S Prime
S Prime

S Prime

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.sprimenyc.com/
  • Phone: 7187070660
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 5pm - Midnight

    Sunday and Monday available for Private Events
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Joel Reiss
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: events@sprimenyc.com 7187070660
  • Special Events: Happy Hour
    Wednesday through Sunday
    1/2 priced beverages and $1 oysters at the bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: btw 35 ave and 36 ave
  • Public Transit: N/Q Trains at 36 Avenue
    R/M Trains at 36 Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and Street Parking available
A word from S Prime
Located minutes from midtown Manhattan in Long Island City, S Prime combines a modern look with traditional fine dining service to create a unique culinary experience.
all of the beloved culinary traditions of a true vintage steakhouse have been fused with the modern look, feel and amenities discerning diners have come to expect.

S Prime's features a delectable assortment of steakhouse classics as well as several unique specialties and an extensive Raw Bar sure to please even the most discerning palate. In keeping with the concept of resurrecting old world traditions, all steaks are aged on the premises in a climate controlled dry-aging room, a process which is rare in the modern restaurant industry.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
S Prime reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (44)romantic (42)notable wine list (33)neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (26)fit for foodies (26)hot spot (14)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (11)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Poor service & Overcooked steak
    EaterOfEverything
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I rarely write negative reviews, but this was an extremely poor experience. I have a regular group that dines once a month at a "high end" steakhouse (Lugers, Sparks, BLT, Uncle Jack's etc). We decided to try out S-Prime on a Wednesday night. We arrived and the bar scene was great. Drinks were interesting and reasonably priced for a steakhouse. When the last member of our party arrived, we were seated immediately. That is the last good service we had all night. We were constantly waiting for drinks. Our steaks were overdone (a cardinal sin in a steakhouse), and when we commented (not complained), the manager told us that the steak was fine and it was the lighting in the place. Maybe it was an off night, but we won't be back for food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very good place, service was good, steak was very good BUT over priced especially for Queens. I would be hesitant to go back only because of the price, it was just as expensive as the steakhouses in Manhattan. The decor was very cool and they have a great wine list.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pricey but elegant restaurant
    ELEGANT
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    tuna was good but a little dry, the service was spectacular, very attentive. ambiance is perfect. bar offers happy hour but not extended to patrons sitting for dinner, disliked that part. bar scene dull with two large TVs attempting to attract more patrons with happy hour.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good.
    amanda
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food was very good, wine list was expansive, ambience was perfect for date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    sabz
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Service really does matter! The seamless service really did increase my dinner experience on August 19th, as I went to S Prime to celebrate my Anniversary with my husband. The steak was good, so was my creamed spinach, mashed potatoes (garlic), and dessert. The bread would've been better if it was warm. I also want to add that I go out to eat a lot and many times my great meal is interrupted by sucky service. The complete opposite was true for S Prime. Wilson was amazing! So attentive, but not over-bearing ensuring that my husband and I were given the appropriate attention, but still have privacy as we sat together in a cozy booth.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Gem in Astoria!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I had not heard about this place until I purchased a Groupon. I live a few stops away at 30th Avenue, a major avenue with a ton of businesses. This place is tucked away on a small street near Kaufman Astoria studios, and it actually feels a bit like an escape. The actual decor of the restaurant was lovely: LARGE (perfect for groups), well-kept, ample seating. It was a bit too dark for my tastes, though. The food... OMG THE FOOD WAS AWESOME. We started out with the tartare trio (beef, scallop, tuna). All of the tartares were awesome but the tuna was the best. I ordered the Cajun steak for my entree with a baked potato on the side. It was all so incredibly flavorful. This is now one of my favorite places, and well worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You must go to S Prime
    AstoriaTCS
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Absolutely one of the best meals I've had in years. Steak was perfect; seafood special was outstanding! I mean... totally outstanding! Everyone is friendly and very competent. Drinks at the bar set the right tone which carried through the rest of the night. They didn't rush us and the evening was very enjoyable. Of course being a premium steakhouse, you pay premium prices; however, their happy hour (which we caught at the bar before dinner) is surprisingly economical and we will come back for bar food (which looked delicious) and happy hour drinks to try something different the next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak done right!
    mavda1
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My husband and I shared the Trio of Tartare, Roasted Bone Marrow, S Prime Signature steak 28 oz 60 day dry aged rib eye, a side of vegetable risotto and their trio creme brulee. Everything was so delicious. Their steak was so tender and juicy that you don't need a knife to cut and it was prepared the right temperature.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Judy
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Happy hour great. Dinner was excellent. You must try the stuffed lobster. Absolutely fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!!!
    poppapriVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Another dinner... another wonderful experience... I keep finding myself going here from once a month to almost weekly with friends... The GM Ike is a true gentlemen who along with Chef Joel and his staff provide such a hospitable atmosphere... making reservations for next week as we speak...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Aged steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Most people go to a steakhouse for a "fancy" meal and this place is fine for that, but Id like to address the hardcore aged steak fans. Ive been to a lot of the steakhouses in NYC and I always look for an aged rib steak. If this is your fav steak, you should try the 60-day aged steak at SPrime, it may or may not become your new favorite, but it is definitely different enough that it is worth trying. I liked it a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can never get enough if this place
    FoodAddict
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Delicious mouth watering tender filet mignon, creamy savory garlic mash potatoes. Excellent wine list and amazing service
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular Customer DISSAPOINTED
    palmaskiVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have been eating at Prime once a month for the past year. Love the food and restaurant. BUT I have to be honest. The service was poor and when I tasted my bottle of wine I was shocked that it was like vinegar. I did not say anything until after 5 minutes because I never returned a bottle of wine once it was open. When I told the waiter he brought the host over and I explained what happened he sayes to me well you had your chance to tell the waiter and since you said it was fine I have to charge you for the bottle. I was shocked and told him I am so disappointed. It ruined our meal. We even ordered another bottle for more then the first bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food as amazing. Service after big table went down and was unable to get check for almost 20 min.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Julie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The reviews from others visitors helped me select this restaurant for a very special occasion. The entire experience was amazing, decor, service, food, the menu was created with good sense of humor, drinks. The stake was delicious!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!!!
    MsTraceylynn
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We purchased a Groupon for S Prime. It was a great deal you pay $50.00 for $100.00 off your bill. It was totally worth it. The service was great! Everyone was so friendly. The food was delicious! I went with my fiance it was very romantic. They also have a nice bar with great wines. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK Overall
    Jenira
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The service was very good and the appetizer was excellent. The steak were burned from the outside although we ordered them both medium rare. Looks like it was sitting under the burner for quite a while before it was served to us. Overall is was ok but I have had better. I would recommend other steakhouse before I mention this one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great feel. Great service. The lobster Mac is phenomenal. A bit pricey on the steaks and didn't feel it was the "greatest steak ever" which you would expect from their "signature" steak. A nice meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Christina
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The ambience was nice and quite - the service was great and very attentive. Our family went there for Fathers Day dinner - we ordered the White wine Mussel -which was not washed thoroughly, it contained sand and rocks in them - do not order them unless you want sand and ocean taste in your mouth. We ordered the Filet Milon and Rib Eyes - Very Delicious....side dishes were Brussel spouts, cream corn, cream spinach, lobster mac n cheese. Overall experience was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All-around Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Nice to have found this gem by chance. Very late decision to have a bday dinner for a friend and it was 11:00pm. on a Saturday night. S Prime had dinner reservations until 11:45pm. It made me skeptical if we would receive the day's "remaining food".... But it was delighted that EVERYTHING was extremely fresh and well prepared; even my cocktail had freshly pureed raspberries. I loved the ambiance of the venue and was impressed with the wine list. 2 thumbs up for S Prime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it here.
    jetblu2001VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Joel the Chef is a genius don't know how he does it but the rib eye was more tender than our butter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    RB94
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Dinner was great, service was better. Been there twice and it's been great both times
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2crazybengals
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Steak was better last time I went.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks
    CW77
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    If your looking for a great steak at a reasonable price and not interested in traveling into the city, then S Prime is perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 155 reviews are from the S Prime reviews archive.
  • Best Steak in NYC
    mreview
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I know, it doesn't sound right - the best steak in NYC is in Astoria? But it is. I've been all over the city - Homestead, Keen's, Lugar - you name it. S. Prime takes the crown. I highly recommend their porterhouse for 2 (bring a friend). Chef Joel Reiss sources the best meat and adds a unique seasoning blend that's very simple and highly effective. I challenge you to try this steak and compare it to the other top spots in the city. I simply have not had its equal. Drinks, sides and seafood are all top notch. Solid oysters too - everything is fresh. It's a huge space and while a bit "generic nice steakhouse" it's clean and comfortable. This is not a "cool retro" or old school feeling steakhouse, nor is it a club feeling like STK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food is decent but way too expensive. Ambiance was nice but too dark. Steakhouses shouldn't be so dark. Service was good. The highlight of the meal was the pork belly appetizer.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Betty
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I was very disappointed with the quality of the food. I ordered a filet medium and it was just under well-done. I noticed that my steak was plated after been cooked and it was room temperature when I took the first bite. Clear this restaurant is not a true steakhouse. My husband ordered the 3lb Lobster special and it was not fresh. We ordered the Lobster Mac and cheese side dish and was also highly disappointed. The dish was runny and very bland. We ordered a simple side that you would think would be impossible to mess up, sautéed spinach, but leave it to S Prime to do what it appears they do best, not cook well. The dish was over cooked and oily... Horrible. On the brighter side, our waitress was very friendly and eager to assist us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great late night
    Datenight
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Good place away from Manhattan to take a date for a good dinner
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    BiancaVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My husband and I decided to do something different and leave Manhattan to eat. S Prime has valet parking. As we arrived two smiling valets came out to greet us. As we entered we were greeted by a hostess and the manager. The restaurant is very beautiful. It has two stories and the lights are dim and provides a romantic feel. The buffalo Mozzarella was outstanding as an appetizer. All and all a wonderful meal with outstanding food with outstanding service. The only drawback is that all the wines by the glass are very expensive. They should include some moderately priced glasses i.e. 12.00 dollars and up for a decent Cabernet.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBVD
    BBVD
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Do not think just go! Overall super dinning experience. Looking forward to our next visit. Have to say the tuna tartar was my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Gatoula
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I have to say, being in the neighborhood it just slipped my mind but so glad I made it there. S Prime is definitely one of the most amazing steakhouses I have been to. Food was a plus, service a plus, ambiance a plus and whether you are with a group or on a date it is absolutely perfect. Definitely recommend to all
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • REGRET...
    AEMR
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I REGRETTED THAT I PICKED THIS PLACE. IT WAS MY SON'S & MY COUSIN'S BIRTHDAY. I ESPECIALLY REQUESTED A NICE TABLE FOR 4 PEOPLE. IT WAS A THURSDAY NIGHT AND THE PLACE WAS EMPTY. LITERATELY TOTAL 5-6 TABLES. WHEN I SAW OUR TABLE I TURNED AND ASKED THE HOSTESS ARE YOU SERIOUS? RIGHT AWAY I ASKED FOR A BIGGER TABLE. WHAT SHE SHOWED ME WAS A JOKE BUT WE SET ANYWAY. ALL NIGHT I DIDN'T LIKE ANYTHING ABOUT THE SERVICE, SHE WAS HORRIBLE. THE FOOD WAS OK NOT GREAT FOR SURE. AND THE SERVER MADE FEW MISTAKES WITH OUR ORDERS. SHE APOLOGIZED MANY TIME FOR IT, BUT!!! THE WORSE WAS, THERE WAS A BIG TABLE RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE RESTAURANT WITH ALL GUYS...THEY VERY LOUD, I MEAN VERY INAPPROPRIATELY LOUD. THEY WERE DISTURBING MY SPECIAL TIME WITH FAMILY.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem !!!
    jenn28
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I must say my overall exeperience was a 10 from start to finish. It was my first time having an aged steak, and OMG was that piece of perfectly cooked meat AMAZING!!! Oh and yes the lobster mac n cheese was to die for... Just experience the greatness for yourself..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    yumytummy
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Service and food were great ! Side portions were substantial. A little dark inside but nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awsome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    S prime was amazing,my reservation was for 6:30 I got there at 6:20 and as soon as we got there they took our coats and took us to the table.the place is great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best steakhouse we have
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The best steakhouse we have ever been to. The steaks were phenomenal Everything was exceptional. Beautiful restaurant with superb service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big city vibe
    LuvvinLife
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Was very impressed with S Prime. Took my wife here for Valentines Day. Definitely had a Manhattan vibe to it - valet parking and classy clientele. Food was amazing. Will definitely be coming back for more special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love steak
    Adoresteak
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I love Sprime. Their steak it the best we've ever had. All the food is incredible. It did a little bit of time before we got water. After that the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    lsega9812
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went to S-Prime for Valentine's Day.. The pre-fixe menu was amazing and the price wasn't outrageous. I had the filet mignon and my husband had the 28 day aged rib eye that cut like butter. They were cooked perfectly. They gave us a complimentary glass of Moscato and a complimentary lobster bisque taster. The Bourbon Maple Pecan Pie a la mode was to die for. Will definitely go back more than once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Night
    jenniferp
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We had dinner here on Saturday night. My husband and I have a favorite steakhouse in the city, but decided to try S Prime as it is close to home. We had a wonderful meal, and great service. Our waiter was great and did not over sell us when we asked his opinion on having two apps and salads. He was honest and we appreciated that..... The porter house was to die for! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.