Originally Posted by the machine
ate at prime this week for the first time. wine by the glass is modest and not worth it for the price imo. the mashed potatoes are amazing. my filet mignon was med well-well and i ordered it medium so i was a bit disappointed, but ate it anyhow.
overall the food was pretty good id say 7.5 out of 10. they have a 29$ lobster meal on mondays which includes a lobster app, a 1 lb lobster prepared 4 different ways and a dessert. my bill after 2 entrees 4 glasses of wine, and 3 sides [Plus the popovers, cookies, and cotton candy? For one person? Wow...]was $150 but i used points so it didnt bother me too much. i dont think id return if i wasnt using points, or at least wouldnt drink any booze there. seemed excessive considering i was drinking ketel one on the rocks at high rollers afterwards for $11 a glass.
IMO, DB Prime is an excellent restaurant, with a very ambitious and creative menu, but occasionally erratic on execution. I always order steaks medium-rare, and have twice had to send back a steak there because it was served beyond medium. A shame, really, for such a beautiful piece of meat (I hope someone in the kitchen ate it), but at the prices and at their aspiration level, there's no reason to accept a dish there if it isn't right. Still a fine restaurant, though, and I keep going back.
Regarding the prices, they are high (and I do agree with you on the by-the-glass wine selection), but they're no higher than those at equivalent restaurants in NYC or Boston. I actually think that using points for meals at Prime (and Craftsteak!) is one of the better uses available for them.