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“Prime As In Prime Rib” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
2009 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 652-1055
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Ranked #48 of 387 Restaurants in Ventura
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Anacapa St.
Camarillo, California
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Prime As In Prime Rib”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I Have Eaten At Prime Many Times And Each Time Was As Good As The Time Befoe. We Have Eaten At Some Of The Other So Called Prime Rib Eateries But Have Come Away At Times Disappointed. I Have Never Been Disappointed At Prime. Everything From The Appitizers To The Desserts Are Top Notch. The Bloody Marys Are A Wow And The Service Is Great Too.
So When You Think Of Having Prime Rib Go To Prime And Savor The Carnivour In You!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Very Nice restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012 via mobile

Good food & admosphere Very nice with live music and desert exelent ! Me personally i really enjoit !

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“OMG this place was amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

We had a coupon for the four course meal. What a deal. We all ordered different sides and each one was absolutely amazing. The service was top notch. And can I tell you I've never had Mac n cheese like that in my life. So tasty with the smoked cheese. The only thing that sucked was the bartender who gave us some stupid response as to why they didn't have the bottle of wine that we ordered. Something about it not being available from the winery......so why the heck is it on your wine list to order and don't make the customer feel like they should know the wine is not being produced right now. Just simply take it off your menu. The live jazz music was perfect and still able to have table conversation. We are coming back in July. Already have the date set. Our group of friends meet monthly for dinner somewhere and choose a different restaurant. This was such a good experience that we're coming back.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ventura, California
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“First time customer, last time Prime”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

My guest was a frequent diner and hosted several work function lunches and suggested we try it for dinner. Arrived early (around 5:00 pm) and I ordered the pre-fixe meal for that evening. My friend recognized the owner from previous visits. This particular visit, the owner passed our table no less than 5 times without so much as even an acknowledgement we were there. No one else in the place until a few bites into our entrees. One table arrived and the owner was attending to the table like it was her last. Obviously they were frequent customers or familiar to her. Our waiter was verbally giving us a list of dessert items and she approached our table interrupting him and actually pulling him away without even an apology or eye contact. We would have left without dessert but it was included in our pre-fixe meals. After paying our bill we explained to the waiter our disappointment and my friend offered that she would not be returning for any reason. My advise to owners/managers is this, you only have one chance to get it right. Returning customers will almost always come back as they may have different history but first timers rarely return if they are treated poorly.

Visited April 2011
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“The great thing about certificates is that they may be to some place you have yet to visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011 via mobile

Just received a gift card to prime and made quick use of it. Had also been given that best of prime coupon that seems to be in the all the trades. The three of us started out with apps of mussels, tuna tartar and stuffed chile ( all very good). We then all got the baby green salad. My two dinner partners got the sirloin with six cheese and Mac. I got the rib eye and creamed spinach. All of us enjoyed our meals. We bought a reasonably priced bottle of wine and had creme brûlée with coffee and sambucca for dessert. Our waiter was very knowledgeable with the wine selection and made good recommendations. Not the best steaks I've ever had but definitely the best Ventura has to offer.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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