Went to Ocean Prime, at the corner of Cedar Springs and Pearl, Friday night for dinner with a friend from Virginia.
Dave, our server, was amazing. He answered all our questions and took great care of us.
My friend ordered the Black Orchid cocktail ($12). It's made with Belvedere Black Raspberry Vodka, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, Hand-squeezed Lemon, & White Cranberry Juice. It's shaken and served tableside, and it's just beautiful to look at.
I ordered oysters ($16), which were not from the Gulf Coast and such a disappointment. Not that there was anything wrong with them. They just weren't the plump, sweet oytsters I grew up eating.
My friend had the shrimp cocktail ($16), which is served in a dish over dry ice, making for a very dramatic presentation.
I ordered a glass of Chardonnay. It was great, until a 6-legged creature decided to join me in the libation. Dave quickly spirited the glass away, explaining that Dallas can be "buggy" this time of year. I so understand.
My friend had the rib eye ($44) and I had the 8 oz. filet ($35). Both were cooked to perfection and mine was perfectly, perfectly seasoned.
We tried the truffle oil mac 'n cheese. I could have eaten another bowl of it. My friend said "Oh, my good lord. This is the best thing I've ever tasted." Ditto.
We finished the meal with Blueberry Cheesecake ($9), creme brulee ($8) and two cups of the French Press coffee ($5 each). Loved the light, grainy texture of the cheesecake, which Dave said came from Ricotta cheese. Sublime.
I try to find a new restaurant when I come to town, but I'm thinking Ocean Prime is going to become one of my regular haunts. Bravo!
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