Dylan Prime

Dylan Prime

62 Laight Street (at Greenwich St.)
New York
212.334.4783

Our reservation was for 8pm on Friday, and it wasn’t that busy when we got there, though tables quickly filled up and the restaurant definitely got noisier as time went on (the music got louder, too, to a point where you either had to be sitting very close to the person/people you are dining with to hear them, or you have to raise your voice to be heard – my only real complaint).

Our table was in the corner of a booth, shared by three tables total, which was a pretty intimate and romantic setting. Lighting was low (so low that we had to move the candle closer to be able to read the menus!), but that also gave the restaurant more ambiance.

I started with the Bellini Martini cocktail, which is Finlandia Vodka with White Peach Puree, and which I actually didn’t really like very much – wish I had ordered The Big Apple instead! – it tasted a little too bitter, or something, for my taste, and the texture wasn’t liquidy enough for it to go down smoothly. (Still, it had vodka, and I do love the vodka…)

For starters, K ordered the Beet and Watercress Salad with hazelnut vinaigrette, goat cheese and chive mousse, and toasted walnuts, and gave me some to try. I’ve never really eaten beets, but this salad was really good (thinking about it now has my mouth watering!), with both red and yellow beets. All the flavours complemented perfectly (I know that sounds pretentious, especially since I’m no food critic, but that’s the only way I know how to describe it!), and I highly recommend it.

For my main I ordered the Dylan Beef Wellington with portobello mushroom and foie gras sauce, which was really really good. Beef wellington is basically steak with pastry around it, this one came with a filet mignon wrapped in puff pastry – delish! The beef was tender and not too chewy (hate chewy beef), but the sauce was slightly too salty for my liking. Still, it was mouth-wateringly good.

K had the special that night, venison that came with wine, which I only had a bite of since I’ve never eaten deer (and don’t really like the idea of it, to be honest – but still, I had to try it!). It was tender, cooked medium rare (but looked really rare when we checked out the leftovers he took home the next day – maybe that’s why the lighting is so low? 😉 )

We also ordered the Baby Baked Potatoes on the side, which came topped with crunchy bacon, sour cream, and chives, and again, were really tasty (I love bacon. And potatoes. And sour cream. Can’t really go wrong here…)

Service was also good, never having to wait too long for our waiter when we needed him, and he was very pleasant and helpful. (Unfortunately, didn’t catch his name…)

All in all, the food was delicious, and my only regrets are not ordering The Big Apple cocktail to start and that I was so full I couldn’t have dessert! It was the perfect meal to end my trip – mmm! (Thanks K!)

See menus, a map, and make reservations at www.dylanprime.com

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One Response

  1. Yum yum! 😛

    I’ll have to check it out next time I’m there…

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