Stefani Prime

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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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C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent as always. Great lunch menu and excellent service.

G
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific. As usual. The strip/lobster grill was an excellent shared meal.

CK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite it being a Saturday night, and very busy, we felt like we were never forgotten and not at all rushed. We greatly enjoyed veal piccata and the Chilean sea bass that was on special, and shared the octopus appetizer that was quite good. For dessert we took home a slice of the chocolate cake and enjoyed it for two days after! Think its great that this area finally has a really nice place to eat

e
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food . Good service not great but nice quiet table and they don’t rush you out

RG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our meal at Stefani's Prime the other night was wonderful. My steak was juicy, flavorful and done exactly the way I like it. The only reason I stopped short of giving 5 stars to my overall experience is that I found the ambiance to be lacking somewhat for such a high-end restaurant. The lighting, lack of (even) semi-formal table setting and general atmosphere were just a little too casual for my taste. Maybe I'm just an old-school guy, but I like a steak place to have a little more character.

D
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We have always had outstanding service but this time was very disappointing
Server did not come to table for almost 15 minutes but stood at another table kibbutcing . When he arrived he started telling the specials before taking our drink order. We had to ask 3 times for extra ice and twice for a steak knife. Also forgot a side dish and didn’t bring until we were way into meal

B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overpriced and food was ok. We had the salmon and petite filet.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice dinner. For was very good. Matthew our server was on top of everything!

D
Chicago
117 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I ate at the bar and Jimmy was an excellent bartender and waiter. Jimmy was attentive but not intrusive. Food was delicious and the drinks were perfect.

AC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Stuffed mushroom appetizer super yummy. Petite filet cooked perfectly. Albert, our waiter, was very attentive and sweet presenting us with a dessert cheesecake for our wedding anniversary.

BS
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food close to home! We need to come more often.

BK
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment the valet takes your car, to the front desk, servers and food, Stefani Prime is always a wonderful experience. Running into your family members there just makes it more fun and enjoyable.

CH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

When checking in with the hostess I said, "we have a reservation for 7:00 " She looked at her computer, asked my name and I gave it to her and then she seated us. 2 minutes after we sat down she came back to our table and asked me again if we had a reservation and what my name was. Why? I don't know. It was not crowded and we had a reservation. This really was strange. The waiter was slow and disappeared at one point, we weren't sure if he would ever come back, he finally did. It was not the service I expected from this restaurant. Every time the waiter set something on our table he hit or moved my water glass. The food was good, but the service wasn't up to par.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a terrific “downtown feel” restaurant in our local neighborhood! Food was OUTSTANDING. Our server was attentive & the evening was terrific.

PW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and attentive, professional service. It is hard to find top-notch Dover Sole in town but the version at this restaurant is the best. There are light and substantial options for lunch and a well chosen wine list. Special requests are handled promptly. Stefani Prime is a welcome addition to this area which is something of a fine dining desert but this restaurant could hold its own anywhere. Large shareable portions including their great desserts. We have had family dinners for 20 there and they handled everyone - children to seniors - with equal finesse. Weather permitting, the outdoor patio is delightful.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. We had to add 2 more guests to our reservations and we are so grateful to Liz for making it work for us! We also want to thank Kasia our server who was personable, fun, thoughtful and amazing! The food and the staff made it extra special for an ordinary night out for dinner.

F
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time at Stefani, our server was wonderful, Very attentive and anticipated our needs. The Manager Steve was very friendly and really runs a great staff. You can tell when management is good at a restaurant because it reflects on the staff.. Would highly recommend this place, And as a side note we drive in from Hampshire. But its totally worth it!! Everyone loved their meals. Thanks!

O
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a great time good service great food rather expensive but we split the bill 5 ways so not too bad

BS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Server was new but good. Drinks ok. Food is mediocre and therefore overpriced

RJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Overall the food was very good. They use a little too much garlic on everything but it tastes good. Couple of issues. Load environment for sure and also my son needed an extra plate for sides and they charged him for it. Pretty crazy!!!

OT
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food combined with excellent service. Good selection of different daily specials. Nice service is auto parking.

AS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Never going back!

KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We called ahead and asked if we could bring our own wine and what was corkage. We were told a$30. When we arrived the server became visibly irritated when we asked to have the wine opened. After almost 30 minutes he returned to open our wine. We dine out often and always treat the server with respect and a generous gratuity. Our server was inattentive and rude. We left a 20% tip. I will not return, The food was very good but for those prices I can find better service at so many other restaurants

H
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet Steak was incredible...tender..
cooked perfectly...salad was excellent...vegetables, broccoli and asparagus could be more al dente!

Definitely will recommend to friends!

e
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was Superb! Not to fond of the tiramisu looking forward to going back

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

AP
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We've been there before- many times actually, but for some reason the food was better than usual
Caesar salad very tasty
Salmon perfect
Chef prepared Veal for husband in a way that is not on the menu
And our server was perfect- sorry we didn't get his name
Loving Stefani Prime
thanks

T
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mail was delicious. My friend had. Very tough skirt steak. They made her a new one in a short time. All good!

SV
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not an "inexpensive" night out, but the food is fabulous and the service outstanding. Also, unlike a lot of "downtown" expensive steak houses, Stefani's provides ample portions (enough to take some home). Well worth the cost!

HG
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak, perfectly prepared. Professional service. Overall a nice experience .

F
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in for lunch during the week. Not crowded so noise level was quiet. Excellent service. Delicious food. Lovely atmosphere.

G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The burgers were very salty. The calamari was salty. Not sure what the chef was doing on that day.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The atmosphere is great but the food is average, and for the price of $50 the steaks were not anything better then homemade steak I can do on the grill

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great meal

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had the bone in filet. It was way too salted and I was disappointed in the cut of meat.

f
Chicago
85 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stefani Prime is a go to anytime of the day or evening. Food and service is excellent and consistent.

NS
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came for a burger after rave reviews in Tribune. It did not disappoint! Excellent burger. Fries were amazing, just a bit greasy. They caramelized some onions with no extra cost. Ice tea was weak.

LL
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a girlfriends birthday and our waiter could not have been more accommodating wish i could remember his name. Anyway, food was delicious - we ordered a bunch of appetizers and the kale/apple salad - portions were just right. This is a perfect place to meet up friends from the city if you live on the Northshore as it is conveniently located off the Edens. Highly recommend!

W
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

ordered 18 oz bone im
steak and could not believe how small it was

surely not 18
oz even with a very heavy bone!

bad value

MK
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and food! Feels like your in the heart of downtown without the hassle of parking and downtown traffic.