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#133 of 7,682 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
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every time I am in Chicago I go to Primehouse. The bartenders are some of the best in the city, so I usually eat at the bar. It always an outstanding meal and a great time.

Thank etre1
Arvada, Colorado
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had both a breakfast and a dinner here, since it was connected to The James hotel. Neither the food or service was above average. This area is surrounded by food choices, and really needs to step up their game, especially with the waitstaff.

Thank JHawn
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Party of 5. We had ribeye, filets and the Roasted chicken. The chicken and our steaks were cooked perfectly. Flavor was great. Our server was awesome. He did a great job even juggling a party of 8 behind us. So why the 3 stars...For the price of the dinners drinks and dessert a couple of things were off. There was... More 

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Chippenham, UK
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First night in Chicago staying at The James upstairs, stopped by for dinner. Drink in the bar first (excellent service) then into the restaurant for food. Superb piece of venison, perfectly cooked, with venison sausage, micro vegetables and a side of roasted potatoes with creme fraiche and cheddar. Excellent, attentive service throughout.

Thank JamesSkinner
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear JamesSkinner, Thank you for your recent review. We are thrilled to hear of your excellent dining experience at Primehouse. I'll be sure to share your feedback with our team. Thank you for your kind words and support! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

Dublin, Ireland
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313 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really wanted to pass some time so where better to do that in the cold windy centre of Chicago than a bar - it looked busy so in i went - the staff were friendly and it was not long till I was talking to a tal blond Bar Maid - who poured a mean cocktail and put her... More 

Thank TOPCAT010
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear TOPCAT010, Thank you for your recent review. We are very pleased to hear of your friendly bar experience at Primehouse. We pride ourselves on creating a warm and welcoming environment and glad to hear we achieved this! We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have worked for a top restaurant group in Chicago and had honestly thought I'd eaten all the best places in the city, but I was wrong. My fiance and I were blown away by the impeccable service and fantastic meal we had at Primehouse. From start to finish it was a perfect evening.

Thank Anna_Kate830
Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear Anna_Kate830, Thank you for your recent review. We are thrilled to hear that you found your meal to fantastic and the service impeccable. We will be sure to share your feedback with our entire team. Thank you for choosing Primehouse and we look forward to welcoming you back! Sincerely Jacob Schwimmer More 

Plano, Texas
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Late Friday evening meal after arriving in Chicago. It was next to or kind of in our hotel, The James, which is wonderful. Frankly, both my husband and I have had much better steaks in many other restaurants in Chicago and elsewhere. While the in house dry aged beef from 28 to 70+ days is touted, we both found the... More 

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Jacob S, Director of Food and Beverage at Primehouse, responded to this review

Dear 5sherry2, Thank you for your recent review. While we were pleased to hear you found your service experience at Primehouse good, it's disappointing to hear your found the steaks underwhelming. We do appreciate your honest feedback and will share it with our culinary team. It's through feedback such as this that helps us to improve our operation. If you... More 

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84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This restaurant had great steaks and side dishes. The aged beef was outstanding. Very go wine list and a nice selection of beers. Nice quiet restaurant in a great location. You will not be disappointed. Service was excellent.

Thank ken m
La Prairie, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I had planned a meal at David Burkes Primehouse as a surprise for my girlfriend in our first night in Chicago (which was the same as the Cubs World Championship parade - all coincidence). The overall environment wasn't as refined as I had anticipated, but the food was very good. The seafood platter was amazing. I don't mind expensive and... More 

Thank FamilleRene
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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291 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Specializing in aged steaks, that is definitely what everyone ordered. We split some sides and some wine between 5 of 6 of us...it was expensive but it was good quality. The steaks had great flavor. We asked for a tour of the meat cellar where they aged the steaks and they took us down there too. Pretty cool

Thank wuzed111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-660-6000
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 destination for special gatherings, the Private Dining Room is a noteworthy addition to the steakhouse. Conceived as a modern interpretation of the classic "chef's table" meant for private dining, it serves to complement the progressive fare. #1 Steakhouse in Chicago by Chicago magazine, Best Burger in the U.S. by Food & Wine, Best Steakhouses in the U.S. by USA Today.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?