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SB Prime

194 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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  • Romantic (135)
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SB Prime is a boutique style Steak Lounge in the heart of downtown Burlington, our small room and friendly yet sophisticated atmosphere welcomes you. Enjoy a selection of Steaks, Seafood and Burgers.

All of our steaks are AAA sourced and hand cut by Edesia Fine Foods, prepared to order and garnished simply. We offer a selection of unique and seasonally inspired appetizers, sides and desserts for you to choose from to complement your entree selection.

Known for our selection of gins, with possibly the biggest gin collection in the area...
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Continental, Steak, Burgers
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Hours of operation
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Phone number
(905) 634-6275
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Sentineal
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Private party facilities
Private Party Booking available for 20 - 50 Guests in our Lounge. We specialize in Cocktail Style events
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Private party contact
Lisa Nicol: (905) 634-6275
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SB Prime's facilities include outdoor patio and our lounge area great for cocktail parties and live entertainment. View our catering menu options on our website or work with our team to customize your event menu.
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Cross street
Elgin Street
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Parking details
Did You Know our Customer Park for Free?

Park in the adjacent lot to our building, tear off the Receipt Stub portion and we'll Reimburse you on your Check. Make sure to display the parking portion of your stub on your dashboard.
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Public transit
We are just Steps Away from the Burlington Downtown Transit Terminal
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Mondays & Wednesdays 5-8pm Solo Guitarist
Fridays 4:30 - 8:30 Piano Player
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Special events & promotions
SB Prime is the perfect venue for both corporate and social special events.

View our Group Menu package online or work with our team to customize your event.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 194 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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denLUV2DINE (Richmond)
1.0  Dined on July 23, 2015

My wife and I made reservations for dinner prior to theatre. We had dined there on one previous occasion with a mixed experience and decided to give the restaurant one more try. We were surprised when we asked why they were not serving bread with our meal to be told that there was no bread that day because the bakery had not made a delivery. Since it was only 5:15 I wondered why a staff member could not have gone to a local grocery store and resolved the issue and when I suggested that to the waiter I only received a blank stare. Certainly not a good experience and will not be returning as there are many excellent restaurants in downtown Burlington!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2015

We went to SB Prime to enjoy a steak and we were not disappointed. The steak was excellent and the service was fantastic. I would gladly go back

StoneyCreekDiners (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on April 30, 2015

SB Prime was fantastic and an excellent choice for date night. We arrived a little late, and the Chef stayed late to accommodate our arrival. Great ambiance, excellent service and delicious wines. I would recommend SB Prime to anyone who enjoys fine dining.

chrissiek (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on March 13, 2015

We sat for quite some time before being served. Drink and food ordered at the same time as per waiters suggestion. First course arrived before our cocktails. Second course arrived very quickly afterwards...we asked for a break before dessert. No offer of coffee or tea.

food was mediocre.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 27, 2015

Excellent food and service as always. Very convenient location just steps from parking and the Performing Arts Centre. Our dinner from the Taste of Burlington menu was excellent but the Kale & spinach salad was simply outstanding.

Cathryn (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

On Saturday, I went to Prime with my daughter prior to going to the Burlington Arts Centre. This allowed us to order 1 entre and receive one free. An excellent offer which definitely enticed us to go to dinner prior to the show. We both had Filet Mignon, which was excellent, and shared a salad, which was delivered on two plates, which was a nice surprise. The salad was great, but I would have liked a bit more dressing. And we were not offered fresh ground pepper, which is always welcome by me. We were a little disappointed that the entrees only came with roasted garlic and onion and we had to order sides separately. I would have expected vegetables and a choice of potatoes/rice to be included. Both the potato gratin and the risotto that we ordered were delicious. Maybe I just have to get used to the idea of ordering sides separately. My daughter had a rehearsal dinner at PRIME, before her wedding in 2013, and it was completely outstanding! We will definitely go again.

vipOpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2015

Incorrect address on websites. Small, open kitchen, not really scenic. Limited wine list and of the items they had, they had already run out of 3 choices.

On a positive note the food was good both appetizer and entry.

If we had a bigger party, it would have been tight and now room to enjoy ourselves.

vipStannard (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2015

Prime is my go to place. Always wonderful atmosphere, delishious food and exceptional service

vipAlberto (Miami)
3.0  Dined on December 18, 2014

There were only two tables occupied on a Thursday night leading me to believe SB is past its Prime. Service was average, steaks were slightly overcooked and dry. Poorest ribeye ever, in fact one had on Austrian Airlines surpasses this one. Too bad as our first visit last year was great, next visit was ok and thought we would give it another try.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2014

Met up with an old friend and it was not busy when we were there for lunch so it allowed us to catch up and share some laughs without out disturbing the other guests. Been there for dinner before and it was much more lively. Overall good lunch but I was being healthy and I know there are some items that are decadent on the lunch menu and I am sure would have been exceptional - Lobster for lunch! That said come for dinner sometime and get a steak ... excellent but in both cases lunch and dinner ... wonderful staff.

Wils (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2014

I went to SB prime for my 27th birthday and really enjoyed the time I had while I was there. I ordered the swordfish which I have never had before and is not one of my favorite dishes. The service was excellent our waters were always full and the wine we selected was superb.

Fotogal (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on November 8, 2014

This was our second time to SBPrime. The first visit was excellent but this time while the service was exceptional, we found our strip loins a little tough. We both order them as medium rare and while they appeared cooked correctly the meat just didn't seem tender. I also ordered the roasted vegetables and found the asparagus to be burnt and dry on the best part - the tips. My husband also ordered the ceasar salad and he was very disappointed as it had hardly any dressing on it and what dressing there was, was very runny. Bread was also not provided but other tables did get some.

finedinergal (Grand Rapids)
3.0  Dined on October 24, 2014

The dining area was small but very nice. The waiter took our drink order eventually. We waited 15 minutes to get our drinks. We had to pretty much beg for another. We weren't offered a third, so we went elsewhere. He was not attentive.

We ordered oysters. They were great.

I got swordfish. It was dry and flavorless and I did not enjoy it. I took a few small bites and I kindly let the waiter know. He took it from me & didn't say a word. No offer of another dish.

He wouldn't stay long enough to hear where we wanted the apps, so they ended up w/ me. I paid $117.00 for only 3 oysters & two bevs. Disappointed.

We have many events & I was hoping to bring people in. I don't know if I will be back. I cannot afford the very poor service.

Sandy (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on October 24, 2014

We have had steak @Prime b4, and that's why we went back. Unfortunately this time food was disappointing. Steak was not well done,had blood all over my plate, from the "well done" steak. Took my steak back to grill it to the fullest, however my appetite was gone by then. :-( it was my husband's birthday and the waiter didn't give him a dessert on the house, just cause the food wasn't as we have ordered !!! (unlike KEG's or Chops service)
Otherwise atmosphere is very suitable for a romantic evening!

2candine (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2014

Food is over the top. Presentation outstanding. Nice relaxing meal. No rush.

Tawnin (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on October 3, 2014

This restaurant has prime location in downtown Burlington. I had high expectations. There was a piano bar at the front; the piano player was not very good and only served to make our dining experience too loud. We sat in a small square dinning room behind the bar area. Not warm or welcoming. Service was terrible, bar tender decanted our wine after pouring our glasses. Waiter did not return to pour the second glass of wine. He had no personality. Food was good but it was a basic meal filet mignon with a side of season vegetables. I don't like having to pay for my sides separately. I feel like I'm not getting value for my money. I will not return.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on September 27, 2014

We had a very nice time.Excellent service,and all in all,quite enjoyable.One note,at 7 pm on a Saturday,you should not be out of both sizes of your Filet Mignon.

Medicaaron (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

Took my wife here for our fifth wedding anniversary. The staff were friendly, but not particularly attentive. The food tased good, except for the crab cake appetizer, but not amazing. Overall, we left satisfied, but only just.

vipTank2k (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

Walking distance from the waterfront, in downtown Burlington. Service was very good, the steak was good, and I will certainly go again for dinner.

CriticTC (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on August 29, 2014

Made a reservation to a downtown Burlington Restaurant that my wife and I enjoyed so much the first time but it turned out to be much less enjoyable the second time. A combination of the seating arrangement, the waiter, the food was all a little disappointing this time around. I faced a garage pull down wall this time, the waiter asked us if we found any winners on our menu a few times, we ordered a cheese plate and the amount of toast and bread basket(4 slices in it) did not suffice the double amount of cheese. The rib eye steak was sliced very thin and over cooked. Lastly the live music stopped at 8pm and the choice of piped in music was poor...should pay the extra hour to keep live musician.

Ripvaneater (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2014

My wife and I had booked an early reservation because of prior commitments. We were so glad we did. We experienced a quiet, romantic and excellent dinner with well-timed and attentive service

Rocky123 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2014

My wife and I went for an anniversary experience and were not dissapointed. We were taken care off from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. What a classy place. Job well done!!! Highly recomend.

PandP (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on July 31, 2014

Everything was top notch. Food, service and ambiance all combined to make for an excellent evening. We were celebrating a special evening and manager Darryl went out of his way to make it so, even including a complimentary 1/2 bottle of champagne. the Taste of Burlington Menu had great choices and all foods sampled were outstanding. Excellent value for the price charged.

rubylynx13 (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on July 26, 2014

Ordered the pre-fixe menu and added crab cakes. The food was so-so. Definitely glad we tried the pre-fixe menu as it was a bit pricey. The wine ordered was about $50 for the bottle- once returning home tried to find it online because we liked it and was disappointed to see the average price per bottle was $8. Huge mark-up. The crab cakes were a bit bland but not terrible. Also ordered the Caesar and pork belly. Both lacked the flavor we were hoping for. For entrees ordered the steak and Cajun chicken papardelle. The steak was very peppery but good. The chicken had no spice at all and came out with Farfalle. Dessert was good- but not great. Overall was a fun place but likely won't be back.

Foodlover (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on June 16, 2014

The entire meal was awful. Tuna tartare was so over marinated that the tuna was blac and the salt content was far too high. My husbands steak was under seasoned and over cooked, and it was the first braised veal shank I have ever had that was actually tough. The waiter was up observant and unapologetic about the temperature of the steak. Would never go back.

alext (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on June 14, 2014

Dined here June 14th with my wife. I ordered a Strip loin rare, and when I received it, it was over cooked. I was asked by whom I think was the manager if everything was okay, and made him aware of the problem. He was very rude, and begrudgingly took my steak to replace it. He then returned 2 minutes later with my same steak, and I was told it was cooked perfectly, and that I was wrong (the steak was quite obviously medium, and light grey is pink in the middle). Not wanting to create a scene, I took it back. I have never seen such appalling service. To have your meal parading around your restaurant for inspection is unacceptable. Our steak was also not removed from the bill. I will give you some credit though, my mashed potatoes were great.

ACER (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on June 13, 2014

Just like the title says its a decent steak place but not a great steak place.

vipDinercat (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2014

We had dinner at Prime on May 24th. The meal was delicious and the server was able to recommend a great cocktail to accompany my meal. Overall a very good experience.

stiletto (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on April 25, 2014

Took my best friend here for a birthday celebration, food was amazing and service from Chris was excellent. Would definitely go back.

Hungry2nite (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on March 31, 2014

We were very impressed with SB Prime. The service was outstanding. The steak tartar was amazing, better than when we ordered it at a fine restaurant in Hungary. For an entre, my husband ordered the rib eye and the flavour was exceptional. We visited Prime for a special occasion and were not disappointed. Enjoyed the 1/2 priced bottle of wine on a Monday. Very relaxed atmosphere. Will deffinately visit again.