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  2. Distance: 4.35mi
  3. Distance: 4.39mi
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About Teresa's Prime

North Shores Finest! Teresa’s Prime. North shores most unique Italian steak house, offering a wide selection of fine prime beef, the freshest of seafoods and Italian Specialties. A select menu that will delight the most discriminating pallet. Teresa’s offers an extensive selection of the world’s finest wines. Together with unparalleled service and a breath taking atmosphere. All Making Teresa’s Prime, North Shores finest dining experience.

20 Elm Street
North Reading, MA 01864
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Tues - Thurs 4 pm - 11 pm
Fri - Sat 4 pm - Midnight
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8 pm
Closed Monday.

Cross Street:
Rte 62

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(978) 276-0044 ext. 2

Website:
http://www.teresaseatery.com/prime/

Executive Chef:
Nicholas Yebba Jr.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

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Tue - Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Teresa's Prime Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for a Date (21)
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Romantic (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Cozy (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Business Meals (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Fun (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We liked it so much we took the other half of the family the next night during the snow storm.

We had Julie as our waitress again and she is still spectacular! Julie continued to set the standard on how fine dining executive staff provide service. The food is excellent! The steaks are aged to perfection. Great setting for special occasions!

This has easily become a family favorite restaurant.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Our waitress Julie was spectacular! Julie sets the standard on how fine dining executive staff provide service. The food is excellent! The steaks are aged to perfection. Great setting for special occasions!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food & Service was great
Anne & I were disappointed to find that the cost of the 2 steaks and bottle of wine that we get went up $40 from last February.
Usually a drink each and the steaks and bottle of wine that we always get is around $150 this time it was $ 190.
Not sure why the big increase

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was great. However a chopped salad should be chopped!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Our second dinner at Teresa Prime. Our friends first dinner there. Dinner was excellent

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I come here all the time and really love the food. We were a little disappointed this time. It was very crowded but we were seated right away. We got our drinks right away but was never offered bread. The appetizers came as expected and were very good. The wedge salad is great! It took a while for our dinner to come and we were looking forward to the steak. Unfortunately our steaks were all over cooked and we had waited awhile for dinner. They offered to get us new ones but we really didn’t want to wait. The next time we will since I really do like their food. They did cover our dessert which was good service. I will go back again and hope they cook it better next time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was our first visit to Teresa's Prime and we would definitely be going again. We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren and all were impressed with the atmosphere, the service and the quality of the food. It was an informal comparison test with a competing upscale steak house in the region and, while there were differences in the ambiance and the menu, we decided that both were worthy of repeat visits. Great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Bar was too noisy. Ambiance was bleh. Prices were too high for type of place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

First time dining at Prime and I was very impressed. From the hostess Elaine to Nik our waiter we felt like VIPs, the customer service was just as great as the food. The restaurant was beautiful, it almost felt like I was in a resort. First class all around.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The menu looked so good, I struggled to decide. Everything was absolutely awesome. Night a cheap dinner, but it was quality meals and sides. Will be going back again soon. My new favorite local fine dining restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The waiter was awesome! Love the decor - would come again- only the one steak was a little charred and tasted burnt - everything else - especially the appetizers were phenomenal!

Reccomend!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Well the food was great, the service was great and attentive, and the cost was over priced but I must admit I knew that going in. But the thing that bothered me for my anniversary dinner was the door to the function hall (where a wedding reception was going on) was loud (I heard the TJ and music and laughing) and annoying and they would not close the doors. Look I’m glad there having fun but I was not invited and was there to have my own solitude not being part of there wedding. It ruined my great meal and why those doors could not be closed is perplexing. I’m not the only customer annoyed. I will return but if there is another wedding experience then I’m done.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was our 1 year wedding anniversary and we made a 7 pm Sunday reservation. Didn't think anything of it as I could make reservations until 7:30 pm. We were very disappointed to find that the restaurant closed at 8 pm. Although the waitress made it clear we could stay as long as we want it was still a rushed and awkward experience. I think the reservations should stop at 6:00 pm for a restaurant that closes at 8 pm. We expected a nice slow dinner and unfortunately thats not what we got.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Small but creative drink menu. Had the Thai inspired calamari app which was excellent. Unfortunately things went downhill quickly. The bolognese was lacking in flavor. The baked shrimp portion of the surf and turf was so over cooked as to be inedible while the accompanying filet, though over cooked, was tasty.
Service was attentive and efforts were made to address the sub-par entrees.
Two sides are included with each entree so there is value in the relatively moderate prices.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The waitress Julie was awesome. She always was around at the correct moment to refill a drink or remove a plate. Best service I have had in a long time. The food was excellent, we both ordered steaks and they were cooked perfectly and delivered hot.

The only down side was the minimal mixed drink menu.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was only average tonite, have had better there in previous visits

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Never had a bad meal here and great professional waitstaff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Top knotch food & service. Teresa's takes pride in quality & service and it shows

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Teresa Prime for me is a place for a special occasion mainly because its top of the line and on the same scale as Smith & Wolensky, Capital Grille and those other fine dining steak houses. The one difference is Teresa is not a la carte. You actually get two sides with your meal, Salad is extra but big enough to share. The food is outstanding and our waiter was very friendly. I would definitely recommend them.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

2nd time eating here and it was just a good as our 1st visit. Food is excellent and portions were satisfactory. We will be returning

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Teresa prime is my wife and i favorite place to eat. We drive 90min each way to go there and it is well worth it....we had diner there 3 times in the last 5 weeks alone and are planning for another stop in December for a birthday, but hopefully one more before that...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The hostess and wait staff were all extremely friendly and sweet. They greeted my boyfriend with a happy birthday as soon as we walked in as I had mentioned it during the confirmation call.

The atmosphere itself was very loud and busy. I often couldn’t hear what he was saying and we were sitting right next to one another at a small booth. Also, the bar is not in a separate area so much of the noise came from there.

The soup (kale and tortellini) for an appetizer was delicious. I had the surf and turf for dinner. The steak was cooked good but the shrimp was very over cooked and almost rubbery. My boyfriend has the swordfish special which was very good, however a little salty.

The dessert for my boyfriends birthday was delicious. Fried Oreo with cinnamon ice cream.

Overall, it was fairly pricey, noisy, but had decent food. I don’t think I would go back for a quiet date night but maybe for a night out with a larger group of people for drinks.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Had much better for the price potatoes were cold. But our sever was excellent

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My wife's birthday dinner was wonderful. I usually order the filet mignon but decided to try the porterhouse instead. It had so much gristle going through it I couldn't chew it. I ended up spitting out some pieces that I just couldn't eat. At the end of the meal I had a bunch of chewed pieces on the side of the plate that I'm sure the waiter must have seen as he offered to wrap the bone up for me to take home. I should have spoken up but he should have been able to tell I didn't enjoy the steak. At $54 I expected it to be better. They did bring my wife a surprise birthday dessert that was a nice touch to end the meal. I would probably go back again to give it another try but would never order that cut of steak again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food is always exceptional and priced accordingly. Service is attentive, but friendly and timely. They had a crush of people but managed it all very well. Small concern about reservations. We had them, came a few minutes early and were invited to take a seat at the bar before being seated. We found seats, but then were asked to give our seats to a couple that was on a "list" according to the bartender. I know some bars reserve seats, but never at a restaurant. I believe the couple was eating there, but that was their choice. The hostess should have informed us that taking a seat at the bar was not likely and came with some risk.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We have dined here several times and it seems to be better each time. We met friends who we haven't seen for awhile and it was so nice to have a quiet unrushed dinner. The waiter was great and the food did not disappoint. Great steak, pork chops with vinegar peppers, veal chop parmigiana and tuna. The only disappointment was the strawberry shortcake- the biscuit was hard- my husband had this and he's used to my excellent desserts 😊

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

The service was fair as their was one waiter for several parties - it was not the waiters fault - but a scheduling issue with the manager. It was a quite night in PRIME and staff should have been more attentive.

I ordered a Caesar Salad which is listed as having anchovies - they were not in the salad and I waited 15 minutes and asked two staff before they arrived.

On their website they offer a Apple Cinnamon Margarita - I ordered one at the bar and the bartender said their was no such thing - PLEASE CHECK YOUR WEBSITE of what is being offered to your customers.

The steaks were cooked perfectly - but sadly the potatoes were hard and undercooked. I would not expect this to happen on a quiet Wednesday night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was fantastic, as ususl. This was our 4th time and have never been disappointed! Our server Julie could not have been any better. Friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. .

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was excellent, service was very good. We will return

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Table was ready when we arrived and hostess called us by name as we walked in and walked us to the bar where some of our party was. Service was great and the food was outstanding. Our party tried steaks, salmon and lobster risoto and all were enjoyed.
Will return again in the near future.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We enjoyed the food and the ambiance. While our server was not bad per se, for higher end steakhouses such as this (i.e. ~$200 for couple) we -- waited a fair bit to be introduced to server, drinks took a bit, had to ask for bread, server never topped off wine (and missed chance to sell us another bottle) ... all this and yet it was not packed.

Overall I would consider going back some day, but I am not rushing out to recommend it to the masses.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

First visit after having been to related Middleton site on several occasions. Varied menu. Excellent service. A bit on the pricey side but portions were large and cooked to perfection.
Overall, a fine dining experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Have been here several times and have never been disappointed. They just launched a new menu with all the old favorites, but now they have much more pasta and different items. We all enjoyed our meals and shared several appetizers. The bacon is a MUST, the shrimp cocktail enormous and the French onion soup is excellent. Their salads are great as well. Make sure you leave room for dessert!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Another great time at Teresa's-- this time with just me and my wife to celebrate a special occasion! Started with awesome drinks at bar, with some of the coolest bartenders on the North Shore. When we were seated for dinner, it just got better. Super service the entire meal, and the food was perfect--love the new menu!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Extremely disappointed with our meals. Spent over $200 and we split an appetizer, had 3 drinks, and no dessert. Food was just OK, not worth ~$65 a meal. Will only go back if we get a gift card from friends/family.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The meal was delicious!
The waiter Shaun was very friendly and polite.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Incredible experience from the moment we walked through the door till we left. The service is second to none & the food was on point. We shared the lobster tempura which was sooooo good & then my better half had the surf n turf which was a petite filet & stuffed shrimp, I had the 24oz porterhouse steak cooked which was cooked perfectly medium and it was melt in your mouth goodness. We finished with an enormous serving of different flavored gelato's which were outstanding. I cannot wait to return to Theresa's prime!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Great value. Thank you Nick!

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

This place is truly a jewel. The service is unbelievably GREAT and the food is EXCELLANT.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Smelled like disinfectant when we first got there, but we got there when they first opened. Otherwise excellent in every way.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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