David Burke's Primehouse

★★★★☆
  • 616 N Rush St

    Chicago, IL 60611

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  • 312-660-6000

About David Burke's Primehouse

Hours
Fri-Sat: 7am-11am, 11am-3pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm, Sun-Thu: 7am-11am, 11am-3pm, 5:30pm-9pm

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Dear Mr. Hatton,

I am normally quite fond of hotel restaurants because the professionalism and training on the hospitality side cannot help but percolate to the foodservice side. Hospitality is so investment-heavy and commoditized that

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Dear Mr. Hatton,

I am normally quite fond of hotel restaurants because the professionalism and training on the hospitality side cannot help but percolate to the foodservice side. Hospitality is so investment-heavy and commoditized that

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had read the reviews and decided it must be great -- WRONG!!! This place has a great appearance with a young affluent professional crowd, but apparently not a very discerning crowd. The medium rare NY steak I ordered at $49 was a medium

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had read the reviews and decided it must be great -- WRONG!!! This place has a great appearance with a young affluent professional crowd, but apparently not a very discerning crowd. The medium rare NY steak I ordered at $49 was a medium

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Great wait staff ready with excellent recommendations. Steak was amazing but dessert is also good. One of the waiters is starting a limoncello business and makes all of the different flavors on the menu. Excellent!

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★★★★☆

Great wait staff ready with excellent recommendations. Steak was amazing but dessert is also good. One of the waiters is starting a limoncello business and makes all of the different flavors on the menu. Excellent!

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Hard to beat the amazing food, of course it comes with a price. I may end up here again some time soon but I try to stay away from places too pricey. I really did enjoy my meal and the staff during my visit though.

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★★★★☆

Hard to beat the amazing food, of course it comes with a price. I may end up here again some time soon but I try to stay away from places too pricey. I really did enjoy my meal and the staff during my visit though.

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We visited David Burke's for the restaurant week that ended Feb 27th and it was an excpetional experience, we were given champagne on the house twice as we waited and when we were seated, our server was super nice and the food was awesome, after the dinner they offered to take us on a tour to see thier famouse salt room where they kept thier dry aged steaks and also the kitchen where we met the executive chef, i highly recommend this place.

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★★★★★

We visited David Burke's for the restaurant week that ended Feb 27th and it was an excpetional experience, we were given champagne on the house twice as we waited and when we were seated, our server was super nice and the food was awesome, after the dinner they offered to take us on a tour to see thier famouse salt room where they kept thier dry aged steaks and also the kitchen where we met the executive chef, i highly recommend this place.

Pros: Everything

Cons: nothing

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I'm not a meat eater but this place under the guidance of executive chef David Burke manages to be old school and current at the same time. The granny smith apple and cheddar pie is awesome.

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★★★★☆

I'm not a meat eater but this place under the guidance of executive chef David Burke manages to be old school and current at the same time. The granny smith apple and cheddar pie is awesome.

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We went to Primehouse for my birthday last night. I had high expectations from the reviews and the menu. Unfortunately, not only were my expectations not met but Primehouse was not even one of the best steakhouses I've been to in the last 3 months. We ordered the sticks and stones appetizer - skewered beef and shrimp brought to the table raw to be cooked on a hot stone. Interesting and fun but lacked much flavor in spite of the infused soy sauce brought along to pour over the shrimp and beef as they cooked. Next we had the Caesar salad with white anchovies. Nice table side preparation and overall typical quality salad. Nothing extraordinary but it tasted fine. For our meals, we ordered the Porterhouse and the 55 day aged bone in ribeye, supposedly the best dry aged steak in Chicago in 2008. If that is the case, I would hate to taste even the second best let alone those that didn't make the list. The steak was not even tender, a reasonable expectation for a restaurant that happily claims to be the only one in the country that owns it own sire. My companion ate the Porterhouse but only after having to insist on steak sauce to make it flavorful. The Chorizo whipped potatoes were nice, but again, nothing extraordinary. Same for the creamed spinach, except the nutmeg was a little overpowering.

Service: We never had our water refilled. Our table was never cleaned off after the appetizers and salad before the entrees arrived. We ended up piling plates and glasses at the edge of the table which were finally removed but the table itself was not cleaned. I was hugely disappointed in most aspects of the night. We ended up leaving before the complimentary birthday dessert and with a third-eaten 55 day dry aged ribeye still on the table. Additionally, we were seated at a booth where the narrow aisle between us, a column and other tables left little room for servers and others to pass by without literally being in our booth. Not recommended.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Primehouse for my birthday last night. I had high expectations from the reviews and the menu. Unfortunately, not only were my expectations not met but Primehouse was not even one of the best steakhouses I've been to in the last 3 months. We ordered the sticks and stones appetizer - skewered beef and shrimp brought to the table raw to be cooked on a hot stone. Interesting and fun but lacked much flavor in spite of the infused soy sauce brought along to pour over the shrimp and beef as they cooked. Next we had the Caesar salad with white anchovies. Nice table side preparation and overall typical quality salad. Nothing extraordinary but it tasted fine. For our meals, we ordered the Porterhouse and the 55 day aged bone in ribeye, supposedly the best dry aged steak in Chicago in 2008. If that is the case, I would hate to taste even the second best let alone those that didn't make the list. The steak was not even tender, a reasonable expectation for a restaurant that happily claims to be the only one in the country that owns it own sire. My companion ate the Porterhouse but only after having to insist on steak sauce to make it flavorful. The Chorizo whipped potatoes were nice, but again, nothing extraordinary. Same for the creamed spinach, except the nutmeg was a little overpowering.

Service: We never had our water refilled. Our table was never cleaned off after the appetizers and salad before the entrees arrived. We ended up piling plates and glasses at the edge of the table which were finally removed but the table itself was not cleaned. I was hugely disappointed in most aspects of the night. We ended up leaving before the complimentary birthday dessert and with a third-eaten 55 day dry aged ribeye still on the table. Additionally, we were seated at a booth where the narrow aisle between us, a column and other tables left little room for servers and others to pass by without literally being in our booth. Not recommended.

Pros: None.

Cons: Steaks, service, atmosphere.

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My husband & I went here for dinner on my bday. They have a great wine list. The scene is trendy & busy. The service was excellent, the GM even came by to make sure everything was perfect for us. Everything was great especially the 85 day aged ribeye, it was out of this world! They my made my bday perfect! The chocolate cake & ice cream added a very nice touch. We'll be back.

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★★★★☆

My husband & I went here for dinner on my bday. They have a great wine list. The scene is trendy & busy. The service was excellent, the GM even came by to make sure everything was perfect for us. Everything was great especially the 85 day aged ribeye, it was out of this world! They my made my bday perfect! The chocolate cake & ice cream added a very nice touch. We'll be back.

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I had the pleasure to dine at Prime last night, and would recommend it to anyone. I had the Reserve Cut, 40-day Dry Aged, Bone-In Ribeye, MR, and it was fantastic. Additionally, we had the Shellfish Castle, the Kobe Beef Sashimi on a huge block of Himalayan salt, and some other things that were just as good. The wine was a Claret by Foley, '05, which went great with the pre-steak food. Service was great with minimal interruptions allowing for business conversation.

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★★★★☆

I had the pleasure to dine at Prime last night, and would recommend it to anyone. I had the Reserve Cut, 40-day Dry Aged, Bone-In Ribeye, MR, and it was fantastic. Additionally, we had the Shellfish Castle, the Kobe Beef Sashimi on a huge block of Himalayan salt, and some other things that were just as good. The wine was a Claret by Foley, '05, which went great with the pre-steak food. Service was great with minimal interruptions allowing for business conversation.

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Celebrated my birthday dinner here this past weekend in Chicago. Made an early pre-theater dinner reservation for 6pm. When we walked in, the place was completely empty yet they seated us by the waiters' station. Very odd. The food was good, and David Burke serves these popovers (instead of dinner rolls) that he also serves in the NYC location - delicious. We ordered a Pellegrino and the busboy brought it over, opened it, and just left it on the table. He didn't pour it! We were confused. Several staffers walked by and didn't pour it. Finally someone did. The food was good. They brought out their signature chocolate cake for no charge in honor of my bday for dessert. I thought that was a very nice touch. The restaurant gets loud as the night goes on, so be aware of that. All in all, a good experience.

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★★★★☆

Celebrated my birthday dinner here this past weekend in Chicago. Made an early pre-theater dinner reservation for 6pm. When we walked in, the place was completely empty yet they seated us by the waiters' station. Very odd. The food was good, and David Burke serves these popovers (instead of dinner rolls) that he also serves in the NYC location - delicious. We ordered a Pellegrino and the busboy brought it over, opened it, and just left it on the table. He didn't pour it! We were confused. Several staffers walked by and didn't pour it. Finally someone did. The food was good. They brought out their signature chocolate cake for no charge in honor of my bday for dessert. I thought that was a very nice touch. The restaurant gets loud as the night goes on, so be aware of that. All in all, a good experience.

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Terrible....Do not waste your money. I reserved a private room for my Mother's 70th Birthday Party and we had an awful experience. The room was 38 degrees when we arrived and we froze for 2 hours before WE found ourselves other accommodations within the hotel. Their food was terrible, all the talk about dry aged and the steak was fair at best The portion of the side dishes are so small. We waited at least 15 minutes before someone asked for a drink order.......I could go on and on. In summary, given my dissatisfaction, I was offered a free dinner. The offer was turned down, I am just not that hard up for a free meal.

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★☆☆☆☆

Terrible....Do not waste your money. I reserved a private room for my Mother's 70th Birthday Party and we had an awful experience. The room was 38 degrees when we arrived and we froze for 2 hours before WE found ourselves other accommodations within the hotel. Their food was terrible, all the talk about dry aged and the steak was fair at best The portion of the side dishes are so small. We waited at least 15 minutes before someone asked for a drink order.......I could go on and on. In summary, given my dissatisfaction, I was offered a free dinner. The offer was turned down, I am just not that hard up for a free meal.

Pros: none

Cons: entire experience

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Not only is the place a great adventure in decor; the steaks are probably the best in the City. They are dry aged and have a unique flavor. And talk about size..yes, they are a little pricey but worth every cent. The sides, especially the onion rings and the appetizers are so good you'll want to take some home. The service is great and the service staff not only knows the menu but can recommend dishes to compliment what you've picked out. Table side Caesar salad and the house salad could make you a vegetarian if not for the WONDERFUL STEAKS. No matter what you order, steak, fish, pasta there is a wide range of great wines and drinks that are served. And don't miss the chocolate chocolate cake for dessert. If that doesn't give you a rush you're dead...lol.

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Not only is the place a great adventure in decor; the steaks are probably the best in the City. They are dry aged and have a unique flavor. And talk about size..yes, they are a little pricey but worth every cent. The sides, especially the onion rings and the appetizers are so good you'll want to take some home. The service is great and the service staff not only knows the menu but can recommend dishes to compliment what you've picked out. Table side Caesar salad and the house salad could make you a vegetarian if not for the WONDERFUL STEAKS. No matter what you order, steak, fish, pasta there is a wide range of great wines and drinks that are served. And don't miss the chocolate chocolate cake for dessert. If that doesn't give you a rush you're dead...lol.

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I don't recommend this experience. Service was adequate, food was cold and mediocre. Over priced for quality of service and cuisine. The best part were the popovers!

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I don't recommend this experience. Service was adequate, food was cold and mediocre. Over priced for quality of service and cuisine. The best part were the popovers!

Pros: Can't think of any

Cons: Over priced for quality of food and service, valet service only provides 3 hours

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Thank God for good company because this may have been the worst meal I've had in Chicago. There is not a good thing I can say about this restaurant!

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Thank God for good company because this may have been the worst meal I've had in Chicago. There is not a good thing I can say about this restaurant!

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I am here to let you know that the breakfast at Primehouse is wonderful! The many healthy selections are great and the food was prepared quickly and looked and tasted phenomenal! Everything that we tried was amazing. The smoothies, the donut holes, the omletes, berry pancakes, awesome selection of hot teas...it was great. Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

I am here to let you know that the breakfast at Primehouse is wonderful! The many healthy selections are great and the food was prepared quickly and looked and tasted phenomenal! Everything that we tried was amazing. The smoothies, the donut holes, the omletes, berry pancakes, awesome selection of hot teas...it was great. Highly recommended!

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Again, slightly not traditional steak house atmosphere, but great great food. Burke's is one to the few places in Chicago that dry ages and the taste totally comes through. I went when they had just opened and the experience was still great. We ordered WAY too much food and managed to eat it all because it was so wonderful. The standouts were the steaks for sure, the tempura green beans, the leather infused Manhattan and the lollipop tree! Burke's is a must try for steak lovers. The service was also wonderful, Burke himself was there that night and personally asked almost every table how the food was, it didn't look like there was a single complaint!

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★★★★★

Again, slightly not traditional steak house atmosphere, but great great food. Burke's is one to the few places in Chicago that dry ages and the taste totally comes through. I went when they had just opened and the experience was still great. We ordered WAY too much food and managed to eat it all because it was so wonderful. The standouts were the steaks for sure, the tempura green beans, the leather infused Manhattan and the lollipop tree! Burke's is a must try for steak lovers. The service was also wonderful, Burke himself was there that night and personally asked almost every table how the food was, it didn't look like there was a single complaint!

Pros: Dry ages steaks and great service

Cons: None!

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Probobly the best lobster bisque I have ever eaten. The service was lacking a little however I believe our waitress was new. The steak was good, but not great.

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Probobly the best lobster bisque I have ever eaten. The service was lacking a little however I believe our waitress was new. The steak was good, but not great.

Pros: A good option if you are staying at the James.

Cons: Not much better than any other steak house in Chicago.

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My husband and I ate here on October 6 to celebrate his birthday. The waiter spilled a beer all over my head/neck and cashmere sweater. While the restaurant was quick to clean it up, we got ZERO compensation for this incident. They did not even offer the beer that they spilled to us for free. We spent well over $200 for our meal (which was pretty good) and they offered us nothing. WE WILL NEVER DINE HERE AGAIN and we would like to let everyone know that David Burke cannot be bothered with great customer service. I experience better customer service at Chili's or other chain restaurants. Extremely disappointing.

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My husband and I ate here on October 6 to celebrate his birthday. The waiter spilled a beer all over my head/neck and cashmere sweater. While the restaurant was quick to clean it up, we got ZERO compensation for this incident. They did not even offer the beer that they spilled to us for free. We spent well over $200 for our meal (which was pretty good) and they offered us nothing. WE WILL NEVER DINE HERE AGAIN and we would like to let everyone know that David Burke cannot be bothered with great customer service. I experience better customer service at Chili's or other chain restaurants. Extremely disappointing.

Pros: Food was above average

Cons: Service was very disappointing. No knowledge of what good customer service is all about. What a shame.

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This could very well be one of our new favorites. The service was outstanding, and the sommelier nailed our wine tastes from just a few hints as to what we were in the mood for. The wine he pulled for us was worth the reservation alone. My boyfirend and I both loved our meals, and my filet oscar couldn't have been more perfect. The deserts were just as outstanding, and I LOVED the cheesecake lolipop tree... fun and (sinfully) delicious! The decor is minimalist chic, right down to the water faucets in the bathrooms. The lounge has a very cool vibe, and I'll definately be back there for drinks. We can't wait to bring our friends!

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★★★★★

This could very well be one of our new favorites. The service was outstanding, and the sommelier nailed our wine tastes from just a few hints as to what we were in the mood for. The wine he pulled for us was worth the reservation alone. My boyfirend and I both loved our meals, and my filet oscar couldn't have been more perfect. The deserts were just as outstanding, and I LOVED the cheesecake lolipop tree... fun and (sinfully) delicious! The decor is minimalist chic, right down to the water faucets in the bathrooms. The lounge has a very cool vibe, and I'll definately be back there for drinks. We can't wait to bring our friends!

Pros: Steaks, great sommelier, chill-vibey decor

Cons: can get a bit loud

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Kind of a cool looking spot. Not a big fan of dry-aged beef so didn't care for the steaks very much. Favorite thing was the crabcake with some kind of pretzel coating, it was pretty good. Everyone was pretty nice, it just didn't excite me very much

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★★★★☆

Kind of a cool looking spot. Not a big fan of dry-aged beef so didn't care for the steaks very much. Favorite thing was the crabcake with some kind of pretzel coating, it was pretty good. Everyone was pretty nice, it just didn't excite me very much

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Our waitress was very limited in her knowledge of the menu. Nice wine list. Sommeliers were fantastic. Steaks were great! Dessert was good too. Nice bar/lounge. Average to expensive for what you get food wise. Cool decor for a "steakhouse".

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★★★★☆

Our waitress was very limited in her knowledge of the menu. Nice wine list. Sommeliers were fantastic. Steaks were great! Dessert was good too. Nice bar/lounge. Average to expensive for what you get food wise. Cool decor for a "steakhouse".

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This boutique hotel restaurant near the Magnificent Mile affords contemporary fare like the pretzel-crusted crab cake with poppy seed honey and lobster bisque with green apple essence alongside a lobster stick. But the focus is squarely on…

 

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