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Stefani Prime

4.6
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822 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Stefani Prime (Italian) brings Chicago dining; experience to Lincolnwood in a modern and comfortable environment. It offers prime cuts, the freshest seafood, signature Italian dishes and more. More than just a steakhouse, the name Stefani Prime is a nod to offering the best of everything from premium fare to top notch service. Stefani Prime is a collaborative effort between famed restaurateur Phil Stefani, wife Karen (owner of Inspired Catering & Events), and their children Gina and Anthony, the next generation of the Stefani restaurant group.

Right off the Edens expressway, Stefani Prime is the ideal meeting place where the North Shore meets the city with guests enjoying a “city dining” experience without having to battle the downtown traffic and parking challenges.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 822 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Felt safe and Juan our waiter was very attentive and kind.

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vipecopland88
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a special treat to go to Stefani Prime. Great food, amazing service and beautiful ambience. Fabulous!

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LynnM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience!

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NikeeF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, outdoor seat was lovely. Great food and service.

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Marj
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's one of the best.. good service, steak is tasty, cooked the way i wanted to.. everything i ordered i got satisfied. My husband and i enjoyed celebrating our anniversary there. Plus complimentary chocolate cake.. i love it.. will come back for sure!!

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wynnet
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food and service. Felt very safe eating outside or inside. Will be back with our family! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service could not have been better and the food was fantastic! Even with a limited menu it was absolutely fantastic!

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vipJamieD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were outstanding with service and hygiene and the food was delicious.

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KathyK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Food, Service, Ambiance was wonderful!

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vipBruceK
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a quick note to compliment the entire staff at Prime. They have really done a wonderful job in cleanliness and hygiene. Our server Nora was wonderful and Sahir delivered our dessert with flair and a great smile (behind the mask). Love that place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ALWAYS enjoy ourselves at Stefani Prime. We normally sit at the bar but this time we sat outside on the patio..... which was such a lovely experience. The drinks, the food, the ambiance and the service were all impeccable. Our waiter was very attentive and polite. Thank you Stefani Prime!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday at 9:00 pm, last minute reservation. Great that kitchen stays open late. Food and service were terrific!
Charlie F

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vipDaveS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Stefanis is one of my favorite places. Probably go a couple times a month. Service is outstanding every time. Food always spot on except for my steak this visit. Ordered my NY Strip medium rare it came out well done with not a spot of pink. Waiter was great apologized and went and brought out a new steak. Unfortunately this one was raw. Waiter saw it and apologized again. Manager came back 5 minutes later with same steak. I cut it in front of him and it was still raw. Not good. He offered a whole new steak I declined as my party was finished. I will try again. Things happen.

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viprabbht
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. Great food and service. We had two birthdays and we were treated fantastically. We have been there many times and they never fail to please.

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MaryW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Downtown atmosphere in suburban area with parking. Specials are always outstanding. Service always courteous.

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SteveS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable and convenient

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vipfoodbabe
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating an engagement with friends. Rhonda was terrific. Our sea bass was cooked to perfection and the Dover sole was also wonderful.
As always, Stefani Prime is a go to restaurant for celebrating or just to dine and have a great meal.
Kudos.

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Rita
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Stefani’s today as always. Great drinks, food and service.
I had the salmon which was wonderful. My husband ordered the big chocolate cake for dessert-so big but delicious! No dinner tonight😏

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vipKennetW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4th time at Stefani Prime since they opened, my experiences keep getting better and better. On this visit our server was Peter B. He was very attentive, yet not pretentious, a very likable guy who made us feel welcome. I had the Chicken Parm, with a Salad and an order of EVOO Garlic Spinach. I washed it down with a nice bottle Pinot Grigio, Peter's pick.

As I am not a food critic and have been married nearly 30 years I have no idea what my Wife ordered? I do know that She had pineapple and coconut sorbet for dessert, which She refers to as her own Pina' Colada, but without the rum what's the point???

Any who, the Manager made the night fun by offering my Wife, and all other ladies in attendance a chance to win a beautiful red Valentino bag with a gold chain shoulder strap. We hung out a little longer for the drawing but did not win. Apparently Stefani's does things like this on Ladies' Night, I think which is on Tuesday?

In all, Stefani Prime is quickly becoming a go to favorite of mine. My Wife, who is very picky also enjoys their cuisine. We have the ability to dine at some very nice restaurants, it is hard to believe that a place of Stefani's caliber is nestled in a neighborhood right at the intersection of Cicero and Pratt. I also like their Valet's. They are the nicest guys; I always tip good because valet is free.

Stefani Prime is a great Chicago restaurant for a romantic evening out, or just a Tuesday night when your Wife does not feel like cooking. I cannot wait to go back!!!

Ken, Forest Glen - Chicago

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PhilS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a Birthday dinner.

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vipMarkls
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared the surf and turf. Delish. Reasonable sized lobster and plenty of nicely prepared steak. We ordered a double baked potato but I you like grilled veggies you don’t need the potato. Service from RHONDA was superior. As we were celebrating a birthday, the complimentary chocolate cake was a nice touch...but we couldn’t finish it. Just stuffed.

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vipJill
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant! We are so pleased that we have a fine dining option close to home. Our reservation was for 7pm and the party before was lingering too long. The manager was so gracious and gave our party of four a free appetizer as a thank you for our patience. Such a nice touch!
We all had the petite filets which were cooked perfectly and delicious. I also appreciate the fact that the entrees come with a salad. My only minor complaint is that the asparagus side tends to be slightly overcooked. I would also prefer for the woody stems to be removed prior to cooking.
Otherwise, everything was very delicious and we will be back again soon!

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Rocnroll
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Ambiance, excellent food and outstanding service.
Will go back again

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stevew
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service, in a pretty setting. Food overall, was a bit ordinary.

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Rdoroshuk
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have wanted to try Stefani since it opening and we got a gift card for Christmas so we used it for a fun date night. Everything was great- it is an expensive dinner out- especially for not being IN chicago- total between my husband and I it ws 180$ total. 1 drink each, 1 entree each, 1 dessert to share.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and cocktails were delicious, staff were friendly, it’s a bit pricey for a neighborhood restaurant and there’s absolutely no need for valet parking.

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vipjimt
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Once a month we choose a different restaurant for my husband, myself and our 13 yr old son. For February our son chose Stefani Prime.

Our waitress Courtney was very nice - a little on auto pilot rattling off endless specials. Even my son commented on how “weird that talk was”. But she was efficient and nice enough, if not completely genuine.

When I booked online there was an option for special notes. I entered that one of us is vegan. Will eat anything as long as no meat, no dairy, no eggs. Trusted the chef. Trusted this info - because it was ASKED FOR would be read and shared. It was not.

The hostess said nothing about it when we showed up for our reservation. Courtney said nothing. When I inquired - got a puzzled look and “hmmmm we could do pasta, I guess.” I said “is there egg in the pasta noodles?” She says “oh yes. That won’t work will it?”

She assured me that “the chef will do a beautiful grilled veg platter with garlic, oil ... beautiful”. Great! Vegan in a steak house, happy to go with the flow.

What showed up was a warmish greasy greasy PILE of mostly onions and green peppers, a few disgusting chunks of even greasier eggplants. Even Courtney looked at it when she put it in front of me with a slightly concerned look. I ate it, soaked up the oil with bread. Disgusting. Just disgusting.

My husband’s steak - mediocre at best. Chimichurri mostly oil with all the herbs sunk to the bottom. Taste - meh. Twice baked potato- dry and tasteless.

My son had a Prime Burger - his favorite food. He ate 1/4 of the frites and half the burger. He is 13 and 5’9” ... he devours food. Didn’t even want to take it home.

The parameters of our monthly dining is that you show up with a good attitude even if the place isn’t a place you would choose. Like a VEGAN in a steakhouse. Had my son not made the choice, I would have sent that mess back in a second. And they had the nerve to charge me $15.95 for that mess!

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vipRobert
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our self's it's has the same atmosphere as being in the city. It was very relaxing not rushed. It was a real dining experience. We sat at the bar and had a drink and great conversations. Then the food is so good and our server was great. We went home just talking about how wonderful it was

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northshorefoodie
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diners. Restaurant was very modern. Loved the free Valet parking. Tables are a bit close together to the point where the server had to hand food over the the heads of my dining companions because he could not get around to me.
Started with Tuna Tartar and prosciutto wrapped scallops. Excellent!
Two of us had steaks (Bone in Filet and Bone in Ribeye) and they were both exceptional. Temp was perfect (I ordered Medium Rare Plus and they got it right). Other two had the Sashimi grade Tuna (outstanding) and the Chilean Sea Bass (equally outstanding). Three sides were ordered and they were plenty for all of us.
Server was knowledgeable and friendly and allowed us plenty of time to talk without being intrusive or overbearing.
Only disappointment was the Chocolate cake that we all shared (it is very large) which we all felt was not quite to the same level as the food.
Will def return and will enthusiastically recommend to others.

TM
vipTimM
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been waiting since this place opened to find a day it worked out to check it out. Very impressed. A nice mix of clientele inside the restaurant from older groups to families. The choices on the menu were fantastic.

Will definitely go back.

RJ
vipRestaurantJoe
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience4

Went with gift cards purchased at Costco. Have used the very same gift cards purchased at the same time many times in the past. (Purchased a couple thousand dollars worth a couple years back and have been using occasionally). This time, however, was told the cards are not valid at this location.
How is that possible when the cards purchased at the same time were valid at that exact location in the past?!.
Was less than happy to tender a credit card for the tab of almost $600.00
The food was good, the service was good. The way management handled the situation was not good, having the embarrassing conversation right in front of other patrons -making everyone uncomfortable.
Will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very Understaffed. Kitchen was behind and out steak which we requested medium rare was well done by the time it was served

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vipBill
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to catch up with old friends and enjoy good food.

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vipDaveS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service Ask for Nick he was awesome

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Kittykat
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, and packed!. Love that it is convenient to my house!

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YoubertY
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made reservations 2 weeks in advance and ended up having very bad seats .. I didn’t like the excuse of being busy for valentines., it’s a steak house after all .. food did not meet our expectation .. never going back again I was given a gift card for ladies night only which I’m not home .. I’m always on the road on weekdays so I won’t be using the card after all ..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all the way around

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vipbroths
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went to Stefani Prime with friends on Valentine's Day. The food was very good, but the service was lacking. There were tables around us with heavy drinkers, and our waiter spent a lot of time bringing them bottles of wine, and cocktails, and beers. We had to ask for water, and a dessert menu, and the check. I think it was just very busy on VDay, and perhaps they didn't have enough staff. As I said, the food was good.

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Stefani Prime offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 696-6755.

Stefani Prime is rated 4.6 stars by 822 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.