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The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar

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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
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Courtenay, Canada
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

For a night out or a business lunch, great food and a nice atmosphere. Sit in the lounge or grab a table in the dinning room the food and menu is great. Very well run establishment. You get a real feeling they care about you. Thanks Cory and staff.

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Thank Joe D
Prime-Management, General Manager at The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We were glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and liked our staff. And yes, we do care about our guests! See you again soon!! More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

The establishment was stunning both inside and out. We were looking forward to an enjoyable evening. The food was decent but our waiter seemed out of sorts, he messed up our order several times and seemed quite out of it, under the influence of something. It was quite uncomfortable and quite honestly shocking. We wanted to change our waiter but... More 

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Thank FoodieJack7070
Prime-Management, General Manager at The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi there. We are really sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience at Prime. Thank you for taking the time to let us know where we let you down. We sincerely hope that you would afford us the opportunity to improve upon your last visit and give us another try. If you are interested please contact... More 

Mission, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

We were recommended by our hotel to eat prime rib at the best restaurant in Courtenay. It was not good at all. My husband ordered a bigger size of prime rib and the extra was fat and grizzle. The yorkshire pudding was tough and dry. The veggies were fine but nothing special. For the price it was awful and a... More 

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1 Thank Janis S
Prime-Management, General Manager at The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know that we did not meet your expectations. We hope that we are able to have another opportunity to impress you. More 

St. Albert, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

I first visited Prime back in July of this year. I took my father their for an outing and a good meal. I enjoyed mine immensely but he, unfortunately, was not feeling well and we had to leave sooner than I would have liked. In August I had returned to the Courtenay area with my husband in tow and suggested... More 

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Thank Kim J
Prime-Management, General Manager at The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar, responded to this review

We are very glad to hear that you had a great time at the Prime Chophouse and enjoyed our steak. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. See you again soon!!! More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

The staff at the Prime are very friendly and professional. We take guests from out of town there on a regular basis and they all have really enjoyed the food and the service. We also go the odd Friday for "Happy Hour". Great prices on appys and drinks from 3 until 5. Great place for a special occasion like birthdays... More 

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Thank Steve N
Prime-Management, General Manager at The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review. We hope to see you back again very soon!! More 

Courtenay, Canada
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Had hunter snitzel the others had steak, one had pasta. The Hunter snitzel was very good, steaks were done to request, but the pasta was cheap on the sauce. Great atmosphere, classy, and private areas to dine. Also the patio had people on for dining and drinks. Outdoor fireplace, sports tv and open area. Very classy.

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Thank Wayne W
Prime-Management, General Manager at The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your experience at the Prime Chophouse. We are glad to hear that you liked the place and enjoyed steak and Hunter snitzel. Give us another opportunity to impress you with our pasta - we are sure we will knock it out of the park! Hope to see you back again soon. More 

Courtenay
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

The item we ordered was not good .The waitress needs to learn to serve a female first when serving a couple.I as the wife was not impressed as I was practically ignored.I think it is only proper when to wait to get both drink orders at the same time.The food did come out in a timely manner but it would... More 

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Thank Sharon B
Prime-Management, Manager at The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review. We were very sorry to hear about your experience at the Prime Chophouse. If an opportunity presented itself where-in you would like to give us another try, please contact me personally to make your reservation. Thank you. Kory Wagstaff, General Manager. More 

Union Bay, BC
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Though the Prime has been open for a while this was our first visit there so we were hoping for a pleasant experience. It was that and more. We had the choice of sitting in the dining room or bar lounge. We chose the lounge. Great atmosphere and décor. Very good service from a friendly and efficient server originally from... More 

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Thank pdarcy
Prime-Management, General Manager at The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar, responded to this review

We are so glad that you made it in! Thank you for leaving us a review, we hope to see you back here again very soon. More 

Comox Valley, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

I have been to the Prime Chophouse several times and it has been great . Today , with friends and family visiting from another province proved no different . The food , service and patio was wonderful . This is one of my fav places to enjoy dinner out & glad today ,the lunch proved just as delicious . I... More 

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Thank vfrqchar
Prime-Management, General Manager at The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Wow, what a great review! Thank you so much for letting us know that we did a great job. The chocolate lava cake is our favourite - we are glad the kids loved it too. More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

I recently visited Prime with my wife, daughter and in laws. Our server, Ryan, was fantastic. He was exceedingly polite and courteous. He even made sure to get the ladies order before the men. This is a small thing that gets over looked because it isn't expected any more but it makes a big impression to those who care. The... More 

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Thank Tony M
Prime-Management, General Manager at The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review. We really appreciate the great feedback. We will ensure that your comments are passed on to the appropriate staff. Thanks again, and we hope to see you here again very soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Steakhouse, Pub, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
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?