Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Eat it - Prime 112, 112 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 305-532-8112

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I had the pleasure of eating at Prime 112 on Friday night. I know what you're thinking, "Friday night at Prime 112. How did he swing that?" Well, I'm not quite sure how to say this, but I'm kind of a big deal around here; people know me. Actually, we were supposed to have a reservation, but something got screwed up. So we did the old walk-in instead at about 6:30 and were seated almost immediately outside. It was a nice night, so sitting outside was very pleasant. They accept walk-ins only for the patio so if you go early you can get a table.

I started with foie-gras. I'm not sure exactly what that is, but it was delicious. It was garnished with pineapple. Mmmm. My buddy Jon had steak tartar, which was also good, but I preferred the foie-gras.

For my main course I had the ribeye, as did Jon. The waiter recommended it and it was delicious. One thing that has always upset me is ordering a la carte. If I'm buying a $48 steak, can't the restaurant throw some potatoes or vegetables on there for me? No, instead I have to pay $11 a side and then have too much too eat. We ordered asparagus, tater tots, and truffled corn. The waiter recommended the corn and it was the best corn I have ever had. No dessert; we were too full.

The waiter's recommendations were excellent. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic, especially for Miami. My two criticisms would be that we had to order sides a la carte and that it was extremely expensive. I would certainly recommend Prime 112, but expect to pay $100-150 per person.

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