Prime Cincinnati

4.7
1701 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 Elise at Elise.Lemen@primecincy.com. Audio/visual options are available.

Offers

  • Wine-Not Thursdays

    Multiple dates available

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

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

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 1701 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A chopped salad was not chopped. No onions had onions. Dressing on the side had a salad loaded with dressing so heavy it was instilled.

No one came back to table to check after meal was served

We eat at Prime often. Thursday night was not good.

Made for an unhappy wife.

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vipjohnb
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would definitely recommend.

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Jeremy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!!! Service was wonderful and the dining area was perfect for private conversation!!!! I highly recommend you check it out when you are in the Cincinnati area!!!

JC
vipJenniferC
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

I have lived in Cincinnati for a long time and have heard a lot about Prime. We went on a Sunday, it was dead. Food was expensive and not very good. And sides came out late.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded 3 days ago

Hi JenniferC, We are sorry to have disappointed you. What about the food was not as good as you had expected? Thank you for any details you may share. We take all comments to heart and would like to repair your impression of us if we can. Thank you.

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MarceyJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Abit over priced but good, we reciebed our food before we recieved silverware

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We were sitting next to the room where private parties are held and the noise coming from the party handle it very difficult to hear our server

Prime Cincinnati
Responded 3 days ago

Hi, I'm sorry the other guests made your experience unpleasant. Did you ask the staff to see if they could move you to another table? I see you also gave service a lower mark, was there anything else about the service that was inadequate? How was the food? What was the name on your reservation? Thank you for any feedback you may provide.

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vipJayG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a bit slow. The food quality has noticeably gone down over the last two years. I’ve Gotten the ribeye the last two times I was there. My wife got the scallops. The first time I get the ribeye it was basically inedible. I ordered it medium and it was close to being raw! The next time I got it, it was average at best. You expect more for a $56 steak! We had one appetizer two entrées and one side. We each had two drinks, and the total for our bill was over $200, with the tip.I don’t mind paying that much when the service is good and the food is excellent! But we had neither. We will probably not return to this restaurant for quite a while.

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vipBrian
Detroit
73 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wait staff were very attentive. Nice taste of all food items, prepared as requested. Nice atmosphere with adequate spacing between tables. We would come back.

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Karin
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a 50th birthday celebration for my husband. He thoroughly enjoyed himself. The server did a wonderful job taking care of his birthday dinner. Also, our son, who has lots of food allergies, was able to enjoy a delicious and safe steak dinner. Thank you!

Prime Cincinnati
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Karin, we are honored that you chose to celebrate with us and are so pleased we could make your husband's birthday memorable. We take allergies seriously and are happy that we could accommodate your son. We hope to see you again soon!

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KaylaF
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have ever been to - and I have been to MANY! The scallop risotto and t-bone steak were some of the best we have ever tried. Service was fantastic! Highly recommend the shrimp cocktail and the spicy cocktail sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great server, reservation was ready,

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Friendly. Top notch

MC
vipMuscleChef
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch at Prime! The crab cake appetizer was very good and my strawberry salad with salmon was amazing. Honestly the best salmon I’ve ever had added to a salad, good seasoning and perfectly cooked. Normally salmon on a salad ends up being over cooked or dry but this was perfect.

The service went above and beyond there as well. Everyone from the hostess to the server and folks helping bring out food were extremely nice to the adults at the table and especially my daughter. They brought her food out first (life saver and very smart, thank you!) and for unknown reasons she was telling everyone it was her birthday...it was not and I explained that to them. They still brought her a small dessert and told her “happy early birthday” 😂

How often are nice restaurants that kind and friendly to small children? In my experience almost never, I can’t thank the staff enough, my entire family loved lunch and everyone left with a smile.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on April 7, 2021

It was absolutely our pleasure. Your daughter was the highlight of the shift! We were all enamored. I'm sure you feel that way every day with her. Thank you for your wonderful compliments. We certainly feel the same about our staff and food (the salmon is truly amazing and Chef Heine, knows how to prepare it!) We hope to see you again soon. If you didn't already, I hope you'll sign up for our Prime Rewards program and get points for your visits.

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AneveyF
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I am not one to ever really complain as I have worked in food service, but from beginning to end my 1st experience here was not the greatest. Our server didn't come to the table very often. The chicken that I ordered was 70% fat and super chewy and the potatoes that were with it were extremely undercooked. I usually do not get a dessert but as I was still a little hungry from not eating I decided to get the cookie with ice cream. The cookie was literally dough, not fully cooked at all. I was really shocked by all of this after reading the good reviews online. I was really sad that this restaurant did not live up to to those expectations.

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JeremyA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food we had was fantastic. Shrimp Cocktail was just about perfect...close to St. Elmo's in Indy, but more tolerable. Filet's were excellent and the Brussel sprouts were good, but the parmesan risotto was AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The food was not good and various members of my family, myself included, had stomach problems after eating there. It was overpriced and the food was not good. The service was wonderful and the scenery was beautiful

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vipmsm53
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our experience at Prime - particularly the wait staff & accommodating kitchen, since one person in our party is diabetic. They made sure she had a great experience and got food she could safely eat!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place!

KB
KianaB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A definite must whenever I go back home to visit, Love it!!!

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CyndiS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Beautiful59
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, my experience was great! The food was amazing and the team of waiters had great customer service and observant. Steak was cook to perfection!!

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TillieE
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to prime. I will definitely return in the future. From the time we walked in the door until our exit, the service was excellent.

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G35Racer
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service are always good. Prime is my go to place for business lunch or for dinner downtown in the evening.

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Chris
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Had a great time and will return.

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Connor
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience here was amazing! We had a team of servers with Julie being the main server, along with Frank and a very nice gentleman whose name I forgot (sorry!). They were all very on top of things and food arrived in a timely manner along with being absolutely incredible! The goat cheese appetizer, Caesar salad, French onion soup, 6oz filet mignon (rare), and the truffle mashed potatoes and Mac and cheese were all perfectly prepared and tasted great. Everything is very reasonably priced given the portion size and quality too. Our new favorite!

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on April 6, 2021

Hi Connor, Thank you so much for your detailed compliments. We are so happy to have made your night. We'll be sure to directly praise the team from that evening. They love to know when they've done so well. If you haven't already, please consider signing up for our Prime Rewards so that you can earn points for your visits and get benefits. Check it out on our website (orange tab on the right).

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, staff, and ambiance is always incredible!

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your glowing compliments! Our staff is amazing and we are proud to deliver 5-star service to our guests.

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DeannaT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and flavorful. So many choices made it hard to decide.

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PaulH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service
Excellent food

For fine dining, great value

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Jenkat
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Enjoyed great service from all areas. Cole was fun. Enjoyable evening.

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vipTheresaS
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a new job in a new city!!! Prime was the perfect place for my first night there.

Greeted warmly at the door by Nelson, and a welcome to the community. Great service throughout from Gabrielle, and casual music on Wednesday nights!

Enjoyed the Burrata Salad, gnocchi with mushrooms, and truffle creamed corn. All were amazing, and huge portions!!!!

Will be a regular for me!!!

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on April 6, 2021

Hi Theresa, Wonderful! Welcome to Cincinnati. We are delighted to have you here. Please consider joining our Prime Rewards program to earn points and benefits for your visits. You can sign up the next time you are here or go to our website (orange tab on the right). We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AnthonyW
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and the wait staff was exceptional. Celebrated our 30 year anniversary and everyone wished us a happy anniversary.
Great place.

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ConnieZ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime is by far one of the best restaurants in Cincinnati! The quality is superb, presentation and service is perfect. The staff is friendly and motivated to ensure your experience is amazing. I LOVE PRIME!

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LyndseyT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Prime, definitely coming back

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on April 6, 2021

Dear LyndseyT , thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Prime Cincinnati.Hi Thank you for your compliments. We look forward to having you return soon. Consider signing up for our Prime Rewards and earning points and benefits for your visits. You can sign up on our website (orange tab on the right) or on your next visit with your server.

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ShanelleD
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and our waitress was very informative and knew what she was talking about! Great experience!

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MarkM
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed ourselves. The food was great. The service was on par. Would like to go back.

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MatthewH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal which catching up with four friends. We did the three-course meal for $50 and added appetizers and the dry aged ribeye on top. If you're looking for a great crab cake then run to Prime Cincinnati. Chef Heine cut his cooking chops in the Baltimore area. Baltimore boys know crab! The ribeye was fantastic. I encourage you to try one of the dry aged cuts--the flavor is very intense.

Thanks to Gabby for wonderful service and to Blake at the bar for suggesting two great bottles of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dinner!!! Food was outstanding and services was impeccable!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Out of wines they listed on the wine list. Other then that an excellence overall experience.

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You can order delivery directly from Prime Cincinnati using the Order Online button.

Prime Cincinnati is rated 4.7 stars by 1701 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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