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Stefani Prime

4.4
42 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
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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Executive chef
Nolan Narut
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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 42 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 14 hours ago

Great experience, food was great, fettuccine Lafredo is awesome,
Shrimp cocktail excellent

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I had lamb chops that were done perfectly medium rare. My husband had the osso bucci that was delicious, but not as tender as he expected. The cocktails were wonderful and the service was friendly, attentive and anticipated our needs. I was glad that another restaurant took this space. We will be back.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great addition to the area, I know you’re offering top shelf items… May want to consider offering mote steak options that are choice or Angus… build more business in lower price,

Please Note… I am not a tightwad, just want to see you guys make it at this location

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We loved the decor here. The shrimp cocktail was delicious & we had nice cocktails. The steaks were great. The service was a little slow because our server had too many tables but she was very nice. Thanks

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Overall a very nice restaurant. We were greeted upon entry and seated promptly (we had a reservation). Very clean and modern decor. Loved the orchids. Our server was very nice, but seemed a little new (the restaurant just opened recently). I was expecting the usual “hi my name is...tonight we have a few specials, etc.” but it was just the usual “would you like to start off with a drink?” We ordered a bottle of wine (slightly overpriced even by restaurant standards). Server didn’t seem very experienced in the wine serving process. The bread and butter were served cold, which surprised me for such a fine establishment.

Ordered the calamari as an appetizer. It was cooked perfectly! Came with a caper aioli and cocktail sauce. Aioli was nice. Cocktail sauce was a little sweeter than I prefer but still good.

I ordered the spaghetti vongole and my partner ordered the petit filet served au poivre. I chose the red sauce for my spaghetti and was pleased with the dish overall. The clams were cooked nicely and the sauce was light and flavorful. My only complaint is the presence of whole cloves of garlic in the dish. I took them out with the clam shells.

My partner’s steak was cooked perfectly medium-rare. The peppercorn crust was nice, although a bit much for the steak. The sauce helped balance it out although he still had to wait a bit between bites to avoid getting overwhelmed by the peppercorns. I suppose that’s the idea of the au poivre preparation, but maybe it works better on a different cut? For the price, I was surprised that it did not come with any sides.

We enjoyed the food, but felt that for the price we could go to L Wood and have a better experience. This place is still rather new and needs some refinement in terms of service and food.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious and the service outstanding!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Had a wonderful meal on a late Sunday afternoon. We all enjoyed our food, ranging from chicken parmesan to skirt skate to chicken vesuvio. We shared our desserts which were excellent.

We live in the neighborhood and appreciate that this fine restaurant established itself in Lincolwood. We hope it succeeds and is with us for a long time.

Good luck, Stefani family!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

First time we eat at Stefani Prime. Had always enjoyed Stefani’s in Lakeview, so we looked forward to experiencing the new place. Not disappointed. Delicious beef and pasta. Service needs a little more polish but acceptable. Nice to have a fine dining choice close to home without going downtown.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Great service as one expects from a Stefani restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere -comfortable yet still feels fresh and new with multiple choices for any eater.

Cn not wait to get back!

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Mediocre overpriced food. Excellent service did not make up for a very disappointing experience. Such a shame since it's so convenient for city and suburban friends to meet up.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Great service and ambiance. Steaks we're delicious.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. My husband and I shared the Tomahawk steak and it was prepared perfectly, presented uniquely and was "melt in your mouth" fantastic! My son had the ravioli - it will be a family favorite as we plan to visit often. The Kale and Pear salad was a wonderful surprise...delicate kale ruffles with a very tangy buttermilk dressing complimented by the sweet pear tidbits. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fantastic food and service. We loved everything about the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Newly opened restaurant that 'knows' how to do it in grand style. Cuisine was excellent, service was exceptional. I will return often and recommend to everyone I meet. Great restaurant in an otherwise 'desert' for good dining options!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent service and food. Menu has it all. Great bar for hanging out.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Maria was great as our server , I’ll be back really soon!!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Wonderful Stefani newcomer. Great addition to the community. We loved the ambience and the service. Valet parking was a bonus. We chose the calamari and the steak tartare for appetizers. Both were excellent. In fact I would say that the calamari is one of the best I have tasted. Our entrees were all from the Pasta menu. The ravioli was homemade and perfectly cooked. However, the bolognese sauce was extremely salty. My husband chose the spaghetti vongole with white sauce. Good but also salty. The wine and cocktail selections were broad. The pours are measured but we did get a short pour on our wines. The waiter recognized the problem and corrected it without a fuss. The wait staff and hosts were beyond helpful and friendly. This is a wonderful restaurant and I am sure I'll not only be back but will probably be giving it 5 stars after it is past its early stages of being at this location.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent addition to the community so thank you to the Stefani's. Great service. Food was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

friends came in from Boston and they loved its look .They could not say enough about how good the food and drinkswere. A little loud but after all it is a steakhouse. It is 10,000% better than what was there before

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

It's a bit pricey for a suburban restaurant. Glass of wine is more like a droplets of wine. Geez. I will give it another try but they better deliver , as I am not satisfied with the service in my last visit.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Wonderful neighborhood gem. We have waited a long time for this caliber of Restaurant. Better than Myron & Phil’s in the old days.
So happy to have this restaurant in Lincolnwood. We love it.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Service was great from the valet - to the bartender - to the waiter and manager. Food was good. Medium steak was a little undercooked from my perspective but I will order it as medium well next time. And there will be a next time for sure.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

This pricey new ala carte steakhouse is exceptional for a special occasion. The cost makes it prohibitive for most to go to regularly.
The service is the best I’ve had. Very attentive, but not intrusive. Even our busser went above and beyond.
At the suggestion of a friend, we split 2 entrees, a steak and homemade short rib ravioli. We also split an appetizer of mushrooms and a Caesar salad. This way we were able to taste a few different things. Waitstaff was more than accommodating to this request! Bravo!
The steak was one of the best I’ve ever had and the ravioli was also very good. Excellent and authentic Caesar salad was delicious, and when they surprised my son with a birthday treat, it just capped off a wonderful dinner.
My son had one glass of wine, that was the only alcoholic beverage, and our tab was $117.00
Pricey but delicious!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I was looking forward to my first visit but left feeling disappointed. Ordered the $50 bone in rib eye which was far from tender. Cutting a tough steak on a table without a table cloth or place-mat, made for an interesting challenge as the plate tended to slide from side to side on the table's smooth surface. it was a 6:00 PM reservation on a Saturday and they ran out of the cheese cake desert. Let's face it, this is supposed to be a high end steak house and this didn't cut it for me. Finally, we were seated at a table that was perfectly eye level to the back side of the gentleman who Valet parked the cars - not a particularly appetizing view. I live in the neighborhood and want to love this place. I look forward to giving it a second chance, and would be happy to leave an more positive review. First impressions were not very good at all.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I thought the food was very good. The lamb chops were tender and plentiful. The filet was very good. I would of added on 1 more shrimp to the shrimp cocktail making it 5 shrimp instead of 4 for $19.95. I also would change the mashed potatoe recipe . The salads were good and tiramisu was delicious. Ambiance is great and the service was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

In all fairness, the restaurant has been open a few weeks. Overall, the experience was very good. The interior space is an A+, while the kitchen was slow. Food was goo to very good, but not “Chicago Cut great”. We told the manager how we felt and he was very genuinely interested in hearing our feedback. However, if this were my restaurant, I would have comped dessert ... that didn’t happen. For a seasoned manager, that was a rookie response to a customer who has been to every Stefani restaurant in Chicago. You’ll get two more strikes or base runs!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was good
The drinks were a very skimpy pour

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was great. Our choices were the ceasar salad, a veal chop and skirt steak. The steak came with pomme frites, which were excellent. We ordered a side of brussel sprouts which were good, not great and pricey. Bread is excellent. They have done a beautiful job with the interiors, bright, fresh and modern. Will be back again soon.

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I was hoping that Stefani’s would be like their old restaurant on Fullerton that they closed. No such luck actually nothing like it. We started with the drinks. We had martinis that were not a good pour at all. We questioned the waiter and he sent the manager over to say the glasses were bigger. We told him to our eyes doesn’t look full at all. Next our salads were watery like the lettuce was wet. Also we were splitting but the kitchen didn’t do it for us. The portion was small. Next I had the chicken Vesuvio which was my favorite at the previous restaurant. They cut the chicken in small pieces and it was dry. Someone at the table got white fish and they said had no seasoning on it. Another person got the burger ordered medium but came well done. The manager took off the bill the 1 martini and the burger. They also brought us a free piece of cake that was dry. Unfortunately I will not return for a long time. The prices are very high like a downtown steak house but the food isn’t good.

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food was good although very expensive and service was great. Drinks did not have a very good pour for the price. I ordered a Kettle One on the Rocks. There was a charge for the drink and a $2 charge for the rocks. Oh well what will they think of next to charge you for. Napkins maybe.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Everything was fabulous!!! The service was incredible!!
What a treat to have this downtown steakhouse up north!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food was great and the general manager was fantastic.
Steve Delott

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Dinner was great! Place looks great! Will be back for sure!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

It was a wonderful experience my friends loved it. I invited my Daughter and her boyfriend, meals a little slow but it was worth the wait . Great atmosphere yes I would go back .

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Unbelievable brunch. Food choices excellent. Carved meats superb. Omelet station great. Dessert table beyond belief. Just opened Thursday but running like clockwork. Phil has outdone himself. We’ll be back to try dinner. The menu looks enticing. High end neighborhood dining to rival any downtown restaurant

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We were hoping for a more affordable restaurant but this place does not disappoint. We live in the neighborhood and watched anxiously as they built on the site of the former Kow Kow restaurant (why don't they serve the famous/delicious egg rolls). Thought we would dine often but this is more of a special occasion restaurant. Most of us don't eat prime steaks every night.
No doubt, we'll be back.
I have fond memories of the Stefani restaurant on Fullerton. So happy to have them in the neighborhood. The building/restaurant is beautiful! Congratulations 🍾

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our party of four had a great dinner. Between us we had two different salads, Filet, White Fish, Shrimp De Jonghe, table side Fettuccine Alfredo and several sides. Everything was delicious. Nice wine selection too!
So nice to have high class restaurant with out going downtown!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Large portions

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

we eagerly anticipated the opening of this restaurant, as it's good to have a great place in the neighborhood. the food was amazing; we had the shrimp de jonghe, tortellini soup and bone-in filet, and my husband requested a pasta dish not on the menu but busy as they were, they cheerfully granted his request. everything was absolutely delicious.

only flaw was, our appetizers were delivered before our wine was, so we had to wait more than a few minutes before it arrived. otherwise, service was attentive.

we'll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Enjoyed the food very much, exceeded my expectations.
The Steak Tartare and their version of Fettuccine Alfredo, Excellent!

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