On a recent Saturday night there were 7 of us, and we are all meat eaters. Just some of the places that we have enjoyed great steak dinners include Morton's, Ruth Chris, Smith & Wollensky, Keens & Porterhouse (both in New York City) and most recently The Old Homestead in Atlantic City. Since KC Prime is in our neighborhood we welcomed the opportunity to have a true steakhouse without having to go too far from home.
When we arrived we were told that our table wasn't ready, we thought this odd as we had a reservation but waited outside on their nice patio. When the table was ready it was a stark white farmhouse style table with 7 napkins rolled around silverware. That was it! We joked among ourselves as to just what were they getting ready? I personally would have liked to have small candles on the table and/or flowers but with the no-nonsense table setting we thought that their emphasis must be on the food.
We all ordered appetizers and 5 out of 7 came out almost too soon. We had to remind our waiter twice that we were still waiting for the 2 other appetizers. It's common sense that they should have all been served at the same time. 5 of us were eating slowly but some of us had finished our appetizers before the other 2 even got theirs.
Then dinner was served, and again, almost too soon. I ordered the 18oz filet mignon and while good it wasn't great. I love a good steak esp when it's been seared on the outside and moist and delicious on the inside. This one was good but not mouth watering. I also order the Yukon mashed potatoes and the portion was larger than my steak! And lumpy! Perhaps the chef wanted us to know that the potatoes are home made but when you have to use a knife to cut your mashed potatoes they are, to me, too lumpy.
My husband ordered the bourbon mashed potatoes but did not get them, he got the Yukon instead but decided to keep what came on his plate.
One of our dining companions stated that his steak was overcooked but he didn't want to send it back as he was one of the 2 that had to wait for his appetizer, imagine how long it would have taken the kitchen to prepare his steak to his liking.
Desserts were good and a nice variety. Wine list, bourbon list, and specialty drinks are all great.
The food is good, not great.
The service could be better.
The restaurant doesn't have much atmosphere and I guess it's to make the meal the main attraction.
But just like it's abbreviated name it falls just a bit short.
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