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Prime 112 -- Big Disappointment

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Prime 112 -- Big Disappointment

raybanbunny | Jun 22, 2004 01:41 AM

So it was our anniversary this past Sunday. Casa Tua was closed, and my bf had been to Nemo before. We very excitedly decided on Prime 112.
Reservation was at 9, and we weren't seated until after 9:30. Got the official Worst Table in the house. Our table was directly at the end of the bar with very little space for people to walk through. Our table was being walked into all night, cocktail spilling, plate shattering and all. I was on the inside (booth), but my poor bf's shoulder was rubbed by many drunken behinds. To top that off, when people sitting at the bar left, my bf pushed some of the stray stool on the end away from our table a bit to lessen the need for people to walk into our table. Some guy who worked there (not a waiter) came over to "arrange" the stools and pushed it back closer to us, gave my bf a dirty look, and walked away. I thought that was a nice touch.

I ordered the escargots and seared tuna, and he ordered the crabcake and Kobe Burger. The appertizers took about 30-40 mins to come out. We didn't complaint, but the waiter offered multiple apologies for the delay. We were still in good spirit, though, and were just rolling with it. Anyways, the escargots turned out to be a huge disappointment. They seemed to or at least tasted like they had not been seasoned at all. I missed Cafe de Paris. The crabcake, on the other hand, was amazing.

Dinner came, and the hamburger was overcooked. He ordered medium rare, and it came out so well done that the meat was crumby. Waiter agreed it was definitely not medium rare or even medium, so he took it back. At this point, we weren't in such great spirit anymore. Finally, the burger, we found overrated and ok at best. The Tuna was nothing special. I really enjoyed the heart of palm that was served with it, but other than that, it was nothing at all spectacular. I'd rather go to Bistro Mezzaluna or even Houston's for it.

So yeah. Big disappointment. The service (by our waiter) was not bad. The crabcake was great. Those are the only non-negative things I could mention from my experience at Prime 112. Bah!

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