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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EvanL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking forward to live music again with Dawn!.....

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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DeAnnaB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Shawn and the staff went above and beyond to help our family celebrate a very special
Occasion! The food, service and ambiance were excellent and we will be back!

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meals at Prime. The service was exceptional, the food was exceptional, and the restaurant was just what we needed to celebrate our daughter's graduation.

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OliviaD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Prime for a birthday celebration. It also marked my first meal out in public since restaurants closed. Not only was the food as amazing as it has always been, but the staff was attentive and made sure we always felt "safe." They are taking all sorts of measurements to limit exposure opportunities for guests and staff, without cutting into the experience. They also upgraded our reservation to the private room without request!! I would highly recommend to anyone who loves steak, a good time, and feeling cared for. Thanks again, Prime, for making our out of town guests feel loved!!

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vipJohnH
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My companion and I had our usual excellent meal. Our servers were polite, professional, diligent and gave us excellent service. We will be returning to Prime in the future.

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11111111
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great old school service and great food. My family loved the dining experience

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amc3591
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipCurtJ
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time back at Prime after the stay at home order was lifted. We felt completely safe and able to maintain appropriate distance during the entire time there. Thanks to everyone for welcoming us back so safely!!

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EvanL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nelson and his staff never disappoint! Always love going there!

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RussT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Always dependable

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Well worth it!

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viphossdoc
Louisville
44 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as it gets. Excellent food drinks and service

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MelissaH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kevin and Tim were our servers for the evening. They were lovely. They were attentative without being overbearing (which I SOOOO appreciate). Best service I have received in a long time. The food was impeccable, however, my wife was not so keen on the Seafood Papperdelle. That was the only downside to the entire experience. Prime is definitely one of our faves in the city. Would rather eat there than any Jeff Ruby Restaurant! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent every time! The service and food are top notch. Will definitely be back!

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DebbieD
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was underwhelmed. Nothing wrong with the quality of the food, steak was cooked correctly but it was simply "fine". I was looking to be wowed and I wasn't.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak was great. I had the 8oz filet and added the snow crab scampi. It was 4 crab claws that you had to fish the crab meat out of. They were good but not what I expected. We also had the tater tots. They are huge which is why they aren’t crispy. Mushy on the inside. The house salad was good. The hubby had the 12oz KC strip. Said it wasn’t the most tender steak he has ever had but it was the most flavorful. Eating at a place like this is a once every 5 year occurrence due to expense. I am glad I tried it but will probably go elsewhere the next time we splurge. Maybe back to Rubys’s, Ruths’ Chris, Seasons 52, or J. Alexander’s.

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Gary
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the steaks were as well. Christopher did an excellent job as our server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very accommodating and did a wonderful service. If you attend, Arwa was one of the best services givers and she was nice enough to bring out complimentary desert for our event.

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BeingBabette
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

We were disappointed in our experience at Prime. The meal was overpriced, for what it was. We were expecting to get both a lunch and a dinner menu as it was only 4:00. There were several items that we were wanting to try on the lunch menu. Unfortunately, we did not have that available to us. The food was mediocre. The wait staff, however was very friendly and helpful. Still, I doubt that we will be back.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hi Babette, I'm sorry that you were disappointed to not have lunch with us. I see you joined us on a Sunday. Saturdays and Sundays we are not opened for lunch and are only open for Dinner starting at 3pm each day as is listed on our website and OpenTable. Aside from not having lunch items available, what about the food you did order was disappointing? Thank you for any feedback you may provide.

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meredithd
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For the first time visiting, we had to keep asking for refills on our drinks. We had a two man team waiting on us and actually only one shouldve gotten the credit for it. There were 6 of us dining, with a $452.00 bill, we shouldn’t have had to ask for water. Also, the food is good, just not worth the price in our opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our head waiter Jim and his head crumb butler Colt were outstanding. Very good at taking our picture to make us look good as well as outstanding wine cork removal.
The two piece band provided a great background vibe and the food was wonderful. I had the bone in filet and it was perfect. Highly recommend!

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MaxK
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vey great experience. Hope was an incredible server.

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George
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a great evening with pleasant music and excellent food.

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TylerP
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and the food were both fantastic. I took my girlfriend there for her birthday and the waitress gave her a complimentary dessert. It was our first time going there and we both loved it. The steak was the best Ive ever had.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi Tyler, Thank you so much for your compliments. We aim to please. We won an award as best steakhouse in 2019 from Certified Angus Beef, our premier beef supplier who helps us to deliver those amazing steaks. I hope you’ll join us again soon! Tell your friends about us!

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vipDOCMG
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime has never disappointed. Went early on a Friday night and enjoyed a quiet meal with family. The steak was perfect, and I am not surprised by their recent award. Everything was delicious and the service professional and friendly. Can't wait to return for another special occasion.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hi! Thank you so much for the high praise. We are very proud to have won the Steakhouse of the Year award from our premier partner, Certified Angus Beef. We can't wait to have you return. We can make any night of the week special for you. Tell your friends about us!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Vegetable soup - too salty
Home salad - not fresh
Chocolate brownie- too sweet
Sad-black overwhelming restaurant decor
Expensive! I do not recommend.

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johnh
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I arrived with 4 in my party and had looked at the menu online before we arrived. When we arrived the theatre crowd had just departed and we were virtually the only people in the restaurant. We had decided that we would all order Tomahawk steaks as the restaurants menu indicated that they were $48. When we arrived and the menu indicated that those steaks were $125 each we asked our server and were laughed at. A few minutes later the price was changed online. I’m disappointed that this restaurants online offer is not solid. They should have honoured it. That’s the way business is done.
At the end of the day the food was just okay and the service was a solid 4 out of 10.

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Jayjaybb
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wait staff was excellent, as was the cowboy ribeye. We began our evening with drinks ( bourbons were higher priced then expected, but at a 3 ounce pour generous ), and had the mussels as an appetizer. They were excellently prepared, and were inexpensive. We began our meal with the Greek salad, and the vegetable soup both were excellent. For our main course we had two medium rare cowboy ribeyes, the shallot mashed potatoes, and the braised Brussels. The steaks were perfectly prepared and came out quickly. The sides - were beyond excellent - I could have easily just had the sides.
For dessert we had the cream brûlée perfection in a bowl!
We received the gripping pretzel dessert as a birthday treat - the ice cream on top was fantastic, but the brownie was not loved.
Highly recommend as the best steakhouse in Cincinnati.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi Jayjay! Wow! Thank you so much for your amazing and detailed compliments. We always strive to please and you've helped to show our efforts are worth it. I hope you'll be returning soon. If you have any special occasions coming up, consider booking one of our private rooms. We can accommodate small and large parties. Thank you, Elise

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GemCty
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife came here to celebrate our 17th anniversary and we were not disappointed. Our server Arwa A. did a wonderful job explaining the menu and giving us options and it was an absolute pleasure to have her as our server.

Prime Cincinnati
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you so much for your high praise. We will be sure that Arwa sees this and gets the recognition. Happy Anniversary! I hope you join us again soon!

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AshleyN
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is superb. They were very attentive.
The food is good. It is hard to not compare to other steak houses in the area, but it holds its own. The steaks are good and the Parmesan Risotto was phenomenal.
I loved the spicy margarita on the menu - it had great balance and not too spicy (my worry).
The cookie for dessert was spot on too.

I'd recommend this restaurant. The noise level was a little loud, but it wasn't so loud to interrupt our meal. I appreciated being able to move around easily too. Sometimes I feel like they squish so many people and tables in, but not here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall fantastic experience, service was excellent and was seated neatly as soon as I walked in the door. Food was top notch. A little pricey but very much worth it.

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Bearcatregis1966
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to Prime to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The service and atmosphere are outstanding. The wait staff was friendly and had great wine recommendations for our meals. We have been to Ruby’s a couple of times and found that the seating was cramped and it was hard to have a private conversation. Although the steak was not as good a Ruby’s it certainly was a close second. The bourbon brussel sprouts were the best I’ve ever had. We will definitely return and recommend Prime to family and friends.

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vipdoereen
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always good & service was excellent even though restaurant was crowded with pre-theatre diners.

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JimH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had brought my daughter here for a date night before the Aronoff, we really enjoyed our dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night! Awesome food and impeccable service. Their live music is tasteful and fun. Always a terrific experience. I will continue to come back.

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Rafy0511
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great, but ate in bar and very loud

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JoseT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All is good and the quality and the service was amazing. Just a bit overpriced

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Tinker
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and i wanted a Cincinnati get away. We prefer locally owned establishments. He wanted steak and I prefer a menu with variety. We both got what we hoped for. It was a nice meal with superb service.

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