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Marks Prime Steakhouse has a goal to create a unique dining experience that will please the palate and soothe the soul. We serve the finest beef, freshest seafood, premium wines and naturally fresh vegetables. We hope to see you soon.
$31 - $50
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American, Steakhouse
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined at Mark’s last night to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary and all the hype we have always heard did not disappoint! We are townies but have never been here before and I’m kicking myself for taking so long. Everything from the fresh, warm...bread to the dessert was wonderful! We had the Lobster Escargot as an appetizer which was phenomenal. I had the 11oz Filet which was cooked perfectly. Honestly, I could have gotten away with the Petite Filet because the side portions are just huge! Broccolini with Toasted Almonds was the Seasonal Veggie and I wish I could have just taken a huge order home of it. Also, do yourself a favor and get the Lyonnaise Potatoes. You will thank me later! Everything should be fried in Duck Fat. There is nothing better! My husband got their Ultimate Burger, which made me roll my eyes, but he likes to judge a restaurant on their burgers. If you can screw up something so simple, it says a lot! Mark’s did not disappoint him. The size was huge, it was cooked just like he likes it (medium-well) but it was still juicy and not a hockey puck. He said it was well worth it and he promised me he would order a steak the next time we went. They treated us to a Chocolate Paradise dessert since it was our anniversary, which was amazing. It was like a giant truffle! It was the perfect ending to a perfect meal. The service was spot-on from the moment we walked in the door to our amazing waitress, Becca. Ask for her when you go and tell her you read a review about her, it will make her night! She answered all my questions and gave me all her top recommendations which were perfect. Thank you, Mark’s Prime for giving us a wonderful and memorable night!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food! Steaks cooked perfectly. Service top notch. Sides delicious. Perfect for a special occasion!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020

After getting over the sticker shock of the food prices, I relaxed and decided to enjoy the experience. We had the Bacon Wrapped Scallops & Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms appetizers. Both were very tasty. Then I had the Mixed Seafood Grill entree. Lobster was a...bit dry, but the shrimp/scallops/Sea Bass were spot on. Husband ordered the Petite Filet medium, and it was overdone. Service was fine.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

In a city that doesn’t usually operate on a schedule, Mark’s sets a standard. Reservations are honored on time. If you need a reliable schedule they deliver.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 10, 2019

I've been to Mark's twice and they know steak. Side dishes are creative, great wine list, a beautiful bar with excellent bartenders. You will need a reservation anytime there is a Florida Gators football game, but it's worth the wait.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 6, 2019

Late dinner with my husband following a game. As usual the food was outstanding! Fresh Brussels (my fav!). He had the 16 oz pork chop which was juicy and tender. Service was pleasant. Props to Becka for still smiling at 10pm

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 30, 2019

First time dining here and we were very impressed indeed. The staff was extremely helpful and nice, the food was fantastic and it came surprisingly quickly. We both had seafood dishes and they were amazing, so don't feel this is purely a steak house. This...is now on the top of our list for future dining in Gainesville!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

We made an early reservation for parents weekend at University of Florida knowing that it would be busy. The table was ready as soon as we arrived (a few minutes before our reservation) and the service and steaks were great. Additionally, the bartender makes a...great martini. We are definitely going back.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 24, 2019

The atmosphere was well appointed, service average. Steak was very well seasoned, but I had ordered filet mignon and was served a different cut - it was tough and overcooked (medium instead of medium rare). I was still charged for filet. Unfortunately, it was not...socially appropriate to complain at the time of dinner (& have dinner guests either let their food get cold or for me to watch them eat while my dinner was remade). I contacted the manager immediately following dinner completion, he requested an email; after a week there is no response. Overall, good sides, average service, good atmosphere, but I was served a cheaper cut of steak than what I ordered. Not worth the price.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 4, 2019

Great Food, very good happy hour with great Appetizer and Drink specials! It has a very pleasant atmosphere, and a Great Wait Staff!

Date of visit: August 2019
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June 20, 2016|
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Response from CLH6401 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and very cozy!
Jim C
April 30, 2016|
Response from Hostess M |
We have our steaks available on the menu grilled to your preferences. We also offer our steaks to go if that is what you were wondering about. We hope you'll come back and join us again soon!
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