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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.

155 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Cross Street:
Between Lake and Randolph

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 884-0000

Website:
http://www.primebarchicago.com/

Catering:
For catering inquiries, please email our Event Coordinator at events@primebarchicago.com.

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

Special Events & Promotions:
For event inquiries, please email our Event Coordinator at events@primebarchicago.com.

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Details
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

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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.

Primebar Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Business Meals (22)
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Casual (21)
Happy Hour (18)
Good for Groups (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Great Beer (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
People Watching (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Live Sports (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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?

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Detroit)·Dined 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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Hot Spot, Quick Bite
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fast. Good food. Friendly

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 (Chicago)·Dined 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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·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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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Service was quick and the food was good. Recommend it if you are on their side of the loop.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Perfect low key spot for a date. Nice ambiance great service really good food and not overly crowded. Overall great experience

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My daughter and I had dinner here after the theater. Alex was a fabulous server and made us feel welcome. I would definitely dine here again! And it is decorated beautifully for Christmas.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

First time here and it was a fabulous experience!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Service was terrible- Waiter didn’t actually care about anything we needed. Forgot a few things and didn’t take the time to listen to the table. Food was fantastic though once we got the right things!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

A fantastic option for pre-theater night! We split the crab cakes and the salmon and both were delicious. I didn't feel like we were out of place bringing my 7-year old either, so families shouldn't shy away.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food - with good vegetarian options. Pleasant atmosphere- close to the theatre.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Menu had something for everyone. Food delicious/portions generous.relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Casual, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Prime beef sliders weren’t that goos

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Good solid choice for business lunch. They get super busy so make a reservation! Tacos are great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I ordered the steak salad, my steak was mostly fat and the part that wasn’t was impossible to chew.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Limited menu.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best spot near the theater district

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Horrible service, no one paying attention to table

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I'm sorry I don't remember his name, but our waiter was the best ever!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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