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Prime Cincinnati

4.6
4.6
2626 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Four simple words comprise Prime Restaurant Cincinnati mission statement
A passion to serve.
It is our sole desire that everything, and we mean everything, that arrives at your table at Prime Restaurants delights you. To that end, we use only the finest, freshest ingredients, masterfully prepared in recipes designed to engage all of your senses.
We invite you to experience steakhouse and seafood dining at its finest, extensive wine selection and outstanding service.
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2 people

19:00


Booked 43 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 579-0720

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Veteran

  • Executive Chef

    Shawn Heine

  • Catering

    Consider our Delivery and Takeout Options on the Toast Take-Out app or copy this link into your browser: <br />https://www.toasttab.com/prime-cincinnati/v3#51ab797a-81a9-4e24-9621-641e771a3d53

  • Private party facilities

    Book your private event at Prime Cincinnati. Newly remodeled rooms. All groups over 10 must go through private dining. Email today: Zach@PrimeCincinnati.com

  • Private party contact

    Zach Prusinski: (844) 525-6509

  • Area

    Central Business District

  • Cross Street

    6th Street and Walnut Street @580 building

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking available &#64;580 building - Entrances on Main and WalnutParking also available at the Fountain Square garage

  • Public Transit

    Metro Main hub at 5th &amp; Walnut One block away. 100 Feet from South Entrance of Aronoff Center for the Arts. Just behind Fountain Square

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

Experiences

  • Best Business Lunch

    Multiple dates available
    Meet with your colleagues or clients at Prime Cincinnati for the best business lunch in downtown Cincinnati. Our sophisticated atmosphere and fabulous fare will set the mood for intimate conversations to closing deals. If you are looking for a private room, contact Zach at Zach@PrimeCincinnati.com. Audio/visual options are available.

Offers

  • Wine-Not Thursdays

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Thu - 16:00 - 21:30
    Enjoy 50% off bottles of wine less than $100 and 25% off bottles of $101 or more! It's a deal that can't be beat. To share or not to share is the only question. Try out our Urban Oasis Patio as a great setting for your indulgence.
  • Live Music Evenings

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 16:00 - 21:30,Fri - 16:00 - 22:15,Sat - 15:00 - 22:15
    Because Music Feeds the Soul join us Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings for live music in our beautiful lounge. Details are posted on a schedule featured on our home page.
  • Mid-Week Martinis $7

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 16:00 - 21:30
    Make your mid-week marvelous. Enjoy four classic martinis at $7 each all day long. Live music in our lounge accompanies the experience starting at 6pm.

What 2,626 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. The wait staff was beyond amazing. They provided us with everything we asked. The food was delicious!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a business lunch in Cincy’s central business district
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best d8 night…. EVER! Thanks to all the staff/cooks and of course music! The food was cooked absolutely perfect and I cannot compliment the staff enough. We will definitely be returning soon to share our 1st experience with friends!
  4. RM

    RalphM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were seated at a high top in the bar next to a private room and the bar and had to arrange ourselves so we didn’t get in the way of waiters coming and going from there…. Service was slow and didn’t feel like important customers….The salmon was ok.. the sea bass was very good but portion very small for $50…. Music was loud
  5. CM

    CaraM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our daughter for her first time on her 16th bday. They surprised her with her name on the menu! Thoughtful and excellent staff and servers. Incredible food. Our #1 place to eat.
  6. JN

    JohnN

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location, wonderful atmosphere, delicious food and world class service. frank and his teammate were top shelf servers.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious my food was a little cold when it was brought out to me I assume it sat in the window for a while but it was still delicious.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mario was our server; the service was fantastic and the food was cooked to perfection. We always love dining at Prime.
  9. PM

    PMcG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service were great. A bit pricey but overall good experience
  10. J

    Julie

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab cake was amazing! All food is served a la carte and that seemed a little over the top as it relates to price. With 3 alcoholic (1 tap beer and 2 old fashions with Bulleit bourbon) beverages and desert to go the total was over 300.00. Again, the food was great and we ordered: a crab cake; a wedge salad; lobster bisque soup; Brussels sprouts; a filet: a NY strip; 1 dessert to go. Wait staff were amazing! We were not dissatisfied with the overall price it just seemed a little over priced.
  11. PC

    PatriciaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time in there and it was amazing we will be back soon!
  12. LS

    LaurieS

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely anniversary experience! Server, dinner, atmosphere - all perfect!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    Food was great as was the ambiance but server was trying to rush us. We just received our bread and soup and they served the dinner. We had not even finished our appetizer of soup when our main entree was served. We had not finished our dinner/drinks and the bill was brought. When you go to such a nice restaurant and pay the prices that Prime charges, I would not expect to be rushed out in under 45 minutes. I wanted a nice date, to enjoy a glass of wine , and dinner before the arnoff play and not be pushed out to turn the table. So disappointed as the food was great!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great dining experience. Food was great selections Of aged steaks were good. Service was very good.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Started with Iceberg Salad but got ranch and it was great. Steak (Filet) was cooked perfectly!! We got the truffle mashed potatoes and they were awesome. To top it off we had the chocolate chip cookie and it was the perfect cap to a great meal!!!
  16. NH

    NancyH

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful place for fine dining and the service was outstanding.
  17. BG

    BGSU5

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good solid food prior to a show ]at the Arnoff. The pork chop with the fingerling potatoes made with fat back was to die for
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The support staff at the restaurant was amazing especially Kevin who made sure everything was perfect and made the night more memorable
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for an amazing first experience! My grandmother picked this restaurant because she wants to try all of the steakhouses (or restaurants known for good steak) in Cincinnati. We came after a Broadway show at the Arronoff and had a wonderful experience. From service to food and atmosphere, nothing disappointed. My family and I come downtown often for shows and will definitely be adding prime to the short list of places we come to dine when we make the trip!
  20. BB

    BarryBondz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was GREAT and the staff was very attentive.
  21. SG

    ShirleyG

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best filet ever! Service was wonder. Would recommend this steakhouse over Jeff Ruby or any other fine dining steakhouse.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Excellent food and even better service.
  23. AR

    ARJ5488

    Cincinnati

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great!
  24. C

    Chris

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was truly amazing. They personalized our menus for our anniversary!! Impressive.
  25. S

    Steph

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful food every time. The service is wonderful Top of the line. Best place to eat downtown Cincinnati in my book. The price is great for the food you get. Over all wonderful dinner date with my husband. The rest rooms are so clean also. Our drinks were made perfect. If you want a nice dinner this is the place.
  26. JC

    JanC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my son's 40th birthday and loved the personal menu. I was disappointed that you ran out of bread considering we spent over $600 on meals.
  27. MG

    MeredithG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. It is special to me and my theater group.
  28. TG

    TameekaG

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a wonderful experience food was good service was excellent will be returning
  29. K

    Katilla

    Naples

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    We were excited to try Prime for our anniversary due to past reviews. We were sadly disappointed by the glacially slow service( our server was very nice but he was 1 of 2 servers there), the tepid lobster bisque, and the dried out chilean sea bass that for $49 should have been juicy and delicious. On a high note, they had printed Happy Anniversary on our menu so that was a thoughtful touch. When the server saw that I hadn't eaten the sea bass he kindly took the charge off the bill. We didn't stay for dessert since the rest of the meal was such a disappointment. Again, our server was good so we tipped him well, but the food was not as good as we expected.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The 16 oz bone-in KC strip for $87 lacked presentation, taste, and was over cooked. One of the worst (and thinnest) steaks I’ve had. The service was slow. We had to wait for our drinks, app, and dinner. The old fashioneds left a lot to be desired as well. Avoid this overly priced and underwhelming restaurant. Will not be going here again nor will I be endorsing this place.
  31. BW

    BrandonW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My ny strip came way over cooked, and seemed thin .sent it back. The replacement was cooked perfectly but not sure it was a prime cut. Service and drinks were great
  32. b

    briana

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, and overall atmosphere was amazing and unforgettable. Thank you so very much.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Who Dey! Great service and food!
  34. DD

    DrDateNight

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Sat by the musuc speaker...bad choice
  35. G

    Gwen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    It seemed very over priced for what you get and on top of that the food felt mediocre at best.
  36. SR

    SandraR

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 7 and it was one of our party’s birthday. The servers Siena and Naomi were great. I would recommend Prime for any type of celebration.
  37. LD

    LauraD

    Columbus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Filet was very salty, lintel soup was not good, so I exchanged for lobster bisque. Lobster bisque was very rich and did not have any lobster on it. Service was extremely poor. I had to go to the bar to get my last drink. We sat at the table with our dirty dishes the entire time. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a fine dining experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New year’s
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant & ambiance. Service was incredible. Very kid friendly as well! Extremely underwhelmed by our steaks. My dry aged KC steak ordered medium rare was much closer to well. My daughter compared how chewy it was to a gummy bear!! My wife ordered a medium ribeye which was much closer to rare. 4-5 pm on NYE would be a great excuse if it was busy, however the restaurant was about 50-75% filled. Big Bummer, I heard great things!
  40. CW

    ChrisW

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Was so disappointed. Considering the competition in Cincinnati from comparable restaurants it was no where near good enough. The server's tone immediately changed when we ordered our drinks (decided on beers instead of a high end bottle of wine). Server rarely if ever came back to check on us, except for coming back to try and push a dessert on us - twice. A different server that was helping a near by table gave a much better level of service (noticeable). My wife and I both got filets medium, and mine was close to being rare while hers was close to being well done. Unfortunate experience. The manager working spent more time looking at their phone and walking around the restaurant than actually doing anything. The vibe in the restaurant was just poor (including odd music choices from the entertainment) and not the type of experience that a high end downtown steakhouse should be. We had such a bad experience we were in and out of the restaurant in 45 minutes - that has to be a record. Just so disappointed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Prime Cincinnati using the Order Online button. Prime Cincinnati also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 579-0720.

Prime Cincinnati is rated 4.6 stars by 2626 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 43 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Prime Cincinnati

580 Walnut St Ste 100, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    6th Street and Walnut Street @580 building

  • Area

    Central Business District

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking available &#64;580 building - Entrances on Main and WalnutParking also available at the Fountain Square garage

  • Public Transit

    Metro Main hub at 5th & Walnut One block away. 100 Feet from South Entrance of Aronoff Center for the Arts. Just behind Fountain Square

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Veteran

  • Executive Chef

    Shawn Heine

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (513) 579-0720

  • Catering

    Consider our Delivery and Takeout Options on the Toast Take-Out app or copy this link into your browser: <br />https://www.toasttab.com/prime-cincinnati/v3#51ab797a-81a9-4e24-9621-641e771a3d53

  • Private party facilities

    Book your private event at Prime Cincinnati. Newly remodeled rooms. All groups over 10 must go through private dining. Email today: Zach@PrimeCincinnati.com

  • Private party contact

    Zach Prusinski: (844) 525-6509

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