We were passing thru Downtown OKC and happened upon this true dining experience and had honestly only stopped in for a drink. Little did I know I was in for a dining experience I would never forget!
The modern, stylish decor might make you think you need to be in "Black Tie" apparel but nothing could be further from the truth! The welcoming and polite staff never once groused that I was in blue jeans and a sweat top (we hadn't expected to find this awesome place) and the bartender Josh was VERY knowledged on every item I quizzed him on about both taste and style. By the way Josh, your dirty martini is now on my "to die for list". :) Their selection of what they consider their "well liquors" epitomizes the phrase "top shelf". The hours of Red PrimeSteak's Happy Hour is a generous 4:30 to 7 pm, long after other bistros have stopped the fun!
Happy Hour at Red PrimeSteak is exactly what I would have expected from what was voted one of the Top 10 Steakhouses in the United States !! I certainly see why! The drinks are not watered down, cut rate priced typical fares at a usual happy hour. NO SIR. They are the same expertly throw cocktail drinks you get at any time. They offer delectable "Tapa" styled hors d'oeuvres that are offered for a mere $3.00 a plate!! (I almost thought I was reading it wrong) After viewing the price, I expected a half toastlet with .876 oz of actual meat on it. NO SIR! We were delighted as a full size plate of Beef Tenderloin Crostini with Mayfair Blue Cheese was presented along with a large serving of Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Crusted Chicken skewers. More than generous portions obviously prepared and cooked by a Iron Chef level culinary artist. I do mean artist when you see that the food is as beautifully well plated as it is unforgettably delicious. I sat in my jeans and sweat top and dined liked "A" list Hollywood royalty and had only stopped by for nothing more than my usual Crown and Coke.
"Worth every penny"
My mothers father, Tom Conway, (god rest his soul!) was probably the first and assuredly the most "opinionated" connoisseur of "fine dining" in my life. He taught me that nothing is more insulting than to spend good money on bad food. At Red PrimeSteak you wont ever have that issue. Being visually dazzled by the modern decor and the floor to ceiling wire rack wall with 300 types of wine, one might think dinner is about to run you $200 bucks for 2 people like it would at the Boulevard or the Ranch Steakhouse. I was astonished on the low price of the 14 oz 40 Day Dry Aged Rib eye or the 18 oz Dry Aged Bone-in Strip. Most places in the U.S. that take their time to age meat in a climate controlled environment charge upwards of $65.00 to $120.00 a plate. At Red PrimeSteak it is a moderate price of only $43.00 a plate. This, other than the Cold Water Lobster tail looks to be the most expensive thing on the menu and from what I experienced is the BEST thing on the menu and should not be overlooked.
As long as I have lived in the OKC area, I have never dined at a place as well organized, beautifully designed and with a staff that was fully knowledged on every aspect of the menu I questioned anyone about. The owner and managers at Red PrimeSteak certainly run a tight ship and the food and service show every bit of it!
I would like to certainly like to bid my condolences to The Boulevard in Edmond and The Ranch Steakhouse in Oklahoma City. I'm sorry to see you go old friends, but you have not only been replaced in my heart, you have seriously been outdone! BRAVO Red PrimeSteak!!
FROM HOME EVERYDAY!!