Restaurant Review: Prime at the Bentley

Prime at the Bentley

(4 out of 5) ★★★★

Prime at the Bentley

I always feel that it’s really hard to get the “whole” package from a kosher restaurant. You need to have great food, a great ambiance, and great service. If you miss the mark on one, you miss the mark on being an amazing opportunity for the Jewish community to enjoy & lavish you with money.

Last night my husband and I and two friends went to dinner at Prime at the Bentley. Prior to last night I hadn’t been for two years so I was hoping that some things had changed.

The bread rolls arrived as we perused the menu. What to get? What to get? I’m not a big bread eater, but my husband can devour it if you put it in front of him. His words, “the bread is bad. It tastes like it was unfrozen and put in the basket.” Which, if it’s true, is such a disgrace for a place like Prime. He gave up on the bread and then went on to the bread sticks which he said also tasted “old and stale.” Well that wasn’t the best of starts!

My husband decided to go with the The Bentley Rack, which consisted of five bone rib rack, sweet and spicy Korean marinade served with “greens” and french fries. The sauce tasted like it was out of the bottle. But the french fries were good.

The Bentley Rack

The Bentley Rack 

Price: $39.00

Rating: 6.5/10 

I ordered the Chicken “Parmesan,” which consisted of breaded breast topped with San Marzano tomato sauce, “mozzarella” cheese and linguini. And it was actually good and quite filling. And for $36, it didn’t break the bank. And I secretly enjoy having the kosher versions of taboo foods like chicken and parmesan.

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Price: $36.00

Rating: 8/10

Our friends ordered the Pan Seared Branzino & the Grilled Rib Eye. The Pan Seared Branzino included roasted artichokes, cherry tomatoes, olives, green beans, capers & olive oil. While the Grilled Rib Eye included red pepper coulis, grilled asparagus and crispy onions. The Branzino was a hit but the rib eye, as kids are saying now, was an epic fail. Our friend had it sent back because it was not cooked medium rare. Let’s hope they didn’t spit in it in the kitchen!

Pan Seared Branzino

Grilled Rib Eye

Pan Seared Branzino 

Price: $38.00

Rating: 8.5/10

Grilled Rib Eye 

Price: $58.00

Rating: 5/10

We finished the meal off with dessert for our birthday celebration. The cake and ice cream were good. All and all Prime Bentley is a bit too overpriced and the food is not up to par. This is a great place to go if you’re willing to drop some dough for good, not great, food.

Birthday Dessert

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