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I live most of the year in Chicago’s West Loop. Nisos Prime is just a few doors down from my home. We’ve been eyeing it since it reopened this summer (it was previously Nisos Mediterranean, but that restaurant didn’t fare well with lots of complaints around food, price, and service). I’m happy to report that the new restaurant, Nisos Prime, is a great addition to the neighborhood and one we’ll be back to in the future.
Anthony’s Take: Nisos Prime is a great spot to bring a date. It’s dark, sexy, and offers a menu of delicious Mediterranean-inspired dishes, pasta, steak, and more. Service was attentive with new cutlery and plates for each course, prompt check-ins, and pleasant conversation. We’re happy that it’s just a few doors down from home.
Decor & Vibe
A lot of the incredible interior design was saved from the past restaurant. I love the feathers, rope, wood, and vibe of the restaurant. This is a spot to celebrate with friends, impress a date, or enjoy a meal with a spouse.
The bar lines the right side of the room.
We were seated in the back of the restaurant at a huge and private table.
I like the tropical plants tucked throughout the space.
As mentioned, the menu focuses on Mediterranean-inspired dishes, steaks, pasta, and more. We ordered a good mix of plates and they were all delicious.
We started with the Truffle Arancini. They were super cheesy and had good truffle flavor.
House Baked Rosemary Focaccia came out at the same time. It was pillowy soft and served with hummus, olive oil, and tzataiki sauce.
Our pasta course came next. We shared the Rigatoni Alla Vodka. The pasta was slightly overcooked, but the sauce had a good amount of spice and was flavorful.
The main course was next. We opted for the Nisos Prime Signature Cut. This is a 22-ounce bone-in ribeye steak. It was perfectly cooked, tender, and rich.
We had some Roasted Potatoes along with the steak. They were buttery, crispy, and came topped with a harissa aioli.
Nisos Prime has a full bar, cocktail menu, wine list, beer, and soft drinks.
We were celebrating our dating anniversary (23 years) and the manager brought us each a glass of sparkling wine to start.
After this, I drank a sparkling rosé and my husband stuck to his favorite, espresso martinis.
The food, service, and atmosphere all impressed me at Nisos Prime. We will definitely return and try some of the other dishes. Nisos Prime is nice addition to the neighborhood.
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