Prime Cincinnati

4.7
1908 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Four simple words comprise Prime Restaurant Cincinnati mission statement
A passion to serve.
It is our sole desire that everything, and we mean everything, that arrives at your table at Prime Restaurants delights you. To that end, we use only the finest, freshest ingredients, masterfully prepared in recipes designed to engage all of your senses.
We invite you to experience steakhouse and seafood dining at its finest, extensive wine selection and outstanding service.
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Experiences

  • Best Business Lunch

    Multiple dates available

    Meet with your colleagues or clients at Prime Cincinnati for the best business lunch in downtown Cincinnati. Our sophisticated atmosphere and fabulous fare will set the mood for intimate conversations to closing deals. If you are looking for a private room, contact Zach at Zach@PrimeCincinnati.com. Audio/visual options are available.

Offers

  • Wine-Not Thursdays

    Multiple dates available

    Wed - Thu 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Enjoy 50% off bottles of wine less than $100 and 25% off bottles of $101 or more! It's a deal that can't be beat. To share or not to share is the only question. Try out our Urban Oasis Patio as a great setting for your indulgence.
  • Mid-Week Martinis $7

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Make your mid-week marvelous. Enjoy four classic martinis at $7 each all day long.
  • Live Music Evenings

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Fri 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sat 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Because Music Feeds the Soul join us Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings for live music in our beautiful lounge. Details are posted on a schedule featured on our home page.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1908 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Maddenman513
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere good customer service manager came to our table to make sure everything was OK food was excellent

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NicholasC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I'm what most would consider average income so I can't judge such a nice restaurant against anything else but the steaks here were great. Better than Outback and the other names you know I speak of. However, if I had one complaint and it may be too my ignorance the steak I received was not hot, maybe a bit cool upon first bite. However, the service was so good and the staff was so nice that they were willing to reduce my check. I enjoyed my steak, the flavor was impeccable and so was my wife's.

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Anon
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I was surprised by the lack of service received. The food took forever and there were multiple times where our service was no where to be found and we were without drinks for long periods of time.

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BELi
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was 10/10! Service was horrible. Our direct server (Hope) hardly spoke to us, if it wasn’t for the server assistant (Cole) we would have waited 20 minutes before we even got a drink at the table. If the food wasn’t so delicious, we likely wouldn’t be back.

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BeverlyG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Food -loved live entertainment in bar only negative was dining room was very loud when full -once it cleared out it was much better -great location near downtown hotels

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vipFromOhiotoTexas
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. When we had reserved a table, only high tops were available, but we were able to get a seat outside. A little loud right by the street, but food and service were great. We'll definitely return on our next visit to Cincinnati.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was good but was expecting better. Scallops and octopus for app, just ok. Steak with risotto for dinner. Steak was good. Risotto was not great and too salty. Service was really great.

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vipNew2review
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Server was average. Was not vigilant to ensure that all items ordered were received/served. Upon receipt of the bill, The salad that I ordered but never got was still charged.

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LeslieH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always , food great, atmosphere great, cole was a great server and Blake makes the best drinks!!

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QuentinI
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good service. Medium steak was cooked ok. Brownie desert was great.

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Dman
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. The waitstaff were attentive and accommodating.

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MimiA
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Prime is perfect....from the delicious food to the amazing service, and everything in between. The ambiance is lively if you're by the bar and there's live music. Great spot for a special event, or simply an elegant meal.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded 4 days ago

Mimi, your compliments have us blushing with delight. You touched on everything that the team at Prime Cincinnati strives to achieve every day. Thank you for your recognition and we hope that you'll be back to visit us soon.

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JermaineW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome experience.

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect experience for our business meeting! The staff was professional and courteous and the food was delicious ! Thank you for making our lunch perfect.
I would highly recommend The Prime in Cincinnati!!

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BryanG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Prime went above and beyond. My group had an excellent dinner. The drinks were excellent. The servers were helpful and did a meat presentation. The truffle deviled eggs were excellent as well as the Oscar style filet. Table really enjoyed the parmesan risotto. Most raved about dessert was the half baked cookie, the top crusted like a crème brule. We will be dining here again.

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vipConnor
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience at Prime! It was my girlfriend and I’s first year anniversary and the service was incredible! They printed “happy anniversary” on the menu and Kevin and Christopher were amazing at their jobs. Food was delicious as always (we had the french onion soup, 6oz filet and 8oz ribeye along with the cookie ice cream cake) and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you!

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mpwky
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truffle mashed potatoes are great. Medallions of filet are very good. Service is friendly, efficient and attentive.

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Barb
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner at Prime and it was absolutely wonderful. Everything was great! I will be going again.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service and quiet. Great birthday dinner. We were there early so it was super quiet and very quick service. Food was cooked perfectly and as ordered. Serving sizes were BIG so it was a good deal for the quality and quantity of food. Will be back!

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JoshF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Amazing appetizers, incredible steak, and a good selection of beverages.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Steak was undercooked, servers took my plate away when my girlfriend was still eating. Decadent the wine before even tasting it!

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MichaelM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We visited Prime at 3:15 on Sunday so it was not crowded. Only one other table was being served. It became painfully obvious that our server was new. Both my wife and daughter ordered the filet medallions. My wife asked the server if they could be done medium rare. “Of course” was the reply. After a long wait, 40 minutes, our food arrive. Both my wife’s and daughter’s medallions were well done and tough. My ribeye was cooked perfectly. My wife brought up the fact the the steaks were not prepared correctly. The manager immediately had new medallions prepared. The second round was cooked correctly. So imagine my surprise when the bill contained 4 filet medallion dinners. The waiter said that he didn’t think it looked right (but brought the check anyway). The bill was corrected. Because I had to get to work, my wife and daughter requested their leftovers be boxed for home. The food looked like it had been thrown in the containers. Not a pretty sight. I would definitely place Prime Cincinnati at the lower end of the area’s premium steak houses. Jeff Ruby’s/Precinct, Ruth’s Cris, and Walt’s Hitching Post all represent a much better value for your money.

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JeffreyM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The steak wasn't what I come to expect from an elite steakhouse. I ordered the cowboy ribeye and my wife had the filet mignon. We would have been better off going to Longhorn, Outback, or Roadhouse......Get the pic! For a much better product....I don't mine paying more but when I do, I should expect more ......

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NancyG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service delivered by a team of two professionals! The food was delicious! My filet was the so tender and flavorful. All was really great and we were pleased!

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SarahM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hope was an amazing server we couldnt have asked for a better server with it being our first ever experience at this delicious restaurant. We loved the guy that helped her as well for the life of me i cannot remember his name. The food was astonishingly delicious. I got the calamari and a wedge salad. And my husband got an amazing steak and truffle mac and cheese and a baked potato. Even down to the bread you get at the beginning it was amazing. Also the Key Lime Pie is everything and then some. Thanks for an amazing experience and seeing nice etiquette and very kind service. We will be back again.

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Cinciguest
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was just ok. Ordered salmon with couscous and vegetable for lunch. Couscous with vegetable was salty and salmon was overdone. Ordered soup as well and came after I started eating the main course. Felt rushed as the waiter asked if we wanted dessert and brought the dessert menu even though we were clearly nowhere near finished with our main course.

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MelvinH
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there one of many places I celebrated my wife Debra Hodge 67th birthday.
The servers was outstanding, the 2 person band and singer was great and food nd drink GREAT.

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TerrenceC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time visit. Really enjoyed the ambiance and décor. Sebastian kept checking with me to get the steak cooked just right. Very impressive.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great food and atmosphere or server was Gabby and she was outstanding took care of us made us feel comfortable and welcomed guide us through the menu it was great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my time here. I’m here from Philadelphia dropping my sister back to Xavier. My family enjoyed the food. This is our new spot when we come in town! They didn’t use a lot of salt lol. But I will , be doing a review in more depth. Check out my Instagram @ ChamiqueJB for more.

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G35Racer
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always. We told our server we had concert tickets and must be finished by a certain time. They rushed our order to the kitchen and had us in and out on schedule!

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JessicaP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I gave 5 stars for value simply because the quality of your food and drink are every bit worth the price. Some view value as "cheap cost for decent quality" and I believe Prime delivers top tier in all ways, which is value in my eyes. Service was wonderful and their recommendations were perfect. The ambience is comfortable and it feels as fancy as you'd expect, but they dont require a black tie and jacket in order to enjoy it. We had spicy crab dip for a starter (super good and and just the right heat), Wagyu Beef (incredible flavor and texture!) And scallops risotto (they were so savory)... and the truffle mac and cheese as a shared side. All around 5 stars and would love to try other menu options in the future.

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CaraM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch service and food. Our go to date night when we are in Cincinnati

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vipMasonDad
Cincinnati
95 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dining at Prime was flawless. Hope was an excellent server, and Rollie was a great support also during the evening. We were seated instantly, and the excellent in service began! Our appetizer of scallops was superb with a sauce whose taste and appeal still lingers two nights later. Each of our steaks was prepared with excellence, and the risotto and brussel sprouts made fine sides. The live music was a treat. Dinner was served and spaced out wonderfully, and our 2 hours dining experience was a great way to spend the evening. We will clearly be back. It is clear that the Prime staff work as a team, but a special call out to Hope & Rollie for making my wife and I feel like royalty is well deserved.

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DonnyB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was a true gentleman and is skilled at his job. Great service! Hope we have him again on our next visit

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PamN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cole and Brennan were an excellent service team! The ambience was great as was the food. All staff very courteous and attentive. Rated value a little lower as it seemed pricier than we've paid at similar restaurants in the class.

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JermaineB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nothing bad to complain about, food was good but not great. Very nice waitress and service. We enjoyed it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s a steakhouse, and the steak was excellent. The side dishes while big were ordinary. But the service was top-tier, our server was extremely knowledgeable and patient with all of our questions as it was my first time at prime and they had a lot of things on the menu I wasn’t sure of.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The service was excellent and the live music added a special touch to my husband’s birthday celebration. Lobster Mac was amazing. Oh, and the steaks pretty much melted I. Your mouth too!

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vipJosephP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and appetizers, dessert were delicious. But was disappointed by the Ribeye. Both my wife and I ordered one and both were a bit tough and not the best quality.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Prime Cincinnati using the Order Online button. Prime Cincinnati also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 579-0720.

Prime Cincinnati is rated 4.7 stars by 1908 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.

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