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Primebar Chicago

4.4
826 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Business Meals
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
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.
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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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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
For catering inquiries, please email our Event Coordinator at events@primebarchicago.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Lake and Randolph
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Public transit
Close to Merchandise Mart and Washington/Wells stops.
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Special events & promotions
For event inquiries, please email our Event Coordinator at events@primebarchicago.com.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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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What 826 People Are Saying
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4.1
service
4.2
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Great birthday lunch spot on a Wednesday. Good service, solid food!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Good food and fast service for a weekday lunch. Nice decor and great lighting. The waitress could have been a little friendlier.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Met my daughter in-law after work for her and post matinee play for me. This is a wonderful location near theater district and Union Station! It has a great bar area and food was great. Just had sandwiches and small plates. Friendly attentive staff. Will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great service and food!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great place to eat before heading to the Cadillac or Oriental Theaters. It's barely a two block walk from Primebar Chicago to both theaters. Even though it's a large restaurant the noise level is moderate. The service was quick and thoughtful. The food and portions were good. We really enjoyed our experience here.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our diner was outstanding! They might have been the best chicken tacos I've ever had! We will be going back!

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We went as a large group before the theater, it was mostly business people meeting after work-
it was busy. The table was much too small for our large group and the plates themselves left virtually no room for our dining plates. We felt very crowded and the waitress offered no
insight to this when ordering. She could not recommend wine either. Was just OK, but not great.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Cool place. Great before a show. Nice menu. Pretty quick. Very loud

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I went for a business lunch and it was a great experience overall. Food was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. I would absolutely go back again for lunch.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Just OK, waiter ordered and brought the wrong food...very loud and tables on top of each other...never again!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very good food with a variety of selections on the menu. Will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great experience. Had dinner before a show at Cadillac Palace. Close distance to theater and parking. We plan on going back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Pre-march dinner!! Before the march against gun violence we needed a great meal !!

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

It is adequate but convenient

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Very varied menu - in cuisine and portion sizes. Good food, better than expected for "bar food." Location so convenient to the Lyric, and service so fast, that we got to opera house in time to check coats :).

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Good place for a business lunch - big room but not too loud- easy to have a discussion. Large menu with a lot of variety and daily specials.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We came here for a dinner with a group of 5 of us. It's always a fun energetic happy hour atmosphere. We had a booth in the back - had some wine, apps and dinner. Our server was very nice.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The food taste, quality, presentation, and portions were all wonderful. We were a party of two and both enjoyed our meals.

The service was pleasant and friendly.

The experience was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Empty place. Good food. Good Service

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2.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Prices are high, food was meh, service was meh. Used to be reliable but apparently they have now adopted the Randolph Tavern mediocrity playbook. Disappointing.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

I dine here several times a month and it's great every time!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Portions were great, atmosphere was awesome, food was PHENOMENAL. Service was good

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3.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Food was fairly average, nothing done exceptionally. The fish dish I ordered was prepared well, however the fish was previously frozen.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The ambience was great and beer selection also great. The food was average and too cool should have been heated more. Taste was bland and service was slow. Overall ok I would like to try other menu items to see if the food quality is better. only other complaint was the restaurant was very cold something to do with the building attached not running the heat on the weekend, really?

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

It was nice. The drinks were really good. The food was good but not for the price.

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Our reservation was for 7:15 pm on a Saturday evening. We we entered the Primebar and saw it was almost entirely empty, I was already afraid. As we tried to order drinks we learned that some of our choices, which were on the menu, were not available. This pattern continued as we ordered entres. Once the food arrived, it was not properly prepared. My taco meal was cold. The salad of one of my friends was spoiled. There server was obviously not proud of the restaurant and appeared to be sick (occasional cough). Not a great experience.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Took a while to get initially served! Food was great!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The tot-choes were great as were the prime rib sliders and horseradish crusted salmon.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Close to theater, decent food, service lacking. Waitress forgot to bring extra sauce as requested, had limited helpful suggestions when asked about the menu. Seems to be more focused on the bar than functioning as a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

This was only my second time at Primebar, but I will definitely be back. We were seated very promptly and had excellent service through our entire (long) lunch. We ordered an array of appetizers as well as a salad, and everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was delicious with a very sizable and diverse menu. Staff was attentive and the meals were quick in delivery.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Pleasant place to have a meal! Enjoyed our meal and price was great!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic, next time we won’t sit in a booth if we want quiet time. I will definitely be returning

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Fast. Good food. Friendly

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Convened my team to celebrate the start of a new hire... We're always delighted with the food and service at Primebar. It's our top pick for most special occasions. -Ernie

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

It was a perfect spot for us before attending the Opera. Our food was good. The space is big and roomy. Good wine list. Our server was very good.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We went to Primebar based on location (near theatre) and good reviews. We were not disappointed. The food was very good and the service was great. I would go there again anytime.

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3.0Dined on January 10, 2018

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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1.0Dined on January 9, 2018

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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4.0Dined 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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