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“Potential Gem of the Highlands” 4 of 5 stars
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Prime Dining and Bar
320 S Quintard Ave, Anniston, AL 36201
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Ranked #8 of 66 Restaurants in Anniston
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Grill
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Atlanta, Georgia
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372 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Potential Gem of the Highlands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

It will take at least one more visit to say for sure if this restaurant will qualify as a "Gem of the Highlands". We discovered this restaurant on a trip to Jacksonville State University and found it tucked into a strip mall on the main road just south of downtown Anniston AL. We ate at the bar and the bartender was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. My wife enjoyed the grilled chicken flatbread with guacamole while I feasted on the shrimp and grits with spicy sausage. We did not expect to find such sophisticated preparations in this area and were quite pleased. The crowd spoke for itself and the white tablecloths, sophisticated lighting and friendly atmosphere were all a pleasant contrast to the chain restaurants in the area.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Alabama
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“Destined to fail”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My Husband and I are always excited to see a new Restaurant in the area that serves something besides the obligatory Barbecue or hot wings. The options around here are limited to say the least. Prime was less than 50 percent full when we arrived, but the staff acted as though they were at max capacity. While we were placing our drink order, the adjacent table was having obvious problems with their orders, and Management came out offering them a comp on their bill. A couple who had walked in just ahead of us were now being served their appetizers. We noticed our drink orders being made at the bar. Our server had a lengthy conversation about an old classmate with the adjacent table. The couple completed their appetizer and received their salads. I got the attention of another server and finally received our drinks. The couple now has their entree. Our server finally takes our order. The adjacent table argues with their server that a free side salad does not a comp make. This could go on for hours, but suffice it to say, by the time we finally received our entree the other couple was gone. I wish that was the end of the story, but unfortunately it is not. The place is advertised as upscale dining, but they soak their steak in Dales. This may be fine for home use, but one expects more when dining out. My shrimp were cooked on the same grill as the steaks and burgers, and the charred goo that accumulates on the grill was all over the shrimp. The Manager finally noticed we weren't eating and decided to investigate. After a lengthy conversation with us about trying to make things better, she practically begged us to give them another chance, took our plates, and brought us the bill for the entire meal. I cannot see this place surviving long, even if the food was not inedible.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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