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“Always good, extensive menu”
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Ranked #3,009 of 9,614 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
Cross street: Between Lake and Randolph
Description: Located in Chicago's Loop neighborhood, Primebar is a modern day ale house and a go to destination for cool food, local brews and great cocktails. Our kitchen specializes in contemporary American fare, serving up a delicious array of mouthwatering appetizers, garden fresh salads, two-handed sandwiches, and signature specialty entrees. Behind the bar, we offer an outstanding wine list, local microbrews, and a slew of hand-crafted specialty cocktails.
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
400 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Always good, extensive menu”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Been here on several business lunches, and it is always good. This time, I had the soup and salad combo - corn chowder (really good) and berry salad - light and tasty. Great place also for after work drinks and apps, as the bar area is lively and has extensive tvs

  • Visited November 2013
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“Awesome Tacos!”
Reviewed November 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I and my gf had tacos and a flatbread, both of them were awesome. It was an impeccable service as well.

Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A great late evening bar”
Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

My hubby and I often work late and crave some good reliable food...you wouldn't assume this but Prime Bar has awesome food - from the amazing tasty tuna tacos (a great deal that comes with beans/rice and either an avocado or mango guac) and delish sauce on the side. The tacos are two or three bite tacos (depending on hunger and size of mouth!) to the Szechwan shrimp and shrimp bruschetta. Omg super, super tasty. We usually order all three and split. The drink and wine menu is super too. There are no complaints with this place - unless you count the once in a while drunkish loud local office worker that's had one too many after work :)

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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
263 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Mediocre - Don't see the big attraction!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Went here after work with a close friend and was not impressed. Many people have said how great it was but it was ho-hum. The food was very mediocre and when I asked for mustard it came out in an open container and it had a crust on top like it had sat in the sun for days. I'm sure they put some up in containers for convenience, but it was disgusting. Needless to say, I didn't use it. My burger was real rare (and they never asked how I wanted it cooked) and my friend's salad had very little dressing/flavor. The calamari was so fried and you couldn't even taste anything but fried. Very, very disappointed.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank jbrenz
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Santiag25, General Manager at Primebar, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Primebar Guest,

Thank you for taking the time out to write about us. We are sorry to hear that you and your guest did not have an amazing dining experience. At Primebar, we take pride in serving fresh and delicious food. There is no excuse for the food tasting mediocre and the mustard being served in the condition you received it. If you are willing, we would like to invite you back to give us a second chance. Please contact us soon at melissa@primebarchicago.com or 312-884-0000 to make arrangements for your next visit. We hope to hear back from you soon. Melissa Santiago
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Chicago
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“Not so good anymore”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

I wrote a review last year and raved about this place. I've eaten there twice this year and was not as impressed as I was a year ago. I joined a co-worker for lunch there since it's in our office building and we were very dissatisfied. Our tortilla soup was cold and not tasty. The waiter brought it back warmer and it was still just ok. I ordered my once fave Lobster Mac & Cheese and it's missing a lot of lobster. Instead of the yummy chunks of lobster there were very small pieces that I actually had to look for...PrimeBar needs to go back to what it used to be.

  • Visited November 2012
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Santiag25, Manager at Primebar, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Primebar Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write about us. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your food the past couple visits you have had. There is absolutely no excuse for cold or tasteless food, and we would like the opportunity to make this up to you. If you're willing, we would like to invite you back as our guest. Please contact us as soon as possible at melissa@primebarchicago.com or 312-884-0000 so that we can make arrangements for your next visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Melissa Santiago
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