Prime

A refined and classic steakhouse with sensational desserts Reviews

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Prime is a palette of muted colours – faded navy, burgundy, woods and leather – with a grape bottle-lined private area to one end and a glass-paned show kitchen to the other. It’s sleek, unpretentious, and there are cosy alcoves that make for more romantic dining.

The menu also keeps things simple. It would benefit from a lighter selection of appetisers – though baked cheese and short ribs are no doubt delicious, they aren’t the ideal precursor to a meat-heavy meal. We’d recommend saving room for the steaks, which are sublime.

Staff are excellent at making recommendations based on how well you like your meat cooked, which you can guarantee will be to your exact specifications. There are several alternative options, too, including chicken, fish and risotto.

Sides don’t offer anything unexpected – sautéed mushrooms, roast potatoes and buttered asparagus, for example – but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing; all are faultless. Dessert, on the other hand, is something special. Opt for the impressive, and recommended, sharing platter, which comes with delightful mini-bites of thyme crème brûlée and caramel popcorn panna cotta.

The bottom line
A sleek, smart and unpretentious venue with excellent steaks, classic sides and exceptional desserts.

By Time Out Doha staff
Time Out Doha,

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

Details

  • Location: InterContinental Doha The City, West Bay, Doha
  • Tel: 4015 8888
  • Travel: West Bay

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User reviews:

Posted by: Mete on 16 May ' 13 at 06:49

Edited by TimeOutDoha.com

Ambiance was great. Whatever they have on the menu was great. As main courses, we ordered one rib eye and one tenderloin. tenderloin was very good but rib eye was like an artificial meat. The waitress didn't allow me to explain it for more than 2 seconds, she immediately took my plate and brought me a new portion in a few minutes. I really admired the way they handled customer feedback. However, I wish I didn't have that experience with my first place. Then I would have given 5 stars. Now it is 4 stars only.

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