This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitizing, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.

Prime Cincinnati

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1470 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
____________________________

Reservations Required
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Experiences

Select an experience by choosing a date, time and party size
Explore unique dining experiences for every mood—from prix-fixe menus to can't-miss promotions.

Offers

Wine-Not Thursdays

Starting Jul 23, 2020 · Wed - Thu 4:45 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 4:45 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1470 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
M
vipMyfavspot
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed sinner downtown Friday night out on the patio. Dinner was excellent and the service we had from Hope was outstanding. Nice to be back downtown for dinner

r
roflcopter
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The good: refined and familiar service strategy, multiple staff per table, bread service, etc. Well trained staff, great delivery and presentations.

The not so good: dessert menu presentation was 2 minutes long, reading aloud each menu item. It was a trying way to hard approach to get us to order something we had already requested.

fish (bass) came out overcooked, but flavors were spot on.
steak (midrare) came out well, excellent service to immediately replace
second steak came out raw, cold to the finger touch, with no tissue rendered at all. I did not bring this to their attention, though because I had already filled up on everything else and planned on heating it up the next morning anyway. The corners were cooked enough to where I took a few bites. For the price point, it was just ok. No real good or bad here, basic steakhouse fillet. It hard to do much to a fillet.

Dessert was great, as were the after dinner drinks. Very impressed with how they handled the overcooked steak - I am not a person to send food back, and was hesitant. They made me feel comfortable and exceeded my expectations on the replacement (full garnish, crab, etc.)

Although not on this visit, their burger is incredibly delicious, rivaling most of the famed burgers in town.

Prime is an above average steakhouse with an upscale but casual vibe. I truly believe it can be elevated a bit more for the price point and very close proximity competition, though. Its a place we visit a few times a year but no more.

LB
vipLegallyBrunette
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime always has an outstanding menu that is exquisitely executed, professional wait staff, and an upscale yet comfortable atmosphere. We enjoy every opportunity to dine there and did on this occasion, as well.

n
nathanl
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sure they don't have A5 Wagyu on the menu, however, their "Ohio" Wagyu is far superior to many $250 steaks I've had at only a fraction of the price. Could literally cut my steak with a coffee spoon. Simply outstanding

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, impeccable service. Great dining experience.

VK
VictoriaK
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation/birthday/anniversary

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and loved our experience. We will absolutely return! We loved the spicy margarita and the lobster mac and cheese. Everything was delicious and the service was exceptional.

KS
KarlS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, reasonable prices for a downtown lunch. Desserts were fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside due to our friend corona. Food was great. Service excellent.

T
vipThrilled
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and for the most part the food was very good. But if you’re going to make a very big show of strongly recommending ordering steaks no more than medium rare because of the quality of your steaks, don’t serve them medium well when the customer orders it medium rare!

ML
vipMichaelL
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris and Steven were our servers and provided excellent service. We all ate from the Prix Fixe and we’re not disappointed. Will definitely be back.

M
vipMacirish2002
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, well spaced tables, amazing food.

GT
GoodTaste
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for happy hour and a date night, food is great and our waitress was wonderful

SM
SoMuchSouth
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Arwa, was amazing. She went above and beyond. We will come back for the food, but especially the service.

DT
DavidT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

All the food (steaks and sides) had a very strong pepper taste.

PA
PaulA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service. Let us eat at our pace and didn’t rush us.

B
vipBill
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Prime is our favorite restaurant. We live everything about it. Food, service and staff 😊

TO
ToddO
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers Christopher and Steve took great care of us. Our steaks were excellent!

ET
vipExperiencedTraveler007
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Salmon was delicious. Steak was very flavorful but a little overdone. Hard to score atmosphere during Covid. There were very few diners and one couple got into argument. They are trying so I will come back and support them.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food !

SJ
SJackson
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wow! We had such a wonderful experience at Prime celebrating my husband's birthday and our anniversary. First off, the restaurant is beautiful. I love the decor and ambiance. The staff personalized our menus to reflect "Happy Birthday I'm upset that I can't remember his name now :( I also appreciated how well the restaurant enforced COVID19 guidelines: all staff was masked, hand sanitizer provided, and tables were placed at a distance (outdoor dining also available). We felt very safe and were even more comfortable enjoying our special evening.

Now the food.... the food was SOOOOOO good! I had the Joyce Farms Chicken which was SUPER good. My husband had the Chilean Sea Bass but we couldn't resist the Wagyu so we shared 4 ounces (4 oz minimum is required but the price is very reasonable for such a prime cut of beef) and were glad that we did. It was DELICIOUS!!! We shared asparagus and the macaroni & cheese (some of the best we've had) but couldn't finish it because we enjoyed our entrees so much.

For dessert, we were given the half baked chocolate chip cookie and also ordered the New York cheesecake. Both desserts were very good. We were stuffed and beyond satisfied when we left. Luckily due to the restaurant's awesome location, we were able to walk it off while enjoying downtown Cincinnati.

I gladly recommend this restaurant; especially when celebrating a special occasion. They definitely spoil you! We'll gladly return when in the area again. Kudos to the Prime staff!

JC
JenniferC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service. Attentive and friendly staff with a very nice dinning space both quiet and enjoyable. Filets were nice but nothing exceptional as far as taste or presentation. A bit pricey even for downtown. Overall nice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal. Excellent service. The waygu is the best I’ve had. Sides were fantastic.

MF
vipMarkF
Cincinnati
48 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

waiter did offer then forgot bread. Overall, service and food was very good. Covid impacts to layout and masks - I understand but not used to it.

t
tiffanyr
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great as usual. We opted for the outdoor seating due to covid-19, atmosphere was nice and quiet. Waiters were attentive and very courteous. Will definitely return soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. This place had such amazing food. One of the best steaks I’ve ever had. The service was impeccable and the place as a whole was just beautiful.

b
brittanyw
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, amazing food. Very fancy, dress up if you go.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our meal was outstanding. Service was impeccable. The entire staff is following COVID-19 safety recommendations perfectly.

RI
RobertI
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Made reservations for an anniversary dinner.
Big complaint is that they set us in the bar on a cocktail table.

SK
ScottK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wait staff. Not noisy at all. The food was filling

L
Lisadej1
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always delicious. Staff are very attentive and this place is always a hit!

CH
CHERYLK
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet mignon was excellent and the parmesan risotto was amazing.

AJ
AnthonyJ
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was everything I was hoping for. My steak was prepared perfectly. I had a great experience.

FA
FoodAndMoFood
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime never fails to deliver. The food never disappoints! The atmosphere is relaxing. I can always depend upon the staff to be diverse and attentive.

D
vipDiamondjbh
Cincinnati
62 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We return for great steak, excellent sides, and very nice salads. The half price bottle of wine is a plus too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice experience for Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week. High quality food and amazing service. If the soup de jour is the Cream or Mushroom, you’d be dumb to pass it up!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Birthday celebration for my daughters 21st birthday. We all chose to order from the Pris Fixe menu for restaurant week. Filets were grilled to perfection! Scallop appetizer was delicious, and the crab dip appetizer was perfect start to our meal. Wonderful food, staff and atmosphere. Quickly becoming my favorite restaurant in Cincy!

CD
ChristinaD
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I don’t have anything to say about my recent visit.

JC
vipJCCity
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating Father’s Day and a birthday. Every element of our experience was exceptional. The service team was great and the food was outstanding!

JB
JohnB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Steak was overcooked.

FAQs

Prime Cincinnati is rated 4.5 stars by 1470 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

Tweets by Prime Cincinnati