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Prime Delray Opens on Atlantic Avenue

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

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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." 

Other

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.  

As

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.

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