Raleigh >1705Prime Catering & Events
Exceptional and highly recommended caterers!!!.
I cannot thank Kevin and his team enough. Cannot cannot cannot thank them enough... From menu creation to presentation it was phenomenal. We worked out amazing items, nothing was ordinary. The dishes looked like works of art. The entrees of filet were cooked to perfection; not one single complaint. Guests were absolutely blown away and it was better than the level of perfect I dreamed up in my head.
Just one of a ton of highlights: I asked for "chocolate cones" that fit into champagne glasses and Kevin found them in NYC. He delivered and it was at a very reasonable cost. He refused to say no as I think many other caterers would. It made my wedding unique and he took on the headache so I wouldn't have to arrange shipping or anything.
If I could carry Kevin around with me forever I totally would-- he was THAT fun, easy to work with and dead on with every last detail. And the waitstaff and cooks rocked it. They don't disappoint but a lot of caterers can do that... They went the extra mile and amazed and over delivered. I will recommend them forever.
Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart!!!
Took the folks to 1705 recently - the decor/atmosphere was great, the greeters were very nice and courteous, but the overall experience was just average. First I ordered the flank steak (or was it flat iron?) and they took the order, then later told me they were out. Kinda weird since there appeared to be about 5 people in the restaurant, but ok. I ordered a burger, and a side of asparagus. Turns out they were out of that too. Or as the waiter put it, "Well, we do have some asparagus left, but we're saving it in case someone orders Steak Oscar". Wow, thanks dude. Glad you put hypothetical customers who might not order a particular dish over the customer already sitting there.
The Lobster Risotto was VERY generous with the lobster, but was way too greasy and salty. We also ordered roast chicken, which basically tasted like Boston Market covered in ham and cheese. Yeah, I didn't understand it either. I ordered a hamburger cooked rare (totally my fault - i was just shocked to see a restaurant cook it rare for you and curious to try it) and needless to say i spent the rest of the night in the bathroom. Totally my fault though.
Seems kind of ridiculous to say a gourmet steakhouse is overpriced, I know. But...it's overpriced. There shouldn't be any place on earth where a cup of hot water and a bag of tea is $4. If this sounds like a deal to you, by all means enjoy. But there are better places to waste your money (It's Prime Only or Angus Barn are still the best)
so many better choices. Just do yourself a favor and go somewhere else. Waiter just wasn't with it, like he was on mars. Food was just average and not near worth the $.
Great service. Very private, excellent service, great key lime martini's. This was a company function that required quite reserved service and timely presentation.
birthday. i made an online reservation and requested a birthday cake for my boyfriend. i expected a small cake that they already had on the menu but they prepared and actual birthday cake. Pretty cool from never talking to an actual human just making a note on my reservation.
Above and Beyond. I recently ate at 1705 and their staff want above and beyond. we had a vegetarian in the group and the chef actually came to the table to design a meal for the veg head.
Detailed service, excellent food, great experience, great steaks.
I made an 8:00 reservation on a Friday night for a one year anniversary. I ordered flowers from Fallon's Flowers and had them sent to the restaurant and requested they be on the table when we arrived. I also brought my own wine; only $15.00 corking fee to enjoy my own Cab without a ridiculous markup.
The service was excellent. Nothing stands out as not up to par. The flowers were on the table when we were sat. Because this was a special occasion, the server brought champagne and strawberries with chocolate on the house. We ordered the Bibb Salad and the cheese cart for starters. The only negative thing at all is we ordered the Onion Soup and it never came out; the server just forgot, and we were so busy with the cheese and salads that we didn't care. I'm sure if we'd mentioned it, it would have been delivered immediately. The server, Nicole, was absolutely WONDERFUL at pacing our meal; that's not something I see very often. Nothing was rushed, and there was very little sitting and waiting for the next course. The cheese cart was fantastic, we sampled four cheeses, and the Bibb wedge was also good, if not a little on the sparse side.
I ordered the Kansas City Prime strip, and she ordered the Choice strip. Her steak was on par with a decent chain steakhouse, but mine definitely goes into my top 5 steaks I've ever eaten; and I ate steaks almost every night for eight years traveling every state between upstate New York and South Florida. It had the characteristic slight gamey taste of a Prime dry aged cut of beef. Cooked perfectly, I couldn't ask for better for $32.00 . The sweet potatoes are a must-have side, the potatoes with white truffle oil are delectable, and the creamed spinach, though nothing out-of-this-world, was very good. We topped it off with Creme Brulee and I had the gourmet coffee brewed at the table with a French press. Both of these were outstanding, particularly the coffee.
We weren't disappointed at all.
Overpriced and just average.
I won't bore you by stating what others have said. Yet, some important points are 1) WAY overpriced for what you get. 2) Food lacks flavor 3) Average ambience 4) No expresso.
We paid $165 for 2 people for dinner. This was 3 drinks, 1 appetizer, 2 steaks and 2 sides. Nothing was impressive. We left very upset with ourselves for spending that much money on an unimpressive experience.
My recommendation - spend the same amount of money and visit Second Empire. Or cut your cost in half and visit Lone Star.
SCore!!1. The food is excellent. The crabcake is to die for!! My only advice. Get the Cheese lady to do the cheesecart. She is FANTASTIC!!!!!!
Ok, ya just OK.
My wife and I went to 1705 Prime for the first time on Saturday night and I have to say, it was just ok. The food was ok, the service was actually good, the atmosphere was ok, and the restaurant was dead on a Saturday night. I wanted to ask a manager how everything was going but I never saw a manager and they never checked on our table. Which seems to be a big problem in all local restaurants.
Just sending my thoughts, because we just really didn?t know what to think of 1705 Prime. We will not be back until they get busier. We really like places that are loud and has lots of atmosphere. they are really lacking that right now.
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