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David Burke's Primehouse

616 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2712 (Near North Side)
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Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Ontario Street
Transit: Red Line- State and Grand
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."
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68% Recommend
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Way over rated and way overpriced. These so called "prime aged well marbled beef" is a great name, but they don't live up to it in product. When I pay $60.00 for a steak alone I expect it to dance off the plate into my mouth and melt. I needed to hack away at it a bit to get through... More

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Yakima, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I come to Chicago yearly for a business conference. I searched out steakhouse for our last night and decided on David Burkes based on his reputation. My opinion is he is resting on his laurels with this place. My husbands Colorado lamb chops were excellent. The bacon lollipops were very good, and the Yorkshire pudding type bread was divine. My... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

2nd time was as good or better than the 1st. The Bacon Stick is so good. BACON and Maple Syrup that you can roll in fresh ground pepper is a great way to start. Oysters on half shell were fresh and great. Shared the 40 day dry age and half was plenty. I had 55 day last time and prefer... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went here Friday for a date night. The atmosphere is very dark, romantic, it's a little loud, but overall enjoyable. The crowd was mixed - couples, groups, families, older, younger, etc. and the dress code was all over the place but mostly business casual (though I did see a few people in jeans and hoodies). Upon arrival, we had to... More

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you are a steak lover, you have to try the dry aged steaks at Primehouse. Service was excellent and server was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had the Kobe beef corn dogs and the surf and turf dumplings for appetizers. Both were very creative and expertly prepared. The star of the night though was the 55 day dry aged... More

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San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great experience. Delicious steak. Good Service! Warm atmosphere. I go to this restaurant every time I visit the city! The best steak ever!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Went with my family based on a recommendation from a relative. The service was attentive, but not overly warm which was fine. I'm not a fine dining snob, but thought that plastic table cloth was not something you would expect in a restaurant where you can easily drop $400 for 4 people. Management, re-invest some of your profits and get... More

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Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

From the time my husband and I entered our entire experience was flawless. Jesus our server made us feel very comfortable, answered all our questions and had the perfect amount of attentiveness. He seemed to miraculously appear if we needed something but also was in the background not interupting so we could enjoy our time together. We were celebrating my... More

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Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Service was nice. We were seated quickly as we had a reservation. The restaurant in my opinion reminds me of a lunch room atmosphere from the decor to how the servers were dressed. For the price in comparison to the food, it has a long way to go. I was expecting an exceptional thick Chicago cut steak. Instead it was... More

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Riverside, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had the 40-day ribeye medium rare as recommended when I typically have my steaks medium rare plus to medium. I'm very happy to say I went with the recommendation because it was superb! One of the best steaks, if not the best steak, I've had. Looking forward to trying the 55-day ribeye next time I'm in Chicago. I highly... More

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