Monday, June 11th, 2012
New York Prime is the kind of restaurant where everything is colossal. Men with huge egos smoke big fat cigars and flirt with women whose massive implants have hardened with age. It’s a steakhouse built upon the American concept that says “bigger is better”.
LC and I stopped in to mingle with some business associates recently. I ordered a real martini with Bombay Sapphire much to the surprise of the bartender. What, no chardonnay little lady? No dude. And a sidecar is not a glass of ice. LC ordered his standard vodka martini with blue cheese stuffed olives. Neither of us had eaten dinner and we were getting a bit famished, tempting plates of enormous shrimp and colossal onion rings within arms reach. Sadly, they belonged to someone else.
There were only a few appetizers to choose from, so we ordered the shrimp and the lump crab, both served chilled with cocktail sauce and a housemade remoulade. A succulent snack, but not quite dinner. Another martini, please.
A quick peek at the menu revealed a selection of steaks and sides including a porterhouse for two (40 oz.) for $99.50. The one pound loaded baked potato described as “giant” is the obvious choice for a side. I chuckled.
New York Prime is a smoky man cave, a place where they conduct business when not on the golf course. As I stole another shrimp from an unsuspecting businessman’s plate, sucking the sauce off inch by inch, I wondered….is bigger always better? Indeed, most of the time it is.
3424 Peachtree Road 404-846-0644