Prime Restaurant Silicon Valley

3.7
68 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
Ethically Crafted Fare. Although we offer the largest selection of grass fed beef in California, Prime is not actually a Steakhouse. Our concept revolves around ethically crafted and sourced products. Steaks, salads, signature cocktails, fun & personable staff, indoor and outdoor seating, fire features and upscale private dining and receptions, Chef Kha Lu keeps the menu interesting with locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Curated Social Dining is a pleasant surprise for walk-in small groups from the surroundings tech campuses. Curated menu served social (family) style. Prime is THE boutique hotel lobby bar and restaurant that foodies from surrounding hotels and locals alike come for a fun lunch or night out. Quiet but growing in popularity, OurGlass is happy hour weekdays 4 - 6 with $7 Menu. Outdoor seating and fire features make this a truly Calfornia dining experience. Knowing where your food came from is as important as it tasting great!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Fri, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(408) 350-4160
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kha Lu
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Catering
In-House catering for meetings and private events is available for private and semi-private spaces. Full meetings service, catering, bar services, audio and visual setup, private staff service Classroom set up meetings for up to 60 guests Private Dining, Breakfast, breaks, lunch, Dinner and reception service for up to 60 guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Great America Parkway exit on 101, lakeside & Peterson Way
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Parking details
Complimentary, easy access indoor or out. Lunch time there is parking for over 100 vehicles. Garage or open air, Chargepoint EV Chargers
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 5:30PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:30AM 11:45AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:30AM 11:45AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM

What 68 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined on June 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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!

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1.0Dined on May 1, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on February 28, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on December 17, 2017

It was fine

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2.0Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Great sustainable food options with friendly and attentive service.

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2.0Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on November 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Was alright

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2017

Cristine is an excellent server who is conscientious and kind!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2017

We weren't terribly hungry so we each ordered two appetizers. We were delighted with our caesar salads. My husbands sliders were very good, but the excellent award goes to the calamari appetizer with squid ink - delicious and innovative.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

Very good restaurant and service was excellent. Our group was in the industry and we all were very happy with our meals. A little better wine list would be better. Thats about it. Overall a very pleasant, relaxing experience.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Kinda pricey and it had the typical hotel vibe, but the food and service were great.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

We had a very accommodating/resourceful server by the name of Manuel. It was my birthday and usually this restaurant doesn't prepare a candle for a celebrant to blow, but he managed to find one for me:)

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2017

This is nothing more than tables in a hotel bar. We were seated surrounded by people propping up the bar watching sports after being by the pool. I was embarrassed to be dressed up and trying to have a nice meal with my husband. The prices are ridiculous. $52 for an 8oz fillet steak. $52 for a steak at a bar. No sides.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2017

The food and service here is great! Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. The steak was cooked and seasoned to perfection. The calamari was my favorite dish that had olives and candied lemon slices with squid ink- a combination I never thought would go together, but tasted amazing! Another dish with squid and grapes (not on the menu yet) was also very good. You can tell that the Chef put a lot of time and effort into creating these dishes because the food here is very unique and different and tasty too! I would definitely come back!

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2017

This seems like an attempt to create an upscale restaurant experience, but without really investing properly to do so. Nice menu, table tops, and setup. Excellent service and helpful, cordial reception stand personnel make you feel great. But the food is WAY over priced, and for no reason at all... $52 for an 8oz filet seems crazy for this place. We opted for the $35 9oz petite, which was not quality meat! Not cooked well and almost seems like it's been in the fridge for a while... Chose this place due to it being close to the Levi's stadium, and I know it is new (we're putting up signs when we pulled in), so plenty of room for improvement.

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2017

Extremely high priced for the low quality of food received. $37 for a small steak without any sides and overall a very low quality is really disappointing. This would be a no go for coming back.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2017

Solid service and food. A great date place.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2017

We had a birthday dinner here for my son. The service was amazing and the food was worth the price. The servers worked as a team and I really thought that worked well. The wine list was limited and pricey. A little more variety would be nice.

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2.0Dined on April 18, 2017

We selected Prime to have our business lunch. We were greeted graciously, but clearly there were 2 peopple on staff that covered the dining and the bar. Fortunately for us there was no large crowd. The menu was limited and in place of any appetizers they chose to present cheese selections that weren't our choice for appetizers. The portions of the steaks were quite small and although tasty, were not something to rave about. The pricing was higher than "moderate" and given that nothing comes with the entree increased the per person charge.

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