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David Burke's Primehouse

David Burke's Primehouse

Near North Side, Chicago
128 Tips and reviews
  • steak
  • aging room
  • cheesecake lollipops
  • cake
  • desserts
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  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneDecember 31, 2014
    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
  • Melissa A.
    Melissa AucoinAugust 7, 2014
    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)
  • Sara M.
    Sara MazingOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Jawwad A.
    Jawwad AkhtarOctober 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10March 18, 2013
    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
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoNovember 2, 2011
    Warm popovers stand in for bread, filets are tender and rich, and brunch gets served in bento boxes with themes— “griddled” (pancakes and French toast) and “hangover” (burgers, fries and sunglasses). Read more
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    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
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 5, 2016
    They leave their rib eyes in their in-house, salt-tiled aging room for anywhere from 28 to 75 days, which imbues their cuts with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Read more
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SanchezOctober 20, 2013
    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.
  • John K.
    John KAugust 17, 2015
    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!
  • Jack S.
    Jack SchnellAugust 10, 2014
    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
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TriskettDecember 4, 2011
    The best meal I've ever eaten. The surf and turf dumplings (especially the jerk pork) were the perfect appetizer. The dry aged steak has such a distinct flavor. Tour the freezer after dinner!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 17, 2011
    Warm popovers stand in for bread, filets are tender and rich, and brunch gets served in bento boxes with themes— “griddled” (pancakes and French toast) and “hangover” (burgers, fries and sunglasses).
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineMay 8, 2012
    Besides first-rate beef, this New York–style steak house boasts creative nonsteak options like tableside caesar salad, surf-and-turf dumplings, crackling pork shank, and a Slice of Prime. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsJanuary 10, 2012
    It’s not your mama’s steakhouse, which means it’s also super kid-friendly: A children’s menu includes Kobe-beef corn dogs and a three-ounce filet mignon, plus a dessert menu with milk and cookies. Read more
  • Kate C.
    Kate CerriAugust 14, 2011
    Excellent steak and sides. Don't forget to check in and show the waiter for a free appetizer. It was so incredible that it is almost unbelievable. Use the sommelier to make your wine selection!
  • Adam L.
    Adam LaiacanoJanuary 2, 2015
    Surprisingly good cocktail program here, including some barrel aged. You've never had anything like the Petit Confit (whistlepig, absinthe, duck infused white wine).
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MaldonadoOctober 6, 2014
    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.
  • Len V.
    Len VachaJuly 19, 2014
    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.
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TaiJuly 24, 2011
    The 40 day dry aged burger is their underrated secret here. Try it and you'll realize that it's the best 12 bucks you ever spent. Comes with truffle oil french fries!
  • Blair K.
    Blair KleinMarch 2, 2013
    The Cake in a Can is worth the wait! And the extra batter is served before the cake arrives. Genius.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistDecember 1, 2014
    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
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 6, 2012
    Every dish is executed with precision, and steaks are aged in an on-site salt cave that controls the humidity and temperature. Steak sauce? Forget about it. Read more
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CarterDecember 23, 2011
    Kobe beef corn dogs for the free ski w/ 4 square check n shake and steak menu is awesome w/ martini steak and side martini splurge with bone in filet and langmeil Shiraz bamm
  • Kate S.
    Kate SchafferJanuary 27, 2015
    Love going here for lunch. I've ordered the burger every time because it's that good.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityJanuary 4, 2011
    Make sure to leave room for the Slice of Prime (a s’mores chocolate cake with graham cracker and marshmallow) and a batch of the Kickin’ Donuts: the ultimate interactive treat!
  • JJ V.
    JJ VenturiniJune 21, 2015
    Had the 50 day aged rib-eye which was excellent. Best cut is bone-in filet. Outstanding! Bring your wallet
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Primehouse gives a nod and wink to an American classic with Kobe beef corn dogs. The two-inch links will remind you of childhood, but the juicy, plump texture and beefy flavor are all adult. Read more
  • Lynn M.
    Lynn MortonApril 30, 2014
    Wonderful service from Corey D. Skip the 40, go for the 55. Be prepared to take some home.
  • John H.
    John HartAugust 7, 2013
    Ask for the tour of the dry aging room. It's a great to see the process up close.
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10February 15, 2012
    Don’t have time to visit? Grab a brunch box to go on Sunday before you head to the airport. We like the Hangover or the Little Bull. Read more
  • Tina C.
    Tina CMay 13, 2010
    The Lobster Bisque, Surf & Turf Dumplings, 40 Day Rib Eye, and Cheesecake Lollipop Tree were all fantastic! Ask for a tour of the steak aging room, it's pretty cool
  • Bridget S.
    Bridget ShaoApril 24
    Highly recommend the seafood tower for seafood lovers, and the steak is superb!!!
  • CBS Local
    CBS LocalDecember 29, 2011
    Try the oysters, 13 for $13! And be sure to add the lump crab and avocado … Yum! - CBS Chicago Read more
  • Helen P.
    Helen ParkJune 20, 2016
    Great lunch menu - onion ring is their hidden gem
  • Marco H.
    Marco HowellOctober 6, 2011
    Get the fillet mignon, truffle fries, wagu and green beans. Dessert: cheesecake lollipops and the donuts.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HinchliffeJanuary 30, 2015
    Unique steak aging room imparting unique flavor. Specialty cocktails worthwhile.
  • James P.
    James P.February 12, 2016
    Everything is good! Had the strip steak and sides. Most excellent!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BroylesJune 7, 2011
    foot long lobster spring rolls on the bisque...45+ day dry-aged steaks, all 'sired' by the same Angus bull, Prime XL? Meat-lovers heaven Read more
  • Michael D.
    Michael DuffDecember 8, 2012
    Surf/turf dumplings? Mediocre.Crabcake? MehPopovers? GoodCrab mashed potatoes? LikedSquash? FairFilet? Great40-day dry aged ribeye? Genius!Banana split sundae? Strong brandy but yummy!!
  • Mary M.
    Mary MAugust 4, 2011
    kickin' doughnuts should be called stuffin doughnuts as i was stuffing doughnuts with premade vanilla & caramel sauce!
  • Lucretia
    LucretiaJune 29, 2013
    Excellent service! Steak was delicious. The atmosphere is very date-y.
  • Brian S.
    Brian ShellAugust 11, 2013
    Table side Caesar salad, bacon sticks and dry aged steaks. Can't go wrong here.
  • Jon C.
    Jon ChanOctober 17, 2015
    Try the 40-Day Dry Aged Rib Eye - Medium Rare (via @Foodspotting)
  • Pete J.
    Pete JohnsonOctober 26, 2013
    I found the 75 day aged ribeye disappointing. Tough, not particularly flavorful. Awesome Caesar, sides, muffins, service, wines.
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoOctober 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Loved the 55-day, can't wait to try the 75-day. Service was impeccable.
  • Pinch R.
    Pinch RJuly 14, 2013
    If you're more of a burger person, get the burger. Its exactly what aged beef is supposed to taste.
  • Greyhawk68
    Greyhawk68May 30, 2012
    Try the "South Side" Filet Mignon Steak (beef, meat)
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰July 14, 2013
    Dry aged steak. Cocktail. Then you're good to go! $14 valet
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerFebruary 19, 2016
    Excellent filet. Good place during restaurant week.
  • ZaarlyChicago
    ZaarlyChicagoAugust 15, 2011
    If you're into a more modern steak experience-- David Burke's is the place to go!
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Don't miss piping-hot tempura green beans to start — a crispy, not greasy, version of this dish with plenty for the table to share. Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsDecember 30, 2013
    No place in Chicago dry ages beef with such passion as David Burke's.
  • Myra R.
    Myra RubinDecember 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The deviled eggs are delish! Rec cab & cow Fridays. Add some truffle fries :) soooo good!
  • Larry D.
    Larry DePalmaMay 18, 2012
    75 Day RIB EYE intense beef flavor, bone in "BEST STEAK EVER"
  • عبدالعزيز
    عبدالعزيزMay 16, 2016
    Excellent food and service. Their 40 days steak is wonderful 👍
  • Brenda W.
    Brenda WinttersJune 28, 2010
    Who would of thought truffle oil and chocolate would go wonderfully on some popcorn! Ask the bar...addicts beware!
  • Your Mom
    Your MomAugust 17, 2014
    The 55 day aged Ribeye is THE best steak in the US.
  • Kristin P.
    Kristin PolizziDecember 19, 2012
    Told them about foursquare free chef choice app but nothing ever came they just seemed annoyed. The med. rare aged ribeye was med. well. First time I've ever sent a steak backreplacement was fine
  • Chris L.
    Chris LJanuary 22, 2013
    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.
  • ╰⊰✿ *~Shira L.
    South Side" Bone- In, Filet Mignon and Seared Foie Gras don't forget Truffle Asiago Fries
  • Odo
    OdoFebruary 21, 2012
    Great burger and amazing Wagyu beef sashimi Read more
  • Jose G.
    Jose GuzmanNovember 30, 2015
    Steaks are amazing, service and quality the best
  • Greyhawk68
    Greyhawk68May 30, 2012
    Try the Goose Egg Creme Brulee - Heavenly.
  • Igor A.
    Igor AnanyevSeptember 20, 2013
    The best steakhouse in Chicago , excellent service !
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenJune 14, 2015
    Steaks are fantastic. Great service
  • Wale A.
    Wale AnimashaunOctober 29, 2016
    The biggest steak I've ever seen for $150. It was worth it!
  • Taylor S.
    Taylor SchwartzAugust 13, 2011
    The Cake in a Can has to be the best red velvet in town!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Guy Meikle, chef of Charlie Baggs Culinary Innovations, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Himalayan salt dry-aged ribeye. Read more
  • Johannes
    JohannesMay 16, 2015
    Steak and Red Velvet Cake must have!
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HJanuary 24, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're there for breakfast or lunch, get an order of bacon. Easily some of the best in town.
  • Phong N.
    Phong NguyenFebruary 3, 2013
    55-day aged steak is spectacularly good.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WenzelJuly 1, 2012
    U must, MUST have the smoked bacon!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out The Primehouse as seen on Meat And Potatoes , Food Paradise Read more
  • Jose G.
    Jose GuzmanDecember 1, 2015
    Steaks amazing experience
  • Brian K.
    Brian KFebruary 14, 2011
    actually dont really recommend the mac n cheese or asparagus sides.
  • Adam R.
    Adam RoweFebruary 22, 2016
    Brunch menu is darn solid.
  • Corey W.
    Corey WinfreyJuly 26, 2011
    ALWAYS check in here. A couple of days ago I got a free drink today a free appetizer for checking in on foursquare. 
  • Greyhawk68
    Greyhawk68April 16, 2013
    Try the David Burke's Cheesecake Lollipops
  • Leyla A.
    Leyla ArsanSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    My absolute favorite place to eat steak. Love it here...
  • Niket D.
    Niket DesaiMarch 9, 2014
    I felt like service was sub par for price point. But food is great so that's the final say on that.
  • Eddie C.
    Eddie CisnerosJanuary 27, 2012
    If you're going to get the rib eye, you might as well spring for the 75 day aged
  • Mark W.
    Mark WyrickMarch 20, 2011
    Try the Cellos, they are home brewed by the waiter Chris. Perfect for after dinner.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HershJanuary 16, 2013
    Best steak 55 day dry aged ever!
  • Joe B.
    Joe BoggioAugust 13, 2013
    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.
  • angela w.
    angela whitbyFebruary 22, 2010
    35 day aged Kansas City is so tender it melts in your mouth. Worth every penny.
  • Greyhawk68
    Greyhawk68April 16, 2013
    Try the Lobster Scrambled Eggs
  • The Culinary Institute of America
    Chef David Burke started his foodservice career as a CIA student. Learn more about his culinary college. Read more
  • Greyhawk68
    Greyhawk68May 29, 2012
    Try the Cheese Popover Bread
  • Greyhawk68
    Greyhawk68May 30, 2012
    Try the Truffle Asiago Fries
  • Carlos O.
    Carlos OrtizJune 22, 2016
    40 Days Ribeye. AMAZING!!!
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MariaFebruary 23, 2013
    They overlooked my steak and waiter didn't even stop by to ask how it was.
  • Greyhawk68
    Greyhawk68April 16, 2013
    Try the Bacon Skewers
  • Angela W.
    Angela WuMay 26, 2013
    Get the El Mariachi cocktail!
  • Jose G.
    Jose GuzmanDecember 1, 2015
    Steaks are amazing
  • Tierra
    TierraOctober 22, 2011
    Sashimi appetizer is amazing!
  • MaLi A.
    MaLi AJanuary 23, 2012
    Food was incredibly amazing. Service was not.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RitchieMarch 3, 2012
    The pretzel crusted crab cake is great!
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HillierMay 26, 2010
    Order the "South Side" bone in filet mignon. Unreal.
  • Sheela L.
    Sheela LiongsonOctober 28, 2010
    Petite “South Side” Bone-In Filet Mignon = YUM!
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