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Prime 16

172 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2616
203-782-1616
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Ranked #12 of 496 Restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Dropped by for lunch after a recommendation via text message by a retired New Haven Firefighter friend while my brother and I were in New Haven on our motorcycles. Easy parking down the street on Temple (feed the meters) and once inside, found a wonderful upscale joint for lunch. They have probably the most eclectic menu of burgers and they... More

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Easton
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125 reviews 125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We found this restaurant on tripadvisor and it was also recommended to us by a friend. With a modern and relaxed atmosphere, this was a good place for lunch. They had a variety of burgers and sandwiches to choose from and the beer selection appeared to be varied as well. My friend and I both had burgers and we they... More

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Was here with a couple of friends and had lunch and beer. The smoke house burger was excellent. The featured beer list was amazing. Had the evil twin beers and both were so good! Our waiter was very helpful in selecting the beer for the different tastes in our group. Unfortunately one of our group went back a few days... More

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Essex, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My son and I met my wife's son and his girlfriend at their choice of restaurants. (They're local.) It was a short walk from the Yale Art Gallery, and we were looking for something informal but worthy. We found that place! All of us ordered various burgers (my son's was salmon), and we all liked what was served. They bill... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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144 reviews 144 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great burgers! Too bad that the service is horrible! I just can't get over how bad the service was. We were made to feel that we bothered the staff just by being at the restaurant. First example, while looking over the selection of beers, I asked if there was a Amber Ale. I was told no. However while waiting for... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor whilst staying in New Haven. It was an easy 20 minute drive from the Yale area. When we drove into the car park it looked like the restaurant was closed as all the blinds in the windows were down but luckily we tried the door! There was a bar but we headed straight... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've gone to Prime 16 four times now and each time has been a great experience. The waiters are friendly and attentive, the beer is delicious and there are tons of choices, the atmosphere is welcoming, and the burgers are fantastic! I also love their spicy french fries. A must try!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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127 reviews 127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I love a good burger. This was in the top 10. I had the steakhouse burger. It was wonderful. The meat was cooked perfectly and was flavorful. The combination of toppings was very good. I was there during happy hour and sampled some of the happy hour snacks. The caramel bacon popcorn and the candy bacon were very good. I... More

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Milford, Delaware
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I recently visited New Haven, CT for the first time. Luckily a friend works in the area and promised that we would like Prime 16. She was right. We were a party of five and on a Saturday night, we were seated within minutes. The server, very friendly came over right away for our drink order. The beer list is... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great burgers and an extensive list of beers. The sweet potato fries are fantastic. The service is friendly and efficient.

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