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About Prime 13

Chef Elias Lopez, Owner – Gerard Tortora, Executive Chef – Mark Yakabofski
Meet Gerard Tortora, owner of Prime 13

Prime 13 Owner/Chef Gerard Tortora and Executive Chef Mark Yakabofski have over 40 years of culinary experience. Both from Kearny, New Jersey with New York experience and New York Restaurant School under their belts. When you add Chef Elias Lopez, the hardest working chef in the business, you begin to create the Greatest Kitchen on the Jersey Shore.

Our reputation is second to none because we love what we do and every customer is treated like family. Come see for yourself why Prime 13 is New Jersey’s #1 steakhouse and seafood restaurant.


We want our guests to appreciate the skill and professionalism that goes into every plate that leaves the kitchen. That’s why our dining room looks directly into our open kitchen. Smell the split oak from our woodfire grill. You can watch our chefs hard at work creating your master piece to your desired perfection. Whether you want your steak rare well-done or anywhere in between, your wish is our command.

Our rustic yet modern décor provides the perfect setting for a full New Jersey Steakhouse experience. However, make no mistake, it’s ultimately what’s on the plate that sets us apart.

See you soon,
Gerard Tortora, Owner and Founder
Prime 13