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David Burke's Primehouse

#118 of 7,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Near North Side
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616 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2712 (Ontario Street)
312-660-6000
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good steakhouse you won't be disappointed . Good atmosphere ,friendly service .Steaks was well-prepared and red velvet cake was great !

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

Dear Travis C Thank you for your recent review. We are happy to hear you found our service friendly and the steaks well prepared! We pride ourselves on creating a personalized guest experience and it's clear we achieved that. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you soon at David Burke's Primehouse. Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited David Burke's on a recommendation. Had to try the aged beef. We didn't have a reservation but the staff managed to seat my wife and I at the bar. In my experience dinner at a bar seat is usually more entertaining anyway. The bar staff were friendly and helpful and more importantly engaging with conversation and quite well versed... More 

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Thank mikenz2015
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at David Burke's Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear mikenz2015, Thank you for your recent review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at the bar. I do agree that we have a very engaging bar team. We are also delighted to hear that you enjoyed the 40-day Ribeye. Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely... More 

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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

loved this place, really good steak and the popovers are to die for! lovely staff, particularly the bartenders. Highly recommend!

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

Dear Viciousb, Thank you for your recent review. We strive to provide an exceptional guest experience in all aspects and it's clear we achieved that during your visit to David Burke's Primehouse! I have to agree that our popovers are really good, as I sample them everyday! Thank you again for your kind words and support. Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My team is very picky and they usually complain about something no matter where we go. This was the first restaurant that we've gone to in 3 months (every week), that has met the approval of each member (6 -8 of us) on every level for every course, including the bread and drinks. We had the signature 55 day dry... More 

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

Dear Lisa G, Thank you for your recent review. We are very happy to hear that the service was excellent and the food cooked to perfection during your recent visit to David Burke's Primehouse. I have to agree that it is tough to gain approval from an entire group so it pleases us immensely to learn that your whole group... More 

Coatesville, United States
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible dining experience from start to finish. Steaks are SO tender and beyond flavorful:) The sides were equally made to perfection. Wine list that is superb and the waiter was the epitome of what you would ever want. Chef's popovers just made you want to die on the spot they were so yummy!!! Fine dining at its best!!

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

Dear Caroline S, Thank you for your recent review. We are happy to hear you found your dining experience incredible! We pride ourselves on serving the highest quality steaks and providing personalized service. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you soon at David Burke's Primehouse. Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

work
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Chicago with a group of friend we wanted the experience of the best Steak house in town. We had a group of 8 and our waiter immediately started up selling us on everything and was actually kind of rude. Most of us had the 40 day aged steaks that were very tasty but extremely overpriced in my opinion... More 

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

Dear cdavisWork, Thank you for your recent review. We are disappointed to the hear of your sub-par dining experience. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality product and service, but it's clear that we failed to meet that mark. Should you be willing to provide us the opportunity to show you that your experience was a one off please... More 

Ft. Pierce, FL
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The quality of the meat was excellent as it should be given its 55 day old age and curing in a salt room. Unfortunately, everything else as mediocre. The steak itself ws proceeded by a lack luster Caesar salad. For a salad made tableside, it would seem that the croutons should be made in house. The dressing was mayonnaise based... More 

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

Dear Ankonagirl, Thank you for your recent review. We are sorry to hear about your less than stellar dining visit. We strive deliver an exceptional experience each and every time and it's clear we failed. Should you find yourself back in Chicago and willing to give David Burke's Primehouse another opportunity to show you that your recent visit was an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In addition to outstanding food, they pay special attention to the little details which made our experience sooooo much better. Dinner Rolls were u our but very good. And when we asked to have the leftover rolls boxed up they wrapped up fresh ones instead. The BEST Caesar salad I've ever had! And it was prepared table side which was... More 

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

Dear Jada K Thank you for your most recent review. We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional yet personalized guest experience and it's clear we exceeded your expectations. We are happy that you found the cake in a can to be a fun dessert. The beaters are an extra treat that take you back to your childhood. We appreciate your... More 

SS
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we had for dinner was wonderful!! Steaks, lobster, shrimp, salad was all amazing! And then to top it all off the dessert was amazing. The menu says to preorder the dessert at the beginning of your meal and it is well worth it!!

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

Dear KRCody, Thank you for your recent review. We are pleased to hear your your dinner was wonderful! The cake in a can is a special treat that should not be missed and clearly you felt the same way. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back to David Burke's Primehouse! Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can not give this place enough stars! The service by our waiter Scott P. Was exceptional. The hotel, bar, and wait staff are great. Our room was nice with a great view of the city. I will be staying here from now on!

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Thank jessicadr77
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at David Burke's Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear jessicadr77, Thank you for your recent review. Scott P is a consummate professional who is engaging and very personable. We are happy to hear your found his service exceptional. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
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: 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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