Openings and Closings

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

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.

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Bill Citara