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Prime 16

172 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2616
203-782-1616
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Ranked #8 of 498 Restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Had a great burger at this little restaurant/pub. There was a build your own burger section on the menu and that is what we did. Burger came out perfectly cooked and with everything we asked for. Service was cheerful and fast. Anything we wanted was brought quickly and with a smile. If I am ever back in this area I... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Excellent local beers and sodas. Absolutely delicious Connecticut lobster roll. So good I went there twice in three days. Excellent staff on restaurant side. Food is portioned generously and presented well.

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Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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134 reviews 134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
98 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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