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Prime Steakhouse - Ventura

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4.5
91 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse

PRIME presents sophisticated classics in an elegant setting matched by friendly, attentive service- the quintessential steakhouse experience. Our restaurant has been called the "ultimate in ambiance."

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 652-1055

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Jan: (805) 320-8655

  • Neighborhood

    Ventura

  • Parking details

    We have our own on site parking plus plenty of parking on the street.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music 3-4 nights a week. Tuesday: Live Frank Sinatra "You won;t believe your ears" Friday and Saturday:R&B, Jazz, Top 40 Sunday, Thursday: Check Schedule Acoustic guitar

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

Offers

  • Dinner with Frank

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Frank Sinatra singer every Tuesday from 6pm-9pm

What 91 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5

    The good and service were excellent. The salmon was prepared to perfection, as was the filet mignon. We enjoyed our server and made the place memorable. The only negative I have is that I was charged for a rib eye instead of the filet mignon which was a $15.00 difference I noticed it when I was back at the hotel. It was probably an innocent mistake, but shame on me. It did not take away from the meal. It was delicious

  2. TB

    ThomasB

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was an outstanding value! A 10 oz filet and a 10 oz lobster tail for only $79. Everything was great. We also had some nice wine. Our server was Mallory and she was really great. We even had the Frank Sinatra experience going on.

  3. j

    jazchaz

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    McKensie is a wonderful server, we always ask for here on her husband Ryan to wait on us. The food was very good, only complaint: 1. the noodles around the steak were overcooked and had little flavor if any. 2. the Caesar salad was a chopped salad with very little dressing and lots of jalapeño. The interior is painted way too dark, and the lighting is way too low. To create a better working and guest area. The bar area and the bar tables can be very dark, the dining room need to lighten up in color. And you need to level off your floors without walking paths as guests could trip. Otherwise, we love your place.....

  4. s

    sharone

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent meal, great drinks, good pricing, terrific service. Just a very dark setting (everything is painted black - at least that’s how it seemed at night!).

  5. MK

    MelissaK

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday Dinner. Food and service both awesome.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a very nice time at Prime. Reservations at 5:30 on a Thursday. Had a nice group at the bar and only a couple seated tables. Drinks and food were fast, service was great. Nice calm atmosphere with good conversation and background music. All our steaks were cooked perfectly. Will definitely be going again!

  7. EB

    EileenB

    Los Angeles

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time going there. Our server Mallory was amazing. Very friendly & patient. The food was overwhelming. 4 courses of deliciousness. We can’t wait to go back.

  8. BT

    BrettT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The blonde chick was hot

  9. R

    Roland

    Dallas

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, great service and live Frank Sinatra cover singer. What could be better.

  10. KE

    KristinE

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2012

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    The food was very good, as was our server. The woman who was hosting (who I'm told is the owner) was horrid. She messed up our open table reservation, then blamed me for making it after she meant to stop accepting them. We agreed to wait for 15 mins for a table and then she barked at us for standing at the host stand, although there was no room at the bar or elsewhere. She then said we should go somewhere else - basically telling us to leave. We would have, but getting a table anywhere else that was decent in that area on a Saturday at 8 would have been very difficult. She offered us nothing for our trouble and was generally rude. After we were seated and she was out of the picture, dinner was nice. She should hire someone to run the front.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had such a great experience here. Warm hospitality and great food. Definitely a local gem.

  12. d

    dvillan

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I love Prime. The food is always top notch, and their choice of steak always superior. Prime has a varied menu, but I like the set menu for a set price, which includes a 4 course meal that you can vary and still be well within a be cent price for such quality. I prefer Prime to places like Ruth Cris, because it is local and the food just as tasty, but not at the ridiculous price. The Manager / Owner is a beautiful and attentive woman who cares deeply about your experience, and seems to know everyone who comes in by name. Just seeing her is reason enough to come in. I highly recommend you come in very hungry, and you won't leave dissatisfied.

  13. L

    Larry

    Philadelphia

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The service was great and helpful with a rather confusing menu. The portions of all meals were quite generous but the steak was unflavorful. Maybe that's how the chef prefers to prepare, but a hint of salt goes a long way. The place is very loud because it is small and the music volume was way up. Nevertheless, this was a good place for a group. They handled my OpenTable reservation for ten without a problem. I would go back but make special request for how to prepare my filet.

  14. J

    Jeffrey

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Every time we go here...we walk away pleased with the room, the service, the food...everything...this is a great place...highly recommend!!

  15. m

    moron

    Salt Lake City

    158 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2012

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    This was a restaurant was recommended by some of our co-workers who lived in Ventura as one of the better Steak houses. We were disappointed. The food was good, but not great as described. Nothing special about the steaks. Hold off for Ruth's Chris, Morton's, Cut, Lowry's,, or Mastro's. We probably won't return.

  16. BG

    BoerneGuy

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2012

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Price fixe menu was nice, but no dessert? Prime rib was tasty but skimped on horseradish sauce. We were visiting from out of town, looks like it might be a locals favorite. Party of seven we were seated at table for six. It was a good dinner, we were hoping for great.

  17. RV

    RebeccaVW

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2012

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    We really enjoyed the quaintness of the small dining area, however, since it is so small, the noise level is very high. We ordered from the Prime Special and the food was excellent. We had a new waiter working only his second day, considering it was Father's Day and very busy, he did a great job!

  18. TL

    TheLakers

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The owner and staff make you feel special, even on a hectic day like Mother's Day. We found the "special" list of wines and their prices extraordinary, even though we brought our own wine. We didn't have to. The food was as expected, prime. The only downfall was the lack of a dessert list, something we really didn't need after dinner anyway. I highly reccommend this energetic eatery.

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    Derdan1

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our third trip there. Don't be fooled by the outside, or the location. An excellent place to dine(not just eat). Great service, incredible food. I suggest the "Best of Prime" menu. I would recommend reservations, and they will accommodate you. We have never been disappointed, and neither have our guests. We will return often.

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    mitt

    Des Moines

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I can't recommend this restaurant only because it was SO noisy. We had to yell. Plus when you first walk in, it has a musty odor.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2012

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Second time dining here and probably last time. This time the salad was good, but our steaks were not the same quality as before. Plus we asked for charred on the outside and medium rare on the inside like we always order our steak at other restaurants. This time the steak was burned and very bitter. In fact so bitter , we could still taste the bitter when we got home. They burned the steaks do much that the meat was very tough. We don't usually return food, but this time we should have. It really wasn't worth the $150 tab for two. It included drinks, but it just wasn't that good. Sorry Prime we really wanted to like you.

  22. S

    Singita

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2012

    overall2food2service4ambience1

    LOUD! Unaccomodating. Mediocre food at steak house prices. There was a crowd waiting to get in, probably for the music. They probably should advertize themselves as a date night place with food. As a steak place--forget it. We were a large party of 7. We asked for a quieter table, but they prefered that we leave so they could seat someone else. On a Saturday night, with no reservations anywhere else, we opted to stay. My scallop appetizer was like shoe leather and my prime rib just so-so. Others in our party had better luck with their appetizers. But it was too loud to carry on a conversation, so who knows. Creme Brulee desert with berries was reminiscent of cough syrup. I was embarrassed that I made the reservation.

  23. RD

    R3Dfan

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service were great. I think they have live music some nights, which seems strange for a place that otherwise has the ambience of an upscale steakhouse. I went on a Monday night, and there was no music, so it was fairly quiet. The regular menu has many appealing choices, but I went for the fixed price menu, which, unlike many fixed price menus, included several options for appetizers, salads, entrees, and sides. For my salad option, I selected a salad with mixed greens, pears, apples, and honey vinagrette dressing. The rest of the food was good, but this was the most memorable part of the meal for me - one of the best salads I've ever had!

  24. J

    Jeffrey

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply said, our experience was FANTASTIC...the host / owner was gracious upon our arrival, our waiter was professional, kind and accommodating, and the food was amazing and the mid-week special was terrific....probably the best service in Ventura!!!

  25. A

    Anon

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2012

    overall2food3service4ambience1

    Since Restaurant Brooks has shuttered, we have been searching for a replacement. Alas, this is not to be found at Prime. There is always something a little "off" about the place and the food is merely mediocre. The restaurant soundtrack on the night we were there was extremely inappropriate for this type of dining establishment and so loud we could not comfortably carry on a conversation.

  26. BD

    BrianD

    Portland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2012

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Had a great time. the food and service were excellent. I had the filet and my wife had the rib eye both were prepared perfectly. They also have a very nice wine list. A nice place to dine in Ventura.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved everything about Prime.....We had great food, great service and great music. Will be going back soon with friends!!!!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely loved our dinner! Amazing food and a great value with the coupon for the 4 course meal! Well worth it even with out the coupon... fabulous martinis and the staff was extremely friendly! We can't wait to come back for another date night.

  29. A

    Anon

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2012

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    We had not been to Prime for at least a couple of years, because of how poorly it was run and the bumblin service. The service, this time, was excellent, but the food is poor to mediocre. Definitely not a place for foodies. Such a shame. Ventura desparately needs a nice upscale restaurant, but Prime is not it, at least not yet.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2012

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    We had a great anniversary dinner. The 3-course meal special is perfect to save $ while fine dining. (you can even save more $ when you check in on yelp. My prime rib could've had a bit more seasoning but the Mac and cheese was awesome! Our waiter was knowledgable and attentive. The live music added to the ambiance. Will dine there again when we get the chance!

  31. AS

    AmyS

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I think she's the owner or manager but we made last minute reservations on Open Table on NYE. They were full and it was some error, but she fit my husband and I in anyway. Then 2 hours before our reservation, I called to see if my parents could join and she accommodated! So awesome! I love the four course menu, I love that you get your OWN yummy appetizer, not one to share at the table, the Wedge salad is so good and the Mac and Cheese is to DIE FOR!! Love this place!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2011

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Nice place for dinner and some live music.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2011

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Was my first time there, and the food was great. My steak was perfectly cooked, mashed potatoes were a touch heavy on the garlic, but still good. Great service, well timed so we were not rushed.Will go again.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2011

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Great steaks and prime rib! Reserve a bar/ high top table to receive great happy hour prices with full menu available.

  35. FK

    Foodie24K

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2011

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    overpriced food for the quality. : (

  36. VS

    VeronicaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2011

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I love Prime! My friends, family and I have never had a bad experience here! The wine and drinks are a perfect paring to the delicious food! I can not wait to go back and experience their Happy Hour!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I were in Ventura for the weekend. Saw the comments on Open Table and decided to give it a try. Very well worth it. The value was exceptional! The food was great. The live music was super. We will return when we're back in Venttura.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2011

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I loved the relaxed feel of this place - dark, medium sized with a bar, a second dining room and cozy – I felt comfortable and intimate; did not have to speak loudly to be heard. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The special Thanksgiving menu was amazing; more food than we could eat. The Prime Rib was tender and without a lot of fat, the Turkey, stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole and dessert were delicious. The waitress was very helpful suggesting a wine for the meal; the wine list was extensive & affordable. Service was well-timed and friendly. I have already made plans to go there for dinner the next time my family is in town. The only draw back was parking, small lot, but there was street parking.

  39. JK

    JoeK

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2011

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This was our first visit to Prime Steakhouse and we thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. The special appetizers were creative and delicious. We had the Poblano stuffed pepper with prime rib and cheese as well as the crab stuffed mushrooms. We will definitely be back.

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    shaman500

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2011

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Went during Restaurant week.... They were ver busy. Our food was lukewarm and the cut of steak that was offered was a bit tough. Not what we expected from a steakhouse. Although the band was ver good, the music was so loud you couldn't talk to or hear the person across the table. We ended up not talking and couldn't wait for dinner to be over. All of us took our meals home so we could perhaps enjoy it in peace and quiet. On a positive note, our waiter, Ross, did a stellar job considering how slammed they were.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Prime Steakhouse - Ventura is rated 4.5 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Prime Steakhouse - Ventura

2009 E Thompson Blvd Ventura, CA 93001

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ventura

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We have our own on site parking plus plenty of parking on the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live Music 3-4 nights a week. Tuesday: Live Frank Sinatra "You won;t believe your ears" Friday and Saturday:R&B, Jazz, Top 40 Sunday, Thursday: Check Schedule Acoustic guitar

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

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