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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
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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
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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
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.
We were there at 6 pm on a Saturday night and we're the only group (6 people) in the restaurant, a few people at the bar at first. The bartender was our server and was very slow, and we felt like an inconvenience. The food was excellent, but that was about it.
It was our first time at Prime Bar, which we found on Open Table as we searched for a place to eat on the walk back to our hotel. Food was much better than expected from a "bar". Service was quick and friendly. The hummus appetizer was excellent! Would not hesitate to recommend. Actually did so that night to a Chicagoan that hadn't heard of Prime Bar.
Awesome proximity to the Cadillac theater. Huge space so it didn't feel too loud or too crowded. The ceviche was ok, but the sliders were really good! There are fancier options but I thought it was well priced and there were a lot of menu options.
My friend and I ordered the crab cakes and pasta pomodoro to split. The crab cakes were very delicious, but the pasta was just okay. The sauce was very watery and bland.
The service was also just okay, my food came out 5 minutes after all of the other food, and we had to keep asking for more water.
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