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Prime Cincinnati

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Wed, 10/21
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American, Steakhouse
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Central Business District
1.5 miles from Cincinnati Museum Center
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I selected this restaurant as they had outdoor dining; however, after discussing their dine-in policies, I decided it was safe inside. First, you sanitize your hands when you walk in. Tables are about 10 feet apart with fresh linens. Staff wear masks. One person serves...another removes. And I wanted to be inside because they have live music every Wednesday and Thursday night! Even when they took a break, the Pandora playlist was enjoyable with an 80s variety to put a smile on your face. And finally, the food was abundant and delicious. You pack up your own left-overs and it still tastes good the next day. The only item we didn't like was vanilla ice cream. They buy local from Loveland -- need to upgrade to Graeters!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed April 17, 2020

We ordered take-home today and it was great. The food was well packaged and even "presented". Ordered online for curbside pick-up and even with 25 minute drive home the food was still hot, tasty, and satisfing. Glad to enjoy this wonderful food during these unusual...times.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020

Arwa and Jack took great care of us! Really a difficult choice of what to order, since the menu was interesting and unique. Great steaks, wonderful seafood. Every bite was a pleasure!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

Always excellent food and service. Great place for pre-theater dinner -- they have a special early menu, but you usually have to ask for it. Short walk to theaters.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed February 12, 2020

The service and ambiance were top notch! Our waitress was very patient and kind and was knowledgeable about the menu. The food however was overpriced for what we received. I asked for my steak to be cooked medium and it came between medium rare and...rare. We added the king crab to the top ($8 add) which has hollandaise sauce, crab, and asparagus. The piece of crab was maybe one inch both thick and wide, and the asparagus was very hard. The sides are family style and very expensive! The side of mushrooms were great but the side of truffle Mac and cheese had so much garlic that it ruined the rest of the cheesy flavor and we couldn’t eat too much of it. Again, the service and ambiance/set up of the restaurant was wonderful, but I don’t think you get the most bang for your buck here. I would recommend Jeff Ruby’s Precinct instead, if you’re looking for a great steakhouse that is about the same price.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020

The steak selection is large - and brought out on a tray for you to see what it all looks like before it is cooked. Pretty cool. And our steaks were very good. My wife's scallops on the other hand were on a bed of...risotto that was so salty as to be inedible. Several of us tasted it and all agreed it was awful. We pointed this out to the waiter, but never really got much satisfaction from them on it. I'd stick with the steaks.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

I don't eat meat, so for a steakhouse, this place is great! Their parmesan risotto is fabulous, and the Seafood Chopped salad is delicious. The calamari is also packed with flavor; I couldn't stop eating it.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 22, 2019

I have eaten every steak house in the city and some of the greats around the United States and Cincinnati Prime is #1. From the incredible shrimp cocktail , to the awesome Delmonico Steak, Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, and the stuffed Tots are to die...for. The Desserts were just as delicious. If you haven't been to this steak house make your reservation now.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

Visiting Cincinnati for a game and our flight home got cancelled, trip advisor says this was the steakhouse to go to and it didn’t lie! Service (Alana) was outstanding and the food was delicious, my wife had the lamb that was perfect medium, I had...the short ribs with mushrooms and truffle mash potatoes...omg good. My wife and I eat all over the world...we know good service and good food and this place lived up to our expectations...good job everyone!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 22, 2019

My husband loves a good steak, so we thought we would try Prime. We were seated at a table beside the bar, sat there for at least 15 minutes and no one even acknowledged our presence. Several servers and the bartender looked at us, but...no one offered us any service - so we left. I don't think we looked "good enough" for them. If we weren't dressed up enough, they shouldn't have seated us.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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June 27, 2020|
Response from joefromcincy1961 | Reviewed this property |
Fountain Square garage across the street
June 4, 2019|
Response from mhughesiup | Reviewed this property |
Yes. In th evenings only starting at 5 pm
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I believe I have been to Prime in shorts. I think the unspoken dress code is smart casuals a smart pair of shorts should be acceptable. if you would be embarrassed being the only person in shorts don't wear them. In general... More
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