Prime Cincinnati

4.7
1864 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 1864 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
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SondraR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance. Upscale. Clean. Outstanding service. Live music choice was the perfect fit and not overpowering. Will definitely be dining there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Our server Frank was excellent. The steak was prepared perfectly and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the Garlic chicken with Pasta. If I had one complaint it would be the mashed potatoes. They tasted like they had been made several hours before and came out room temperature. After dinner we enjoyed a glass of wine and cigar on the patio. Frank continued to check on us and didn’t miss a beat. Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Holly was so awesome! They had a little band playing music that was perfect for the setting. It was romantic and fun.

DH
DeHeaven
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food in a great environment! We definitely enjoyed our experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank and Nadia were amazing!

CB
CindyB
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our appetizers, dinner and desserts. Our servers were attentive and good.

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Rveey
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, outdoor sitting area and entertainment. Compliments to the Chef

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Caimylin
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was some of the best I’ve ever had. The food was good. It was a great experience just very loud!

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PDCROFT
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Music in the bar was a nice surprise addition to the evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious… atmosphere was a delight and good music from the live singer… perfect for a date with my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Hope was AMAZING! Food was also excellent and we had an awesome time!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Prime Cincinnati and they did not disappoint! Awesome atmosphere, service and food! Celebrated my birthday there and it was amazing! We will definitely be back!

MJ
MyaJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin and Nick were so sweet! Thanks for making our birthday so special!

RH
RhondaH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancée and I visited Prime on July 15th, the service was impeccable from the moment we entered the door. The ambiance, the awesome staff, the dining experience, and the cuisine are unparalleled. We dine at Prime pretty regularly, and we will continue to dine there. We also love the entertainment offered. Prime is the Diamond of Downtown Cincinnati, and it is our first place we decide to dine when we spend our evenings downtown. Thank you Prime and staff for your pristine attention to detail! 💎

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service impeccable!

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DavidO
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good quality steakhouse
Great atmosphere, great steak Nd drinks. There was even soft, live music which added to the ambience. Highly recommend Prime

RB
RebekaB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great and the food was outstanding, highly recommend

KY
KellieY
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I tried this restaurant last night for our 19th wedding anniversary. The service was awesome and the food was delicious! Thank you for a wonderful evening. I will return if I ever travel again to Cincinnati.

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Mznika826
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience ever

SW
SteveW
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent wait staff and food. Atmosphere not as elegant as expected but great for a special evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food and service was great- would have liked a little more ambiance. We were sat in the middle of a busy dining room with people coming right off the street to use bathroom etc. dress code was lacking- with people wearing jerseys etc. after coming from ballgame. We were celebrating our anniversary and just hoping for a more refined experience.- as The prices reflect

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall it was a great experience but wouldn’t go back

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Overall it wasn’t worth it. Service was the issue. Hope was nice but it wasn’t near the experience I have had at similar venues. Will not be back

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing place for a good dinner. Kids menu is small but my daughter got the Mac N Cheese with grilled chicken and it was very good. I highly recommend anyone who likes a good steak to give this place a try.

KW
vipKimW
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to prime more than once and it never disappoints I don’t get how the ratings are lower it’s a very good place for a date night!

JM
JohnM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was the finest meal I have had so far in Cincinnati. I had the dry aged steak and risotto. Perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal i have had in a very long time. Service was impeccable Food incredible. Shrimp cocktail a must. Steaks off the charts. Great job Prime!!

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vipMarkO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and the menu was printed for us with “Happy Anniversary” on it. That was a nice touch. The filet mignon was excellent and the French Onion soup was about the best I have had. Due to anniversary we got a free dessert to share. Service was excellent and the overall experience great.

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Nicki
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff!! Had reservations for our daughters 21st birthday arrived for an early dinner and received some of the best service from Frank and staff. We ordered from the steakhouse menu and it was fantastic. Frank was helpful with his recommendations and the food was outstanding.
They all made our visit special

BM
BerniceM
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Went to celebrate my bfs 40th birthday. I am gluten free vegetarian, I have celiacs. The executive sous chef made me an amazing meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality atmosphere, service & lunch. Great value. Prime is becoming a top business lunch destination in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
48 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Table water terrible and 1st round of the calamari appetizer was sub par .

Steak and dessert was good

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CarolynT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great place for a business lunch. Get a table by the window!

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CurtisC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The service was not good and the steak was not up to temp when served. Brussel sprouts was uncooked and mash was mushy. Ended up trashing what was boxed up after we said the food was not great. Great way to treat a guy on father's day. No offer to take care of nothing from management. A total waste of $278.

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GaryH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime Steak was an amazing choice for my wife and my 9th wedding anniversary. We had a fantastic dinner and the staff was amazing. I highly recommend the Parmesan Risotto!!!!

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JoinneC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at Prime Cincinnati. Service was impeccable as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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RhondaH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Hello. Me and my fiancée visit Prime often. We enjoy the food, ambiance and for the most part the service. We have been seated in multiple dining areas of the restaurant. I am usually not one to complain. However on the 2 occasions we were seated in the high top seating near the bar area, we were served by a server by the name of Hope. The service seems to be a bit slow with her and I just chocked it up, that maybe she is new, so we just let it roll off our shoulders. However when we received the bill, we were charged for meals that we didn’t receive and the price point was just a bit higher, we noticed it but again, we are pretty easy going people so we let it go. Last evening June 17th, we had a reservation for 7pm, and we had the opportunity to have Hope as our server again.
The meal both me and my fiancée ordered was Garlic chicken, with spinach and grape tomatoes. The meal is always exceptional, however when we received the bill it was again different items (chicken buccatini) which was slightly a higher cost once again. We took noticed but decided not to bring it to anyone’s attention. The reason I am taking the time to write to you now is that it’s happened twice and I am not sure if it’s a coincidence. When we eat at an establishment like Prime, we do expect attention to detail. So I made the choice to not bring it up to Hope, instead I tipped at a very embarrassing rate, which I know she found alarming. But I wanted to make your establishment aware, I don’t know if this was an oversight twice, or if there is reason that we were up charged twice from the same server. I am not sure if this a way to ensure a certain dollar amount for tips?? Thanks for your time.
Thanks Rhonda Hobson

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KathieW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are several high end restaurants in downtown Cincinnati. Prime Cincinnati is by far the best. Very classy without being overstated and stuffy. The staff is extremely friendly and they promote a very welcoming atmosphere. The food speaks for itself and is perfect every time. This is our place to go when we treat ourselves to dine out.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on June 30, 2021

Dear KathieW , 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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Prime Cincinnati is rated 4.7 stars by 1864 OpenTable diners.

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