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David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel Reviews List

David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel

Named the #1 Steakhouse in Chicago by Chicago magazine, David Burke’s Primehouse redefines the modern American steakhouse with its culinary creativity. Meats are dry-aged in a Himalayan salt-tiled room on premises. Prime Spot, located inside Primehouse, is ideal for lunch, and The Primehouse Bar is perfect for an after work cocktail.

Best Anytime Steakhouse Experience – Thrillist.com

10 Must Try Dishes to Call Yourself A Chicagoan (55 Day Dry-Aged Ribeye) – Zagat.com

Best Burger in the U.S. – Food & Wine

Top 10 Burger in Chicago – Chicago Magazine
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1286 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(1,286 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 1,286 reviews
5 stars
(657)
4 stars
(359)
3 stars
(171)
2 stars
(70)
1 star
(29)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
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David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel Reviews List
Review 1 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Quiet
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"Amazing food and service!"
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2009
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Review 2 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/12/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/12/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/12/2016
 2011
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Review 3 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/10/2016
 2009
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Review 4 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2004
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Excellent service but food not worth the hype

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Choose to go out for a date night and figured why not try the #1 steakhouse in Chicago. In terms of atmosphere I would have preferred somewhere a little more intimate, maybe a little darker inside, but the atmosphere was not bad- just not what I had hoped. Service was excellent across the board. The wine list was exspensive, albeit exspensive relative to other comparable restaurants. Appetizer and table side Caesar salad were delicious. However, the steaks were sub par. We ordered the 40 day and 55 day aged steaks and both were dissapointing. Both were overcooked and both were 1/3 grissel and fat. For being ranked as the #1 steak in Chicago I wish I had ordered the chicken instead."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
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Review 6 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wow. Just, WOW.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Moderate
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"By far one of the BEST dinners we've EVER had. We came to visit during restaurant week to try the place and also celebrate our engagement (gotta stay budget savvy when you're wedding planning!). We had the most AMAZING time and the steaks we had were cooked PERFECTLY with a delicious, soft crust on the outside. I highly recommend trying the crab cake appetizer, filet, and every single possible dessert! The desserts we had were the doughnuts and the cheesecake --- oh my god my mouth was so freaking happy. HUGE shoutout to our server, Jeremy, who was absolutely amazing; at no point did we ever feel rushed, and he made us feel comfortable and happy to answer our questions on food the entire time. Make sure you ask for him when you dine!! GREAT experience!!!!"
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
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Review 8 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
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Review 9 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2013
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Review 10 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 11 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 13 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Outrageously great service. Wonderful Somm."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
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Review 14 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The only negative was an insistent booming bass beat from the nearby bar area."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2008
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2011
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
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Review 18 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, late-night find
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Review 19 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2012
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 20 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 21 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic Ribeye

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
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Noise Level
Energetic
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Enjoyed a fantastic 55 day aged ribeye and my girl thoroughly enjoyed small filet and lobster. Food, service and wine recommendations just amazing.
And don't pass up the cheesecake lollipop tree for desert!
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Dined on 2/01/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 22 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 23 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/05/2016
 2011
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Review 24 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Great selection! Waitress was super knowledgeable and friendly, plus they had a happy birthday dessert!"
Dined on 9/25/2015
 2013
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Review 25 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Perhaps it was the restaurant week menu, but I was not at all impressed with my meal or visit this time around. First they didn't offer up the restaurant week menu right away and then our dishes were just "meh". My steak was more medium than medium-rare...served with mash potatoes & a pile of oily mushrooms. Also my Caesar salad was just tossed out on the table versus made-to-order. This place has always been a favorite of mine, but after this last experience...not sure I care to return or recommend."
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
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Review 26 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2003
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2003
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/04/2016
 2009
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Review 28 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2005
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
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Review 30 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/01/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2014
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Review 32 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 33 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I tried the restaurant week week menu, always a good time to try new places. I ordered the fillet mignon medium well. It came out charred on the sides, one I cut off the char the rest was good. The Cesar salad was ok, nothing special. It also came with sides of mushrooms and mashed potatoes. Again nothing exceptional. There was also a small desert at the end which I didn't eat.
Overall it was good but not worth the regular prices imho.
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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
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Review 34 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2002
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Review 35 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

One of the Best

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
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Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had a very nice expeience with the restaursnt.Would recommend to anyone looking for a great steak,classy service,and great ambriance.If anything was lacking for me would of been a weakness in the desert menu selections.Had the donut holes,which were just ok."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Our pick for restaurant week

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Everything from my Gimlet cocktail to our awesome filet mignon was a hit! The server Rufino was very knowledgeable and on point. It was a team effort, we didn't wait for anything. The seating was spaced out appropriately, no tables super close to one another. I would definitely visit again."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
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1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Wayyyy overrated.

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
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Quiet
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Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Can point to 10+ better steakhouses in the city. Steak was decent (not great) - sides were all sub-par. Service was attentive, but the quality of a chili's. Felt like I was eating in a glorified ihop. Will not return."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
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Review 38 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 39 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
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Review 40 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
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Review 42 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 43 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Had Better - Disappointing

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Went during Restaurant Week, asked server for special menu and said there was none. Ordered 40 day ribeye. Not juicy, lacked flavor/seasoning. Talked to manager after dinner as I saw tables with the RW plates, he gave us his card. Whatever that will do for us, I was not told. I would rather have been comp'd a steak than have to drive from Elgin to Chicago for an average steak for another $250 check."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2008
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Review 44 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Service was good. Food was okay.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 46 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2011
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Review 47 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Loved it

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"First time there and had a great experience. If you like aged steak and the flavors the various ages bring out, this is the place to go. Best steak restaurant I've been to in Chicago."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 48 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

What a wonderful place... I will go back

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"From the moment we walked in the place was nice. I loved it. The services was GREAT. The food was GREAT... everything was great. I will go back again."
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 49 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Everything was outstanding! It's hard to find a steakhouse that has great food, attentive service, and an elegant vibe. David Burke's has achieved all three. This was our first time there, and it will definitely not be our last."
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
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Review 50 for David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
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