As a single New Yorker who has flown South for an unpredictable length of Winter and future, it seems that I am a magnet for advice on where to meet men. As a foodie at heart and a culinary guru by trade, the most popular destination of suggestion by a landfall is Prime One Twelve; I have been told that the food is fantastic, the scene is hot and the men are desirable. Well after one visit, I conquer.
As a commitment-phobic, I always check out a new place via drinks and appetizers at the bar before taking the plunge and making a reservation for dinner. At Prime, in order to score prime seating for this first date experiment, you will want to arrive between 8:00pm and 9:00pm. My girlfriend and I found comfortable seats right in the middle of the trendy bar scene right away. We ordered a bottle of Prosecco and nibbled on Prime’s signature bar accoutrement; thick flavorful bacon! Being known and noted for their steaks, this is perfect foreplay for the steak lover’s tongue.
Is the food fantastic? Our choice for our first date was to share the Featured Appetizer; Pan Seared Diver Scallops with Slow Braised Short Rib, Truffle Mash and Pinot Noir Sauce. This large enough to share appetizer was an interesting, distinctive twist on surf and turf that was perfectly presented. The Diver Scallops were of ideal consistency, the braised short rib fell apart en route to my mouth and the combined essences of truffle and pinot noir served as the winning touches that brought the whole dish together.
Is the scene hot? This is definitely a scene to be seen. After 9:00pm the bar and the entrance are full of beautiful people, all well dressed, as the dress code is “dressy”. Are the men desirable? How about great conversation about food and travel with intelligent, successful, well dressed, well spoken and polite men that as an added surprise and bonus; picked up our check! I will definitely be returning to Prime One Twelve, and this time with a reservation for dinner and a personal commitment to go for one of the mouthwatering steaks.
Prime One Twelve, 112 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. MYLESRESTAURANTGROUP.COM