Tried Prime and Beyond on a lark, not knowing what to expect. Pleasantly surprised to find the food was fantastic -- the best steak Ive had in years! Great sides, delicious desserts. Friendly service. Nice, cozy atmosphere. I heartily recommend it and definitely plan to go bak soon.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Asian inspiration was
The Asian inspiration was a nice change of pace from the usual steak house. The burger I got was cooked well and juicy. The two porterhouses on the table were nicely cooked. Being presented with the steaks before they were cooked by the chef was very personal. Grilled vegetables were well seasoned. The steak topping (shredded scallions, very acidic to cut the richness of the steak) was very unique and tasty. Friendly service and simple modern decor.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
New School Steak
I was looking for a steak spot to take my cousins who were visiting from out of town. The combination of a steakhouse that was downtown was appealing and upon walking down the block I thought the place was closed. But once inside the place was vibrant, warm, and quite inviting. The food was great and the Korean twist put it over the top. Definitely check it out.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Its was incredible! I had
Its was incredible! I had the best steak ever. As a European we don't get that good meat. Next time in New York is next time at Prime & Beyond.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We havae been back many times
We havae been back many times and will continue to go back. It never disappoints. The steaks are outstanding. The service is excellent What more could you want.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our waitress was extremely
Our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful- she was also adorable
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
These folks truly understand
These folks truly understand steak. Their Prime grade is actually prime and they hand cut the steak right after you order it. Preparation was flawless and the veggies and salad that came with were very nice as well. Be sure to check out the cooler downstairs where they age their own steaks.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had the bacon and a dry-aged
Had the bacon and a dry-aged bone-in rib eye. They were both excellent - cooked to perfection. Our waiter was well-informed and showed us our steaks before cooking them. Both my friend and I remarked that there was nothing we could complain about. I will definitely return.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great steak AND GREAT CHEESECAKE!
My girlfriend and I had the dry New York strip for two and it was great. The salad was great, the grilled asparagus was great, and so were the mixed fries (sweet potatoes and french fries). I would highly recommend this place for their steak. One of the best parts of the meal was the dessert!!! We shared the caramel cheesecake and it was better than the cheesecake we had the following night at a noteworthy italian restaurant. Our only complaint was that it took a while to receive the bill but the service was prompt with the food which is what really matters.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food (t-bone was amazing) and very nice staff. Very good dining experience in nice neighborhood.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was some of the best
This was some of the best steak I have ever eaten! We also ordered a few apps: Prime and Beyond bacon and the scallops, which were both great. I recommend trying the salt tasting for the steaks for an additional $5 (it comes with enough for 2 people). Our waiter recommended a perfect bottle of wine for our taste, and the owner even brought us down to see the area where to meat is aged! We will be returning!
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
great steak and great bacon
Steak was made well. I'm one of the few who likes medium well to well, but I usually am forced to send back or eat a medium rare steak. This place made it the way I like it. My girlfriend's steak was a perfect medium to her liking. The bacon strips are amazing! My gf thoroughly enjoyed the kimchi. "Not too ripe" and just right. Will return for a steak dinner, or a quick bacon snack. Oh.. also a great sea salt tasting!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Steaks are as good as anywhere in NYC. Dry-aged is the way to go -- NY Strip or T-Bone or Ribeye.
Would be nice if they had some potato options other than lackluster fries, but there are plenty of other sides / veggies to take up the slack.
Steaks come with grilled veggies and a delicious scallion salad, as well as a small green salad to start.
Bacon is a nice way to start (bacon your steak, boy!).
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Steak in East Village
The nicely aged hunk of red meat was perfectly seared for medium-rare, and was very flavorful--just the right amount of fat to enhance the flavor. It's a steak joint for sure, with touches of Korea! The kimchee was outstanding as was the scallion salad. But it's all about the beef, and while not cheap, it's priced better than other name places and the quality is as good. A nice selection of beers, and okay wine list. The place is LOUD! Quiet conversation is not likely to happen.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant always pleases
Consistently exceeding our expectations, Prime and Beyond have again provided us with a memorable meal. The service was superior and the wait staff always ready to pour water or get extras for diners. The steak and sides were delicious and even though we ordered a steak for two with a party of three, we were still able to take home meat for a repast the next day.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came here for graduation celebration dinner, there were 7 of us. The service was good, and the food was fantastic! We all had a great night here.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great quality at a slightly lower price than other steakhouses in NYC. Not as formal - good vibe for anything from nice night out to guys' night out.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a great find. We
This was a great find. We were looking for a steak meal but nothing over the top in terms of portions. Their menu has wonderful appetizers as well as main dishes. I had a petit filet (4 oz) served on top of a delicious salad - just perfect. The wine list is very good. We will definitely return.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not your typical steakhouse...
...but in a good way. Asian/Korean influenced side dishes and starters. Steak was great - quality dry aged meat. I found the decor a little austere and cafeteria-like but that was more than made up for by the friendly staff and a particularly helpful waiter. Good choice for red meat connoisseurs looking for a more relaxed and casual atmosphere.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed the food so much. It was just perfect. No words are needed
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, obviously the steaks, is outstanding. While it's not the coziest restaurant in the city, it's a great steakhouse for those of us who don't love 'steakhouses.'
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
All around a good experience. Perhaps a bit pricey for the atmosphere it is in. Restaurant could use a bit more maintenance. We were seated in the front, perhaps the back by the kitchen is better? Seemed a little cramped up by the bar.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the family platter. Totally worth it. Don't forget to check out the safe downstairs.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible and outstanding
Incredible and outstanding braised pork belly! Really the best pork belly I've ever had, including 5-star restaurants. The service is always attentive and professional.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
While it's absolutely true they have a few great cabs which are clearly perfect for steak, some of us would love a few higher end Pinot Noirs to be on the list as well.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious food, kind service
I was looking for a more original kind of steakhouse, and this place is perfect: you get great meat on one side, and korean dishes for your friends who want something different!
The meat is outstanding and the waiters provide interesting explanations on how it's prepared. The service was extremely friendly, and a nice jazz band was also playing. I'd totally recommend!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really had a fantastic evening. Food is spectacular!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Picked this restaurant because it was the only steakhouse in East Village that would take a reservation for 7 of us. Did not know what to expect but was so pleasantly surprised. The steaks were incredible. The filet mignon was probably the best steak I have ever eaten. Can't wait to go back next time we are in NYC. Service was spot on.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
a nice twist to steak
The choice of condiments and side dishes was comfortable enough for my more food wary friends, but interesting enough to impress them with the new twist on a great steak. Wine pairings were impeccable
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak was shown to us before it was cooked looked perfect. Tasted great exactly how liked it. The tacos were spicy hot delicious. The kimchee had a great flavor . Scallion salad and regular salad right on the money!
Overall staff was very attentive and seemed genuinely concerned with making customers feel comfortable and pleased.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd time a charm
This was my second trip to the Empire City and this excellent spot. Just go.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but pricey
Good food with nice sized portions. Looks like a pleasant neighborhood restaurant but the prices are very very high. They should change the prices on their website because they do not reflect the new higher prices that are about 1/3 higher. It is very noisy so it is not a place to go if you want a quiet conversation.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific service, terrific steaks
Prime & Beyond is my favorite steakhouse in NY. Not only is the meat incredible, but the service is top-notch. Going down to the meat locker is always a joy, and seeing the cut before it goes on the grill is fantastic. The free sides are a nice plus as well.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The thing I enjoyed most about the food is that each dish had its own unique flavor. It's your upscale steak house with an Asian twist. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who feels like steak, but not just steak...try it you'll like it!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, delicious steaks
great food, delicious steaks with oriental touch and great service
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak and Beyond
Excellent steak restaurant (Korean inspired). Choices of beef (and lamb and pork) are wide.
You can't beat the steaks; they're cooked just perfectly. And they come with sides included.
Appetizers also stunning: smoked bacon (real), etc. Good beer; moderate wine list.
For all of this, the price is definitely a breath of fresh air! (3rd visit)
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been there before and each time the experience is different and better
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A meatlovers paradise and
A meatlovers paradise and definitely not a traditional stuffy steakhouse. Creative selection, excellent execution and world class presentation of well-known favorites. Cuts are out of this world. A must try and a definite return!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
When you are craving red meat.
The food was delicious as usual. Wonderful lamb chops masterfully grilled. Great salad starter. Amazing ribeye. I like the fact that they show up the steak before it is prepared. I'd highly recommend Prime and beyond although there was a live jazz band in a relatively small space it did not ruin the meal. Rests need to really consider the dining experience when booking bands. This was not a lounge or bar. I wanted a good meal and yo catch up with friends. Hard to have dinner conversation over a wailing sax.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM