Prime Fish Is Open in Former Nemo Space: Massive Menu and Fresh Fish
After successfully coaxing your out-of-town guests to treat you to dinner at the pricey Prime Fish, there's still one more hurdle you must face: deciding what to order. The menu is massive, which is just one of the many things the month-old spot has in common with its sister restaurants: Prime One Twelve and Prime Italian, and to a lesser degree, the retro-style diner, Big Pink.
Courtesy of Myles Restaurant Group The raw bar at the newly opened Prime Fish.
Located in the former Nemo space, Myles Chefetz's latest endeavor is described on the company's website as "a unique combination of fish shack meets upscale dining." Though the large indoor/outdoor eatery is slightly less glamorous than the other Primes, it most certainly isn't casual.
The room is clean, contemporary, and thoroughly elegant, and the staff is expertly trained at helping you navigate the offerings. Yes, Prime One Twelve's infamous steaks are available, but as the restaurant's name suggests, the seafood is the main event. Indeed, when speaking to Short Order about Nemo a few years ago, the corporate chef for the Myles Restaurant Group, Mike Sabin, revealed that working with sea creatures is his initial passion. Sorry cattle.
Courtesy of Myles Restaurant Group Outdoor seating is plentiful at Prime Fish.
We recently stopped by Prime Fish to see what's cooking over at the buzzed about South Beach venue. Here's what we ordered:
Poke is a ubiquitous side dish in Hawaii that refers to bite-size pieces of seasoned raw fish. Chef Sabin, who happens to have attended high school on the island, offers a daily selection brought in straight from Hawaii.
Photo by Valeria Nekhim Hawaiian big eye tuna poke.
The waitress suggested we try the big eye tuna poke ($55 MP), and pointed over to the glistening blood red cubes displayed at the raw bar. The plump, luscious fish comes spiked with a shoyu sauce, avocado, limu (a type of seaweed), and toasted Macadamia nuts. Spicy mayonnaise is served on the side if you like to enhance your sashimi.
To the left of the poke rests a shot glass with an oyster submerged in a spicy bloody Mary-type mix ($9). Drink it as you would a shot, and prepare thyself for a sharp burst of flavor.