Piano in the Lounge now Wednesdays and Thursdays too



Good news, by popular demand The Piano in the Lounge now spills over to Wednesdays and Thursdays after work. Enjoy Live music hosted by Adam Cooke and his selection of musicians as they take turns entertaining and playing all your requests. The Piano in the Lounge is one of the best Cocktail Hours in the area and includes half price Appetizers, $8 Martinis, and great deals on Wine and Beer daily from 4-6pm in the Lounge. Come early to get a great seat and get your requests in.

The Launch of SHiFT Networking @SB Prime



SHIFT Future Leaders Networking launched their very first meet & greet event at SB Prime on April 15th. The sold out Cocktail event catered by SB Prime / Ampersand Catering team brought together new entrepreneurs and young professionals to network and share their ideas. This event includes local successful entrepreneurs speaking to and sharing inspiration with the young and up and coming professionals, Mayor Rick Goldring was also in attendance to kick off this event. Visit Burlington Chambers of Commerce for information and tickets to the next SHIFT event.

Power Hour - Daily After Work Specials


Did you know our Power Hour Specials are available every day from 4pm-6pm in the Lounge. Power Hour includes our Appetizers at Half Price as well as great specials on drinks, 9oz of wine for the price of our 6oz, Import Beer for the price of our Domestic and an extensive list of Martinis at $8 (regularly sold at $13.27)

The Piano in the Lounge

Everything is better to music, including sipping cocktails...

What song best fits that moment you realize the work week is done and you get to kick back with a cocktail? ...we'd be more than happy to play it for you.

Every Friday in the Lounge from 4pm - 8pm that's what we do best, we're Making Cocktails and Taking Requests. We've hired some of this area's best musicians to entertain our clients during Cocktail Hour, paired with our Half Price Appetizers and our Power Hour Drink Specials from 4pm -6pm and the Lounge is definitely the place to be. Come by grab a stool, enjoy a drink and let the soundtrack to your day unfold.

A Taste of Burlington - Winter 2014 edition


Feb 7 2014

A Taste of Burlington kicked off their Winter 2014 edition with a media launch February 4th, 2014 at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. With over 300 guests in attendance and over 30 restaurants taking part guests had the opportunity to taste, explore and vote for their favourites. Chef James Trotman's media launch entry included this Delicious AAA Beef Carpaccio with a Salsa Verde and Grana Padano.

A Taste of Burlington Prix Fixe dining runs from February 16th to March 6th

View our Prix Fixe Lunch and Prix Fixe Dinner options here, make your reservation for TOBwin14.

Please note, SB Prime is Closed Sundays.

2013 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner

 Excellence-Badge 2013 web

Honoured as a Top Performing Restaurant as Reviewed by Travellers on the World's Largest Travel Site

Burlington, ON – June, 2013 – SB Prime restaurant has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

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Finding Inspiration - first stop NYC


Editor's Note: originally written April 29, 2012 (many of the photos taken on this trip now hang in the dining room and lounge of SB Prime)

One of the best parts of my job is when I'm searching for inspiration...well in some cases I already have a pretty good idea of what I'm looking for, I guess this is called 'reverse inspiration' and this is definitely the case with the new location of SB Prime. Last month I got to spend time in New York City collecting some of this 'reverse inspiration' for the new space and here's why: We originally built SB Prime at 380 Brant Street with a concept in mind, some of it stuck and some of it got lost in translation, but somewhere along the line and thanks to natural demographics the original concept evolved in a direction that will now be best served in a new location just around the corner. The space and the address say it all, spend a few hours at the bar and you will notice that the main clientele at SB Prime prefer the world of finance over old Chicago smokey Jazz, that they are into power lunches, after-work cocktails and meeting over steaks. If you're an FA working in the area or visiting one of the large financial groups that make 390 their home you will find us located in the main lobby, and if it's noon or after five o'clock you might even find your business partners in there too.

My first stop in finding inspiration I head to the mecca, the Financial District of Manhattan, to get a vibe and some ideas on how to translate this into the new space. The minute I exit the subway steps at the corner of Wall Street and William I am greeted with the words "The Money. The Power. The History" it's written on the first building I see and it seems to set the tone for the rest of my day. I end up taking about a hundred photos that tell a story of suits, style and the stock exchange. What makes this place beautiful is how old and grand everything is, the streets are much narrower than the rest of Manhattan, mostly bricked pedestrian streets lined with Pre-World War II buildings so tall and tightly close together that you feel you are permanently protected from the sun, it's cool down here and even though the streets are bustling it seems eerily quiet, maybe it's a combination of the lack of vehicles mixed with the feeling of being cocooned by rows of stone towers. I later read it described somewhere as "breathtaking artificial canyons". Either way it's inspiring and I can't wait to bring it into the new space.

As a contrast my next stop will be much more modern, where stone buildings will be replaced by glass skyscapers...