Stefani Prime

4.3
236 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(847) 696-6755
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Please visit StefaniPrime.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pratt
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet provided
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Public transit
CTA Bus Stop: Cicero & Pratt
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 236 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.3
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Wonderful menu and Alex was a terrific server.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Nice options on the cocktail menu. Recommend the shrimp scampi which is different but traditional . Great Steaks. Also ordered the Dover sole which was boned table-side. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food, we went with six people, each got something different, and we all loved our food. The dessert is to die for! Also a very welcoming staff.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great friendly service. Very good food. Lovely decor.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

The attentive service made us feel special and taken care of. The filet was perfection!
The overall experience was memorable and I have been recommending Stefani Prime to friends. Great!

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Seafood tower shot didn’t have a clam in it.
Steak needs to be seasoned.
I shouldn’t need to salt and pepper my steak.

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3.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Best "Arrachera" (flank steak) I have ever had. Food is very good if a bit pricey . Restaurant is a bit noisy when busy. Woud go back.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Great meal. The lamb is awesome. Excellent service.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Pete our waiter was very nice. The room has a great atmosphere and has 2 separate spaces for private parties. Food portions where a little small for the value. Can't wait to seat on the outside patio when completed.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Best Itallian resturant in the midwest. Excellent food, staff

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

It was our third time and was a little disappointed. First time I had wonderful salmon, second time ok whitefish and third time fair chicken visiuvio . The chicken was over cooked with a hint of garlic. The service was very good each night. The chocolate cake is huge and too much for small parties. Maybe offering a half portion would be helpful. Prices are high!

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Service was okay, comparable to Outback Steakhouse. Excellent flavors on the lamb chops and asparagus but $10 for less than 10 asparagus spears is a bit ridiculous. $185 for 2 people.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Dinner with friends. Service was outstanding and the food amazing. We will definitely go again and again.

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We were excited to have a new upscale restaurant in the neighborhood. But disappointed in the slow service, and the overall quality of the food. I had Osso Bucco ($46) which was over done, thus dry. For the prices they charge, they need to step up their game.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Nice to have a nicer restaurant in this neighborhood. Good steak and seafood options.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

They forgot it was our 15th wedding Anniversary as mentioned when making a reservation online. Server wasn’t a high end level waitress. More of an outback waitress. For this $$ you need a more sophisticated server. My steak was good but was $ more compared to Gibson’s. I would go to Gibson’s instead next time.

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2018

I will give it a second chance. We had our left overs wrapped but found out the next day the leftover steak was not saved

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

The service was outstanding. The waitress and the hostess were very nice. From the moment we enter until we left everything was great.

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Over priced very average food

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Celebrated a friend's birthday. We had terrific service, great food. Early enough for it to be quiet. Noise level increases as it gets later in the day.
Complimentary cheesecake that fed 3 for the birthday girl.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

This was my second time at the restaurant, where my first was great. Our waiter was not very attentive and when asked if someone could substitute a vegetable or something for the potato, he advised the kitchen will not make any substitutions. We did not ask the Manager, but I find it hard to believe for a restaurant at this level, that they will not be willing to accommodate a simple request. I ordered the Halibut and it was dried out. My guests had the chicken that was also overcooked. The pasta that was ordered was very good and the chicken Parmesan was good but nothing special. Overall, I was disappointed. I will give it one more shot as I love the location and ambiance.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

expensive.
food is variable in quality.
1 item was inedible and had to be sent back,and ordered a different item that was good.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Everything was excellent, food, service, etc. The only problem was noise. We had a difficult time carrying on a conversation. We will give it one more try and hopefully they will have worked on something to absorb sound.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Beautiful place. Just way, way too loud. Even the server had to ask us to repeat our order.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Excellent food, service and ambience -

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Went for our anniversary dinner service was great food was great very pleased with our visit

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Beautifully designed new restaurant in the neighborhood with downtown menu and pricing with the downtown excellence and charm. The area needed a nice place like this. The lunch menu is perfect with a great mix of salads, entrees and appetizers. This is a great place for a business lunch. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

This was indeed the perfect dinner. Great food. Fabulous service {ask for Laura} and a quiet, classy environment. We enjoyed every minute!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

We were greeted by 3 young women who seem to be clueless about seating people who aren't right on time for their reservation. We were early and we were told to wait, go to the bar, which was ok but... there were MANY tables open. I had to go back to the young women after one drink and was told it wouldn't be too long. Still MANY tables open.
Poor management to let these three young women greet and not be customer friendly. Or maybe it was the computer that they were staring at that should be blamed. Even the servers were surprised that were asked to wait--they were waiting for us!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Prior to our reservation I called to inquire about the corkage fee. They did not want me to bring my own wine. I explained that it was our anniversary and that I could assure them that they didn't have a bottle like this on their wine list. After much discussion, they acquiesed. We arrived and were given a very nice table. Our waiter was really good. The manager came over to see the wine and sort of apologized for the inconvenience. They did NOT comp the corkage and they did NOT comp the dessert even though they knew it was a celebration. And, we ordered their signature dish which was delicious but very expensive. We will NOT be going back.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

My husband and I used to eat at Phil Stephani's first restaurant on Fullerton 35 years ago. It was amazing. Since then we have always followed his new restaurants. Stephani Prime lives up to the reputation. Peter was our server and he was outstanding!! The food was excellent. Love the salads served in chilled bowls . This is a great new place. The only problem is the noise level. You can barely hear the people at your table and we were in a corner where it should have been better. However, we will go back.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

This is the second time we have eaten at Stefani Prime. The food and service were outstanding. We shared a tomato and mozzarella appetizer. I had the veal piccata with fettucine and my friend had the rack of lamb. The appetizer was very good. Both entrees were excellent. There were so many lamb chops, my friend ended up taking some home. We are so thrilled that Stefani Prime opened in Lincolnwood. We needed a really good restaurant in the area. Looking forward to having lunch on their patio.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The service was excellent and we had one of the best filets ever.

We plan to go again soon.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Beautiful setting and nice to have such a nice new restaurant in Lincolnwood. Food is very good and staff very attentive. Parking situation not ideal unless valet parked.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Birthday. Good service and food.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

The place was great. My steak was to die for. My only complaint is I ordered a bottle of rose sparkling wine and the waiter bought a rose and there might of been a misunderstanding on how we pronounce the name of the wine. But I definitely put my finger on it and said sparkling. So it came and he poured it and I took with the app and I said I don’t mean to be a jerk but this is really flat The place was great. My steak was to die for. My only complaint is I ordered a bottle of rose sparkling wine and the waiter bought a rose and there might of been a misunderstanding on how we pronounce the name of the wine. But I definitely put my finger on it and said sparkling. So it came and he poured it and I took with that and I said I don’t mean to be a jerk but this is really flat. So I showed him what I ordered and he said because it’s from France it can’t be called sparkly. He said they don’t make a sparkling wine. Well they do and I think if you don’t know the answer to something don’t make it up. I did get straightened out and I got my rose sparkling wine and it was delicious. The waiter was definitely nice but again if you don’t know something find out the real answer. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Way too expensive...dinner food was excellent but everything was a la carte ..next time we will have to split everything.

Lunch was way out of line and really not much to choose from. Perhaps it is too sophisticated for a neighborhood lunch place.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Did enjoy the evening if not so busy we would have loved an other table

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

We were impressed by the food and service. The salmon with the Farro was excellent as was the veal with the wonderful lemon pasta. Will be coming for dinner next week with friends. A special occasion place

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Our server Courtney was top-notch and made us feel welcome. She made terrific recommendations for food and drinks. My wife had the Fettucine Alfredo with mushrooms and speck prepared in a wheel of Reggiano Parmigiano, which is a show-stopper that gets everyone’s attention. I had a petite filet, which at my request had bleu cheese on it. It was cooked to perfection, which had been an issue on a previous visit. Not this time! Courtney waited until I cut into my steak to ensure it was cooked to my satisfaction! The potato with kale and Calabrian chiles was delicious, and so big I took some of it home! I highly recommend Stafani Prime!

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