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The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian, Steakhouse, Pub, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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1089 Braidwood Rd | Access IS Off Braidwood RD, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 3S1, Canada
+1 250-871-7292
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Vancouver Island
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have consistently good meals the past three times we've been at Prime. Unlike most places they serve prime rib every night of the week and we enjoy that so much we haven't branched out much. The service is excellent and there's a huge parking lot so no circling involved.

Thank Valerica45
Gibsons, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to visit for my birthday, family of 5. 3 ordered dinner entrees ( over $28 each 2 beef wellingtons and surf and turf) , one had prime rib burger - which was the best meal of the evening. ($18- ish) one had spag and meatballs ( $19 ish?). Plus 4 escargot ( $12) and one baked Camembert ( $16).... More 

Thank Sherena S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My husband & I attended a YQQ/LIFT Biz meeting here, in the private room, on a rainy Wed. Evening - the meeting was full (tickets were purchased in advance) and we all managed to fit around the large table. It's a lovely private room set up and the restaurant itself has a beautiful decor. It was our first time at... More 

Thank Sharmini G
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This place is a great looking place with lots of parking a nice entrance with outside fireplace makes it very inviting. The inside is spacious with a very nice sports bar and a very nice dining room. The food is very good and the waiters are very friendly.

Thank 406gordonb
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

There are a couple good points, which is why I gave a 2 out of 5 for the visit. I had taken my wife out for the day for her birthday with our 9 year old in tow, our table was clean, which on our first visit a couple months prior wasn't, we were seated promptly, when the server (Sarah)... More 

1 Thank KMKain
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I can't think of too many restaurants that I have been to that have a more stunning decor and design than Prime. The staff and owner are fantastic, and make you feel welcome and taken care of. The food however, is fairly uninspired and not particularly flavourful. Too bad too, as it would be awesome to have a 5 star... More 

Thank Jacob G
Comox BC
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good food and service but seated outside downwind from the kitchen waste bins and they were serving alot of fish that day. A very nice relaxing location was spoiled.

Thank SardogComoxBC
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was a nice place for a special evening out. Almost everyone around us seemed to be celebrating birthdays. Loved the bacon wrapped scallops with almond stuffed dates. The calamari was so tender and light. Our steaks were delicious and cooked exactly right. Our waitress was the best thing about the restaurant. She was new, but very efficient and attentive.... More 

Thank JDT660
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a great contemporary west coast look and feel, both inside and outside. The food and service are good, but average. If you are looking for a great "chop" house with really great steaks and ribs, you will need to look elsewhere. What is needed is a great chef, but this is not likely to occur in the... More 

Thank Louis P
Courtenay, Canada
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Seen and heard mixed reviews about The Prime so decided to try it myself with a friend. Atmosphere and décor is very nice. Not too many patrons, which turned out to be a good thing as there was only one server on duty. She was fabulous. Already picked my lunch item from their on line menu, and I picked well.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
American, Bar, Canadian, Steakhouse, Pub, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1089 Braidwood Rd | Access IS Off Braidwood RD, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 3S1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-871-7292

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?