Prime Delray Opens on Atlantic Avenue
Steven Pellegrino, also proprietor of another Atlantic Avenue eatery, Il Bacio, is the man behind Prime, which takes over the thoroughly gutted and renovated space of the recently shuttered Blue Fish. With its crystal chandeliers, extensive woodwork, antique mirrors, hand-painted murals, and marble floor, Prime isn't lacking for glamour, though Pellegrino says he wants it to be a glamour that is "warm, inviting, and comfortable."
Other features include a lounge, private dining room, wine room that holds 600-plus bottles, and what's called the Butcher Shop, a glass-enclosed space where USDA prime beef is cut to order. On executive chef Peter Masiello's menu are a half-dozen prime steaks, turf that can be supplemented with surf by the addition of Maine lobster tail, crab crust or rock shrimp scampi, plus a choice of six sauces.
As Prime advertises itself as a purveyor of "steak, seafood, sushi," there's also a roster of piscine selections, ranging from slow-roasted sea bass with fennel and watercress salad and line-caught swordfish to spicy tuna and tempura rock shrimp sushi rolls and a sashimi platter. Prime is open for lunch and dinner daily, so get your glamour on.