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David Burke's Primehouse
Posted by Jim on 03/26/2014
Ate at Burkes in the James hotel. Had planned this for two months and couldn't wait to eat there. My wife and I both had the 55 day aged ribeye. Was ok. Just ok. Not tender but had, decent flavor. Honestly.....and I'm not a trained chef by any means, my wife said to me afterwards.."honey, you've made better on the grill at home". Sadly she was right. Service was great. Side dishes were great. Tuna appetizer was killer. Steak....well--not so much. Go somewhere else for steak.
Posted by Mary L on 10/08/2012
Its one of the best in Chicago. Quite expensive but always a great experience. You must try the red velvet cake. They will bring you the beaters to lick while your cake is baking. Lollipop cheese cakes are another must try.
Posted by Yavaughn Oden on 09/11/2012
I was taken to dinner here for my birthday and the 55 day steak was pheomenial (it melted in my mouth). The best steak I ever had in life and the waitress was excellent as well. The seats were very comfortable and a great dining experience- ambiance, ambiance, ambiance!
Posted by Khalid on 04/08/2011
I ate at David Burke's Primehouse a year ago and still haven't gotten over how remarkable of a restaurant it is. In my entire life. Every meal I have ever had fails in comparison. Each dish from the salad to the steak to the cheesecake dessert still run around my mind. Best meal you will ever have.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/13/2010
I hope that this review will save someone $200+. David Burke’s Primehouse didn’t deserve my money and it doesn’t deserve yours. There are literally over a dozen other steakhouses you can eat at in the Chicago area that are worthy of your time. I urge you to choose them over David Burke’s Primehouse. When we arrived at the restaurant on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. the restaurant was not busy at all with most of the tables open. The hostess however, seated us at the smallest type of table available, in the back of the restaurant, nearest to the kitchen, right next to another table with 2 people already sitting at it. They could have at least left one table between us so that there could have been a little privacy. We basically shared our dining experience with the couple next to us the entire time (Hi Kim and Anthony !!!). At first I thought that the restaurant must have a lot of tables reserved for the evening but an hour and a half later when we left, there were still numerous tables available. This was a very disappointing start to the service to say the least. My girlfriend ordered the bone-in filet cooked medium. It came out rare to medium rare. The server even commented on how it was not prepared properly and offered to take it back, which we took him up on. Did they replace it with a new and properly cooked filet? No, of course not. They just stuck her entire plate in an oven in an attempt to cook it more which didn’t work. Were they serious ?!?!?! Her uneaten bites of meat were still on the plate … gross. How pathetic, especially for a $50 piece of filet. The filet itself which never got properly cooked, was of an inferior quality, stringy and rather tough. I ordered the 55 day bone in ribeye cooked medium. That was a mistake. The meat was served lukewarm, over-cooked, rather burned on the outside and it was tough. So much for 55 days of aging. The absolute worst piece of meat I have ever been served … and I used to eat at Ponderosa Restaurant as a child. And finally for the side dishes. This particular evening they had a main dish with quinoa served on the side. I asked if I could get a side of quinoa with my meal (a seed which cooks in boiling water for about 15 minutes … costs about $0.25 per serving) The not-so-friendly hostess who seated us at our pathetic table came out to personally tell me that they didn’t have enough quinoa prepared to give me a side order. How nice of her!
Posted by Hawkeye Writer on 11/12/2010
My husband and I had eaten at David Burke Townhouse in NYC and loved it. This place was a big let down. Nothing about the atmosphere was appealing; tables were close together and had some washable faux leather tablecloth. There was no real atmosphere. Our steaks were very undercooked and our waiter blew it off. I've never had a fatty filet before. Our sides were unimaginable. We don't mind paying for a good meal. But $200 for a subpar meal and one glass of overpriced wine makes us angry. We could have gone to Spiaggia or Pane Clado for the same money and been very happy. We'll never go back.
Posted by Lonzo on 11/18/2009
55 day aged bone-in ribeye was just bad. Tough with lots of gristle. 45 dollar shoe leather.