Glamour isn't a word applied much to restaurants nowadays, but the glamour and cachet of 1940s-era supper clubs was the inspiration behind Prime Delray (110 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-865-5846), the newest restaurant to debut on the town's dining-rich Atlantic Avenue.
Steven Pellegrino, also proprietor of another Atlantic Avenue eatery, Il Bacio, is the man
behind Prime, which takes over the thoroughly gutted and renovated space
of the recently shuttered Blue Fish. With its crystal chandeliers,
extensive woodwork, antique mirrors, hand-painted murals, and marble
floor, Prime isn't lacking for glamour, though Pellegrino says he wants
it to be a glamour that is "warm, inviting, and comfortable."
features include a lounge, private dining room, wine room that holds
600-plus bottles, and what's called the Butcher Shop, a glass-enclosed
space where USDA prime beef is cut to order. On executive chef Peter
Masiello's menu are a half-dozen prime steaks, turf that can be
supplemented with surf by the addition of Maine lobster tail, crab crust
or rock shrimp scampi, plus a choice of six sauces.
Prime advertises itself as a purveyor of "steak, seafood, sushi,"
there's also a roster of piscine selections, ranging from slow-roasted
sea bass with fennel and watercress salad and line-caught swordfish to
spicy tuna and tempura rock shrimp sushi rolls and a sashimi platter.
Prime is open for lunch and dinner daily, so get your glamour on.