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Primus Restaurant, Durango, CO

Primus Restaurant

4.5
4.5
389 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Wild Game, Fresh Seafood, Uncompromising Quality

Executive Chef / Owner : John J Daly III

Small intimate dining with extra large window over looking Downtown Durango Main Street. Call or Book your reservation online today!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 259-1945

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    John J Daly III

  • Private party facilities

    top floor available

  • Neighborhood

    Durango

  • Cross street

    10th and Main Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 389 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place has an unbelievable selection of meats for you entree. The bison was delicious and the goat cheese appetizer was amazing
  2. M

    Mike

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Spectacular Amazing creations in color texture and flavors. Extensive wild game options
  3. AW

    ArlenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food at Primus is incredible. Very high quality and amazing flavors. Would definitely recommend!
  4. SM

    ShelleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious ! Service very good. Wines by the glass ( mostly red) are very pricey and they charge a 5% restaurant fee. Instead of charging $5 for bread, perhaps offer a small basket to each table.
  5. AG

    AliaG

    Las Vegas

    102 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    The Wild Mushroom salad was the star dish of the evening. I ordered the Pheasant. While it was a large dish that could easily be shared, the pheasant itself was dry. The husband ordered the elk steak which was perfectly prepared. While it had great texture, the flavor was flat. Also, his vegetables were dry and bland which seemed like they didn't have any seasoning or olive oil or butter or anything. The lobster risotto was very good with nice chunks of lobster in it.
  6. RK

    RichardK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We chose Primus and wow - what agreat experience. The food selction is something to behold. Cuisine from all over the world inluding Canadian elk, Kangaroo, and ostrich prepared by chef John Daily, who worked with Wolfgang Puk.
  7. J

    Jennifer

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exceptional! Amazing food and service was perfection!
  8. k

    kgbg

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Morgan was outstanding. Food was delicious. We sat outside which we prefer but the traffic noise was a bit loud. Perhaps some cloth or other barrier between the tables and the street would help with that. We will definitely be back. Hope Morgan will be our server. Can't say enough about how awesome he was.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner was wonderful. Dishes were inspired. We throughly enjoyed everything we tried. Bison steak tartare for an appetizer, followed by a superb Caesar salad and quail for main course. The cheesecake, blueberry ginger with blackberries, was out of this world. Wine selection was spot on. We had a lovely Zinfandel from the Alexander Valley. Heartily recommend this restaurant. The dinner was excellent and our server was knowledgeable and fun to talk to. Really added to the evening.
  10. CH

    CassyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wagu tomahawk was superior eating. Loved the choice of sides. Starters were good too.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal and would come back again!
  12. U

    Underwhelmed

    Denver

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Far too overpriced then have a 5% surcharge for recent supply cost increase, which can be waived if requested.
  13. TB

    TBrock60

    Denver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was fantastic and cocktails were perfect. The entree was excellent (lobster and scallops) but the sides were very strongly flavored ( the potatoes and brussel sprouts were overwhelming).
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was great, and the food was good. My wife said both of her dishes were too salty. I ordered the bison steak medium rare and it was medium well. A little more expensive then I felt it was worth. Maybe I’m out of touch with dining post COVID lockdowns.
  15. W

    Whume

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and the service was outstanding!
  16. KW

    KellyW

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Good food with some interesting and unique options, but so expensive. And on top of already overpriced fare, they added a5% restaurant surcharge to the bill!?! Not sure I can justify returning.
  17. BM

    BaronMarbot

    Denver

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was unfortunate that the suggested “sliver of mushroom and fois gras” were actually pricey add ons, making a $26 dish actually cost $76. Did not enhance the food or experience, and should have been mentioned up front.
  18. JS

    JulieStormvilleNY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious! We had four different dishes and each one was perfect. Even a green salad was superb because the dressing was amazing and the vegetables were tasty and fresh.
  19. JD

    JennyD

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! We especially loved the ceviche! Service was great. Would definitely go back.
  20. TD

    TomD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary food, attentive and skilled service. Charred octopus was to die for. I’ll be back.
  21. G

    Gary

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    7pm reservation on a Wednesday night. Service was casual and excellent. The elk steak was superb. Lobster mac was very good. The lobster risotto was not a good choise for a side for the elk. My mistake. Interesting desserts, Creme brule was very good.
  22. Q

    Quinnley

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best American cuisine in Durango - Not even close!
  23. M

    Mike

    Chicago

    156 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Fantastic grilled octopus! The "medium rare" ostrich was disappointing (overcooked and not tender). 3x markup on wine is excessive. Excellent service from Elanah.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    High quality menu. Top chef.
  25. CF

    ClayF

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were devastated to hear that the Sow’s Ear had closed down this year, so for our farewell dinner we decided to give Primus a try. The meal was absolutely incredible from the bison, elk, and the incredible vegetarian dish, not I disappointed. Can’t wait to come back.
  26. LL

    LoriL

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time eating at this restaurant. While the food and service was stupendous, the prices were outrageous. I understand that times are tough with inflation, but I can’t see it will do any good to raise prices so high that no one can afford to eat there.
  27. MS

    MickS

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed Primus. The ambience and decor is creative and excellent. Food is very good and service even better. We would be very happy if Primus was located in our hometown!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner here! Food was fantastic drinks were great. Service was wonderful and a really fun atmosphere.
  29. BM

    BruceM

    Phoenix

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    Staff was excellent. Food was nowhere near what we expected for a fine dining restaurant. Very disappointed, especially with a $500+ tab.
  30. R

    Richard

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top shelf. The Bison Tomahawk was sensational. Enjoy.
  31. KM

    KathleenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I do not eat meat or cheese and most restaurants only serve a boring salad to accommodate non meat eaters. The vegetarian meal I ate was outstanding! Look forward to eating there there again! We were celebrating our anniversary and staff were so attentive! Wonderful service!
  32. BW

    BusterW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food great service
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we had another excellent dining experience at Primus. The staff are as terrific as the food. The Chef Owner leads a good team.
  34. DD

    DaveDavenport

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trevor was great. Best lamb ever.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic chef with innovative ideas and combinations. We will definitely go back.
  36. s

    skinewmexico

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, my favorite place here. Was loud, but they can't control the Iron Horse drunks.
  37. B

    Brett

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. Enjoyed the bison, scallops and pork.
  38. E

    Ellen

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly and attentive wait staff!!
  39. VD

    VictoriaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband for his birthday along with our daughter and my father-in-law. The service was amazing and the food was fantastic! Three of us shared the Bison Tomahawk! Yes, it is pricey, but your paying for the service and ambience and it was worth it!
  40. JV

    JulieV

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always an amazing experience and every dish is a delicious work of art. Already looking forward to our next visit!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Primus Restaurant using the Order Online button. Primus Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 259-1945.

Primus Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 389 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Primus Restaurant

1017 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301

Additional information

  • Cross street

    10th and Main Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Durango

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John J Daly III

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, View, Wine

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