When it opened in December 2011,Prime Bistro was not just the culmination of two years of meticulous construction by seven different designers, it was an extension of a family’s multi-generational history in the food business. The owner’s father was a butcher at Milo’s in Casablanca, in the French side of Morocco, where he served as large-scale supplier of fresh meat for the entire Jewish community. His mother is a seasoned chef. The family brought to America their experiences of great dining, particularly with charcuterie, or “the art of preparing meats”. The result? Prime Bistro: A butcher and a high-end French steakhouse.
Strategically situated on Central Avenue in Lawrence, NY, Prime Bistro is in the middle of an upscale Jewish neighborhood replete with many shopping options. A refined eating area and two private dining rooms (for 30 and 60 people - see photo to your right) welcome you to this world of luxury and serenity. The entrance leads to a full wood-paneled bar. Further inside, guests are seated on 1940s Thonet chairs, as well as elegant banquettes which line the antique white-and-mirrored walls. Iron work, lighted French globes and fresh flowers complete the look.
The foundation of the cuisine at Prime Bistro is a classic cooking technique paired with local ingredients. They serve prime meat with a dry aging process(they have an aging room on site) that makes the flesh tender and juicy; you’re more than welcome to take home some raw cuts from their butcher counter and cook it yourself. If you’re eating in, the Korean BBQ Lamb Ribs is a terrific option- as the meat literally falls off the bone. The Tuna Tartare is another delicious option for a fresh start to the meal. For main course it’s hard not to recommend the prime rib for two, a celebratory event as the waiters bring out each layer of the dish. It features crunchy-on-the-outside roasted potatoes, earthy spinach and garlic, three kinds of sauce and a huge plate with a lineup of meat, mushrooms in gravy and deliciously battered onion rings. Whether you are there to dine, celebrate, or take home your favorite cut of meat, you’ll understand why it is called Prime Bistro.
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Prime Bistro is a very upscale and elegant restaurant in Lawrence that offers valet parking. There's usually plenty of parking and there's a lot right behind but hey if you can afford the menu at prime bistro whats a few more dollars to valet?! The best steak on the menu is the surprise steak which they pronounce sooprees steak. It's really really good and I love my meat medium rare. There aren't real choices of side dishes so hopefully you'll like those fried onions that really compliment the steak. The ambiance is peaceful and they really wait on you so definitely a wise choice for a nice birthday or anniversary dinner.
Prime Bistro is the most amazing restaurant my wife and I have been at. The food is the most delicious food that you will ever taste in your life. The service is absolutely fantastic. Please do yourself a favor and treat yourself once in a while.
Prime Bistro Central Avenue
Allison kahn/ T Fusion St- 05/02/12
We had a family Birthday at Prime Bistro last night. The Place is beyond beautiful.The food was mouthwatering and delicious. We were amazed at the class and ambience this place has. The owner is a doll. Always attentive with an attentive staff as well. Lots of luck!!! This will be our place to go for all our events.