly in front of the Hampton Inn in Morehead City
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 278 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for business meals

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for fine wines

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for special occasions

278 Reviews
  1. RonaldB

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Your part my wife’s birthday celebration was a very pleasant and refreshing experience!

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  2. DotP

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food. Love this restaurant!!! Our favorite place in Morehead City, NC

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  3. MarkCole

    Naples

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service . Thoroughly enjoyed it

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  4. Bravo

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every single way, from the moment you walk in the door. Perfection!

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  5. DaraC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding. All food was delicious and well prepared. Nice wine list. It is a bit on the pricey side, but an excellent choice for a special occasion.

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  6. BarbaraM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to eat here for our wedding anniversary. I ordered the 3 filet medallions medium well. The first one was cooked perfectly and tasted great. I thought the other two would be prepared perfectly as well. I was wrong. The other 2 were barely cooked medium rare. One was cooked more rare than medium rare. Both of which is a far cry from medium well. I thought such an egregious mistake would warrant a visit from the manager. Again, I was wrong. The waiter, Andrew, gave his apologies. The wait staff was very courteous and knowledgeable. Although the caviar was quite good, I was very disappointed with the meal. When you take into consideration the ambiance of the establishment, the charges on the menu and the professionalism of the staff, I expected quite a bit more from the food.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded 2 days ago
    Good evening Barbara, thank you for sharing your concerns. Our General Manager, Sonya, did actually stop by and speak to your table and we certainly apologize if you felt your concerns were not addressed. I believe your filet was taken off of the bill to address your concerns. We always strive to ensure your visit is a great one, and I am sorry to hear that we missed the mark for you. We will share your concerns with our team and hope to earn you back as a valued patron. Thank you for taking time to share them and feel free to contact us directly if we can address anything further. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing service and food! We could not have had a better experience. If you like bourbon, I suggest trying the twisted old-fashioned. It is superb, and the crab stacks are amazing appetizer.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on April 8, 2024
    Thank you for sharing!

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  8. jeannej

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing!!!!!!! From the food to the waitstaff to the maitre’d. And the wine
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on April 8, 2024
    Thanks so much!

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  9. CaryEnthusiast

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class restaurant especially for steaks. Nice cocktail & wine menu. Great service and relaxed vibe.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on April 8, 2024
    Many thanks!

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  10. sharonL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful evening. What a service. We had a very nice time. Our first time. We will be back. Thank you for the gift too
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on April 8, 2024
    Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Virginia

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it!!! Great Food! Great Service! We will be back!
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on April 8, 2024
    Many thanks, hope to see you again soon!

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  12. KimberlyW

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we have ever had!!! Our server Shawn was wonderful and took great care of us. We would go back.

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  13. MichelleL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an outstanding meal and cocktails are crafted to perfection.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on April 8, 2024
    Thanks so much!

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  14. Jody

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall needs a few tweaks to make this restaurant truly upscale, overall value a little lacking
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on March 20, 2024
    Hi Jody, thank you for sharing your feedback. We would love to be able to hear directly from you and understand and address any concerns or areas where we fell short. It is always our goal to exceed guest expectations in both service and food and I am so sorry that we missed the mark with your visit. Please reach out directly so we can understand and ensure that your concerns are properly addressed, thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Continued to provide great food and exceptional service…. We are repeat customers and our latest visit was even more special as we were celebrating a birthday. The entire team at Prime made the night really enjoyable and Andy delivered that just right balance of complete professionalism and comfortable engagement as our server. Thank you all again! Can’t wait for our next visit.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on April 8, 2024
    Thanks for celebrating with us!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary and were given a cute gift and hand written card. So sweet! The staff is so friendly and the food and drinks are always amazing. We are never disappointed!
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on March 20, 2024
    Many thanks for celebrating with us!

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  17. NorwoodJ

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely pleasant experience from the greeting at the door to the food and to the completion of the meal. Outstanding service, beautiful restaurant and outstanding food. Tad bit pricey but great for what you get and a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you!

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  18. LoisR

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful, delicious night. So glad we came! The little touches were appreciated. Being greeted at door and knew us said happy birthday to my husband, gift of oil bottles, and cookies at end. All wonderful touches!
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you for sharing!

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  19. TamiS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a nice place for a special meal. The food and special service was excellent. They really strive to make for a nice evening.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  20. William

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A BIG thanks to Freddie and Gillian for an outstanding 75th birthday party for Dr. Z. Gillian, the funky birthday glasses were a very thoughtful touch. All the best!
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thanks so much!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit (anniversary). If we could give 10 stars we would. Outstanding from Andy. Manager Sonya could not have more hospitable. Carteret County is blessed to have his gem of exquisite high-end dining.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you for sharing!

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  22. Tony

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, service was great. Gillian our server was fantastic. Way overpriced!!!
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you!

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  23. ETHEL

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything was great from the time we were seated until we left. The menu choices were plentiful and well described by our server.The wine flight was amazing!
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you so much!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every single thing was great from the appetizers to desserts! Service was excellent. Probably the best quality food, presentation, and service east of Raleigh!
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on March 20, 2024
    Many thanks!

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  25. DavidS

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate here in February. I know it is really difficult to maintain standards in a resort town restaurant in the low season. In spite of that the food was very good. I would rate it the best food I have had recently in Morehead City. I would absolutely recommend this to place to friends.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on March 20, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your concerns, we have shared with our team internally. We appreciate the feedback!

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  26. Carol

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful evening!!! It was my birthday dinner and everyone was so nice and food was amazing!!
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on March 20, 2024
    Many thanks for celebrating with us!

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  27. Barb

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place to go for a special occasion because the service is fabulous as is the food. Everything we tasted was absolutely delicious and the staff took great care of us without ever being intrusive. The prices were a little higher than we are used to paying but it was well worth it for the very special evening we had on our 56th anniversary.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you for celebrating with us!

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  28. RayG

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. From the hotels to the tuna appetizer to the flight of filets to the crab cakes and Caesar salad. Nice wines. Creme Brûlée for dessert. Only thing missing was they had no coffee or teas which seemed odd. Great atmosphere and the service was just about perfect
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you so much!

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  29. TaraE

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect date night from start to finish. The ambiance, service, food, and drinks are top notch. Feels like a big city restaurant with a small family atmosphere.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you so much!

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  30. NancieP

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with my family to celebrate my birthday and I couldn’t be happier. Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, and the staff were all professional. It was our first time at Prime Bistro and it won’t be our last.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thanks so much for sharing and celebrating with us!

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  31. JoyW

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our evening was perfect from the moment we arrived until we left. Our server was Gillian. She was quite knowledgeable regarding the various cocktails, wines and menu. Thank you Chef Matthew and his team in the kitchen. What an amazing evening. We are looking forward to our next evening there.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on February 22, 2024
    Many thanks!

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  32. Hank22

    Wilmington

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service . Sumner provided tremendous service
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on February 22, 2024
    Many thanks!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My visit to Prime Bistro & Wine Bar was truly memorable, marked by excellent service and delectable food. The atmosphere was inviting, making me feel welcomed from the moment I stepped in. The dishes, creative and flavorful, left a lasting impression, as did the well-curated wine selection. It's a place that fits any occasion perfectly, whether a romantic dinner or a night out with friends. In short, Prime Bistro & Wine Bar delivered an unparalleled dining experience that I eagerly look forward to repeating.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you so much, we hope to see you again soon!

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  34. LuisR

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went out to celebrate our anniversary, staff was friendly and attentive. Enjoyed the food and definitely the atmosphere. We were made to feel special and there was no hurry to turn over the table. We always look forward to going and enjoying our time. Thank you for the making a memorable experience.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you for your kind feedback and for celebrating with us!

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  35. Karin

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My dinner was perfect from the minute I walked into the restaurant where I was seated in a nice corner table! My server was a kind woman who was attentive and professional throughout the meal. My Sidecar cocktail, surprisingly deliciously luscious bread, glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, the soft creamy lobster bisque, and the three small but perfectly cooked fillet medallions with 3 sauces were fabulous.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on February 22, 2024
    So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, thank you!

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  36. JonW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service could have been better and price did not match the quality of food and service, I mean I had to ask for a drink more than twice and really salt and pepper had to be requested again more than twice. Only one other thing, do people really frequent your establishment just to purchase bread? Why after what you charge for everything else do you charged $10.00 for four small rolls and charging for butters and sauces, really. Just FYI our party work in the local tourism industry and are required to recommend local establishments to our visitors. Your restaurant is not going to be high on our list of recommendations…

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  37. RobertK

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My meal was was halibut and scallops, and was quite good! My wife ordered crabcakes and wasn’t really thrilled with them, not Lump meat, stringy and actually had to cut them with a knife, never had a crab cake like that! We have eaten here before and loved our meal the first time but this was Valentines night and they were extremely busy. We will go back and try their steaks, which is what they are really know for.

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  38. WallyT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food choices. Excellent wait staff. Highly recommended.
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on February 22, 2024
    Many thanks!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable dinner including great staff!! Expensive but you get what you pay for…. Great night!
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thanks for sharing, we are so glad you could join us!

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  40. CodyP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Worst steak I’ve had by far. Didn’t have any seasoning on it, it was a pretty bland steak. The oyster were really good
    Prime Bistro & Wine BarResponded on February 12, 2024
    Hi Cody, we are so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal. We are always more than happy to refund or replace anything you did not like and would be happy to address your concerns. Please email us directly so we can promptly address. We always want to be sure we have exceeded your expectations and hate to hear that we missed the mark for your visit. Thank you for sharing your concerns and we look forward to addressing them and earning you back as a valued patron. We appreciate your time and sincerely apologize.

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FAQs

Prime Bistro & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 4999120.

Prime Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 278 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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Prime Bistro & Wine Bar

4031 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2926

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located directly in front of the Hampton Inn in Morehead City
  • Neighborhood
    Beaufort / Morehead City
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    4999120
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room available for groups of 18 or less. Advanced reservation required.
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