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David Burke's Primehouse

#130 of 8,179 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Near North Side
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616 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2712 (Ontario Street)
Red Line- State and Grand
312-660-6000
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Description: David Burke's Primehouse in The James Hotel features a modern steakhouse...
David Burke's Primehouse in The James Hotel features a modern steakhouse menu with hand-picked meats that are dry-aged for 28 to 75 days in a Himalayan salt-tiled aging room on premise.An intimate new destination for special gatherings, Burke's Dining Room is a noteworthy addition to David Burke's Primehouse. Conceived as a modern interpretation of the classic "chef's table" meant for private dining, it serves to complement Chef Burke's progressive, whimsical fare.#1 Steakhouse in Chicago - Chicago magazineBest Burger in the U.S. - Food & WineBest Steakhouses in the U.S. - USA TodayBest Steak Ever - Rahm Fama of Food Network Chicago Tribune"The complex, earthy flavors that dry aging brings out had me swooning. This is the kind of meat I want my server to set in front of me when I go out and pay top dollar for a restaurant steak. The extra layer of richness the brushed-on 'beef love' added really put this one over the top."
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    Very good
  • 105
    Average
  • 76
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good steakhouse

Another good steakhouse in Chicago that didn't really standout from others, but was still provided a great cut of meat. Nothing bad about the food or experience, just not much special compared to other top steakhouses I've been to. Still recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Michael K
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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160 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another good steakhouse in Chicago that didn't really standout from others, but was still provided a great cut of meat. Nothing bad about the food or experience, just not much special compared to other top steakhouses I've been to. Still recommend!

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Thank Michael K
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at David Burke's Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear Michael K, Thank you for your recent review. We are pleased to hear that you found your experience good at David Burke's Primehouse, but sad that you did not think it was anything special or different. It's through feedback like this that helps us to improve our operations. Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here often when it first opened (both for business and pleasure). It had been a few years and I was desperately craving the dry aged steak I remembered so fondly so I took a couple of my clients here for dinner. Service was impeccable, the wine list exquisite but the steak was just okay. It may have been... More 

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Thank jaeparker
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at David Burke's Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear jaeparker, Thank you for your recent review. We do appreciate your kind words regarding service and the wine list. We are sorry to hear that your steak was not as great as you remembered it to be. We strive to deliver a perfect product for every guest and it's clear that we failed in this instance. Please feel free... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this establishment January 12th, I had the 55 day dry age and my friend gad the 75 day dry age. Both were amazing. The service and staff were exceptional. After dinner they took us on a tour of the meat room and found it to be an added bonus. Can't wait to come back.

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Thank Thomas P
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at David Burke's Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear Thomas P, Thank you for your recent review. We are thrilled to hear that you found the steaks to be amazing and service to be exceptional. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you soon at David Burke's Primehouse! Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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189 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent facilities. Excellent service Wide variety of wines. The BEST STEAK in town Made reaervations in spite of being very busy. Waiting time was . Zero Will come back

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Thank uchype
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at David Burke's Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear uchype, Thank you for your recent review. We are pleased to hear you found your steak to be the best in town and the service excellent! We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back to David Burke's Primehouse. Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Conflicted as an original Okie eating cornefed versus prairie waves of stuff still in the ground, but decidedly not conflicted about an infactuation with dry-aging Prime.. This place is a bit of a Mecca. Manager Nathan Escue is a passionate professional in a place that is easy to love. Dude went full beast mode when asked about the place. Awesome.... More 

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Thank murray w
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at David Burke's Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear murray w, Thank you for your recent review. We appreciate your kind words about Nathan and your overall experience. If there is anything we can do for you in the future please let us know. We look forward to welcoming you back to David Burke's Primehouse on your next visit to Chicago! Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This might be the most amazing burger I have ever had! Not only because it is rated Best Burger in the US by Food and Wine but because it truly was the best burger I have ever had!

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Thank cpessina
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at David Burke's Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear cpessina, Thank you for your most recent review. We are thrilled to hear that you found our burger to be the best you've ever had! We appreciate your kind words and support. We look forward to welcoming you back to David Burke's Primehouse soon! Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

austin, mn
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing staff. Brian was awesome as a waiter. Had the 40 day rib eye. I have ate at many world wide steak haunts...would rate the steak as a solid 4 of 5. Must order the Caesar salad as it is prepped table side. Exceptional glass of wine! Strawberry sorbet and expresso was great to end the meal. Kudos to the... More 

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Thank mrwhitetrash2000
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at David Burke's Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear mrwhitetrash2000, Thank you for your recent review. We are glad to hear Brian made the experience for you! Thank you for your kind words on the food as well. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

Portland, Maine
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84 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We ate at the couches off to the side. The food was good, the service was good but I ordered some donuts that come with tiny bottles of goo to put in them and it wasn't good. The server accommodated and then it was fly by time--- by a few people--- meaning they flock from the kitchen to glare at... More 

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Thank arewehavingfunyet4
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at David Burke's Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear arewehavingfunyet4, Thank you for your recent review. We apologize for your recent service experience that you encountered in our Lobby Bar. It is not our policy to make any of our guests feel uncomfortable about voicing their displeasure of a certain dish. We will address this with our team and appreciate you bringing it to our attention. We look... More 

Chicago, Illinois, USA
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132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

David Burke's prime house was delicious! I live a good steak, and the sides were standard fare but excellent. Dessert was customary but also very good. We had drinks in the bar first, and then ate in a private room upstairs, as there were a number of us. It was a bit tight but worked okay.

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Thank Matt_from_Chicago
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at David Burke's Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear Matt_from_Chicago Thank you for your recent review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your steak and sides accompanying dinner. We appreciate your support and look forward seeing you again at David Burke's Primehouse! Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

Mobridge, South Dakota
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

New years eve with family and friends. High end and very expensive, but the food and service was very good. Everyone at the table had a steak and there were no complaints. I had the 55 day aged steak. At first I was wishing I had the 40 as others at the table did. But it grew on me. The... More 

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Thank DrDeath1
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at David Burke's Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear DrDeath1, Happy New Year! Thank you for your recent review. We are delighted to hear that you found the food and service to be very good! The 55-day dry aged ribeye is one of my favorite steaks. The flavor takes some getting used to and glad you enjoyed it. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 616 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2712
    (Ontario Street)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line- State and Grand
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312-660-6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions

Description

David Burke's Primehouse in The James Hotel features a modern steakhouse menu with hand-picked meats that are dry-aged for 28 to 75 days in a Himalayan salt-tiled aging room on premise.An intimate new destination for special gatherings, Burke's Dining Room is a noteworthy addition to David Burke's Primehouse. Conceived as a modern interpretation of the classic "chef's table" meant for private dining, it serves to complement Chef Burke's progressive, whimsical fare.#1 Steakhouse in Chicago - Chicago magazineBest Burger in the U.S. - Food & WineBest Steakhouses in the U.S. - USA TodayBest Steak Ever - Rahm Fama of Food Network Chicago Tribune"The complex, earthy flavors that dry aging brings out had me swooning. This is the kind of meat I want my server to set in front of me when I go out and pay top dollar for a restaurant steak. The extra layer of richness the brushed-on 'beef love' added really put this one over the top."
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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