David Burke's Primehouse

David Burke's Primehouse

Steakhouse · Near North Side
616 N Rush St (at E Ontario St), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Open until 3:00 PM, reopens later (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:30 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:30 PM–9:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Named #1 Steakhouse in Chicago, Primehouse redefines the modern American steakhouse by pushing the envelope of culinary creativity.


Based on 255 votes

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    Sam W.
    "Amazing dry aged steaks AND kid friendly?"(6 Tips)
    Tina C.
    "Ask for a tour of the steak aging room, it's pretty cool"(6 Tips)
    Erik H.
    "The 55 day aged Ribeye is THE best steak in the US."(4 Tips)
    "Try the David Burke's Cheesecake Lollipops"(3 Tips)

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Buy one Specialty Cocktail at the Primehouse Bar, get one complimentary.

Limit one per guest/per visit, not to be combined with any other offer or promotion, offer based on Specialty Cocktails from Bar menu ($13 value), not applicable on holiday.

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  • John K.

    In town on business and instead of fighting traffic back to Rosemont at rush hour decided on dinner @ David Burke's. 50-day Rib Eye was excellent but I still prefer Gibson's! Mac n Cheese was great!

    John K · August 17
  • JJ V.

    Had the 50 day aged rib-eye which was excellent. Best cut is bone-in filet. Outstanding! Bring your wallet

    JJ Venturini · June 21
  • Calvin M.

    Steaks are fantastic. Great service

    Calvin Multanen · June 14
  • Johannes

    Steak and Red Velvet Cake must have!

    Johannes · May 16
  • Sam W.

    Amazing dry aged steaks AND kid friendly? You bet! If you ask, the tour of the dry aging room is worth a peek.

    Sam Wakim · March 8
  • Lisa H.

    Unique steak aging room imparting unique flavor. Specialty cocktails worthwhile.

    Lisa Hinchliffe · January 30
  • Kate S.

    Love going here for lunch. I've ordered the burger every time because it's that good.

    Kate Schaffer · January 27
  • Adam L.

    Surprisingly good cocktail program here, including some barrel aged. You've never had anything like the Petit Confit (whistlepig, absinthe, duck infused white wine).

    Adam Laiacano · January 2
  • Chicago Tribune

    This spot has been named the #1 steakhouse in Chicago. Try the 55 or 75-day dry aged rib-eye steak or the 40-day prime steak burger. ProTip: Dry aged steaks can be purchased for home grilling. Read more

    Chicago Tribune · December 31, 2014
  • Chicagoist

    Chef Hubbard at Primehouse wanted to share his favorite holiday recipes, so he created this mini holiday market. Each week has different delicious specials, come indulge! Read more

    Chicagoist · December 1, 2014
  • Lucretia


    Lucretia · October 25, 2014
  • Jawwad A.

    Try the 55-day - I liked it better then the 75. If you're feeling ambitious, go for the cake in a can! Also fun to tour the aging room after.

    Jawwad Akhtar · October 17, 2014
  • Rebecca M.

    I'm still drooling over their red velvet cake in a can. You have to order it at the start of the meal because it takes about 40 minutes. It's worth the wait.

    Rebecca Maldonado · October 6, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out The Primehouse as seen on Meat And Potatoes , Food Paradise Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
  • Erik H.

    The 55 day aged Ribeye is THE best steak in the US.

    Erik Halverson · August 17, 2014
  • Jack S.

    The food is good here, but I wouldn't say this is the best steak house in the Midwest. Copper rock has cheaper steaks that blow this place's steaks out of the water! Staff wears jeans..looks so tacky

    Jack Schnell · August 10, 2014
  • Melissa A.

    My first aged steak ... absolutely delicious. I would come back here in a second. (And the seafood tower was pretty good! I'm spoiled with super fresh seafood in boston tho)

    Melissa Aucoin · August 7, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Guy Meikle, chef of Charlie Baggs Culinary Innovations, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Himalayan salt dry-aged ribeye. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014
  • Men's Health Mag

    After your beef bacchanal, head upstairs and crash on the billion thread count sheets, then do it all over again tomorrow night. (Seriously, you’ll want to go back again and again). Read more

    Men's Health Mag · August 3, 2014
  • Len V.

    You do taste the notes of blue cheese in the 55 day aged bone in ribeye. The bacon on a stick, more appropriately named pork belly on a stick, was also the epitome of smoky sweet goodness.

    Len Vacha · July 19, 2014
  • David Burke's Primehouse

    Buy one Specialty Cocktail at the Primehouse Bar, get one complimentary.

    David Burke's Primehouse · March 11, 2014
  • Lynn M.

    Wonderful service from Corey D. Skip the 40, go for the 55. Be prepared to take some home.

    Lynn Morton · April 30, 2014
  • Ata K.

    Mixed feelings. Tried the 55-day ribeye. It was quite good, and among the better cuts of meat I've tried. But service was awful and steaks are, IMHO, 20-30% overpriced. Caesar Salad was delicious.

    Ata Khan · April 16, 2014
  • Niket D.

    I felt like service was sub par for price point. But food is great so that's the final say on that.

    Niket Desai · March 9, 2014
  • Bari

    Average food. Bad service

    Bari · January 31, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    No place in Chicago dry ages beef with such passion as David Burke's.

    Serious Eats · December 30, 2013
  • Kate

    Wasabi Bloody Mary is Devine

    Kate · December 22, 2013
  • Pete J.

    I found the 75 day aged ribeye disappointing. Tough, not particularly flavorful. Awesome Caesar, sides, muffins, service, wines.

    Pete Johnson · October 26, 2013
  • Kevin S.

    The bacon for appetizer was delicious!! Also love the cheesecake for dessert. Of you have a lot of guests and not enough room in your belly, these bite size cheesecakes are perfect.

    Kevin Sanchez · October 20, 2013
  • Sara M.

    Omg. The 55 day dry aged steak was undoubtably the best steak I've ever tasted in my life. And they even have a 75 day old! The mac&cheese was amazing. And the bread puffs. This place is so worth it.

    Sara Mazing · October 5, 2013
  • Igor A.

    The best steakhouse in Chicago , excellent service !

    Igor Ananyev · September 20, 2013
  • Jeffrey S.

    Tour the dry aging room

    Jeffrey Snow · August 29, 2013
  • Joe B.

    Service was a D. Food was good. I ate at bar can't comment on restaurant service. That said, bar was a bad enough service experience that I won't be back.

    Joe Boggio · August 13, 2013
  • Brian S.

    Table side Caesar salad, bacon sticks and dry aged steaks. Can't go wrong here.

    Brian Shell · August 11, 2013
  • John H.

    Ask for the tour of the dry aging room. It's a great to see the process up close.

    John Hart · August 7, 2013
  • Ann F.

    Excellent steak!

    Ann Freier · July 28, 2013
  • Pinch R.

    If you're more of a burger person, get the burger. Its exactly what aged beef is supposed to taste.

    Pinch R · July 14, 2013
  • Kelly .

    Dry aged steak. Cocktail. Then you're good to go! $14 valet

    Kelly 🍰 · July 14, 2013
  • Lucretia

    Excellent service! Steak was delicious. The atmosphere is very date-y.

    Lucretia · June 29, 2013
  • Patricia A.

    If I worked here I would feel ashamed to serve espresso, latte Macchiato... Horrible!!!! Please lie and say u don't serve coffe before you serve an espresso on a big cup & dirty!!

    Patricia Alves · June 2, 2013
  • Angela W.

    Get the El Mariachi cocktail!

    Angela Wu · May 26, 2013
  • Greyhawk68

    Try the David Burke's Cheesecake Lollipops

    Greyhawk68 · April 16, 2013
  • Greyhawk68

    Try the Lobster Scrambled Eggs

    Greyhawk68 · April 16, 2013
  • Greyhawk68

    Try the Bacon Skewers

    Greyhawk68 · April 16, 2013
  • Madnyc

    Free appetizer!

    Madnyc · April 6, 2013
  • Bachelor10

    Don’t have time to visit? Grab a brunch box to go on Sunday before you head to the airport. We like the Hangover (Mini Burgers and fries, Mac N’ Cheese with bacon & a Monte Cristo). Read more

    Bachelor10 · March 18, 2013
  • Blair K.

    The Cake in a Can is worth the wait! And the extra batter is served before the cake arrives. Genius.

    Blair Klein · March 2, 2013
  • Elizabeth M.

    They overlooked my steak and waiter didn't even stop by to ask how it was.

    Elizabeth Maria · February 23, 2013
  • Phong N.

    55-day aged steak is spectacularly good.

    Phong Nguyen · February 3, 2013
  • Chris L.

    Not really a fan. The filet came out overdone and the truffle fries tasted like McDonald's with some truffle oil. Lunch special was reasonably priced but the quality was not up to expectations.

    Chris L · January 22, 2013

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