Wednesday, January 03, 2007
The Prime Grill - Manhattan
Introduction At 60 East 49th Street this kosher restaurant is well known to New Yorkers
Ambience Indistinguishable from a heap of medium price busy restaurants. They do make you feel welcome and whatever you order the waiter is likely to say, with great sincerity, "very good choice sir"
Service Extremely pleasant and quite efficient
Food I tried 3 appetizers (Americans call main courses Entrees) The Sushi was rather bland all 8 pieces, The country Chicken Bouillon (their spelling) a good farmers soup, basil flavoured and full of vegetables and the Spicy Italian Sausage on a bed of Broccoli, hearts of palm and garlic confit very good as long as you don't mind a bit of pepper
For mains the the grilled "Nova Scotia" Halibut with creamy butternut squash risotto, and tarragon infused tomato broth was a good size serve of a fine white fleshed delicate flavoured fish.
The crispy golden French hen , a whole good sized bird, with a smoked duck and chestnut sausage, savoy cabbage, lemon gnocchi and chantere was very tasty indeed tho I did not care for the gnocchi which were too firm
The Prime Grill Filet was also a handsome serve with non mass produced French fries is also a good choice
Wine I have not got a grip on wines in America so I generally take the waiters suggstion for wine of the style I want to drink, by the glass. It usually works out as just OK and it's not cheap. US$12 is quite common
Price You get a fairly good meal with wine for US$100
Comments Kosher or not this is quite a good place to eat