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172 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2616
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Ranked #15 of 504 Restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Benissa, Spain
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107 reviews 107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Recommened to try here by everyone ! The burgers were amazing - hard to choose which one to have. The rest of our party had the mix and match salad topped with salmon and tuna and the beef brisket in a bun. I loved the choice of sides and salads although we couldn't resist the fries. It would be the... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Prime 16 is a tap house in New Haven that focuses primarily on its burgers, but also offers a diversity of other options on the menu. If you have a large party, there will definitely be something for everyone here. I was visiting family in CT for the holidays and decided to try Prime 16 based on the reviews on... More 

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East Haven, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Good selection of burgers. Cooked like I asked (med rare...yum!). Was a good experience, a little loud and busy but it was a Saturday night. Smallish dining areas. Great service!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

What can I say? I love burgers, and this great place certainly knows how to make them. It's a typical diner with yummy food and great selection of drinks. Staff is friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is cool. We had a great dinner there on our first night in New Haven: Portions were generous and prices were reasonable: Highly... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Prime 16 is located in downtown New Haven with metered street parking or garage parking. The food is absolutely delicious! I'm visiting home and decided to come here after reviewing pics of the burgers on Trip Advisor. I ordered the truffle burger with sweet potatoe fries. It was excellent. I had to send my burger back because it wasn't well... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and i stopped here after visiting the Peabody Museum. I had the firecracker burger and he had the BLT. The burger was delicious...great flavor and cooked just the way i asked. I believe there is a second location in Orange, i will definitely go there for lunch.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

As is the trend, Prime 16 serves up upscale burgers with many different pre-specified fixins as well as options for an a la carte burger experience. I enjoyed my smokehouse burger with onions, mushrooms, and gouda, which came with some relatively average fries. Service was reasonably quick, and the place was packed (and loud) by 6:30 pm on a Tuesday... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

After viewing a movie at the Criterion we settled on Prime 16 for dinner. We entered the crowded dining room disappointed that there were no tables immediately available. We checked the bar and discovered several empty bistro style booths and chose to seat ourselves at one of them. Several minutes later the hostess informed us that we were not allowed... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Gosh, I REALLY wanted this restaurant to be good. Sometimes we find ourselves in the city of New Haven and we decided we need to find a favorite restaurant in this area to visit during our visits. Off for the search! We walked into Prime with high hopes that we had found our ‘place’, people will call our names from... More 

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We came here for the first time on a late Saturday afternoon and will definitely be back again! We have heard many wonderful things about this place and all were true. My wife and I like sitting at the bar in restaurants and although I am not crazy about barstools with no seat back, as Prime 16 has, it was... More 

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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

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