Primus Restaurant

4.8
314 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Wild Game, Fresh Seafood, Uncompromising Quality

WE ARE BACK OPEN FOR DINE IN! Due to limited capacity, reservations are STRONGLY recommended.

We are so happy to welcome you back into our Dining Room!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 314 people are saying
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vipbearbear1
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual I had a very enjoyable evening with James, Andrew and Kara. The service is excellent, the food is excellent and the vibe is sooo cool!!!!!! I will be back very soon!!! Love you guys!!!!

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NickH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bison filets were amazing! One of our favorite meals ever! Outstanding work!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely evening! Enjoyed the window seating upstairs. The lamb chops were perfectly prepared, and the duck was delicious. The lobster Mac and cheese was also a huge hit in our group.

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vipMRUIZMD
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional to say the least. The wine bottles were good but compared to purchasing them yourself, they were very overpriced. Nevertheless, they culinary experience was amazing and I highly recommend this restaurant.

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GPG85
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very good restaurant overall. Very eclectic menu, with several wild game choices. Biggest issue I had was that we were placed at a hightop table, kinda squeezed into a passageway. When a meal for two (with wine) comes to $250+, you'd think that would deserve a proper table with a bit more elbow room

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed with Primus from start to finish. Great service and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The restaurant had a very pretentious atmosphere with marginal service and poor food quality to value. It was Christmas Eve, but honestly I don't feel as though that was a big factor in the way we were treated. The restaurant isn't awful, but we found many other options in Durango with a higher quality and lower price this holiday season.

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Laurynw
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dining experience. The food was perfectly prepared and plated. Portions were more than reasonable. Our server Dallas was a hoot! We enjoyed our evening and will be back. Highly recommend getting desert.

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ThingsMyEyesHaveSeen
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Don't think about it just go. Best food in town. We really enjoyed this place. We had Osterige, Alligator, Elk, and Lobster Mac-n-Chesse. Place is small but that adds to its unique charm.

We'll be going back

Scottsdale, AZ.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! Will come again when in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rarely do I write anything, but this meal was truely worthy of a 5star rating. Each component of all our dishes was beautifully curated to maximize taste and cohesion with its neighboring flavor vehicle. The days long sous vide octopus, kissed to grill before serving. Genius! Rack of lamb that only required the attention of a spoon with harissa grilled cauliflower was one of many dishes that made for a fabulous evening. We spend many a weekend in Durango and have sadly wondered by Primus and its understated 10ft wide window and door galley entrance. We will not be making that mistake again. Truely the best restaurant in Durango!

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DanX
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best restaurant in Durango. The food is exquisite. So many dishes are unique, one-of-a-kind. The charred octopus appetizer was incredibly tender. Sauces for the octopus and the seafood were perfect. Drinks were generous and tasty. We had a very romantic evening upstairs.

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kitchenwitch
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It’s tiny but mighty. A fun spot and great cuisine.

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JoeF
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always!
Imaginative pairings that work very well.
Staff was great, again, as always.
Highly recommended!

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vipRobP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service I believe Dallas was our server and she was awesome. Food was amazing and I really enjoyed the atmosphere!

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Tomi
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s expensive but the food is worth it. Fantastic! Great service as well.

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RebeccaS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was outstanding and food was creative and delicious!

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KatieD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST. How does this exist in Durango! Top ten dinners of my life, and we love enjoying restaurants. The kitchen made us a special, "Special"... and it knocked our socks off. Followed by course after course of incredible food. Cocktails and wines to pair. Unbelievably fantastic. Please support this amazing place. You won't regret a thing!

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Jake
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food but the place is a bit small so the noise level is higher than I would like for a fine dining experience.

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MATTHEWS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is AMAZING and Dallas is the world's greatest waitress! Best date night we've had in a very long time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner kicks booty!!!!

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vipWilly
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant. Food and service both excellent. Emphasis on game, in addition to other more contemporary choices, is progressive and fun. The server gave great recommendations; we were smart and shut up and listened to her. We had a great time and it was a very memorable part of our time in Durango.

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LorrieD
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

The serice was amazing. The food was dissapointing, especially for the price. I did not understand the need to over-try the recipies and soak everything in oil. Very strange. And the selection seemed very limited.

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Cookie
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Loved it! Appetizers are amazing!

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DanielleZ
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've had in Durango yet. Thank you for a romantic evening with fabulous service and mouthwatering flavors. Looking forward to repeating that soon! :)

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KatN
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurants in Durango. Be prepared, it is expensive but food is excellent and the variety is quite different.

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Zane
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had dinner here the other night and it was great. Lobster Roll was great as well as the Pan Seared Scallops. I will definitely be going back.

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MarilynL
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primus is an outstanding restaurant and quite a find for us. We live in Cortez and drove to Durango just for Primus. The food is unique and very good. Service was impeccable. I strongly recommend this fine dining restaurant.

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LNMC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, very involved staff. It was a great experience!

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vipScottB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful experience! Had the bison tomahawk steak. Indescribable! Staff was very friendly. Owner was circulating around, really nice guy. Just an overall great time and meal!

Highly recommend!!

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vipMelissaG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bison tartare is amazing!

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AlexandraV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

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vipLandlockedfoodie
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wait staff was very attentive. The food was excellent Lee prepared with a wide variation of selections. I would definitely recommend this wonderful experience.

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Chris
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ace was very knowledgeable about their food and wine. The special-halibut was excellent as well as was the ostrich and side dishes and the goat cheese cheesecake. I have a sensitivity to lemon and lime and they were good about making sure the ingredients didn’t include them.

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MitchR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service!
Playlist was good as well.
Would definitely go back!

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susans
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was outstanding and the food was very good. We will go again.

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nurutas
Nashville
56 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to brag on ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Primus Restaurant. From the moment we entered until we left. Amazing lobster, scallops, risotto, bison filet, cheesecake, Creme brûlée, and chocolate with a finishing touch of Sauternes! Server Ace, “aced” everything

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vipLisa
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Scallops & risotto were amazing. Bison fillet was tender cooked perfectly.

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vipRobertB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ace was great
Bartender awesome as well
Food was as advertised

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 4.8 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.