Prime Bistro

4.6
110 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Prime Bistro | BUTCHER * FRENCH STEAKHOUSE * BRASSERIE
Located in Lawrence, New York. PrimeBistro is a French Restaurant / Steakhouse offering Glatt Kosher cuisine.

Indulge yourself with the finest prime steak, aged to perfection, as well as fresh seafood, innovative side dishes and decadent desserts.

Our butcher shop has a grand selection of Glatt Kosher dry-aged beef in any shape or size. Contact us for special cuts. SATURDAYS ONLY OPEN FROM 6:30 PM T0 10:00 PM

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 110 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service

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vipMonaco228
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This was our first time dining at Prime Bistro. It was for my fiancee's birthday dinner. I called ahead to put a note in that it was his birthday so that the staff would sing when they brought dessert and I wouldn't have to say anything to the staff in front of my fiancee. I was assured a note was put in the reservation and the gentleman who took my request would be there that night.

We were sat immediately. It was busy. It took about a good 5-10 minutes before a server came over to greet us (besides the bus boy bringing water and bread). This was off-putting. We couldn't even order a cocktail. I don't know if they were just incredibly busy or low on staff but it seemed that there were only a few waiters. The bread and garlic oil was delicious and so were our cocktails. We ordered the salmon and the short ribs, both of which were delicious and well-cooked. We also ordered a side of the whipped potatoes. The sides were small considering the price but the entrée sizes were nice. We ordered the molten lava cake for dessert (my fiancee's favorite) and I was completely disappointed when a bus boy brought it out without any singing or a candle. The cake was outstanding -- probably one of the best I've ever had and especially one of the best parve desserts I've had. When the waiter came back to clear, I told him about my calling ahead for my fiancee's birthday and he said he could bring it out now that we had finished. I said that was not necessary and basically defeated the whole purpose. He then told me I should have reminded the host when I walked in -- THIS WAS NOT ON ME. I called ahead so that it would be a surprise -- the fact that his screwup was placed on me was completely off putting and unacceptable. We drove all the way from Suffolk County (an hour each way) for a special occasion and it was a wonderful meal, but they need more staff and to step up their game on service. Otherwise, we'll return for the delicious food and cocktails.

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FeigaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place, my go to for date nights or girls night out.

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Mb12
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation for 2 was at 815 pm. We arrived on time and was told only two couples were ahead of us. We figured we’d wait max 10-15 min. We ended up waiting 40 minutes. They then seated a couple who’s reservation was for 9 pm and it was only exactly 8:47 pm. We were still waiting and got very upset as our reservation was over 40 minutes ago & that this other couple got seated before us. The restaurant was completely packed. They overbooked and it is extremely wrong and unprofessional. I mentioned to the hostess that she seated the other couple before us who’s reservation wasn’t until 9 (10 min from then ) ours was 45 minutes before then. It seemed that we wouldn’t even be seated any time soon. Her response was “I’m trying my best”. We were upset by the lack of professionalism & didn’t want to wait any longer so we left very annoyed. Next time a restaurant shouldn’t over book reservations!!!!

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ecoh
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. Would definitely come back again

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Piry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was okay. I don't think the food was worth the price.

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vipDivaDoc
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

loud yet good vibes, bustling, server was professional just super busy, steak was not prepared as per instructions but they did try to correct it

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JJAN
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, great service, diverse menu and food

DG
DmitriyG
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice family style restaurant and very cozy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner as well as our waiter came up to us several times to make sure everything was great, the food was spot on we will be back again

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FeigaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to restaurant for date night. Never disappoints. Food on point

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RoseB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Staff was attentive and the drinks were great!

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Naomi
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Very nice place!
We enjoyed the food and the service.

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AlbertT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT SERVICE, GREAT FOOD, FRIENDLY WAITERS
VERY SPACIOUS

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Customer1
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Most of the food was amazing but one expensive steak we ordered was extremely undercooked we had to send it back twice to get cooked more and still came back almost inedible. The waiters seemed to not care that we were unhappy about that at all. 1 nice waiter asked if everything was ok but did nothing about the steak except send another waiter who didnt seem to really want to help us. Overall most food was great but that experience was very disappointing for the money we spent.

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MarcM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great! Service is always amazing! Always leave happy and satisfied!

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ST514
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made our reservation through open table which was confirmed by you. Later that day, when we were not home, our caller ID showed that they called but did not leave us a message. I thought they were calling to confirm. When I called them back the next day, they told me they don’t accept online reservations, so our reservation was invalid. Nor did they leave a message to that effect, so we could not go there that evening, as there were no spots available. I just don’t understand why they offer the ability to reserve through open table when they don’t accept them. And from their end, why would they not leave us any message at all?

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vipMizlabel
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was pretty good and the noise level was OK until about 9pm--then it got loud. But the food was good and I'd certainly go back again.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was quite delicious, and the service was great, but the ambiance was not as expected it was noisy and there was little privacy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was once again, delicious!

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KarenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Restaurant is in a clean, upscale atmosphere, with accomplished/professional servers, kitchen, etc... Food was beautifully presented. Diners' appetizers arrived at the table precisely at the same time. Same was true for entrees, which were cooked to perfection. Portions were more than generous.

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ShulemF
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was simply amazing, service was excellent, and Lucas is the best!

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DanielG
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Food is delicious and service is great. A little pricey, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

No services

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LocalCustomer
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food and Amazing Staff/Service!
Nothing left to say.

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vipCharlie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We were there to celebrate Mother’s Day. Our waiter seemed angry and did not appear to want to be there. There was only a dinner menu available at noon, so we mostly ordered appetizers and salads - which was fine. My mother in law (who we traveled to see) ordered beef tacos. There was a large piece of plastic wrap inside the taco. So thankful she didn’t choke on it. Needless to say, she lost her appetite and it ruined the meal for us all.

This is the first time I am posting a negative review. We were very excited to eat here.

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DianaSach
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love the ambiance of the restaurant. The lighting and the mood was great. The service of the staff was great. They were very warm and inviting. The food was delicious, from the appetizers to the entrees. I would definitely come here again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was delightful. The food was excellent and the service was fast and pleasant. We will definitely be going back.

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SicilyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Steak was excellent. Salmon was over done, it tasted good but was tough to cut. The service was not good. I had to ask 3 times to get my glass of wine after the waiter took our order. each time I politely reminded the wait staff I hadn’t got my wine they never apologized for forgetting. The restaurant was clean. The table was not very comfortable. We will go back because the steak was very good but not very impressed overall.

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EstherS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Appreciated that we were not rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience, great food

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DeenaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner with for adults. We ordered two appetizers to share. (Each appetizer was 4 pieces.) All four of us loved the dumplings (?) and empanadas. We ordered 3 steaks and a brisket sandwich. The brisket sandwich was absolutely delicious! Each of our steaks was cooked to our liking and we're polished off. Wasn't crazy about the mashed potatoes. The haricot vertes were delicious!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Good service.
Noisy beyond belief.

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Karen
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience4

We have been here before and were satisfied. It is very expensive so we only will go on a special occasion. This time, we were disappointed with everything. Perhaps it was a problem night for them, but when you soend $160 for 2 people and you didn't order drinks or dessert, you don't care if they were having problems. For $65 for their surprise steak, the surprise was the small amount of meat. Also, it was medium rare as opposed to medium but he didn't send it back because it took so long to get it. He did enjoy it. We ordered a salad to share and I ordered 2 appetizers instead of 1 appetizer and an entree. The salad and 2 appetizers were all brought out together so I had what was my main dish way before his steak came out. There wasn't even room on the table. Wait staff knew that one of the appetizers was my main dish. The salad should have been brought out separately. (And the salad was very disappointing). I do not mean to sound like a kvetch because we are really easy going people but for what we were spending, the quality and quantity of food, as well as the service, left much to be desired.

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DebraP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Online menu was inaccurate. Delmonico steak was not up to our expectations.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very long wait for food. When it finally came- not worth the wait. Decent but not worth the price.

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MarcO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Wonderful place to celebrate our 20th anniversary

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meme
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Reservations don't seem to matter. WE still wait and wait. The restaurant was overbooked and understaffed. They complete forgot one of the entrees and it took until everyone else finished their meals to get a waiter to come over to tell them. They didnt seem to care.

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Fay1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was good, chicken as yummy and moist, but the steak we got was very chewy although the flavor was good. The cheesiness ruined the dish. Ambiance was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

What I didn't like was before I called regarding hechsher and they put me on hold two times no one picked up which sounds of anything regarding this there is no answer

FAQs

Prime Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Prime Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 374-7772.

Prime Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.