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The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar

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1089 Braidwood Rd | Access IS Off Braidwood RD, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 3S1, Canada
+1 250-871-7292
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Courtenay, Canada
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198 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for lunch. It was good but not great. Service was good and the coffee was good. I ordered a mushroom salad with a pear vinaigrette and I think they were out of pears. All was good but not great.

Thank retepremhel
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went there to celebrate because we were buying our first home! What a désappointement! We order ribs, and they were SO dry!!! And they taste water .... Really not a good experience! We won't go back there! For $50 of ribs, I was expecting way better food!

Thank Karie-Anne R
Nanaimo, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubs and I were in town for the weekend and I was craving steak. The Prime had good reviews so we checked it out. We sat in the lounge, it was late so there was only 1 other table in the lounge. The waitress was great, very attentive and friendly. they were out of 8oz new york :( :( so... More 

1 Thank Brvis
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

How disappointing, My son chose this restaurant and we were all looking forward to it. My son ordered the sirloin steak Oscar. It was so tough it was ridiculous. We could barely cut it. I ordered a sirloin as well that was sliced thin with yorkshire pudding. Tough steak, very tough. We waited for the waitress to come by for... More 

Thank committedfoodie
Comox, Canada
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278 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been meeting to go for a while. Not often surprised at restaurants but was this time. I had lunch just after 1130 am so it was quiet. Greeted very warmly by a charming server. I upgraded to caesar salad instead of frie, soup, ordinary salad. The sandwich was absolutely huge. A spicey schnitzel. They give you a huge fork and... More 

Thank cactus52
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get getaway weekend included a high end dining experience. We got just that at Prime Steak House & Wine Bar. Although the lounge had a large fundraising group in it our service and meal did not suffer from the restaurant being busy. Service was exceptional and meal was delicious. Steak was prepared to a perfect medium rare. Fabulous wine list... More 

Thank Kerry P
Courtenay, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived the staff were all having a meeting at the hostess counter. We started to go to the lounge when someone finally spoke to us. All the tables were reserved for a hockey team so we decided to dine in the dining room. Again we were made wait until they finished their meeting. It took a while for... More 

3 Thank Sharalynne
Vancouver Island, Canada
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260 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Absolutely mediocre. Not terrible, but definitely forgettable. Dry bun on a very average hamburger, dry garlic bread with pasta, ambience like a barn. Don't think we will be back.

1 Thank toad55
Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My wife and I came here for our 5th anniversary dinner and enjoyed both the ambience and the food. I ordered the Jambalaya and asked if the chef could kick it up a notch, which he did and my wife ordered a burger on rye bread, we also ordered baked garlic shrimp,both meals and appetizer were very flavourful and well... More 

Thank Rodney V
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came for our first date night since our daughter was born. What a treat! The steaks were perfect! The lobster was amazing and the wine was top notch! I recommend this lovely place to everyone for every occasion! Private rooms available for larger groups. The ambience is great!

Thank Rachael K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1089 Braidwood Rd | Access IS Off Braidwood RD, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 3S1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-871-7292

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