Prime Cincinnati

4.6
1566 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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Special menus

  • Best Business Lunch

    Starting Sep 4, 2020
    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

Starting Jul 23, 2020 · Wed - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:30 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

Starting Aug 12, 2020 · Wed 4:00 PM - 8:30 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
What 1566 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAndreaB
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love PRIME. I have been with my husband many times. It's a great atmosphere and the service is always outstanding. I will return over the holidays again. The steaks are always great and the appetizers are as well.

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LUCYH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks were incredible, and so were the truffled mashed potatoes and the chocolate brownie dessert. Excellent service, too!

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JeffM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and varied menu.
Live Music is an excellent touch.

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vipKellyM
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our first visit to Prime. We enjoyed a beautiful cocktail at the bar first and DJ makes a perfect drink. We then sat and enjoyed a slow-paced (our request) dinner. We split mostly every thing as portions are good sized. We shared calinare and scallop appetizers. The calamari was good but, oh my, the scallops were amazing! We then had a wagyu steak with bernaise, and loaded tater tots (good lord!). Finished up with key lime pie. We will be back on our next special occasion.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Kelly, Thank you so much for trying us out. We are overjoyed that we could make your evening and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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RyanV
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server really knew her stuff and really nice. A little pricey but totally worth it. Would recommend to anyone for any celebration. Will for sure be going back.

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LacheR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hope was amazing! She was extremely attentive even though she had a “busier” section and made sure that we had a great time. The live music and intimate setting was a plus. This was my first Prime experience and most certainly will not be the last. I commend the staff and management for running such a great environment during this difficult time. Please know that you all are thought of highly and so important!

Prime Cincinnati
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Lache, Thank you so much for recognizing our efforts to keep you and everyone safe. We are very proud of how our staff is working hard to keep us all safe and being just as hospitable as ever. We look forward to having you return. Be sure to sign up for our loyalty program and earn points for your visits.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all the friends loved it our server was super nice can’t wait too go back

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CMA2015
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son turned 30 and it was so special. We had a private room and wait staff it was truly a nice surprise. I wish I’d have known so we could’ve brought our cake snd gifts as we didn’t want to celebrate out in the middle of the restaurant- didn’t know this was an option or I’d have asked. It was so nice though!!! The food was superb as always!!!

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on November 16, 2020

We are so glad we could make the event special for you. Don't ever hesitate to ask about extra touches like dessert and gifts. Plus we offer Private Dining rooms for even more exclusivity and privacy. Keep the holidays in mind. We are open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve.

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vipRichR
E. Tennessee
29 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went To Prime for our anniversary and it was a really good choice. The service and ambiance were excellent for a special occasion.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on November 16, 2020

Happy Anniversary! We are so happy we could make your special day even more special. We pride ourselves on delivering great experiences. Thank you!

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vipCurtJ
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Prime was great again. We felt very safe during the entire night. But was also had top level service and food and live music. It was a great evening. And it is what we know we will get at Prime every time we come.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on November 16, 2020

Hi Curt, Thank you for your great compliments. I hope you are a part of our loyalty program. If not, get signed up next time you're in so you can start reaping the rewards!!!

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DavidL
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you are looking for a special night out where cost is not a concern then Prime is a good choice. Food portions were quite generous and the quality was very good, staff was friendly and courteous. We do plan on returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Our service and food were wonderful!

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AndreaT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was super impressed with Prime. We sat in a room just 4 of us off the bar. Music was a tad bit loud but, everything else was impressive. We will definitely be back. Thank you, Andrea Thompson

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on November 16, 2020

Hi Andrea! Thank you for your compliments. We look forward to having you back again. We are open for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve. Be sure to book your reservations soon!

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AndrewM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing dinner. The staff all wished my husband a happy birthday and all so kind. The food was perfectly done and worth every penny!

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you for noticing! Alongside our standards of quality food and excellent service we are very proud of the small touches to make your occasion memorable. Tell your friends about us and we hope to see you again soon!

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CB513
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated birthday dinner and was not disappointed. Service and food were excellent. We enjoyed the leisurely dinner. Our food and service were both excellent.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on November 9, 2020

Excellent! We are so glad we could make your occasion so special.

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LabLoverLaura
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time visiting Cincinnati Prime. First time ever was the night we became engaged on NYE back in 2017. Since that time, it's been a must-have when we are in town. My husband is a partner at Dinsmore out of Columbus so coming to Cincinnati for partner events is a treat as Cincinnati Prime is my absolute fav place to go. Saturday we celebrated a milestone bday for me so back to Cincinnati Prime we go. The staff, the food, the ambiance, the cocktails and wine, the whole experience was absolutely amazing. I'll never love another steakhouse as much as I love Cincinnati Prime. They provide such an experience, an overall experience, it is easily second to none among all others.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hi Laura, Thank you so much for your glowing compliments. We are thrilled to be a favorite of yours and pleased that you would share your milestone with us. We hope to see you again next time you're in town!

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vipBrenda
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Steak was good as usual. Service was slow. As long as you have plenty of time it's a solid spot

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vipGrateful
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Food was excellent as was the service. The server was very helpful in recommending meal combinations and was professional and helpful.

We will return soon.

JM
JordanM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Filet was absolutely fantastic. Would recommend to anybody to try. We also had the calamari as a starter and cheesecake for dessert. The meal was overall amazing. Would recommend the servers maybe speak a little louder, it was hard to hear them at times through the mask.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on October 26, 2020

We are so glad you liked everything!

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RyanG
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Very impressed. Outstanding birthday service.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on October 26, 2020

Hi Ryan! Thank you so much for the glowing compliments. We hope to see you again soon. Consider booking us for the upcoming holidays! We are open for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve.

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GreggT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Service was nothing short of excellent! We went for our 25th Anniversary.

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Krissy
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing service. Nice atmosphere! One of the best restaurants we’ve ever eaten at!

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on October 26, 2020

Amazing compliments! Thank you for your review. We look forward to your return. Try joining our loyalty program to get points on all your visits!

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vipBill
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time back since COVID began and we were totally impressed. The food was great and a safety measures seem firmly in place. We will be back!

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thanks Bill! We take a lot of precautions following all CDC recommended guidelines from proper masks, frequent hand washing to disinfecting surfaces often. We are proud to provide a safe environment for your dining, curbside pickup, and delivery experiences. See you again soon! Tell your friends about us.

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KylieD
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great as well as the service and food/drinks!

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HannahG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible place to celebrate an anniversary! We will definitely be back!

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NMunlin
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Prime! Have been dining there since it first opened and every time the experience is one of a kind - from the service, to the different menu options, and elegant ambience with live music - it makes it for one of our top and favorite choices for date night! The staff is amazing - Nelson and staff are friendly, attentive, and professional.

Definitely recommend Prime Cincinnati for any occasion!
The Munlins
Nicholas & Carolina

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you Nicholas and Carolina! We love you too! Keep coming back to see us. Live music is every Wednesday and Thursday 6-9pm.

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DinnerNight
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food desert & service. Also live band in bar area.

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vipJCB1
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food was delicious and the customer service was excellent.

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KatieBrinker
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband and I went on Friday to celebrate our small wedding ceremony we had and had an intimate dinner with just us. Gabriella was our server and she was amazing! I have been to Prime before, but it was my Husbands first time. He loved it! My husband was going to get a 8oz filet but after Gabi described all the steaks, he switched to the Cowboy Ribeye and I got the Wagyu. She was so informed on all the steaks that she sold us on the amazing cuts we decided to get. Both of our steaks were amazing and we got the truffle mashed potatoes and asparagus. We finished off with the Half Baked Cookie and after dinner drinks. We can't wait to go back and hopefully request Gabriella as our server again. Thank you for making our special intimate wedding night special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was perfect! The food was excellent! The service was magnificent! Best dining experience I’ve had in a long while!

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vipWJNMD
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came toward the end of their lunch period which ended at 2:00 p. m. They would then reopen at 4:00 p. m. The waitress was very gracious and kind serving us despite the fact that we were cutting into their 2 hour break. We were there until 3:30 but never felt rushed. The fact that the waitress was very accommodating made it an even more pleasant experience. I will go back and refer friends there in future.
Food was excellent and plentiful.

JM
JenniferM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Service is spectacular. Food is beyond delicious.

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Andrea
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience! Service was fantastic and ambiance was perfect

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Rafy0511
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the dinner date before heading to the Aranoff but the experience wasn't as good as the last time. The service and food was very good but not excellent. The brussel sprouts were definitely supreme. A glass of bourbon on ice for $21?!! Yikes. I will take note of that for future reference.

We went there last night for our Anniversary dinner. Did not disappoint! The filet and NY strip were excellent. The prosciutto scallops were delicious. The gnocchi were excellent although a little too salty. The maple sprouts is one of our favs and did not disappoint. Also had their famous tater tots which were rich. Needless to say we had plenty of leftovers!

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Rafy, Thank you for your glowing compliments! We are so happy to have made your experience spectacular. Happy Anniversary. I hope you join us again soon. Tell your friends about us.

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WesleyL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great, atmosphere was wonderful and service top tier!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Prime. It was a wonderful evening. We had Filet Mignon and Chilean Sea Bass with a Crab Cake appetizer. The food was outstanding, although a bit pricy, but we knew that going in. By far, the service was the best part of the night.

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Yoct
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed outdoor dining with a heat lamp next to us. The band was playing and we were able to hear everything. Thanks

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you! We are so happy to be able to extend our patio enjoyment with the weather change by adding our heaters. We are also happy to bring you live music from 6-9pm every Wednesdays (with MidWeek Martinis) and Thursdays (our Wine night). We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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hollyjj11
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

So...we decided to try Prime for Restaurant week. We try to pick a new restaurant every year and try something new. The reason I chose Prime was I really liked the menu they had selected, and they were not charging an upcharge for any of their steaks like the other restaurants were. Well...….I got fooled. The steak entrees came with no side dishes (meat only), and it was $14 to add a side (for two). So my husband and I ordered mashed potatoes and veggies, and that added $28 to our meal which I thought was a little pricey for a side dish. This really caught me off guard, so I don't know if this subconsciously affected my whole meal or not. I feel like it was trickery on their part. I had the Filet Medallion Trio, and it was good. Not the best steak I'd ever had. My husband said the same about his Ribeye. The meal was $200 with drinks and that was with the restaurant week pricing. I have a favorite restaurant that I eat at, so I'm always comparing every restaurant to that, and this fell short. The service we had was excellent. I liked sitting by the windows in the bar area for the view, but the high chairs were very uncomfortable. I'm short, and my legs dangled and kind of cut off my circulation. It was a nice meal, but I would not go back.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Holly, I'm sorry you felt that way regarding our Restaurant Week offerings. Our desire was to present some of our premium options for that promotional menu. In order to do so within the required price range and platform, we were only able to offer the premium steaks without side dishes. The starter and dessert were still included as part of the package. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience. I hope you'll consider giving us another try.

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vipHeidiV
Jackson Hole
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice waitress and serving staff. Appetizers and first course were excellent as were the wine selections. Main course was again overdone (we’ve been several times and all times main course was overcooked). This instance the chicken was very dry and my husband’s steak was overdone. (Med instead of medium rare). Location is great!

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Heidi, Thank you for your compliments to the staff. I am sorry that your main course was not to your liking. Did you bring this to the attention of the server? Was a manager involved to help resolve the issue? We appreciate being able to take care of you before you leave the restaurant. We want every guest to feel special. Don't ever hesitate to let us know when you are dissatisfied with something. Thank you for your feedback.

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vipJustinJ
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, food was exceptional and service was excellent!

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Prime Cincinnati is rated 4.6 stars by 1566 OpenTable diners.

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