Stefani Prime

4.8
1120 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1120 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SterlingW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!

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vipjuliek
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing each and every time. I had the cioppino this time and it was outstanding. Short rib raviolis, seabass and lobster, fried calamari, octopus, Frutti de Mare pasta, seared Ahi tuna was enjoyed by our group. Not a single complaint. Food was simply outstanding! We are making this our spot at least once a week.!

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ElliotD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server great, buss boy horrible (he spilled our beer). My filet was ok, but everyone else really liked there dishes. I would go back.

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RosemaryV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance mad food. The staff is very friendly.

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vipgoodrow72
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my wife with friends. Her favorite dish was no longer on the menu. No matter: they made it for her anyway and it was fabulous. Veal Chop Valdistano. Great wine list. Good cocktails. The outdoor terrace on the south side of the restaurant is quiet, relaxing, well designed. Our waiter was terrific. What more can I say? We will return!

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vipStuart
Chicago
143 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food price/quality overall.
Wait staff good and attentative

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DBV1
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second visit in 30 days, still impressed! We'll see what happens on the next visit.

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PamS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is wonderful. Fantastic food. A bit pricey but we’ll worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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ShirleyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and was very happy with my service, the food was very good and the fact that they did not rush us, oh and my wine was delicious, I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Stefani Prime - we went for my moms birthday and our experience could not have been better.

The food, service and ambiance was incredible.

Specifically the wagyu meatballs and the filet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Ugh, so bummed about our experience because this place is close to home. This place has downtown prices, but not downtown quality. For a fine dining restaurant, you would expect quality food, drinks and service. Unfortunately for us, the whole night was a miss. The drinks came after the appetizers, the bread never hit our table, octopus was super chewy, the house salad was wilted (overheard the server tell the bus boy they were pre-made in a refrigerator so made sense as to the quality), and the steak was over cooked and dry like it was sitting under the heat lamp for a long time. I will give it to them that their creme brûlée was good though! Overall, a huge miss. Not worth spending $300 for 2 people in the Burbs, better off driving 20 minutes downtown and getting quality food.

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Donnieboy
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have frequented Stefanis on a number of occasions. The service is always very good.
There are always new and unique menu items available along with expected standards. Excellent restaurant indeed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Expected a little more from the food given the prices.

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vipAnnieO
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Stefani Prime.
Dinner and ambience were great, as they always are. We requested a booth in the bar area, which was exactly where we were seated. Our server, Nora greeted us with "Happy Anniversary" and at the conclusion of dinner we were treated to a lovely dessert on the house. Nora is very professional and has a great, bubbly personality that made our dining experience even better.
Stefani Prime is our "go to" for an upscale dinner close to home without having to drive downtown. We always enjoy ourselves there.

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KimberlyK
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous Anniversary night out here! Wonderful atmosphere, top notch service and the food was amazing! Highly recommend it.

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CaseyO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried some new items on the menu and were pleasantly surprised!! Everything was great!

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vipBonappetito2019
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside. The patio is very nice. Danny our waiter was excellent, so personable, funny and attentive. Food was delicious. Will definitely return!

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vipkathym
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmen was great! We loved our dinner and already have another reservation in a few weeks.

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vipMeateater
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. Positive atmosphere.

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CatherineF
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, service and food. A delightful evening from beginning to end.

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PamC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was terrific and the service was outstanding to celebrate my parents' anniversary.

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vipRobert
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we dropped off our car to the time we left everything was so nice. We were seated right away in a perfect table the temperature was good not too cold The Erick was great he didn’t rush us and everything was served timely and the food was hot It was a perfect date

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We weren't impressed with our food. They are more expensive than traditional known steak houses and the food isn't better. We got the ribeye steak, mashed potatoes, mushrooms, short rib raviolacci and wagyu meatball. We felt the food was underseasoned, especially the meatball. They did give us a complimentary chocolate cake slice since we celebrated our birthday which was very nice. It was our first time here but we won't be coming back.

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vipPaulaW
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

'So many interesting choices! Had a perfectly cooked Dover Sole. The wine list is varied and fairly priced. Service was very informative, attentive but not overbearing. A gem that would be standout anywhere but a gift to the north suburbs.

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vipMeateater
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent always. Their menu has everything I like.

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vipItch
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nora was the very best loved it all

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JosephR
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The first time my wife and I went to Stefani"s was on April 12, 2021 and it seemed like we were the last guests to be seated in the restaurant. We did have a reservation and understand it was still during Covid with restrictions but we seen people coming in and were seated immediately. Did they have reservation? We were eventually seated over 30 mins past or reservation time. The manager was very apologetic and accommodating which is why we gave the restaurant another chance, plus the pasta special for the day, short rib ravioli and apps were good. During our next visit on Jun 24, 2021 we took my brother and his wife for their anniversary. Everything started out great with no Covid restrictions. The problem we had was that we had to send back a steak(filet) because it was to be prepared black and blue but came out pretty close to medium. My ribeye was ok but the taste was missing. My brother and sister in law said their food was fine. Then the bill came and we were charged for and extra filet which was taken off the bill but what if I didn't notice that? I believe the server should have taken the time to recognize the error and correct it without the customer having to say something.
Im sure we will not be coming back for steaks but maybe for pasta. It's a shame because you always hear people say how top notch Stefani's restaurants are operated. They missed on 2 occasions

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vipLeenie
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, So nice. Food was delicious. Wait staff very gracious.

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Verap
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food! We had an amazing dining experience for Father’s Day dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Mike Desanco!!

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were exceptional. Great setting to celebrate father's day

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vipmarilyn
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the patio.
The weather was ideal.
The waiter understood my wife’s dining restrictions and aided her in deciding on what entrees were best suited for her.
Couldn’t ask for a nicer dining experience.
The valet service (representative) is a 10!

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vipBarbaraO
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. new menu with special items. Staff is always awesome. Such a great dining experience.

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vipDebr
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there and it was outstanding! The food was delicious especially the pasta that comes in the cheese wheel! They even brought us a piece of their chocolate cake complimentary as we were there to celebrate our Anniversary! My only complaint the parking, valet only. Not happy to have a stranger park my car right now.

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vipmbkeys
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is top notch. Our server Michael was very attentive and recommended dishes wines etc. Food was delicious. Burrata with beets, wedge salad, lobster risotto and a filet. Northside martini and a chardonnay. All were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Server Daniel was great. Very personable and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

FAQs

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

Stefani Prime is rated 4.8 stars by 1120 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.