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Primebar - Minneapolis
3001 Hennepin Ave, Ste 1200 Minneapolis, MN 55415
Primebar is a contemporary Ale House featuring 60 tap beers with over half of the beer coming from local and regional breweries. Our menu is American Contemporary cuisine, featuring Two-handed sandwiches, Flatbreads, and Small plates to share.
Dining Style: Casual Elegant Price: $30 and under Parking: Private Lot Cross Street: Lake Street
"This was my third time back to Primebar. I was disappointed. I went for a uptown trendy fun dinner and felt I was at a suburban sports bar. The TV was so load with the game that we could not hear each other at dinner. The food and menu has changed and not nearly as good as I originally remember. Staff was fair to good. Certainly not what I would call a great experience. Probably will not return as there are too many other great choices in that neighborhood. Give me Figlio back."
"There were 4 of us on a Tuesday night, arriving at 8:00. We made a reservation through Open Table -- waited for 10 minutes for the host to appear and when no one showed up, we had to ask at the bar who would seat us. Once seated, the server was anxious to take our order. Food arrived promptly -- 2 of us had the spinach with squash salad with a really small chicken breast. It was good but too pricey for a bowl of spinach, a few smoked almonds and only several pieces of squash. Another in our party had the Caesar salad and said it lacked flavor. The 4th person had a burger and fries and said it was okay. May come back for lunch but not dinner -- very dark restaurant & really loud! Also, the booth we sat in was really tight, cramped."
Dined on 03/19/2013
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
"Solid brew menu, packed until after happy hour. Nice menu for small plates with good value. Interesting options on the specialty cocktail menu. Had the lamb shank, carnitas tacos were great. Desert menu had some nice offerings, but the flavor wasnt there. Good apps and the server was on his game..attentive but not hovering. Would go again but would wait until after happy hour to miss the larger crowd on a friday night. Overal not bad"
"Our experience at Primebar was just "okay". The food was okay, the service was okay. The beer list was extensive but when I asked for 2 of the listed choices, was told they were out of them. I had wine instead. Then on my husband's second beer, the server offered a couple of beers that weren't even listed on the menu. A little inconsistency there. We'd go back for happy hour, but probably not for dinner next time."
Dined on 03/14/2013
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, good for groups
"The food quality was a complete surprise. I had expects a typical tap house fare with the usual mediocre offerings. The food was very well done and the beer can chicken along with the prime rib were a hit with our table. Worth a try if you have been disappointed by the previous restaurants in the location since Figlio's. bar service was the only negative. It took ten minutes to get served drinks prior to our seating. The bar was not that busy and the tenders needed to pick up the speed. How hard is it to pour a beer?"
"This was my second time to Primebar, and the second time that the service was awful. Just like last time, our server was barely around, we were oftentimes looking for him, and seriously- why does the food come out one plate at a time? The servers will bring ONE plate to ONE person at the table and leave it there while everyone else waits. The servers bring the plates out and yell, "Chicken? Who's got the chicken. Spinach salad? Who has the spinach salad?" Etc. Etc. It's not OUR job as the patrons to tell you what we ordered. Get a system in place, people. Assign numbers to each seat and know which plate is going where before it comes out. It's extremely tacky for a more upscale restaurant to be so disorganized when the food is coming out."
Dined on 03/08/2013
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, good for groups
"Usually food and service is great this time our server was horrible! Service was really slow. Took 15 minutes before the server came over for my drink order. Waited forever for him to take our food order."
Dined on 03/03/2013
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
"I hope this restaurant makes it. This location seems to be cursed. We really liked Il gatto. Husband and I came to Primebar for date night on Saturday and we enjoyed the ambiance (booths, upscale, gastro pubby). I had the French onion soup to start which was really delicious. Our main dishes were the shrimp and chorizo flatbread (very good) and the pork chop (huge and very tasty). The beer list is off the charts. My husband enjoyed the beer he ordered, Hop Dish. I had a pomegranate margarita which was very well done, freshly made and tasty."
Dined on 03/02/2013
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
"My wife and I were going to Comedy Sportz and looking for a place nearby to eat. I read a couple negative reviews about quality of service on this place but I since it was so close I decided to give them a chance. I was pleasantly surprised and found the place to be really nice. They had great food, a good beer and wine selection and our service was very good and prompt. I would recommend this restaurant to friends."
"Our server was fantastic -- had great suggestions for my drink order, stopped by just often enough, very friendly. The appetizers we had during happy hour (deviled eggs and animal tots) were great. The music (speakers) near our booth became quite loud as the night wore on. There was a good crowd with high energy (fairly young, mostly 20s and 30s). Overall, it was a fun place to meet friends and enjoy drinks and nibbles."
"We had a wonderful experience. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. He was always present ,but never bothered us. We loved all our food, from the buffalo calamari, spinach salad and salmon to the bread pudding. perfect in every way . We felt very well cared for and completly satified!!! Will come back."
Dined on 02/16/2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot