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Primebar

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown / The Loop
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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155 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-1787 (Between Lake and Randolph)
+1 312-884-0000
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Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for someplace close by the Civic Opera House and gave Primebar a shot despite some mediocre reviews. Lightning was a little too dark for our tastes. We saw more than a couple patrons have to pull out their phones to see the menu. Dining area was very expansive so I was confused why the majority of parties were... More 

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Thank civicnation
New York
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great location & setup for happy hour. Our group had reserved in advance so we had the back area setup with a few high tables & the appetizers table: an assortment of sliders, mini tacos, mini pizzas, cheese balls, meat balls etc: nothing extraordinary but normal for a bar. The best part however, besides the service, was their cocktails: a... More 

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Michigan
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Came here for a business lunch and ordered the cobb salad chopped. First mouthful had a blob of something squishy which I had to discretely spit into my napkin. I was here with three people I'd never met before so complaining to the waitress didn't enter my mind. I'm a pretty easy going diner. Got another "blob" a second time,... More 

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Gorham, Maine
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The food had a dash of creativity and was well executed, though not quite 100% up to par with what the flavor pairings would suggest. The Turkey Sandwich was above average, though the bread was buttered so much before grilling that the richness of the butter overpowered the other flavors, including the brie of all things. The oddest part for... More 

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Chicago, IL
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320 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

I keep hoping that this restaurant will get itself pulled together since I work right across the street and it is so convenient. They should hire servers who know how to wait on customers, get better kitchen staff, or both. I came with a couple others for lunch this week and we had an early reservation for lunch and so... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

odd traffic pattern through this place. been here 3x - mix of younger and older business people. convenient if you have to meet someone in this part of loop but not terribly cheap. have a gin and tonic but don't go too far into the drinks or food menu - flatbread not good - way too pestoey.

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Portland, Oregon
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434 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

On the first floor of modern high rise. Very, very busy. Menu casual food - variety of burgers and dospgs, fish and chips, a few regular entrees - lots of beers, limited wine. Service and pricing okay. Okay place but nothing special.

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Thank VacaBoy
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Primebar is a very nice restaurant with a nice variety on their menu. I've been there a few times for lunch with 3 or 4 other people each time. Everyone had really good food.

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Thank Carma5000
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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203 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

We recently visited prime bar for a business lunch. I have been there several times, and on this recent visit it was in keeping with my typical experience. Excellent food, terrific choices, very good service, and a lively (lively by business lunch standards) atmosphere. The food combinations are pretty good, and I have never had a bad meal here. I... More 

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Thank Matt_from_Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Once Again the team over at Primebar gave us another outstanding meal and service. Though the restaurant was busy; we were able to grab a booth by the bar and only had a limited time to grab a few drinks and dinner before heading up to the Aragon Ballroom, our server was able to get us multiple drinks and our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-1787
    (Between Lake and Randolph)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-884-0000
Description
Located in Chicago's Loop neighborhood, Primebar is a modern day ale house and a go to destination for cool food, local brews and great cocktails.

Our kitchen specializes in contemporary American fare, serving up a delicious array of mouthwatering appetizers, garden fresh salads, two-handed sandwiches, and signature specialty entrees. Behind the bar, we offer an outstanding wine list, local microbrews, and a slew of hand-crafted specialty cocktails.

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