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David Burke's Primehouse

#109 of 7,613 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Near North Side
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616 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2712 (Ontario Street)
+1 312-660-6000
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here twice, and both times, the food was great. Not a huge vegetarian menu, but cozy and friendly and efficient staff.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Two things were wonderful here. The steak was delicious, the oysters on the half shell were wonderful. This is Chicago, you expect great steaks. The rest I could have done without. Bud Lite is the best domestic they have? The bar doesn't have Drambuie or Creme de Menthe for a dessert? Seafood tower, meh. Lobster presentation, less than meh. Steak... More 

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Thank MrSmokeyMountainMan
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Seriously, the best food and staff I have seen in a while. Great location, and perfect for just stopping to decompress from shopping or to get the 5 star treatment from Chef to table. Love it. Going back for my birthday dinner with my lovey wife before the holidays and traveling 2.5hrs to get there. Cannot wait to dine again... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Special thanksgiving menu was fantastic. Large portions and delicious food. Turkey, stuffing, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, appetizers and desserts. Service was very good too. I would like to go back and try their regular menu.

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

Dear dcrose, Thank you for your recent review. We are very happy to hear your enjoyed your Thanksgiving experience at David Burke's Primehouse. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

Pilesgrove, New Jersey
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved dining here!! The 55 day ribeye was absolutely divine!! It just melted in your mouth like butter!! I can't say enough about this place, everything was amazing. The Caesar salad prepared at our tableside, the steak carved at our table, the incredible basil whipped potatoes, all of it was melt in your mouth fabulously delicious!!

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Thank CBDB68
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at David Burke's Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear CBDB68, Thank you for your recent review. We are delighted to hear that your experience at David Burke's Primehouse was amazing! I have to agree with your comments on the 55 day. It's my favorite steak as well. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew when I called looking to learn more about the thanksgiving menu and the host took plenty of time to describe it to me in detail. Ambiance was perfect - just the right size. Convenient to our downtown hotel. Warm and welcoming. George the server was fantastic, as was the food. Blondies were given as parting gifts as was... More 

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

Dear Beth L Thank you for your recent review. We are thrilled to hear of your outstanding dining experience yesterday for Thanksgiving at David Burke's Primehouse! We will be sure to share your kind words with George and the rest of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met some out of town friends for dinner at David Burke's. As they were staying in the hotel, the bar and lobby areas mingle into one great area! I had some great, fresh oysters (those From Massachusetts were very special), and then the aged steak! Wow, the flavor was great!! And our waiter added to the total experience. His suggestions... More 

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

Dear Bill D, Thank you for your recent review. We are very happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience at David Burke's Primehouse. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

Huntsville, Texas
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is on the first floor of The James Hotel, only a few blocks of Michigan Avenue. The hotel used to be the old Lenox Suites and that was the hotel where my husband and I spent our honeymoon. I miss that old fashioned hotel which has been replaced with an extremely modern facility. However, David Burke's still provides... More 

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

Dear marycathyjoneslmp, Thank you for your recent review. We are delighted to hear of your impeccable dining experience at David Burke's Primehouse. The tour of the dry aging room is an added bonus for our guests to really understand the the special aging process applied to our steaks. I will be sure to share your kind words with our Chef.... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has amazing food quality and huge portions. Had both breakfast and dinner here when I said at the James hotel in Chicago, and I must say I loved the breakfast the most. Not only was it amazing but it was extremely affordable and the waiters were attentive and very friendly. Loved their wine selection too

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

Dear Olivia M, Thank you for your recent review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed both breakfast and dinner at David Burke's Primehouse. I will make sure to share your comments about our friendly servers with the team. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

Winnipeg
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was bored and disinterested. It was a later sitting on a Thursday night but still paying full price. The steak was burnt in parts and cooked uneven. Do not go to this restaurant. The entire place is going through the motions for premium price.

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Thank 922jamiek
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at David Burke's Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear 922jamiek, Thank you for your recent review. We are sorry to hear of your sub par dining visit to David Burke's Primehouse. We strive to deliver an exceptional guest experience and it's clear that we failed to achieve this goal. It's through comments like this that help us improve. Should you find yourself returning please reach out to me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 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
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: +1 312-660-6000
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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