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172 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2616
203-782-1616
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Ranked #18 of 500 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
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW 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
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 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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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on a college tour. It was perfect, the food came quickly, tastily prepared. Great beer selection, I had a porter, ghost pigeon, I think. Whenever I have tater tots, I always wonder, why doesn't everyone serve tots? Good service.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

I am staying at the omni across the street...with a magnificent restaurant / view...that I should have stayed at. But given the chance to take a break from the kids....I was encouraged from my husband to go out for a quick drink / app. Let me say that I am most forgiving to any wait staff/ food issues since I... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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104 reviews 104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The best burger (and cajun tater tots) I've had in a long time! We got there around 4:00 on a Wednesday, just in time for happy hour, and sat at the bar... which was jam packed less than an hour later. We both got burgers and didn't speak for a good 20 minutes while we ate. Mmmm. There were some... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a relatively casual burger joint/bar (tables are sort of like picnic tables in a sports bar setting). You go here for the burgers, and they are great - lots of fun menu choices, but you have to be ready to indulge! Service was prompt and efficient, which I appreciated as I was there with a group of business... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

met a few othe couchsurfers there. staff was flexible, since the number of people in our group was constantly changing. food was great. little expensive, but totally worth it.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband and I went early on Saturday night, chose to sit in the bar. They have a lot of beer choices, but they only tap 1/4 kegs so I think they run out quickly. That being said they are very accommodating if you would like to taste a beer, they have a lot on tap and also bottled as... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Bar tenders are very nice. I asked for a NY steak house burguer with beagle bread and is the best i´ve ever asked for by far! great taste!! try the 7 tongues beer as well.

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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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