Prime Cincinnati

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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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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

What 1150 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JF
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious and the service was some of the best I've experienced.

BM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent evening. The Filet Mignon was tremendous. I enjoyed the lobster bisque. The crab dip was very good and only slightly spicy. The service was excellent, with just the right amount of attention.

NJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Our reservations was at 8pm. We were seated immediately which is what I loved. I was in a party of four and three of us ordered Baked Potatoes. It was a little disappointing that they ran out of baked potatoes. Only one of us were able to get one, it was a little disappointing that they still charged us for the replacement of mash potatoes, even though they ran out of what we originally wanted.

H
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Crab cakes were more bread than anything and not very tasty. Lobster Bisque was nothing special.
Filet was great, and so was the Mac n Cheese

S
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great! Excellent wine selection. This was our first visit and we will go back.

JB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome date night experience. Great food and service.

p
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere, was at a business dinner, food was superb, service was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We honestly hesitated after reading some of the reviews, but have eaten at several local steakhouses and kind of already knew what to expect. So, we thought we’d give it a try and form our own opinion!! That was the best decision we made. We had an excellent meal from start to finish and service was really good! Our server was wam and friendly, attentive and very on top of her job. She helped make our experience worth the visit. We had an amazing view for seating and the music was just the added bonus. Nothing about our experience was negative!! We will most definitely be returning. Thank you Prime Cincinnati for a wonderful evening!

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you! You've made our day hearing this type of praise. We appreciate you coming in an deciding for yourself who we are. Your experience matches who we are. Please be sure to return and bring your friends. We look forward to making you a regular diner at Prime Cincinnati. Be sure to sign up for our loyalty program as well!

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great special occasion restaurant. Service was excellent. Food was very good. A little pricey for casual dining.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on September 4, 2019

Hi Daniel, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. It is valuable to us. For some great options consider our pre-theater menu available every day 4-6pm $35 per person for 3 courses! We also offer some more casual options in our Lounge area if you are interested and a Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-6pm. We hope to see you again soon!

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KL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for a family meal. John and Paige were wonderful! Great food, great service!

TH
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and phenomenal service. Tina and Jana were exceptional. Filet was delicious and cooked perfectly

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent, staff was nice and accommodating. The layout was really nice and the music fit the scene well. Would highly recommend.

EC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Decent steakhouse. Service has a lot to be desired. Very slow.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on August 29, 2019

Hi ECDR, I'm sorry to hear that you weren't happy with the service. We pride ourselves on top-notch service so it is sad when we hear the opposite. Are there any specific details you can provide? Thank you for your feedback.

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LD
Cincinnati
60 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Prime. Great music; Great Food; GREAT SERVICE! Thank you Joy and Tina.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you!!! We will be sure to share your compliments with Joy and Tina! See you again soon on music nights Thurs-Sat!

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EN
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and food were fantastic! Some of our foods were a little salty but maybe it’s not salty all the time. Overall it was a great experience!

f
Indiana
53 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was all good except the steaks. :( They were extremely salty. If you are going to charge Ruth’s Chris prices, you at least need to have the Ruth’s Chris quality. The park risotto side is delicious and will feed 6 people easily.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on August 29, 2019

Hi there, I am sorry to hear that the steaks were salty for you. Did you tell your server? Did they offer to get you replacements? Did a manager visit with you to address the problem? Thank you for any feedback you may provide.

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D
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

I would put their filet up against anyone in Cincinnati, always perfectly cooked. However, the service was terrible throughout the entire meal. Our server’s first words weren’t until 30 minutes in when she simply said “appetizer?” No offering of drinks, no explaining menu, really bizarre.

B
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was not great for the price. We had steaks and pork. Appetizers were good just the main entrees were not.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on August 29, 2019

Hello, I am sorry to hear that your entrees were not pleasing. Did you tell your server? Did they offer to get you replacements? Did a manager visit with you to address the problem? Thank you for any feedback you may provide.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary celebration, was a great experience. Our servers (H&J) were so sweet and accommodated our party splendidly!

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello! Thank you for your compliments Haley and Jada are wonderful and I'm glad they were able to help make your occasion special. We hope to see you again soon! Keep us in mind for our Live Music Thurs-Sat.

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MC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Our visit must have been on an “off” night. We must have had a new server, additionally the service in general was slow (even with the restaurant being somewhat empty). 2 of the 7 people in our party stated their steaks were not cooked properly. I’ve taken customers here previously and everything was spot on. This visit was disappointing and somewhat embarrassing. They forgot 3 orders of Brussel sprouts, which was the quantity they suggested we should order. I asked them about the missing sides and they said they would have them right out. Everyone was already finished with their meals by the time they returned with some sprouts. Unfortunately, they only made 1 order instead of the 3 we ordered, so we decided not to wait any longer for more. Each of us got to try a couple of sprouts, the fact they were delicious only added to our disappointment.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello Michael, I am sorry. As my server had expressed we were sorry in the moment for the mistakes. We also thought we had recovered the situation by removing some items and providing complimentary dessert. I can see by your review that this was not enough. We would still like to make sure you are able to experience Prime Cincinnati at our best. If you are willing, please provide your address so that I may send a certificate to entice you to return. Sincerely, Elise L.

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MA
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks were good, and the desserts were fantastic. Good service. Attractive bar scene

TH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Had dinner for my brother's 50th birthday. The service was outstanding and they added two special touches with a printed menu with his name and happy birthday on it (really cool) and then added a dessert for him as well. I am from Chicago and go to a lot of high end steak places. Prime was very nice. Our drinks and sides were very good. The server indicated that soup or salad was included, but I ordered the burrata salad which was one of only 4 salads I think and it had an upcharge so I found that to be a bit confusing. Lastly we all order wagyu steaks. 3 got the filet and they really liked it. I have the New York strip and it was not good. Very disappointing as it was an over $80 steak and should not have been so chewy. Was expecting melt in your mouth (which is how the server described it) and I would say it was one of the worst steaks I can remember. So that made a great experience much less enjoyable. I would still recommend the restaurant just do not splurge on the Wagyu as you may end up disappointed like me.

k
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday celebration

I
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Almost everything was beyond excellent. Our primary waitress was excellent while her partner was not quite on his game. I personally felt everything was quite fine but other members of my party were a bit critical.
All our requests were attended to professionally and with good humor. I truly enjoyed myself. The fact that Prime serves a "blue" steak was a big win for me. The perfect steak. The roasted brussel sprouts were just right too. I had the key lime pie for dessert and it was good and just the right size. Nothing worse than having to leave an unfinished dessert behind because it was too big.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hi there! Thanks so much for your outstanding compliments. We are happy to provide what you like in the "blue" steak finish, excellent side dishes and desserts. I apologize for the service not exactly matching for this evening, but can promise that it is unusual to hear that of that server. I will be sure to speak with him and see if there is anything we can do to help him. Thank you for your feedback as it helps us to improve. Sincerely, Elise Lemen

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KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Band a little too loud but excellent. Only complaint was that the restaurant was very cold.

A
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Unfortunate evening. The food was under-cooked - twice. Food we could not finish was placed on a dirty bus tray along with dirty dished from other tables. They did remake our food and sent us home with full meals. The bad news is, when a waiter was serving desert to another table, a different waiter placed a dirty tray with dirty dishes on the tray she was serving from and it still had deserts on it. So the issue isn't, because they were busy, it seems to be more systemic. Our waitress was really upset it happened but the manager was defensive. II am not sure I can trust what happens whey they are out of sight. So... most likely our last time there. Bummer!

CP
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

We had a good time at Prime! Our food was excellent but my friends steak was not the right temperature and they was served cold mash potatoes. They did make it right but the rest of the party was done eating. Our server was not attentive and it made a difference in our dining experience. There was live music and the atmosphere was inviting. We will be back and I would recommend to others.

JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Definitely will return.

R
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arwa is an exceptional server. Highly recommend requesting her.

JF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food. Perfect for a business dinner or date night.

B
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made our celebration luncheon so special! Perfect place!!

M
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Visited during the restaurant week. Great food but due to live music in the bar area, very noisy and hard to carry a conversation. Maybe turn down the speakers to allow guests to enjoy conversations.

OT
Cincinnati
181 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal for downtown dine week.our experience with both food and service was far superior to our last visit about two years ago. Glad to see the vast improvement. steak was great quality and properly cooked. Our server John, was super in timing our meal.

LW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Restaurant Week and our dinner was outstanding. The lobster bisque was excellent as was the filet and warm chocolate chip and ice cream dessert. It was a Thursday night so we also had a wonderful California wine half price. Our servers Tim and Matt were very attentive without being in the way. We would highly recommend Prime for dinner as well as relaxing in the beautiful bar or outside

RF
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took part in Downtown Cincinnati Restaurant Week. When you factor in taste, portion size, and price, probably the best meal I've ever had!! Great seat by a window so I could enjoy the beautiful day, amazing service from Jada, all made for a perfect lunch downtown.

D
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. A bit noisy at first and then things quieted down. Our server was great.

D
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and so was the service. I would highly recommend Prime to anyone. It was a wonderful dining experience.

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were there for Downtown Cincinnati Restaurant Week so I cant fully speak to price but based on drinks, seemed to be pretty on par with other fine dining in the area. The food was outstanding. I was impressed by a 10 oz filet mignon being offered on the fixed price restaurant week menu. It was so delicious. The drinks we had were good too albeit overpriced as all drinks are. It was the service that got me. They serve in teams. Server #1 is only in charge of taking orders and the checks. Server #2 seems to be the one bringing out the food and clearing the table. When the entree was delivered, they never came back to see if the steaks were cooked correctly or how it was or if we needed anything else. I found that odd but I didn’t actively need anything so it was fine in this instance. But then we waited far too long for our checks and had to actually flag down sever #1 to get them. This isn’t a European restaurant so I don’t know why the customer asking for the check is being practiced. But that was what annoyed me. It got pretty loud in there too and it wasn’t even a crazy night. It was a Wednesday evening and most the tables around us were old folks so it wasn’t a party crowd but still loud enough it was sometimes hard to keep a conversation.

r
Cincinnati
58 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We really enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. The noise level prohibited normal conversation and put a damper on the evening.

S
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there taking advantage of Restaurant Week. The price was more this year, but the value was the same, Excellent! You are given a great selection of entrees to choose from that are very generous portions. The staff are all very professional and accommodating. It’s a great place to take anyone you’re trying to impress. Whether it’s your choice in a restaurant, or simply downtown Cincinnati. We left very satisfied and pleased.

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