Primo Grill

4.8
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765 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Primo Grill is a chef driven Mediterranean by Northwest restaurant showcasing the best of local bounty. Local wild caught fish, meats from local farms and foraged produce feature from the grill and brick oven. Owners Chef Charlie McManus and Jacqueline Plattner offer a relaxed yet sophisticated experience with an emphasis on Washington wines and hand muddled artisanal cocktails.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
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LM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for my husbands birthday. We had a great table and great service. The food was amazing! He had the tenderloin steak and I had the seafood special which was scallops with roasted cauliflower. It was delicious! The bet scallops I've had since being in Cape Cod. We will definitely go back again and I've recommended it to friends already!

BH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic, consistent and high quality food. Wonderful atmosphere and service. Primo is our favorite for dates and family houseguests in small or large groups.

WT
Tallahassee
21 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Primo Grill is always an exceptional experience for us. The food is superb and the ambiance is casual/elegant.

JB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

While I parked the car, my wife ordered for me the the outstanding Oaxaca Margarita...never fails to delight. From there, we had the brussel sprouts & bacon appetizer and the squash burrata. Then lamb shank for me and tagliatelle with sausage for her. Our daughter had the pork chop, which might have been the star of the entree show. Dessert was the sticky toffee cake ala mode, with multiple spoons for sharing. Delicious!

Primo Grill is our go-to for fine dining. Great service and consistent quality.

VS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

the food was amazing and our server Allison was adorable and did a great job

KO
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love Primo's. Never disappointed. We had happy hour dishes - lamb meatballs are excellent! My companion and I both enjoyed our meals.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tried swordfish for the first time here, and it did not disappoint!

L
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again, Primo Grill provided great food, fun atmosphere/ambiance and excellent service. Sean is always a great waiter - plus Rachael stopped by to say hello. I loved the fish...great veggies..and yummy wine. We had a lovely time - always a favorite place!

DC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The meal was very good. Always miss Charlie and Jacquelin when they are not there.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

We always enjoy our time at Primo!

JF
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

On the noisy side, but everything else was great, particularly our cheerful and attentive server.

KP
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVE this place! Their basil vodka gimlets are yummy and food is always excellent!

RB
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Hadn't been to Primo since they moved from the original location a few blocks away. Disappointed they didn't have the great salads on the menu anymore. The service and ambiance were good and the mood was somewhat rustic. Our server was pleasant and checked on us. The problem was the two pasta dishes were lukewarm and was lacking in flavor. There were no salt and pepper shakers or oil on the table to adjust the flavor. The 18% tip is automatically applied and the server earned it.

DC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The fish special was White King Salmon, and it was the special that got us to dine there. I spent my career fishing in Alaska, and have eaten a lot of White King. The couple who dined with us had never even heard of WKS but from the first bite they were...ready?...hooked on it. The fish was cooked to perfection....moist and firm and it was a much larger portion than I expected. The server was great....outgoing, personable, and she correctly explained what makes the White King white. 5 stars across the board, with just one complaint: the decaf coffee was more like what I could get at an ARCO gas station. It was bitter...an almost burned taste...and without much body. Will we go back? Absolutely!

C
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm, open decor, friendly service and delicious food. We will definitely go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous restaurant. Everything we ordered , appetizers,salads, entrees, desserts, cocktails and wine were excellent. Our waiter Sean was great!! Our birthday celebration was made very special by Primo Grill!

SG
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The server was fabulous ! She had a great personality and was very attentive. My husbands steak wasn’t so great, although the calamari was tasty!

KB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cool vibe, really liked the ambiance. Food and service were excellent. They were also super flexible with my friend who is a vegetarian and celiac and finding food she could eat. We had a lovely time.

BS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a very enjoyable evening. The reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because as a premium restaurant, it should be held to a higher standard. My lamb shank was just okay. The sauce was too thick and it was a bit too salty. Another member of our party complained about the salt level as well. It bothers all of us a bit that you have to pay for bread, and the bread is not particularly interesting.
Our waiter was great, the sound level was perfect, and we were cared for very well. We had a toddler, and he was catered to as well. (He was well-behaved, thank goodness). All in all, a very nice evening, but I think they were off their game a bit with the food. We have gone there before and always thought the food was stellar. We will definitely go back again.

N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, I don't remember his name, was really spectacular. We were sitting across from the bar this night 10/12. It was a special occasion (my going away dinner with dear friend). He made the dinner together very enjoyable. He did not know that it was a very special occasion. Thank you all!

SV
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, environment, Service.

The food stands out, they use great ingredients and the food is truly excellent.

A
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner, as always. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious!

DS
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed with Primo Grill. Everything from the apps to the entrees to interesting cocktails.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sean was our server and he was fantastic!

R
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a go to place. Our server was Frankie and he did an outstanding job. All 4 of our meals were perfect 👌

LD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super friendly staff and delicious food in this neighborhood gem of a restaurant. I had the smoked salmon fettuccine - divine - and the cauliflower appetizer, also delicious. Noise level was a bit high, but to be expected on a Saturday night. I would definitely recommend Primo!

B
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to Primo Grill prior to a concert at the Tacoma Dome. Everything was great, we sat at the counter which turned out to be fun, as we got to watch them prepare our food. We don't live in Tacoma otherwise this would be a stable in our regular restaurants visited.

ND
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good service and great menu. Delicious with excellent presentation!

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best beef tenderloins I have ever had in addition to the chocolate bourbon cake it was a night of culinary bliss ... Service was impeccable as always with Primo Grill !

DS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very busy weekday night but they handled it beautifully. Great food, prompt and friendly service.

VD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reservations before a concert saved us. Seating was packed on a Tuesday night but servers were ready. Inventive dishes were cooked perfectly, just long enough on my scallops and not to long on his brick chicken. They offer a few creative cocktails and my spin on gin and tonic wasn’t something I’d ask for again, although it was fun to try. Prices were $28 -$38 and they do the automatic tipping routine, promising most goes to server.

WS
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

The service was fine....wine list was not updated, was 2 vintages off....so beware....ordered pizza, but it had little flavor. 3 of us ordered an individual pizza, one $58 bottle of wine, and our bill was $150+, because they include the top. That’s expensive pizza! Would never even consider going back, nor recommending this place.

P
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Primo has become our favorite restaurant. The food is always good and the service is good also.

OT
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Ribeye steak! Superb sides as well either gratin potato and fried Brussels with shallots and bacon. Well done! My husband said his pizza was good as well. It’s been quite a while since I’ve been here and now I can put it back on my list of “yes”.

S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was impeccable as always! This was a particularly impressive visit because the power went out due to a storm in the area!! The grill and staff kept putting out amazing food. Cool under pressure. And delicious. Everyone in our party of 5 enjoyed our food and the extra candlelight experience!

j
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Primo Grill continues be the best place to dine in Tacoma. Our halibut and scallops were the best that we have ever tasted. The only reason that I put moderate for the noise was that the window was up and our now-famous Saturday night storm was coming.

AR
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was an excellent place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was amazing from appetizers to dessert. My favorite was the Bacon-Smoked Onion, mozzarella, gruyere pizza. I will definitely be going back to try more items on their menu.

Y
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always pleased to be able to enjoy a family celebration at Primo Grill! The food was fabulous, and the setting perfect.

FT
Miami
68 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We are big fans of Primo for it’s consistently high quality and well prepared food, it’s casual atmosphere and it’s excellent staff.

CB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and great ambiance! Definitely try the hummus plate, it is to die for! Primo is great for special occasions or just getting together with friends.