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Prime 16

172 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2616
203-782-1616
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Ranked #13 of 496 restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Essex, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Milford, Delaware
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I recently visited New Haven, CT for the first time. Luckily a friend works in the area and promised that we would like Prime 16. She was right. We were a party of five and on a Saturday night, we were seated within minutes. The server, very friendly came over right away for our drink order. The beer list is... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great burgers and an extensive list of beers. The sweet potato fries are fantastic. The service is friendly and efficient.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I didn't know what to expect when a couple of people from my beer group mentioned that they wanted to get a burger after a few drinks, but I was curious. Ended up being the right choice to make. Great Burger in the heart of New Haven.

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New York City, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Came in for lunch, since we were staying at the Omni across the street. The burgers were good and sweet potato fries were even better. The also had a large choice of beers on the menu and more choices were listed as daily special. Service farely good.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you are looking for a burger, this is the place to go. Not only they have excellent burger options (among which the awesome Bison Burger and the NY Steakhouse Burger), but they try to have local options as much as possible (like the cola soda they serve, which is really good). Also, they serve a tasting of beers, which... More

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