Chelsea Prime
Chelsea Prime
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Chelsea Prime

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thechelsea-ac.com/
  • Phone: 6094284545
  • Hours of Operation:
    Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jason Hanin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Banquet options are available through the Chelsea Hotel Sales Team.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael King 6094284545
  • Entertainment: Join us for spectacular live music and classic culinary pleasures, featuring our three-course "Supper Club" prix fixe menu. Enjoy happy hour at the bar every night from 5:00-7:00 with reduced prices on selected drinks & appetizers.
  • Special Events: The Nucky Johnson Happy Hour will take place the entire month of September 2012 at Chelsea Prime from 5pm to 7pm. This special cocktail menu includes the most popular drinks of the 1920s such as Gin Fizz, Champagne Punch, Old Fashioned, Colony Cocktail and more. Drinks are priced at $8 or $14 for top shelf. The Nucky Johnson Happy Hour will also feature 20% off all whiskies and bourbons.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is FREE for Chelsea Prime guests
A word from Chelsea Prime
One of the Chelsea’s signature restaurants, & the focal point of the hotel’s social scene & destination, the 5th Floor, Chelsea Prime offers a fresh take on a steakhouse in a setting evocative of a 1920's supper club, a cocktail lounge with a curvilinear bar & entertainment in the form of a suitably timeless white grand piano. Chelsea Prime is decorated with classic black & white photographs of 1920's Atlantic City & features elevated Hollywood-style booths & sweeping ocean views, adding a touch of grandeur to every meal.
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Chelsea Prime reviews from OpenTable diners
  • I have been here several times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    I have been here several times and this time I was greatly disappointed. The service was horrible the food just OK.... I expected much better. I will be taking it off my top 5 list.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak I've ever had!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Best steak I've ever had! The truffle mac n cheese is to die for!
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Having made some special trips
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Having made some special trips to Las Vegas, Chicago, NYC, Atlanta, and now to Atlantic City and having tried what is suppose to be the best Steak House in the city. I was rather disappointed in the Chelsea Prime. My first steak was grossly overcook and when my second steak arrived it was cooked to a more closer medium temperature but I felt the overall quality of beef to be lacking as compared to some other great steak houses I've been too. The service was excellent and the overall atmosphere was very good. Just a shame the food didn't match up to the overall feel of the restaurant.
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    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellant and
    mcjm
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    The food was excellant and beautifully presented. The service was poor. We recieve our cocktails after we received our appetizers and our bottle of wine came well after we recived out entre. It was so bad, I thought we would be done our dinner before the wine arrived. There was only one waiter and bus boy on, but the resturant was not that crowded.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great aged porterhouse and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    Great aged porterhouse and a reasonable tasting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous - overlooking the Ocean
    evbuckspaVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    Fabulous, we had Caviar - overlooking the Ocean. Wine list is extensive, has prices for everyone. We had one in our party w/health issues and also a Teenager, the staff was very accomidating. Overall great experience, when we go back to AC, definitely going again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my third time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    This was my third time at Chelsea Prime and I must say I was disappointed. The chopped salad had changed in flavor and too many onions. The side dish of corn was not as sweet as I have had previously. The drinks were very good, the service was excellent but for the cost of the meal I felt the wonderful flavors I had encountered in my previous times at the restaurant were no longer present.
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    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Food I've Ever Tasted!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    I went to Chelsea Prime for my 1st year wedding anniversay & I could not have been more pleased with the restauran as a whole. It has sweeping views of the ocean, romantic ambiance, the whole nine! The food was incredible...it was the most flavorful, top-quality, most delicious food I have ever tasted (not exaggerating). The menu is pricey, but that's how much it would cost for an upscale restaurant anywhere. It's worth every bit of what we paid. If you decide to visit Chelsea Prime, you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband and I chose this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    My husband and I chose this restaurant to celebrate our 11th anniversary. We thought that the food would be excellent since the restaurant can not rely on the gamblers. It took over a half hour for them to find the wine we chose. Meanwhile, we were served burnt fried almost black gnocchi with roasted asparagus and roasted carrots, even though the menu said gnocchi with spring peas. We both ordered the prime NY Strip. The steaks were "gummy" and gross. I felt bad for the cow that sacrificed its parts because we couldn't eat a bite. We were seeing a show right after dinner and had no time to get new steaks. Thank goodness the rolls and butter were good so at least we had eaten before the show.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tony the tiger great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    I couldn't believe how nice it was inside. The food was great and I really enjoyed my night. The look over the ocean was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seems to be going downhill
    DJK1VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Seems to be going downhill. This is the fourth time we've dined here in the last 15 months. The first time back in mid 2011 was excellent. Since then the food and service have steadily declined. The staff seems like they really try, but yet it just doesn't really come together very well.
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  • Bestdr y aged Rib Eye I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Bestdr y aged Rib Eye I have ever eaten!!! The peeky toe crab appetizer was so sweet and delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambiance is reminiscent of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Ambiance is reminiscent of 50s/old Hollywood. AMAZING STEAK! Raw platter is very impressive! While it's all ala carte, know that the sides could feed your table. They're not listed that way & our server didn't tell us that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • My boyfriend wanted to take
    mmont13
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    My boyfriend wanted to take me out for a special date and he couldn't have chosen a better place than Chelsea Prime. As an Atlantic City native I had never been there before. The beautiful ambiance was accompanied by a fantastic view of the ocean and beach. Our food was outstanding and service was prompt and friendly. The only thing missing; live music. I would reccomend Chelsea Prime to anyone looking for a romantic night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was lovely.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    The restaurant was lovely. It had a gorgeous view, the decor was very 1940's supper club and was beautiful as well. I had the 16 oz. bone out rib eye and it was fantastic. The only comment I must make is that it is very expensive. My friend had one glass of wine, I had a soda, we shared an appetizer, we each had a steak some sides, no dessert and with tip it came to a little over $180. The only improvement I think they SHOULD MAKE is to include one side, possibly a potatoe. Everything was absolutely excellent, the food, the view, and the decor, but in today's economy I believe it would be beneficial to the restaurant maybe to add a salad before dinner and a potatoe, still offering all the other sides and appetizers of course.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • I loved the room as we came
    LoveItalianStyle
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    I loved the room as we came in, the ocean waves out every window. The food was delicious, especially the truffle mac and cheese. The steaks were cooked perfectly, the way we ordered them. I would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top AC restaurant w/ 5 star service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Was there for an anniversary dinner. Service was excellent, as was the food. Great steak, great sides, great wine list. Had flowers delivered which were on our table when we got there. Manager had Champagne delivered on the house! Overall, this was an awesome experience and an excellent dinner. I would rate this as the top restaurant in Atlantic City. We will definitely be coming back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • A MUST if you're in AC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Arguably the best steak on the east coast. We were lucky and were able to catch foie gras on the menu and it was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend this gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Husbands birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    Our waiter was outstanding. Excellent service, great atmosphere, lovely presentation!!! Will definitly go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful Ocean View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    We went to Chelsea Prime while we were staying at the hotel. We received a special offer with our room for a $100 gift card to the restaurant. The food was very good, although I thought a bit over priced. The view was excellent, the staff was wonderful. We went there for our anniversary and they brought out a special piece of dessert that read "Happy Anniversary" and 2 other smaller dessert options. It was really sweet and unexpected. It was definitely a nice place for a romantic dinner, I wouldn't bring the kids.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've been at least 2-3 times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    We've been at least 2-3 times before but it has never been like this. The food was certainly not up to par. The meat was not cooked to my liking,, the lobster tasted odd. We ordered wine that I'm sure was bad ( we sent it back and were not charged for it, or for it's replacement glass). But first our waitress said they sent up the wrong bottle. Oddly I had heard her say this TWICE to another table. Plus they made us wait for our table despite a plethora of open tables. What gives???
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time staying at the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    First time staying at the Chelsea Hotel and eating at Chelsea Prime, service was excellent, food was delicious. . . will be back again. . .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If we didn't receice $100.00
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    If we didn't receice $100.00 gift certificate we would not have tried it.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst $158 ever spent
    Noodle
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    Showed up at 7:40 for a 7:45 reservation & were told to wait 5 minutes when the restaurant was almost empty. I asked for a table by the window, the hostess said no problem. 10 min later we went to tell the hostess we were moving to the bar to wait and she said, "Are you ready?" as though we had been holding them up. Then she sat us as far away from the window as possible. Odered king crab. 40 min later when it hadn't arrived and I asked our waiter, he admitted he had completely forgotten. He offered us free dessert for the trouble. Another 20 minutes for our steaks. Worst ever. Was like sawing a brick of leather. Also, why is their steak sauce sweet? Had to ask for rolls twice. Dessert took 30 min. Cake was cold. Ice cream wa
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  • Last night in Atlantic City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    Great appitizers (Tuna Tartare and Escargot)and Filet and New York Strip cooked perfectly. I would skip the Lyonnaise Potatoes not very good. Make sure you bring a large checkbook as this is a very expensive place to dine.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • We enjoyed the dinner. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    We enjoyed the dinner. Food and ambiance was good. Would recommend the ribs and steak... the asperigus was very tasty and well seasoned. I was not impressed with the drinks... Overall a good experience.vm
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    romantic, scenic view
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  • my husband and I were very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    my husband and I were very impressed w/everything.Can't wait to return,the filet was out of this world I can taste it just thinking about it my mouth is watering.CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR MAKING IT MEMERABLE.....
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Really neat place.
    empowder
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    The atmosphere is the big sell at this retro supper club. The food was really good. The steak was prepared perfectly and had great flavor. The sides lacked a little umphf. For example, I couldn't taste the truffle in the truffled mashed potatoes. Also, the $9 grilled asparagus, which was supposed to be sized to share, was 7 spears. The wait staff was attentive, but seemed more preoccupied with making sure they each had an equal # of tables. Kind of distracting. On the plus side, when our meal took forever to come out of the kitchen, the server comped our dessert. Again, the ambiance is really cool. We sat in a cozy banquette surrounde by old Atlantic city black & white photos. We drank champagne and had a great night.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can Do Better Elsewhere ...
    MrOcho
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    We started with cocktails & a $120 seafood plateau which was very good. I asked for a dirty olive martini and it came back not dirty so I needed to send it back. Next were salads (wedge & chopped)that cost more than most places but were comparable. The view of the beach and ocean was great (except for the large yellow construction crane in sight. The wine list was much overpriced and I had a bad experience with my steak. I ordered a medium 14oz aged NY strip steak and was served a boneless rib eye. As a result, I sent back while my party continued to eat and received a raw 14oz aged NY strip steak. I sent it back again, and then waited as my party finished their meal. By the time I received my prime steak it was passed its prime.
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    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The foodies steakhouse of choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Having eaten at many of AC's steakhouses, the Chelsea is the one that never disappoints. The setting feels like an old movie where Lauren Bacall and Humphry Bogart will walk in any moment. Service is top notch. The appetizers were all perfect, from the escargot to the fois gras. The steaks were aged and cooked to perfection. Creamed corn A delectable treat. The signature cucumber martini is a must. The only item to pass on would be the chocolate torte which was a bit dry and would have been better warm and oozing.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • We had to wait 45 minutes
    Fuppyfamily
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    We had to wait 45 minutes to be seated, even though we had reservation. Bartender had to complain to hostess which was what finally got us seated. Steak was superb, lyonnaise potatoes soggy and not great, and rolls were stale. Waitress was great.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • was really looking forward
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    was really looking forward to dining here. We had really great apps, but we were both disappointed in our steaks. The layout of the room was nice, but there was no live music despite the white baby grand. EVERYTHING was way over priced and the service was only ok.
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  • Would not reccomend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    We had dinner at the Chelsea Prime on a recent trip to Atlantic City. We were staying in the hotel for our 5 year anniversary. I ordered the wild salmon and my husband orderded the 10oz filet, we each ordered a ceasar salad, and we had a serving of the whipped potatoes. My salmon was mediocre at best, it was burnt on the outside and they did not put enough sauce on the dish. My husband ordered his steak medium well, it came out medium rare to being more on the rare side, we asked to have it cooked more, it then came out charcoled and really well done. The salads were awful, all you tasted were the anchovies, there was not even a hint of dressing. The whipped potatoes were wonderful. The service was also mediocre at best.
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    special occasion, scenic view
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  • I ordered a filet and first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/29/2012
    I ordered a filet and first the waiter said he wasnt sure if they had filet. Is'nt this a steak place? found this very weird. Restaurant did not seem buzy. But must have been because we waited 45 minutes for our meal to come out as a matter of fact we were going to leave and meal finally came. My husband ordered a steak also we had no steak knife just a butter knife. for a 5 star restaurant this should not happen. Plus we also found it weird head chef outside talking to the waitress. MAybe if he was back where he was suppose to be our meal wouldn't have taken so long. SO I feel it was priced very high and dissapointed in the restaurant. We ended up putting out 192 dollars alot of money to not enjoy yourself
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  • Excellent customer experience
    Bruce
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    My wife and I had dinner at Chelsea Prime for our 10-yr anniversary. We had never been to Chelsea Prime prior. The view over the ocean was beautiful but more importantly the customer service and quality of the food was excellent. We're really glad we chose Chelsea Prime for our special occasion.
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  • Food, service and ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    Food, service and ambiance were all incredible. My wife and I can easily say it was the best meal we have had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Dinner at Chelsea Prime was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    Dinner at Chelsea Prime was excellent. The service,ambience and food were superb. I am looking forward to dining there again.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • This night was a disaster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    This night was a disaster for the staff I think. They appeared to be falling apart. The woman below us sent her tuna back twice but she seemed pretty rude, stuck up, and generally demanding. I don't have a problem with getting your food the way you want it, but she was very impolite. My own lobster bisque did come out only luke-warm, which was unfortunate, but it was still very good. The server then tripped and dropped our entrees on the floor, shattering the dishes and requiring the food to be re-made, but we are very easy-going and just glad that he was unhurt. They seemed to feel pressured and rushed overall, which led to some missteps, but they were VERY polite and the food was very good. I think it was just an off night
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  • One of the best steakhouses
    USAFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    One of the best steakhouses on the East Coast for sure! Food was amazing. Wine list was great (a fraction overpriced) but overall we had a fantastic experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Expensive but well worth the
    koolmelVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Expensive but well worth the price. Food and service excellent.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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