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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Late Afternoon Get Together

9 of us met at Prime 16 for an early dinner. Reservation was for 4pm and we were seated at 4:45. We started with onion ring apps and split some salads. Both were very tasty but the onion rings did not come out hot! We all had a variety of burgers. Feedback was they were all tasty but a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
KRTRIPSTER
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Madison, Connecticut
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Madison, Connecticut
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112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

9 of us met at Prime 16 for an early dinner. Reservation was for 4pm and we were seated at 4:45. We started with onion ring apps and split some salads. Both were very tasty but the onion rings did not come out hot! We all had a variety of burgers. Feedback was they were all tasty but a few... More 

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1 Thank KRTRIPSTER
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Looks empty from the outside as the windows are dark, but upon entering you will find a chattering crowd. We were fortunate to be seated in the alcove by the window, so it was much quieter than it might be elsewhere. Food was outstanding, the Vermont Chicken Wrap and Farmers Salad were both exceptional and reasonably priced. Service was good... More 

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1 Thank sportsroadtrips
london
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only had a snack as not in need of meal. Had small chili bowl and apple wood bacon appetizer. Service at bar good and friendly, happy to sit there alone. Excellent selection of beers and good Happy hour. Only thing missing is Wi-fi.

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1 Thank sooze29
Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not have and information about the restaurant but it had a trendy new look and gave it a try. Burgers are AWESOME great selection of microbrews. The restaurant is great for families or a romantic night out. There is also a separate bar area and looks like a great place to hang out and relax with friends. Burgers are... More 

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1 Thank James C
Providence, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place is much too small. With the bar being so close to the dining area, I could hardly hear my significant other across the table. The customer Service is great and food was really good. Menu could have a little more variety.

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Thank Claire M
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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148 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to stop here for a quick bite to eat while in town. Small bistro setting. Large menu offering mostly burgers and sandwiches. Large number of burger variations but you can design one to your liking. Food and service were great. Our server greeted us in no time and before you know it we were enjoying our meals. Very relaxed... More 

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1 Thank Gene N
New Haven, Connecticut
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117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of I can't believe that I haven't written about Prime 16. This is my favorite burger joint so far. The variety of burgers is great, different toppings, sauces, etc. Then the beer selection is awesome, a real craft beer paradise. Its a great place to get some of CT's best brews. The food is excellent and portioned in the... More 

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1 Thank Josue C
New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometimes a hamburger is the only food to satisfy a craving but a great hamburger is hard to find. Go to Prime 16 you won't be disappointed!l

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1 Thank Cordalie
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't go wrong with Prime. they have an incredible beer selection. The gourmet burgers are very tasty. The Happy Hour is one of the best I know. Go before 7 pm and get deep discounts on primo ales.

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Thank Mike M
New Haven, CT
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Nice cozy atmosphere in downtown New Haven worth visiting. It can be a bit noisy at times sice it is a small space with a bar area, but it should not prevent you from going! Burgers are amazing, and even the salmon burger is delicious. Portions are generous and presenting nicely. Great beer menu as well.

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1 Thank menagery57

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
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?