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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined on January 14, 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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vip
 (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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·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 13, 2017

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

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·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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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·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.

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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 (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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·Dined on December 3, 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 2, 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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·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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·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 19, 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 19, 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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 (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 10, 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Came for the diverse menu, stayed for the amazing 80s rock playlist! Great food, drinks, and service! Will be back!

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, People Watching, Romantic, Business Meals, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good food and wonderful service. Recommend the street tacos. I had tuna and were very tasty. Good for client lunches and after work happy hour.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent excellent meal! They must have would be the tater tots either Full Throttle or just as a side. The next best I would say to order would be the beet salad it's awesome!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Appetizer (Queso Dip) was good, but the steak salad I ordered was a bit on the fatty side and difficult to cut. The acoustics are loud, and can be difficult to hear others speaking.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Love the bento box lunch specials - big fan of the variety

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great spot for special occasions. Had two birthdays to celebrate and Shelby delivered.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The perfect pre-theater spot, and more! Great spot for viewing sports. They take reservations too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Bar service was less than stellar. Ate at table, did not check in so may show up as no show.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Service was slow and disorganized. Hamburger undercooked. They did fix it quickly and it was tasty.

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