Dylan Prime

I’m not one for steakhouses, but Dylan Prime has been on my mind for some time. Luckily, My Dining Partner (MDP) purchased a Living Social deal for $100 of food and drink at Dylan Prime, which gave me an excuse to finally try it.

Situated way down in Tribeca, in one of the busiest middles of nowhere, Dylan Prime is easy to miss. No ostentatious sign greets the visitor. Just an imprint of “Dylan Prime” on the window. That’s how you know you’ve arrived.

We sat cozily in a half-moon shaped booth. The place was near empty at first, causing me to worry slightly about the quality of dining experience I was about to have.

So, what did we get to eat? Well, as much as possible, it seemed.

First, we ordered the heirloom tomato salad with cilantro syrup and watermelon. This was just okay–the tomatoes lacked the punchy flavor of signature heirlooms and the watermelon addition, while refreshing, seemed unnecessary.

I ordered the 11 oz. filet, with truffled lobster macaroni and cheese as an “accessory” as they call their side dishes. The meat was perfectly cooked (medium) and the mac and cheese was to-die-for. I’ve never had such delicious mac and cheese–in my life! Wow. Succulent pieces of lobster found their way into nearly every bite of the savory dish. Delish!

MDP ordered a 12 oz. New York Strip steak, which looked delicious, and fries on the side–very good.

For dessert, we ordered the fudge brownie sundae which comes with bourbon caramel sauce and fried bananas. The brownie itself was dense and fudgey, and all too decadent. I didn’t care for the bananas, but enjoyed the accompanying sauce.

Would I go back to Dylan Prime? In a heart beat. After all, it’s right by where MDP works and it’s guaranteed you’ll get a table given its location in virtual oblivion. And the service was great! But I ‘d probably like to have a coupon of sorts, since Dylan Prime’s prices are on the high side.

Dylan Prime

62 Laight Street

New York, NY

Take the 1 to Canal Street, walk left onto Hudson and right onto Laight.


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