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Primebar Chicago

4.3
787 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Located in Chicago's Loop neighborhood, Primebar is a modern day ale house and your go to destination for cool food, local brews, and great cocktails.

Our kitchen specializes in contemporary American fare, serving up a delicious array of mouthwatering appetizers, garden fresh salads, two-handed sandwiches, and signature specialty entrées.

Behind the bar, we offer an outstanding wine list, local microbrews, and a slew of hand-crafted specialty cocktails. Primebar is an ideal retreat for your next lunch, dinner, or cocktail gathering.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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Phone number
(312) 884-0000
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Cross street: Between Lake and Randolph
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Mon - Tue 5:15PM - 6:30PM 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Wed - Thu 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Fri 6:15PM - 9:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 8:00PM

What 787 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
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4.1
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4.2
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4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jjww (Chicago)
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

We had a large party pre theater and the service was poor. Meals arrived late and we needed to hunt down server to get drink refills and take our dinner order.

The manager apologized and provided a discount to compensate. Our feedback was handled well.

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vipHadtoWaiveDownAWaiter (Chicago)
1.0
Dined 7 days ago

Usually a favorite but on this date service and food preparation (of one my staples) was subpar. The male waiter disappeared and we had to flag down someone else to help us to order and give us our bill. The meal I get was matted and apparently overcooked. I'll still go back but make sure I don't get the same waiter.

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vipANak (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Great lunch spot during the work week, service is a little inattentive and slow even though the restaurant wasn't too busy. The food is great and prices are decent for the downtown area.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and Renee was a great server. Can’t ask for better

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

Our group of 5 had a fabulous dinner at Primebar. All the entire we had were supurb. The service was great. Loved the location, close to the theatres were we headed next. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
2.0
Dined on December 13, 2017

Substandard food and menu. Really just making it based on their location.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on December 11, 2017

Fairly limited menu, generally inspired but not remarkable. Don't think I'd go if I was paying, but it was a business lunch.

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vipNikkiN (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was ok, but nothing memorable to recommend this place to anyone. It was pretty empty and we had a reservation for 745 yet I felt we were getting rushed out the restaurant because all our food—appetizers, salads and entrees came out at the same time.. and my server went absent and didn’t see him until 15-20 minutes later. Then, he takes my fish & chips for them to “re-fry” to keep warm.. and it came back so greasy I had to let the fish drain on napkins because there was grease puddles on the fish... my salad and appetizer was good and my dates dish was ok so I gave it 3 stars. But honestly I wouldn’t recommend it unless you need a place with a big menu option for a business lunch.

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OpenorNot (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

We selected Primebar as a pre-theater spot to eat. 6:30 was the perfect reservation and the menu looked as if it provided enough options. We weren’t looking for a “fancy” or quiet dinner spot, so it worked. On the way to dinner we pulled up the address in google and the information stated it was closed. I went to the website and it said the restaurant was only open 11-11 M-F , so I immediately called to try and clarify. No answer. We were trying to come up with a plan B, but we’re happy to discover the restaurant was indeed open and very busy. Our table was nice, service was good and food was decent. I can see this as a good post-work or casual group get-together spot.

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mkp49 (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on December 6, 2017

It was just ok. I ordered a salad and paid quite a bit extra for shrimp and when it came, there was a pile of those little shrimps that you would put in a shrimp salad - they were pasty white and horrible looking. And so bland tasting. My friends had sandwiches and they looked very basic. I expected a little higher end meal. I think the bar is the place to be - the restaurant has no character really.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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Cross street
Between Lake and Randolph
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Phone number
(312) 884-0000
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Catering
For catering inquiries, please email our Event Coordinator at events@primebarchicago.com.
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Public transit
Close to Merchandise Mart and Washington/Wells stops.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
For event inquiries, please email our Event Coordinator at events@primebarchicago.com.

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Our distinctively urban interior and customizable floor plans, make Primebar the perfect venue for a seated dinner or a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception.

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