Raleigh >Personal Services > 1705Prime Catering & Events
1705 E. Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760935.850652 -78.606084
Available 7 Days a week
Cigar Freedom (and delicious cocktail specials!) – My boyfriend likes to smoke cigars sometimes when he drinks, and lately we?ve had a difficult time finding nice places to enjoy good cigars. I was really happy to hear that 1705Prime is allowing its customers to smoke in the stinger lounge. They have introduced a cigar menu, with reasonable prices ranging from $11-$25 and do house their own cigar humidor. I definitely plan to take advantage of the cocktail specials, while my boyfriend enjoys their cigar menu.
Excellant! – My friend and I went to dinner here last night and had a wonderful time. The service was good, but the food was fantastic. I had the lobster risotto with vanilla and saffron and it is one of the best I've ever had. The creme brulee for dessert is also delicious. Highly recommended!
You're going down, down, down.............................. – O.K., I am mad. I am mad that the reviews that are positive are, from what I can tell, all fake. Go ahead, read them. Check out how many other restaurants they have reviewed. NONE! Oh, wait a minute, one reviewer, ?representin,? has only reviewed the restaurants that are owned by Rocky Top Hospitality Group. Co-winkydink? I think not. You big ole? faker. You should be ashamed. Notice how all the good reviews mention the fact that they can accommodate a crowd or you can have a function, reception, business crowd at the restaurant. Also, they mention specials and one even talks about the manager, ?Gregg.? Wow, two gg?s in Gregg, I would not know that unless I know him. Would you? I would watch out for that lighting strike.
The food is sooooooooo bad. I'll write a longer review later, when I'm not so angry. Check out the empty parking lot. That is a sign I should have taken into consideration with my choice to dine at this restaurant.
Best steak in town hands down – I recently dined at 1705. This was definetly the best steak in town. Being a bit of a "foodie" I like to go out to the new hotspots. I was extremely impressed with the entire experience, from the minute we walked in untill the minute we left. No attention to detail was missed. The hostess and Manager at the door were very nice upon our arrival. The service from Jaclyn was exceptional, and the wine list was the best I have seen in Raleigh, maybe even the state. There was no overpriced wine selection that no one would buy, as you tend to see in other high-end establishments. I had a party of four, so we decied to try as much as possible. The lobster fingers were my personal favorite, and the table loved the crab cake and tartar. But by far, the steaks were the best part. I love the fact they "dry age." I have not seen that before in raleigh. The ribeye filet and prime cap were excellent, they were cooked to perfection and well worth the price tag. The sides were good - everyone loved the sweet potatoes and creamed spinach. At the end of the meal the manager, Patrick, said hello and asked how everything was, he was very nice and very professional. He made us feal at ease, unlike some of the stuffy resturants in town. We were so stuffed we did not have dessert, but can't wait to go back. I highly recommend this for any occasion. It is well worth it.
WAY WAY WAY overpriced, average steaks....if you are looking for top notch, this isnt it! – I took my family out for a celebration dinner last week and thought I would give this place a try. I frequented Michael Deans and was curious to see if 1705 would live up to the hype. It didnt. When we sat down, we were the only party in the dining room. When we left, we were the only party in the dining room. I'm not surprised! Bottom line, if you are looking for a dinner experience, stay away from 1705 Prime until they get it right.
-Nice decor, the side tables are divided by curtains and it was an intimate, private experience
-The waiter was excellent
-Food was average at best - stay away from the lobster soup, blah.
-The waiter raved about the dry aged steaks, but it was not impressive, especially for the $50 steak price. I travel frequently for my job and have eaten many steaks at average rated restaurants, and this was an average steak.
-The steaks were not cooked to our order, way undercooked.
-Rediculous prices, they are way to proud of their restaurant. I dropped $300 on our party of 4.
Over priced and overrated! – Being foodies, my friend and I put 1705 on our local "to do" list. We had a drink in the nearly empty bar (6:30 on a Friday night-3 other folks besides us). Bartenders were nice and jovial. We headed to our table where we had an awesome waiter, William. He was very knowledgeable with particulars to all (our many) questions. He was very attentive during the evening w/out being invasive. We started out with the Tempura Battered Lobster Fingers. The inside was "doughy" and NOT what is expected with tempura (crispy). There was a slight peep of lobster inside we and expected a bit more for $17 for an appetizer! My friend had Lobster Bisque which was disappointing and although the menu said "Warm," the heat was left in the kitchen. We did share the Bibb Salad (delish) and they were kind enough to split it in the kitchen for us on 2 plates. We also shared the Heirloom Tomato app and that was awesome. We shared the Porterhouse for 2, and it was cooked to perfection, but I've had beef just as good (and better) locally as well. The side of Lyonnaise North Carolina Sweet Potatoes is a MUST have if you go. Our other side was the Mushrooms, which were "average." The Peaches 5 Ways dessert was fabulous as was the chocolate cake w/ cherry sauce. The place was sparse in terms of customers on a Friday night. We stayed until 11 chatting and the place was reset for the next day, so we saw what folks came and went. We probably won't eat here again because the price ($100 each including tip and excluding bar drink) was a bit much for the night, taking all things into account. The service was Five Stars... food and prices (and we're used to pricey meals-those worthy of such) Three Stars. Seeing all the empty chairs on a Friday night made us wonder if 1705 has long legs, or will be soon a "used to be" place. If they can do SOMETHING to trim the $$$$ a tad, they might hang on, if not, I'm afraid they won't be able to keep the doors open with a 1/4 filled restaurant with LOTS of staff!
Could be superior! – My first visit to Prime was mixed. Drinks were a bit slow but as ordered. Wine prices were on the high side but a very nice selection. Service was superior! Between the six of us, I sampled four of the appetizers, all were excellent with one exception: the foie gras, a personal favorite, was beautifully sauced and presented...all one ounce of it! I personally buy my own so I know what it costs, and at 19.00 per order they make about $460.00 per lobe which costs them about $65.00 to $80.00 to buy.. That's an unreasonable mark-up to say the least! 3-4 ounces per serving as opposed to one ounce is more in line. FYI after I complained about foie gras portions, the chef did send out a few more pieces as a side to my steak... which I appreciated. The lobster bisque was super, but tepid. The steak was wonderful! Cooked to order, presented well, sauced well and overpriced. Would I eat there again? Yes, after they iron out a kink or two...
One of the Best restaurant/lounge that i have been to in a while. – My wife and I just moved here from washington DC and we like to think that we know food. They have great restaurants in the DC area and we would go out about 2 to 3 times a week. We moved here about 5 months ago and we were having such a hard time finding great sushi and great steaks!!. Well a friend of ours told us about this new restaurant that is owned by rocky top and that it is awsome!!!!!!. So we happened to go to twisted fork first and i was really not impressed. But my wife and i are not easily impressed so,,,,, Anyway we made a reso with 1705 Prime and we didn't tell anyone it was my wifes b-day. Well let me just tell you, the restaurant is great!!!! The rooms are beautiful and the lounge is cool. But it got better. The restaurant service and food was top notch!!!!!!! Our server name was mark or markus and he was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and also very friendly. Our busser or server assisant was very friendly also. The food ........ Great. The salmon was fantastic and the porterhouse was ......ooooo my god good. The bread sucked!!!. But the steak was better then anything in NC and DC. Also the general manager of the restaurant greg i believe stop by and welcomed us to the restaurant. Well i guess he picked up that it was a special evening for us because he brought over some chocolate and strawberries and also "which i thought was a great touch" he brought over a toast of champagne. just enough to wish my wife a fantastic and wonderful night. Well I just wanted to thank 1705 for a couple of things.
1. Thank you for bringing what apparently NC needed
2. Thank you for the special attention on such a great day for my wife
3. and also thank you for the service that we are having such a hard time finding in NC.
4- And Greg thank you for picking up the fact that it was a special night. It ended up being even better. ha
Slow service and warm water – My husband and I came out with another couple and were sorely disappointed. It took forever to get drinks, even water. Once the water arrived it was warm. We had to ask repeatedly just to get some ice and the waiter brought one glass of ice for the four of us. Wine took much longer though it was at an acceptable temperature. Food was below average for the price and we are willing to spend if it's good. For the money there are plenty of other places to go.
25TH Anniversary – Last week we celebrated our 25th Anniversary with friends and decided to go to 1705 Prime. The decor was simply elegant. We were seated at a very nice table ,semi-private yet romantic.The GM who introduced his name as Greg,welcomed us with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne for our anniversary. that was a very unexpected treat. Our server Scott introduced himself and told us about how they dry aged some of their beef in house .My husband "big steak eater "asked what he recommended, and Scott suggested the bone in sirloin. DELICIOUS!! That steak was so tender and flavorful,he almost didn't share a bite with me.But he did ,( I drove!!). I opted for the rib eye filet (also very good) with a side of rissoto,but was staring to feel full as I was anticipating having the creme brulee for two.So lunch tommorrow will be just as good with my leftovers.My friends ordered the porterhouse for two and equally enjoyed their meals as well. I forgot to include the two wonderful appetizers that we started off with .Lobster fingers served with 50yr old sherry vinagraitte and carmelized sea scallops in a lobster mushroom broth.The atmoshere , food and excellent service will make us and our friends return guests for life.
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