Prime Restaurant Silicon Valley

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$31 to $50
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Feel good about your food choices by choosing Ethically Crafted Fare at Prime. When eating fare that is fair, you can dine with confidence knowing that we only work with purveyors that share our vision of respect for both people and planet. Of course, our cuisine is from local farms to our tables, however, what farms, how they operate and what our chef does with those ingredients is where we differ. Chef Kha Lu is not limited by any particular category of cuisine and allows the seasons to dictate the ingredients. Located in this boutique hotels lobby, be a part of the scene or choose intimate poolside dining on the deck or our even more exclusive Loggia. Free parking, fire features, upscale dining indoors and out, a talented Michelin trained chef and a state bursting with local fruits and vegetables make for a truly Calfornia dining experience.

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OurGlass - Mocktails, cocktails & Local brews

$7 menu

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 6, 2019

Ends: September 7, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

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RK
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really can't say enough good things about Prime - if you're looking for an ethical, fresh, farm-to-table style dining experience combined with genius cocktails and a wine list to suit the depth and complexity of the food, look no further.

Of particular note, the delightful specialty cocktail menu and the in-house-aged traditional cocktails, the beautiful charcuterie, succulent ribeye, incredible burgers, and meltingly lovely creme brulee. Honestly everything on offer is superb. Not a single bite was disappointing.

If you fancy ambiance and a little privacy from the bar, I can recommend the outdoor seating - it's nicely sequestered and the fire feature is a great touch. Though I'm sure dropping by for a gourmet burger and a quick beer at the bar is excellent, I highly recommend taking 2-3 hours to take a stroll through their full menu as a gift to your tastebuds.

Come with your hunger and thirst fully charged, and put yourself in the hands of the capable and charming staff, for an unforgettable evening of excellent food and drink. I did, and I have no regrets!

AG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Our dinner was excellent. I had a pork chop with the most amazing farm-fresh tomatoes in some sort of broth. It was fantastic!
My husband had a burger, which he said was wonderful.

The waitress was a little stressed, since huge numbers of customers who were going to the Stones concert wanted to be fed quickly, but she tried.
We also ate a buffet breakfast there the next morning, and it was great, as well.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I really had a great experience at Prime. It's our 2nd time back. Alyssa was a great hostess. She gave us everything we needed. I wish I could remember the waiter name. He was AWESOME!!! Very knowledgeable about the menu & gave great suggestions to eat. I highly recommend this jewel of a place to eat out or dip in for some cocktails.

d
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inventive cocktails, and an inspired menu of full of delightful choices, all sustainably sourced. Truly 5-star service in a unpretentious dining environment. One of our favorite and most reliable dining experiences in the bay area.

MC
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Awesome service (very prompt and friendly) and pretty good food but also quite expensive. The atmosphere isn’t the best, as it’s not far removed from the lobby (or the pool outside), so there’s quite a bit of noise. I LOVE how the food is ethically sourced, however, so that was a huge plus!

RH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Gourmet high quality food. Every dish was perfectly made. Staff is attentive and efficient. The only downside - You cannot escape the feeling of sitting in a hotel lobby waiting for someone to come down and take you to the real place.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Eating at Prime was a pleasure. The staff was great & suggested the best meals for vegans. I highly recommend this hidden jewel in Santa Clara.

A
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited over an hour for our food. Rib eye was gross, way too much fat on it. Calamari was only five bites as an appetizer. No side options with rib eye. Way too pricey, food was terrible. Service was horrible. Food is way overpriced.

BG
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Finally after seeing this pop up on OpenTable dozens of times we decided to give Prime a shot. If I were traveling into the Silicon Valley, or bringing in someone I would certainly make this hotel a consideration due to this restaurant/bar. The restaurant and bar is in the lobby of a hotel - bar and restaurant share seating, so the decor leaves a little to be desired. They have a neat collection of outdoor seating with fire features but it was too chilly for us to want to sit outside. Interesting craft cocktails. Creative but overpowering use of smoke for the 'smoke and rye' cocktail which includes a charred rosemary sprig. Charred sprig left burnt 'floaties' in the drink to avoid. The cask-aged old fashioned was better. Fried calamari app'y was very good - everyone was fighting for the last morsel. Steakhouse burger served with a fried egg and bacon on it was tasty, but the bacon should have been more done. It was chewy and made it hard to get a clean bite of the burger. Big portions of food meant no one had room for dessert.

PA
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There's simply no better place in the area for a business lunch.

N
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good, but it was horrific service. I went during lunch with a client, and we both ordered salads. The four of us were the only people there aside from two people at the bar. It took them 30 minutes to get us our salads, and only after I approached the waiter (who was chatting it up with his coworker) and asked what was going on.
Salads were good, but not much variety here (either salad or sandwich).
This was my first time here and was really disappointed.

NB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

Dinner for 2. 1 steak, 1 Salmon, 1 mashed potatoes, 2 glasses of wine = $105

Steak was very tough.

Potatoes were over salty.

Salmon was undercooked.

This is a hotel bar with a menu. Not a steak house inside a hotel.

PA
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Prime is a great find when it comes to a perfectly located place to meet for a weekday business lunch. Reservation are available, food and service are great, and the outdoor seating includes a pool view. Nearby competitors are either of questionable quality or massively over priced.

TD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very expensive. Two glasses of Pinot was $35. Steak was okay, served on a slate which was weird because meat juice was every where. No real selection for young teens except an over priced burger. We needed some type of appetizer so we decided on
“ bread & butter”.. you would think a basket of rolls would come out but we literally got 4 slices of toast and butter! I ordered a house salad but it never came . I asked the waiter to not bring it now because he was serving our dinner. Two steaks, two burgers, 3 cokes and 2 glasses of wine and our bill was $ 276.86
My poor husband almost had a heart attack!

S
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

really disappointed. whilst our server was friendly and nice everything else was a let down.

this is not a restaurant, it is a Hotel lobby section turned into a bar that happens to serve food. The dining tables are so close to the bar that you end up being the bumper for someones buttock.

\ --- steak was cold and tough , served on some sort of square rock shale piece that kept skidding around on the table.

No clear signage on when and where the restaurant starts - and no matrade' per se , we did find their ipad and figured out where to sit based on that.

Outside seating is an afterthought - whilst they have gas flames, there is no actual usable heat - so after we were frozen out of the outside area, we relocated inside only to be at eye level ( and nose level ) with peoples butts.

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

What a delight! Scheduled a business lunch at Prime this week. While the music was a bit loud, the food was fantastic. We had a starter plate with blue cheese and pate, which was presented elegantly and delicious. My entree (Arugula salad with King Salmon and Avocado) was exceptional. The salmon was cooked perfectly. Best of all, the portions are perfect: not too big and not too small. A tip of the hat to Prime. I will definitely be back.

L
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Not cheap but probably much better value than other high-end steakhouses. Prime rib can easily feed two people.

DT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great sliders. Good calamari but could add more to plate. Nice salmon and salad.

SD
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! Food, service, quantity, ambiance, seating, roominess. Loved outdoor seating as well.

y
Tokyo
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

A quick lunch in Santa Clara. Good food and great service. Very convenient.

SS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 2

Well let me begin by saying eating on plastic plates st their price is not right. Very expensive to be eating on plastic plates. I dessert prices were very expensive. $14.00 for a slice of key lime pie is way too expensive
I will never go back to this restaurant

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Couldn’t get to the restaurant . We booked for valentine night . Got there at 7:10. host was unavailable and was told later to wait for 20 min but waited until 7:49 , no sign of apology or courtesy. We got fed up and left . I will never go there

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food was under cooked. Had to ask other waiters for things like steak knife to cut steak, refill drinks, and check.

JC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Did not research as well as I should have in regard to this being a hotel bar/lobby restaurant. Not that being housed in a hotel is necessarily a bad thing, but Prime is pretty much right in hotel lobby. The meal and service were above average, but honestly a bit pricey for the whole package.

M
Las Vegas
347 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We didn't realize Prime was a small hotel restaurant when we booked it - we were expecting a nice steakhouse like Flemings. Some of the food was reasonably good and the service excellent, but the menu was very limited and the food was extremely expensive for what you got. I wouldn't return unless I was staying at the hotel.

OT
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was fine

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

I found the restaurant in my area on yelp. It was my wifes birthday so i wanted to take her out to have a nice dinner and wine since we have a busy schedule and dont have time to enjoy a nice quite dressed up dinner. We arrived 15 minutes early and was informed that the back still had alot of people. Which it was fine since we were early. So she said we could sit at the bar until a table is open.. so my reservation time came up and we were going to get seated.. only to come to find out they sat us at the bar table area.. Why would i make reservations to have dinner at a bar area with a sports on tv.. so i am very disappointed that they did that.

s
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food is tasty, although the steak is very very lean. For such a price range, I did not expect that the restaurant would be effectively in the lobby of a mid-range hotel. The wine list is short, but very well selected. In terms of value for money, there are many other better steak restaurants in in Silicon Valley, and even in Santa Clara.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great sustainable food options with friendly and attentive service.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

I got the house salad. They didn't wash it. My first bite, my mouth was full of grits. I never had such a bad meal ever. The place is empty for being in Silicon Valley. 3 tables max. For $60 per person, value was very low.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This is not an impressive venue. We almost left and went to another restaurant but it was rainy and late. As it turns out the waiter was very earnest and helpful and the food was good. They don't have a huge menu but just enough variety to please our group of 6.

S
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Name and write ups indicated that this was a very good restaurant. However turns out that its just a typical hotel restaurant. Nothing special.

FF
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

This was a recommended place for lunch from a co-worker. Not sure if it was an off day for Prime, but the restaurant was empty for a lunch hour in silicon valley. The waitperson that assisted us took care of the bar as well as our table. Service was very slow. We had a group it took 1 hour to serve us. With many options opening in the area, they should look at stepping up their game

j
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience - thank you very much. Try the salmon and eye of round

JJ
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time at prime and will return. Good great service at the bar and very friendly waiters.

OT
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Was alright

C
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I had the 2 for $55 special which includes salad or soup, entree and dessert. There was a good selection of entrees to pick from. I had the safood pasta which was excellent. We ate at 5:30, early for a Saturday night, so the restaurant was very quiet. The server was very attentive.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amy, Amanda and all the other staff are fantastic at providing customer service and an excellent product

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christina and Amy were wonderful to me and my friend who is having a birthday. It meant the world to him to be treated so kindly

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cristine is an excellent server who is conscientious and kind!