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Posted by Anonymous on 03/12/2008
The atmosphere is great, the service is fantastic, and the food is pretty good. We shared the porter and asked for it medium but it came rare, other than that everything was great.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/09/2008
4 of us for dinner at 8:30PM on Saturday night and the restaurant remained half full (VERY rainy night though). Service was attentive and wonderful. Very nice touches throughout the evening such as bialies instead of bread and the food is rolled out on carts instead of walked out with plates in hand. Appetizers were the ceviche, crab cocktail and the beet salad...all very nice. 3 steaks for main courses (all were great) and I had the salmon which was fair at best. Sides were the creamed spinach (very good), hash browns and roasted mushrooms. A great restaurant for a relaxing dinner but if you want a great steakhouse for the food....I would pick Strip House, Sparks or the Palm.
Posted by brisket on 02/24/2008
Primehouse is beautiful. Tremendous effort has gone into making this restaurant top 3 steak destination in NYC. They believe they can be Luger by playing a different cater to women/don't focus on porterhouse/make it more elegant game. In many ways they succeed. The bar is beautiful and the menu is interesting. We found the hanger steak to be superb, the porterhouse to be fine, and the asiago fries, and onion rings to be off the chart. We had a rough go on service early on (drinks spilled on wives with little apology) but we let mgmt know and they rallied to take care of us and did so. Special kudos to the sommelier (or possibly acting) who was told to keep our wine under 100 bucks/bottle and bring us great wines. One after another was different and interesting. PrimeHouse is trying to bring serious aging techniques to steak. We didn't really pick up or taste the importance of this, but were told that it shows more prominently in the ribeye. Probably could have been told that early on. Bottom line is that you have to eat at PrimeHouse if you are regular at any of the chains in town. I found the sides to be better than many of the old line spots, but the steak didn't floor me yet. Surely it's more beautiful and I think Men who want a steakhouse experience and are dining with a woman who does not will find PH to be a quality compromise.
Posted by Sandy on 02/23/2008
Early evening there was one of my best steakhouse experiences ever. The 65-day dry aged ribeye steak is delicious!! Best quality of meat I have ever had: perfect marbeling, concentrated flavour, great charring and tender like butter. The service was top notch, friendly waiters, water filled without having to ask. The bread that comes to the table was warm and delicious (olive and plain white bread), the butter outstanding. Had little neck clams for appetizers which were also very good. Big side dishes, ideally for sharing. Creamed spinach not creamed but with cream: not bad, but not creamed spinach. The atmosphere was great: background music, not too loud, tables far enough apart that you don't feel your neighbour table is listening to your conversations. The styling of the place is modern, very tasteful. Big bar outside the dining area for pre-dinner drinks.
Posted by NYCfrequentdiner on 01/14/2008
I was very excited to try Primehouse because I love steakhouses and BR Guest restaurants. I must say, I was very disappointed! I think it was the worst piece of steak I've ever had in the city. My friend and I each ordered the filet, it came on the bone and there was so much fat on it, we could barely eat it! I'm not a picky eater, but to spend $100 on dinner and get a steak that is 50% fat is really disappointing (and both of our steaks were like this, not just mine). On the plus side, the atmosphere, service and bar scene were excellent! The appetizers, sides (cheese-coated french fries, incredible) and souffle were great. For steak I would definitely stay away, but if you want a fun scene and amazing fries, check it out.
Posted by kayc on 12/24/2007
Went here last week for a holiday meal and the entire experience was phenomenal. The food was both fresh and flavorful. We started with the crab cakes (best I have had in Manhattan in 5 years) and the wedge salad. I had the veal chop for my entree and my friends had the petit filet. The meat was both flavorful and tender and not overcooked. The macoroni and cheese was the best I have had in years and I am from the south! The creamed spinach was very light with a hint of nutmeg. It wasn't the gloppy mess you get at most steakhouses. We also had the garlic mashed potatoes and the brussel sprouts, both of which were very good. We finished the meal with a slice of prime ( a multi-layered chocolate cake). It was moist and very rich. The room is very comfortable and pretty. I must also mention the service, the staff is very attentive and friendly. I was beginning to think that good service was a thing of the past in the Manhattan restaurant scene, plenty of restauranteurs could take a lesson from this new establishment. Brava!
Posted by Anonymous on 12/10/2007
They burnt my steak. The portions are small for what you pay, and the room looks like some kind of trash-disco meets art deco concept.