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New York Prime Problems

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new york prime, boca raton
executive center drive
march 2009

no trouble getting a last minute reservation for four. the uninterested telephone voice of the junior hostess was not a good sign . . . arrived and allowed my guests to secure our table as i waited for the single valet to return. the interior is well groomed although the muzak can be bothersome. i was reminded again of what's wrong with south florida and the restaurants . . . dress code. i thought perhaps shorts and t-shirts would be out of bounds here but apparently it's acceptable. excellent servers attended to our every need and had no trouble splitting larger dishes for us at the table etc. the baked shrimp in garlic butter, parmesan and bread crumbs were delicious although half the size of those served on our previous visit. the beefsteak tomatoes and onions were perfect. the triple cut lamb chops were cooked as specified but both filets were rare rather than medium rare as requested. the hash browns were good and the banana cream pie and apple pie were very good finishing touches to our hearty meal. aside from the service it was well off the mark based on my previous experiences here.

THE GOOD
• attractive interior
• excellent service
• well prepared food

THE BAD
• disinterested hostess answering the phone
• lengthy wait at the valet, a single valet
• shrimp not at their usual size, should be consistent

THE UGLY
• steaks at the incorrect temperature

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