Prime Cincinnati

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$31 to $50
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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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Best Business Lunch in Cincinnati

Treat your client or fellow employee to a fantastic, and reasonable, lunch in the heart of downtown. You know what a great steakhouse has - excellent burgers! Ask for private dining if you need more exclusivity (AV options available also).

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 14, 2019

Ends: June 15, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:00AM-3:30PM

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Reservations only. All 8pm or later reservations will participate in our NYE celebration. There will be a $25 per person surcharge including the sparkling toast, fanfare, and entertainment.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1259 People Are Saying
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AG
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great steaks, maybe best in Cincinnati. Some other dishes were fantastic, like goat cheese app. Lobster bisque was just okay. Ceaser salad was great, tuna app was good but not great. Service had some gaps, especially making a big deal about a special salad (charged extra for nuts on a 125 per person bill). Not a big deal but felt weird

RF
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I arrived 30 minutes before my reservation, and I was seated immediately. Had a nice view looking outside. Good service, great food, I will definitely be back.

JA
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fabulous and food delicious!

We were seeing the play and she got us out in plenty of time to go to the Aronoff... such a wonderful experience for the four of us!

BC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from top to bottom. Highly recommend.

TG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and gorgeous Christmas decorations!!

JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere- will visit again! Great location downtown.

AD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I’ve had better lobster bisque at Red Lobster, the steak was great, the lobster Mac and cheese doesn’t have lobster in it, should consider renaming. The ambiance was beautiful except that it was so loud you could hardly hear one another speak without raising your voice. Overall impression, pretentious and over priced. Food not at all up to standard.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was good. Service was lackluster.

S
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were very good.

IN
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hope and her assistant ( forgot his name) were efficient and so personable!

WH
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food, and not just the steak! Deviled eggs, asparagus, risotto... all some of the best food I've ever had. There was a small band playing after a bit, and it got to be quite hard to hear. Other than that, outstanding!!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend and I had the best evening Friday night. We have eaten there before and it has always been great. Friday night was even better. The pre show option for dinner is the best deal in the city.

EK
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have been to this restaurant before and they have consistently provided above average food. My only criticism is that you can only get sides "family style". If you're not with enough people to share the food, a lot can go to waste. Our mashed potatoes could have easily fed 4 people, but we only had two people in our party who were eating them. I hate wasting food, but we were going to the show so there was no way to take the leftovers. Other than that, everything was very good.

SH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Beautiful restaurant offering a robust wine selection and versatile menu of prime cuts as well as other entrees. Family-style side portions are very generous (5 of us shared 3 sides and had leftovers). Excellent service. Noise level a little loud when the band plays in the bar, and even before they started the open layout of the restaurant created a little more air draft and noise than I would have liked. The steaks are cooked rare - so order up a level to be safe (medium rare was barely seared on the outside and VERY red on the inside). Knowledgeable, professional staff that made sure table was well-cared for.

JN
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great spot...food, decor, service, location...pricey but only comment is dealing w unruly table...Jets fans so it can be explained :)

BT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at Prime! The food was delicious, the service was great, and the atmosphere festive. I would recommend Prime to all!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, the steaks we’re outstanding! Our family had flown in from various parts of the country to celebrate Thanksgiving together. Thank you for the lovely evening!

NB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving dinner turkey was dry and the lobster bisque a little on the heavy side but everything else was really good and we will try going there again to experience the regular menu entrees. Everyone who works there was really nice!

OT
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Thanksgiving brunch and it was amazing. The service was excellent and the assortment of Thanksgiving food was just like home!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Thanksgiving buffet. Very well done and will go back again. It’s a buffet - so can’t really rank the service. They had plenty of attentive staff on hand to help make sure all were comfortable. Outstanding atmosphere. Great selection of food for all. Dessert table could have been better. Overall very nice and highly recommended.

GL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Thanksgiving buffet, so not easy to pull off.
Bloodymary not at par.
Some of the food was cold.
The ham was great.
Disappointed overall knowing the reputation of Prime.

B
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not a good value for the price paid. I want to like this place, but it’s just too expensive for what you get.

OT
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Went there for the Thanksgiving Brunch. Everything was good except the food. It was a buffet but most of it was cold and not very good.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we absolutely loved the entire experience. All the trimmings of Thanksgiving and none of the hassles. i think every item that you could think was on the buffet. The only caveat I would share is there are a number of hidden costs that are more than the advertised 37.00 per plate. I would rather you charge me more and not charge me for coffee, etc. Other than that...loved this place

S
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want great service and food, this is it! Pro-casual or tie dress code and be prepared for upscale pricing (appropriate for where you are dining). Don't get me started on the fine wines! Treat yourself and you will be back again. Thanks Prime for a wonderul Thanksgiving day for me and my family!

AD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. The food was delicious and the staff was friendly. Nicely decorated for the season. We will definitely be back.

AG
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My heartfelt thank you to Chef Shawn Heine and Nelson Castillo, and the entire team of Prime Cincinnati for an absolutely wonderful #Thanksgiving Brunch. Truly locally-sourced, ultra-premium ingredients and world-class service make all the difference. Live music, elegant atmosphere, and a relaxing pace.

KS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner! The food was fabulous and our server was perfect. Highly recommend this place.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first experience. Our service was spot on with coursing times. Never rushed with a very knowledgeable server.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This restaurant came highly recommended by our hotel but we must have caught them on an off night. Our server had to be reminded and prompted to bring items and honor requests throughout the evening. Our drink glasses remained empty for an extended period but thankfully we were seated close to the bar and the cheery bartender was able to fill in for our missing server as I had to venture out on my own for self service. The food runner Ethan was a highlight and his warm greeting finally made us feel like welcomed guests but this was too far into the evening to make up for the lackluster experience of the lead server.

GK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The ambiance is terrific - holiday decorations were stunning; the server friendly, personable yet professional; the server was very knowledgeable. However, food while good was not better than average - certainly not bad but did not rate the price (in our opinion). Wine selection abundant.

M
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, fabulous food, great ambiance. Always enjoy Prime Cincinnati!

SH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, and the food was unmatched, loved the setting and the live music

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Sean, Thank you for your high praise! We are proud to produce a well-rounded experience from great food to a great atmosphere. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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AH
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent as was the ambiance. The price is high (as anticipated) but this was a birthday celebration.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Alan, Thank you for your compliments. We are a great option for celebrations. For your next event, consider booking one of our private rooms. We can accommodate everything from a small group to a group of 200. We look forward to helping you celebrate your next occasion!

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CG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apparently on Fridays they have a live band playing, the two artists were amazing , the vibe of music was super relaxing ! Everything was bomb! The music, food, service was excellent ! Overall superb experience, no exaggeration. Definitely five star .

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Cheyenne, Thank you for your compliments! We also have live music Wed, Thurs and Saturday every week. I hope you'll bring your friends with you to the next live music night! See you soon!

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JO
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Steaks overcooked, service slow

c
Cincinnati
324 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It is one of my favorite lunch spots in the city. You can have conversation and enjoy lunch.

CG
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great downtown spot. Went with the family, but also has an awesome bar area!

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Cathy, Thank you! We are very proud of our bar and lounge area. We host live music Wed-Sat to boost the mood and have Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4pm-6pm at the bartop. Hope to see you there again soon!

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m
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and service was excellent. Great drink menu. Tuna short ribs and filet all outstanding. Sides were average but still good. Overall we loved and will be back.

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