Saturday, February 20, 2016

David Burke Prime

David Burke Prime is the classic New York steakhouse set amid the excitement of one of the world's largest casinos, Foxwoods. Vibrant and vast, Prime features classic and creative preparations of the world's finest steaks, aged in an on-premises patented salt-brick aging room, as well as seafood, chops and more. 


We were in Connecticut for the weekend visiting friends, and went to Foxwoods Resort and Casino to see a comedy show at their theater.  We decided to dine at Prime afterwards, as it was conveniently located in the same tower.  Though we did not have reservations, we were seated quickly in the expansive dining room.  With a supremely-stocked 3,000-bottle wine tower and attentive and knowledgeable service, I was looking forward to ordering a bottle to share however the prices were sky high and unreasonable (bottles averaged $100+).  We've had the exact same wines at other restaurants for a much more affordable price and just could not justify the inflated cost.  Instead, it was more economical to order by-the-glass here (glasses averaged $18-35), which we ended up doing.  It actually ended up working out better that way, as everyone was able to choose something different to their own liking.


We had a team of servers, and while attentive the whole night, it was clear they did not communicate as menus and service-ware were duplicatively brought over at times.  We were informed that their famous complimentary popovers had run out, but they were quickly making a new batch in the kitchen.  *Note: We did end up getting some delivered to our table at the very end of our meal, which we treated as our 'desserts'.  However, since our anticipation had built up, and due to the fact that the batch was quickly made and not fully cooked, we were kind of let down by the famous bread.


Our friends started with the French Onion Soup as an appetizer, while Keith and I shared the special of Ahi Poke.  It was served as a rice bowl with a couple of wonton chips and a spicy dressing on top.  The fish itself was high quality and tasted great.  We could have done without the rice, though,


For my main course, I enjoyed the Seared Stonington Scallops served on top of tomato fennel couscous with garlicky broccoli rabe and topped with sage brown butter. The scallops were classically cooked, sweet, and overall satisfying.


Keith enjoyed an 18 oz. 30 Day Dry-Aged Kentucky Ribeye.  It had great flavor from the salt-brick preparation.  Our friends shared the 16 oz. Bronx Filet Mignon, which was prepared traditionally bone-in and cut/served table side.


For sides, we all shared the Mac & Cheese made with white cheddar, bacon, and apple; Roasted Asparagus with balsamic glaze; and a special of the night - Brisket Risotto (unpictured).  All tasted superb and were plenty for the four of us.


With our bill, we were presented with complimentary Strawberry Cotton Candy. It was a whimsical way to end the meal and provided just enough sweetness to counterbalance all the savory we had just devoured.

In all, we had a great meal with friends.  The food prices are comparable to other high-end steakhouses, but the wine prices were outrageous.  The market was clearly aimed to "high rollers" who frequent the Foxwoods casino, and I would not recommend you make the trek out for the restaurant only.

Total Rating: 3.58
Food: 4, Price: 2, Service: 4, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 3.5

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