Primus Restaurant

4.8
185 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 185 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Moonie
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful! The food was terrific, I had Ostrich which was cooked perfectly along with a cauliflower side and a roasted green bean side. My wife had the elk strip and it too was cooked perfectly. Along with a great bottle of Pinot noirs the dinner was what we were hoping to enjoy!

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vipjamesG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small, intimate place. Owners are a couple who clearly put everything into making sure their guests are happy and comfortable. The food is amazing. Make reservations for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Around great experience and would definitely recommend!

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vippickeydiner
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The owner and chef came by to make sure the food was exceptional.
Our waiter was the ultimate salesman for wine and everything on the menu for dinner.
The food was very unique like the Brussel sprouts w/ pomegranate seeds.
The restaurant only has 6 tables. The overall experience was great and will go back !!!!

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ReneeM
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. We will definitely eat here again.

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the BEST dining experience any of us have had in Durango (I am a former native, and we all have lived in Durango off and on since the 1980's), and one of the best dining experiences any of us have had all around the globe. What a fantastic place with an unbelievable menu, chef, and all the people working there. We hope that they succeed wildly enough to stay open (Durango is a hard place to maintain a restaurant), but selfishly hope that it does not do so well that it becomes impossible to get a reservation there.

Seriously, unbelievable appetizers, main courses, vegetables, ambiance, staff, and atmosphere. Pricey but when you offer the best, you can charge the most.

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vipKarenr
Philadelphia
167 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The warm mushroom salad was delicious. I ordered the lobster mac and cheese for my entree. It was good, not great; somewhat on the dry side and I prefer creamy. My husband had the special Duck Breast, and while he enjoyed that very much, he said the brussel sprouts and the cauliflower were out of this world. My husband liked his martini of Magellan’s gin; he’s never had it, and is typically a Bombay Safire guy. I had the Napa cab (glass not bottle 😜). Very good. All in all, it was a very pleasant dining experience. First time out to dine inside since pandemic started. We will return to Primus!

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TimK
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Some very creative, exceptionally tasty food. We were impressed with the excellent overall quality. A bit pricy. A fun evening out!

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MatthewM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Well worth the trip and money. Can’t wait to go back again.

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vipSuzyE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing menu full of mouth-watering options. Quality food and presentation; superb service; a foodie's heaven! Truly top-notch and a gem in Durango!

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vipDallasite
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. A wonderful gem restaurant. Everything was wonderful, but the appetizers really elevate. Great wine list and cocktails.

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BookgirlABQ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything exceeded expectations: innovative preparations, superb quality & freshness, friendly knowledgeable staff. The small size of the restaurant made us feel like we were dining in a friend’s loft dining room.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the most innovative and creative menu in Durango. The chef makes you feel right at home. I make it a point to bring everyone that visits!

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vipAmandaP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful meal, superior service and had the pleasure of speaking the chef. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are locals and we highly recommend Primus. You will not be disappointed!

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vipplanoperson
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was excellent. The favors were so good and the unique menu was perfect—something for everyone. Definitely will come back!

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, best food in town. Small space, quant, but can be cozy and romantic.

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JonathanS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Andrew and excellent food from Chef John

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HeatherH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and our waiter was great! The table next to us was loud and perhaps over served but at least they were entertaining! We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful environment and great service. Had a very nice atmosphere and the food was delicious. The prices are expensive, but perfect for special occasions and date nights.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was top tier. The service was great, staff was super friendly and the food was excellent.

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TracyL
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Durango! John does an amazing job and the rest of the staff is amazing!

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KandJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would leave a 6 out of 5 star review if I could. The food was amazing. Very impressive!

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vipterzlover
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite a mechanical malfunction that the restaurant had no choice but to deal with during dining hours, we had a very lovely experience and the restaurant was more than generous in making it up to us. I highly recommend the lobster and scallops combo. The scallops were seared to perfection and the lobster was succulent. The side of scalloped potatoes was decadent. The evening's special chard preparation provided a nice contrast. The second meal at our table featured the lamb, also very well prepared. The mushroom salad was an intruguing twist on your standard salad - still salad with the addition of warm mushrooms.

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shannonk
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Fast friendly service and a great menu. Everything was cooked well and ingredients were fresh. Will definitely be back!

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vipBoydR
Durango
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primus, was our first choice in venturing out again for dinner. Great all around experience & food was superb!
Durango , Resident

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, and great service. Can’t wait to go back.

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Mary
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tried Primus for the first time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Loved the small space and the ambience was perfect for a romantic dinner. Our meal choices - bison filet for me and scallops for my hubby - were cooked perfectly and had great flavor. The serving sizes were enough for us. We each did get a cup of soup, too - clam chowder and lobster bisque. We passed on other appetizers but did share a slice of lemon chiffon cake for dessert, which was a very generous portion and oh so good! Both my husband and I were quite full! Total cost, including 1 cocktail and 1 glass of wine, and a generous tip (20+%), was $165, which we thought was a good value for such a nice restaurant.

This is a small place, but in talking with the chef/owners, they make everything from scratch. This is not a factory with much preparation and pride in every meal that leaves the kitchen.

We will be back and will recommend this restaurant for anyone who appreciates top quality food and ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primus is one of our favorite restaurants in Durango! Always consistent, amazing food, great service!

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vipJbmcmt
Durango
18 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Unusual and very inviting menu. Friendly staff.

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vipCharlotteC
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Portion provided for appetizers was laughably small. The main course was good but cold when served. I prefer my meat and pasta at least warm. The best part of the dinner was the desserts. Not worth the price you pay.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was a 10 of 10... service could be more friendly.

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vipbearbear1
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primus is a wonderful restaurant in Durango Colorado. The food, people and atmosphere is the very best. I love Primus!!!❤️❤️🏂🏂🏂

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both times to Primus have been great! This was re-opening from latest closures and yet they still had a full menu with no compromising. The dedication to providing the Primus product and experience is noticeable and much appreciated. And that chocolate cake!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Menu was creative in the best way allowing the opportunity to try something different and tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! It is reasonably priced and service was great.

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LindaW
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the dinner was excellent -- from the service to the food.

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vipJimE
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a World Class dining experience. Chef Dailey’s menu is innovative and the service was great. Everyone who is looking for fine dining In Durango needs to eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect date night! Always an excellent dining experience!

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 185 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.