Stefani Prime

4.5
471 reviews
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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.
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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The choices and cuts were huge. We were celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary and shared the 40 oz. Tomahawk rib eye steak . It was delicious. Not enough room for dessert.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ladies night was a definitely added bonus to the evening!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great, but service was far from great. The busboys did a better job and were more attentive than our waiter. We had to wait a long time to order and waited a while for seconds on drinks. If our waiter came around more we would’ve had more drinks. Waiter didn’t check in with us to see how it was. I even had to ask the manager to get our waiter while he was walking past and it seemed like he didn’t care too much or was too concerned. The atmosphere consists of an older crowd and the waiter clearly focused and payed more attention to them. When my boyfriend and I walked in we had to wait awhile before we could even check it-again because staff was more concerned about the older customers and their experience than ours. It is clear they target the customers they think will spend the most, which is an awful business strategy. We chose to eat there-we can clearly afford it. Overall I would rather go somewhere in the city then come back here, and probably won’t go again.

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PB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice for a special occasion; food was delicious!!!!

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VN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and friendly wait staff. The menu was varied and the food was fresh and delicious. Good signature drinks as well.

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FP
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our waiter's answers to our questions were right on. The Chilean Sea Bass was superb. My dining companion was disappointed in her steak. It was more rare than med-rare and was on the tought side. Our waiter's suggestion of the Tiramisu was the right one - it was excellent.

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good but expensive. I wish it was more family friendly pricing. I'd love to go there all the time with my kids. There's not a lot of kid friendly affordable options. The cheeseburger was even 18 dollars. We will have to save this place for special occasions.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner went awesome. Great food and service and even got a birthday cheesecake from then. Would definitely visit again.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Sales dressing had to much anchovies, steak was pushed for a raw cook repeaditly not my preference when I was asked for desert before I got the menu I asked if they served a specific desert waitress told me to go another place if I wanted that

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PA
London
32 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines dinner with family was fantastic. Service is the best. They took care of my grandsons requests. The fettuccine is the best you have ever had. I need to mention the cocktails are also wonderful.
It takes us about 20 minutes to get there and there is never a wait.
Place is always busy so it is good to make a reservation.
The menu is so great it is hard to decide.
ENJOY!

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, we will be back!

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MH
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, service outstanding. Great place for a special occasion

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DV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and location. Celebrated our anniversary and we loved it!

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c
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Only problem was my wife checked in but Open table showed we didn't show up. After calling Stefani's they called Open Table to confirm. Open table finally credit us with our points.

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SM
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurants in the North Shore that have the service and food standards of the city are hard to come across. Stefani Prime is just that. Thanks for the experience!

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MC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very professional staff, was very attentive. The food was delicious, the short rib ravioli was some what bland, all the other dishes were excellent. We will return.

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MV
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible lobster cocktail, delicious Dover sole and always spectacular chicken Vesuvio

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FG
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We both had the chopped salad which was excellent. Service was great and we liked the ambiance
I live in Evanston and my associate lives in Near North so your location is a perfect place to meet. We will be back

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service needs to be drastically improved for the downtown prices they charge. Not big fan of this place after having visited it 3 times since it’s opening.

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r
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top shelf restaurant. Everything was a 10

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SH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very solid restaurant overall. Good looking place. Valet a little tight but very courtious. Stefani is a proven restaurantour. Food was well prepared. Menu good size with an appropirate veriaty of choices. Server was knowleable and friendly.

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JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great classic Italian and Steaks in a fun atmosphere

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JP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Downtown quality just north of the city.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to a birthday dinner
Food was good
Service was excellent

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, good menu selection and great drinks.

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MH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and cocktails. It was a fabulous evening. We'll be back soon!

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M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Only complaint I have is that the valet was totally overwhelmed. Granted the weather was poor but I waited almost 15 to drop off my car.

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GP
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant, delicious steaks perfectly and accurately cooked, and tasty (large) cocktails. The only critique I have is the back dining room behind the wine wall is lit like a classroom; bright and not cozy. The front room has a way better restaurant vibe. The parking is free valet only (they work on tips) and the lot seems small for the volume they do. They do a good job moving the cars around like Tetris pieces but I'd be nervous that cars could get a little banged up. They seem careful though. Sort of expensive but you get what you pay for. A great restaurant in a part of town that has none. Hopefully they will prosper and others will follow.

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LP
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top notch service, food, and drinks. Price point seemed fair, given the quality, but higher than typical spots in the area.

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DC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious as always and our waitress Courtney was terrific.
Sam the manager if that is his position should run the place. He is always fantastic. Saying hello checking on everyone and everything

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s
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it at Stefani Prime! The staff is very welcoming, the place is beautiful and a rare upscale restaurant for the area, including the North Shore. Well worth the prices. Great steaks, seafood and Italian dishes. Nice bar area if you like to dine on high end food and also watch a game. We are always personally greeted by the managers there, very nice. (thanks Steve!) Bartenders are great. Also, when we bring the kids (teens), they love the food and actually want to go with us (that is how good it is). We will keep coming back. Thank you!

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J
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Somewhat price for a “neighborhood” restaurant, but laid back vibe is nice and food quality is usually very good

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MJ
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience - the wine selection, service and our dinner was delicious. It was a wonderful discovery and we will be back soon.

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d
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious including the wine !!

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k
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent surf + turf and salmon with a wonderful loaded baked potato w/artichoke and kale

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B
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated our son’s 25th birthday. The service and food was outstanding. We couldn’t have expected any more in terms of quality and customer service. It’s cost is compatible with the quality of the food and service but we felt was certainly worth what we received. We will be back to celebrate again.

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c
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

we've dined here somewhat frequently since it opened. the food is consistently good, and the wine selections are nice. service also is usually very good.

we are sad that the restaurant has discontinued serving the delicious lavash bread; that was a unique item we really looked forward to. we miss it.

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p
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there
Was great
Already recommended to co workers

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SV
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We were stuck in a back room with the tables too close together. My son ordered the seared ahi tuna and it was prepared with olives so he did not like it. The waiter had highly recommended it. He asked for soy sauce but they did not have any. I tried to buy a split of champagne but they only had one that was not even on the menu for $28.00. I have been there many times before and LOVED it. Perhaps it was an off night.

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I
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth a visit, good food great service............................... .. . .. .......

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