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Prime Restaurant Review

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User Rating 2 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Prime restaurant

Prime restaurant

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The Bottom Line

Don't be fooled by the name. Prime isn't just about steaks. There's a wide selection of seafood, sushi, luscious salads and more. The restaurant is decidedly upscale and perfect for those looking for scenic, expansive views of the harbor. It's a good choice for a romantic dinner in the main dining room. Or for a lighter meal, sit outside and order lighter fare, or enjoy the vibrant bar scene. In summer, sit indoors or outdoors. In winter, take a seat near the fireplace while viewing the harbor through full-length windows.


  • Superb food and large, varied menu
  • Large wine list
  • Excellent service
  • Expansive waterfront views
  • Beautiful design


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  • Address: 117 New York Avenue, Huntington (Using a GPS? Type in 117 NORTH New York Avenue. I found this out the hard way.)
  • Phone: (631) 385-1515. Reservations highly recommended.
  • Cuisine: Seafood and Steak, Raw Bar; Salads and Panini at their dockside dining.
  • Price of dinner entrees: Ranges from $28 to $49.
  • Dinner Tues-Thurs 5-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 5-11 p.m., Sun 4:30-9 p.m. Lunch::Tues-Sat 11:30-3 p.m., Sunday brunch 11:30-3 p.m.
  • Prime website
  • More information on seafood restaurants on Long Island

Guide Review - Prime Restaurant Review

In my opinion, Prime is one of the best restaurants on Long Island. The interiors are stunning and the food is the finest. The sprawling main dining room is decorated in muted tones with beamed ceilings and an exposed brick wall. The centerpiece of this waterside restaurant is its view of the harbor. Floor-to-ceiling windows show tranquil harbor scenes to accompany your meals. Wine lovers will appreciate the 5000-bottle wine cellar with almost 800 varieties.

Everything is homemade at this gourmet restaurant. For an appetizer, try the pan-seared gnocchi, topped with parmesan cheese and a savory truffle sauce. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The sommelier recommended a pairing with a glass of Donatiello Chardonnay, a full-bodied white wine with citrus notes. The crab cakes are also delicately spiced and bursting with flavor. They go well with Maria Schneider Jazz Riesling, a medium dry wine.

I enjoyed the salmon with delicious wild mushrooms, spring onions and peas in a white wine-herb sauce, which was fresh and well-prepared. It went well with the sommerlier's suggested Pinot Noir. My husband recommends the pan seared-red snapper, which came with tomato-ginger chutney and basmati rice. It paired well with a Sauvignon Blanc.

Desserts are decadent and delicious. From the plum banana panna cotta to the tempting chocolate mousse bombe, there are many sweet ways to end your meal.

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 2 out of 5
Horrible service; Overpriced food, Member nan721w

Went for brunch two weeks ago. Eggs and steak delivered 45 minutes late and COLD! When we asked the waiter why it took so long, he responded that the chef had a party of 30 to attend to. The restaurant was filled, so I hardly think a party of thirty would ruin his day. Besides a trained chef of this caliber should be able to handle a full restaurant. every time I have been their there is a new manager and wait staff. The service is poor. Food quality is good, but overpriced. Paying for the view, I understand, but service should match the food.

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