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Primehouse - Permanently Closed

4.1
4.1
4492 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Named the #1 Steakhouse in Chicago by Chicago magazine, Primehouse redefines the modern American steakhouse with its culinary creativity. Meats are dry-aged in a Himalayan salt-filled room on premises. The Primehouse Bar is perfect for happy hour or a full meal.

Best Anytime Steakhouse Experience – Thrillist.com

10 Must Try Dishes to Call Yourself A Chicagoan (55 Day Dry-Aged Ribeye) – Zagat.com

Best Burger in the U.S. – Food & Wine

Top 10 Burger in Chicago – Chicago Magazine

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    We are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Breakfast | 7AM - 11AM Lunch (Bar Only) | 11AM - 3PM Dinner: Sunday - Thursday | 5:30PM - 9:30PM, Friday & Saturday | 5:30PM - 10PM

  • Phone number

    (312) 660-6000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    An intimate destination for special gatherings, the Private Dining Room is a noteworthy addition to the hotels signature restaurant, Primehouse. Conceived as a modern interpretation of the classic “chef’s table” meant for private dining, it serves to complement the chef's progressive fare.

  • Private party contact

    Danielle Dancu: (312) 660-7161

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Ontario Street

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is available

  • Public transit

    Red Line- State and Grand

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,492 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Reserved table, seated promptly, excellent waiter, great food. Special touch to celebrate my birthday. Had a wonderful meal and wonderful time
  2. DG

    DarylG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went on the last day it was open so I would not recommend it to anybody because it is closed now
  3. d

    davidanthonyjanik

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had a gift card that I forgot about so I decided to have a pre surgery night out, so I made a reservation at Primehouse and booked a room at the James Hotel for the night. When I went down to the restaurant, I found out that my gift card was no longer taken after an owner change. My server Kevin was so superb, giving me comp treats through out my dinner, which was also superb, that I really felt special, and I went up to my room with memories of a wonderful time. Thank you Primehouse!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Birthday dinner, service was less than par (bus boy as a server?) food was good, but for the price of it all, did not hold up to expectations. I know they are closing, but why not go out strong rather than flat. And that’s kind of how our group felt. Sad to have such high expectations when we had booked.
  5. AG

    AlejandraG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tim, our server for the evening was one of the best!
  6. A

    Antonio

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant perfect food and drinks rest service
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2017

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Steaks not cooked to desired temperature. For an $85 steak, you would expect more. Desert dry. They are closing in 2 weeks, so clearly they don’t care.
  8. F

    Foodie11

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    we saw this online and we make the reservation. Actually there are many steak house in Chicago is good but we choose a soso one. The price is high and the food is soso too. The fires has some cheese flavor we dont like it
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2017

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Heard some excellent reviews of this restaurant but our experience with the shared Porterhouse was poor. Meat undercooked and then when returned back from the kitchen completely charred. Waited 20 mins more of reorder food while our guests continued the complete the meal. Not impressed and won't be back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Primehouse is a great place for a 'special' steak dinner. The menu is simple but very high-quality.
  11. AC

    ACED

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Terrible Thanksgiving Dinner, turkey was tough and the gravy was not much better. Not sure how they do with there steaks but I would be suspicious of a restaurant that can’t cook a turkey. How could the possible serve a decent steak.
  12. JS

    JeremyS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving dinner
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable ambiance and the food was delicious.
  14. J

    Jeff

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are a fine wine enthusiast, you need to droo in. They have the corvin system that allows you to enjoy fine older reds (10 to 20 + years old) by the glass! The 55 day dry aged ribeye Rare with a nice char is one if the best steaks wver! Fantastic
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our waiter Tim was awesome. The food was great but his service made the meal!
  16. M

    Modaddy99

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food. I highly recommend the Ceasar Salad which is prepared table side, the Delmonico Steak and the Creamy Greens.
  17. MG

    MikeG

    Boise

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, Wonderful server. Fun menu. Great place.
  18. C

    Cavatina

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2017

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    I've always enjoyed the menu at Primehouse. The steaks were exceptional this time, as always. However, my friends and I were slightly disappointed that the pop-over bread is no longer on the menu. The bread is definitely one of the highlights and unique thing about Primehouse. The sourdough bread is something that we find at every other restaurants and it wasn't that great compared to other places we've been at. The overall experience was still great, because we obviously came for the steak, not the bread, but definitely something I was looking forward to coming back for.
  19. N

    Nancy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a great atmosphere! We loved the Caesar salad prepared tableside. The strip steak was flavorful and well proportioned. The food was beautifully presented by an attentive staff.
  20. T

    Tamster

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great steak dinner and lovely service from Kevin. Bring back the popovers!
  21. h

    hoot

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2017

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    We were unable to have a drink pre-bear game was a disappointment, as so many other bars and restaurants in the area have bar service Sunday am, good food, not a surprise restaurant was empty due to their restricted liquor license
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places to get a steak in Chicago. Awesome dry aged ribeyes!
  23. DK

    DanK

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best, if not the best, burgers in the city. Looking forward to trying the steak next time.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Great food, empty restaurant
  25. m

    midwesterner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly staff collaborate as an impressive team. Super attentive. We had not expedienced dry aged before and after the first experience we are not fans. It doesnt help that although the ribeye came medium rare as ordered, the strip also ordered medium rare came medium to well. The salads were wonderful. Great presentation and taste. Sides were tasty though very modest portions. Fortunately an additional side came out compliments of the house.
  26. LW

    LWBoro

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great first-time experience. I have a food allergy and our waiter was extremely in tune with everything on the menu and was very helpful and accommodating; worry free dining is hard to find sometimes. We made a reservation got seated right away. It was a quite night and we had excellent food and excellent service!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2017

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Food was substandard for price. Service was slow. Will not recommend or be back. Does not live up to “number one” ranking by any stretch of the imagination.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2017

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    To whom it might be concerned, Hope you are doing great! Would like to share with you our experience, so you can improve. First Impression is extremely poor. Felt judged by look by the hostess. Our server Jackie (Jack) was amazing! Great knowledge about food and wines, was excellent. Food was delicious. However, experience with hostess ruined all experience. Hostess gave bad looks about most of the customers while looking at colleagues and walking them to the table. I am working in Park Hyatt in California and my partner is working in The Peninsula Chicago and we were extremely disappointed. Inform your hostess not to give a look to people from head to the bottom. She looked how we dressed, our jewelry. Felt very uncomfortable. Training will be appropriate. Best Regards, Anna Shirshova
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting Chicago and heard great reviews about Primehouse. I can only say that our meal was superb. The steak melted in my mouth and the favor was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Chicago. The staff was also an added extra bonus. Very knowledgeable and friendly!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here (9/11/17 6:30 table of 3)on the recommendation of a coworker who had visited in 2015. Upon arrival, it looked like a standard hotel steakhouse. That being said, it was actually far from. It would be an understatement to say it was the best steak (35 day KC Strip) I've ever had (and I've had plenty). We asked about the dry aging process and were invited to take a tour of the storing area. Everything we saw was explained in great detail. It was refreshing to SEE that what we were promised was actually what we were getting...NOT a marketing gimmick. I apologize for not having names of staff to thank. Kudos to all 11/10.
  31. LB

    LindaB

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The dry-aged steaks and the basil mashed potatoes were delicious! Service was excellent.
  32. A

    Andy

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very average steak at WAY above average price. Tiny portion sides. Not the crispest lettuce on the salad. For the price just not really impressed.
  33. BS

    BlueStarFarm

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Not what it was... they cut corners and dumped the wonderful popovers they used to have for a stale bun. Won't be back anytime soon... they had a huge number of tables open when we arrived, I know why now.
  34. BK

    BrangelavstheKCStrip

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down best steak we have ever had! 35 day Kansas City strip is the one to get. It's big enough to split and it won't disappoint. We ordered it medium rare like we would a filet. It was tender and better than any filet we've ever had. Order some wine and a couple of sides and you won't be disappointed.
  35. K

    Kyle

    Philadelphia

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very flavorful, well aged steaks. Service is very professional.
  36. MG

    MarshallG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We've been going to David Burke's Prime House for years. Last Friday went for my wife's birthday and found out it is no longer David Burke's. It's just Prime House. And it's just not good. The steaks were barely fair, and I had to send mine back because the meat quality was terrible. The potatoes had no taste. And they no longer serve the popovers. Now that it's no longer associated with David Burke, it's not longer anywhere near the same restaurant. Expect for the prices. Those are still as they used to be . . . high. Won't go back. It's the disappointing end to what was a very special restaurant.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was top notch
  38. M

    Marius

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The restaurante did NOT live up to all the superlatives given in previous testes
  39. CA

    CarolAnn

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steaks were magnificent! Never had Prime aged steaks and the flavor was amazing! A little pricey but well worth it! It's not often my husband and I go out in a date!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious steak, super-friendly service, and excellent cocktails (try the Whiskey Old Fashioned).

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Primehouse - Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 4492 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ontario Street

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    We are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Breakfast | 7AM - 11AM Lunch (Bar Only) | 11AM - 3PM Dinner: Sunday - Thursday | 5:30PM - 9:30PM, Friday & Saturday | 5:30PM - 10PM

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is available

  • Public transit

    Red Line- State and Grand

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 660-6000

  • Private party facilities

    An intimate destination for special gatherings, the Private Dining Room is a noteworthy addition to the hotels signature restaurant, Primehouse. Conceived as a modern interpretation of the classic “chef’s table” meant for private dining, it serves to complement the chef's progressive fare.

  • Private party contact

    Danielle Dancu: (312) 660-7161

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