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About Primebar Chicago
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.
Chicago, IL 60606
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Between Lake and Randolph
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
For catering inquiries, please email our Event Coordinator at email@example.com.
Close to Merchandise Mart and Washington/Wells stops.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For event inquiries, please email our Event Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
Primebar Chicago Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Large restaurant, casual atmosphere, very good service. This meal was on a Saturday night, and the restaurant was not busy, which was great for conversation. The prior meal there was after work in the loop, had to wait for a table, but was still able to have a conversation. The menu had good variety. The food is solid.
We were going to the Opera, had a 5:30 curtain. I arrived a little early, they opened at 4pm. The rest of our party was late, tied up in traffic. They were very efficient and attentive and we were on time for the performance. The food was very good, with appropriate portion sizes. And they had Krombacher Pils on tap!!!
Found this place on Open Table as I was looking for reservations for 8. It kept popping up first on the list so I thought I would give it a try. The restaurant itself was dimly lit was great for an evening meal, the noise level was a little high but not as bad as some and they had plenty of large dining tables for larger parties. The food was great and the prices were even better. I feed 8 people for a little over $200 not including tip. That included dinner and drinks. I was really impressed. I would have come back before I left for home but had to try some more places. LOL
While I understand it was a Friday night during happy hour and our server did have a lot of tables, the service as a whole was not very good. She was not very friendly/energetic (and I understand everyone has bad days). But we had to ask to get water after ordering our second drink and then had to ask two additional times just to get it. It was the same situation when we had both ordered a side of ranch with our meal (it took asking three different times before we finally got it). After we got the ranch, it had an odd, almost chemically taste to it making it difficult to even eat. While the food wasn't bad, I ordered my sandwich as a wrap which was just ok (the sauce was all at the bottom in the last couple bites and the cheese was pushed off to the side so it was not incorporated into the rest of the sandwich). I would come back here for a drink on a Friday night if I wasn't in a hurry, but not sure if I would rush back for the food again.
Very good food, very good service, I didn't realize how loud it was going to be, though. I'm glad we were sitting in a corner, away from most of the other diners, because it was hard to talk to my friend. I didn't know it was a sports bar, though - and sports bars are known to be louder. I should have done research on it before going there.
Description should say its's a sports bar because that's what it is... Food was very ordinary, nothing great! We were in town for a convention; and every other restaurant in the area was packed. Primebar was almost empty. That should have been our first clue.