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Prime 16

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172 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2616
203-782-1616
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Darn good burger!

Decided to go à la carte to make my own burger and was not disappointed. There were so many things to choose from and I'd recommend that you go with the beef/bacon mix to start things off. I love their parmesan truffle fries and the kale salad was delicious as well. Plenty of beers to choose from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Michael M
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Guilford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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Guilford, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Decided to go à la carte to make my own burger and was not disappointed. There were so many things to choose from and I'd recommend that you go with the beef/bacon mix to start things off. I love their parmesan truffle fries and the kale salad was delicious as well. Plenty of beers to choose from to wash everything... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very tasty burger and sides. Sat at a high top in the bar, prompt , friendly waitress nice beer and wine list. We arrived a little after 5 and were seated promptly...by 6 it was packed and very noisy. Would def. eat there again

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was our 3rd visit to Prime 16 and this time we shared a few appetizers with another couple. We really enjoyed all three apps. Our burgers were fantastic again.

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United States
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We've been going to Prime 16 for years - favorites like the Smoker, the Half-Bacon burger, the Rings of Fire, and the sweet potato fries, all priced reasonably, keep us coming back. While we still enjoy stopping in for the unique burgers and large beer selection, it seems like the quality of the burgers has declined somewhat since it opened.... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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333 reviews 333 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a great place to go for a great burger and some local beers. Right off the Yale campus, the young energy makes for a great ambience as well.

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Charlotte, NC
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158 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The restaurant was a bit crowded when we arrived so we asked if we could eat at the bar...Yes! A very nice selection of beer - Milk Stout - wonderful. Michelle was behind the bar and she did not miss a beat - even though the bar was now full and lots of drink orders coming in from the wait... More 

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Montana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

After I proposed to my fiancée, we took a 22 state road trip along the Canada/U.S. border and down half of the East coast. Of course, when we got home, we voted on favorite scenery, favorite food, favorite attractions, etc... We decided that Prime 16 was definitely our favorite place we ate at! The food is very excellent there, along... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Excellent selection of hamburgers (at least 20) to satisfy the palate. I walked in without a reservation. One side is restaurant and the other side is a pub. Pricing is fair. Nice stop for supper.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My salad was delicious. All fresh greens. No white stalks. Patty melt was dry and bland. Sweet potato fries wonderful. Lamb burgers good. Big portion for the burgers. Service was slow to refill beverages.

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Georgia
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31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Popular place that is super expensive. I have only tried the burgers and they were not the best. Temple grill has better burgers. I am thinking maybe the stakes are drawing people into the restaurant. For what I have ordered, it is an overpriced overhyped always busy restaurant with mediocre food.

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Additional Information about Prime 16

Address: 172 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2616
Phone Number: 203-782-1616
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 172 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2616
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-782-1616

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?