Prime makes a number of claims: as the most innovative steakhouse in the world and home to the world’s most extensive à la carte steak menu. Chef Erwan Helary is tasked with fulfilling these claims, and brings his wealth of experience in France to do so. Housed deep in the opulent GPO Grand building in Martin Place, Prime’s thick sandstone walls are romantically illuminated, and deep leather booths and light jazz set the tone.
Prime is all about meat, and while there are options for those less fond of steak, beef aficionados will be in heaven. The wagyu tartare comes with crispy shallots and a delicate quail egg that adds an indulgent creaminess. Working through the five pages of steak options is a lesson in bovine geography and the selections, served with a choice of potato sides and a well-balanced pepper sauce, are, in a word, divine.
PSST! It is well worth leaving room for a dessert made by the in-house pastry chef.