Red Prime is located in downtown Oklahoma City on North Broadway Avenue. It has a swank, Miami Beach feel, courtesy of the red neon lights hanging everywhere inside (It could be considered a bit tacky, but it grew on me after a bit). Reservations are a must, and I highly recommend saving this restaurant for a special occasion, as their prices are a bit high.
The service was decent, but left something to be desired. The servers did a good job, but were not as friendly and over-the-top as you would expect given the price tag.
The food, on the other hand, was out-of-this world, slap-your-mama FANTASTIC. They have a great “fixed-price” menu for one that allows you to get your individual appetizer, main course, side item, and individual dessert for $39. Ordering these items individually would probably cost more like $50-$80 for one. I started with the French onion soup, which was so delicious that I had to try really hard to not lick the bowl clean. My husband ordered the shrimp cocktail, and was a bit disappointed in the portion size (it came with only 4 large shrimp). This was followed by the main course- a 7 oz filet. Here is the kicker: They let you choose from an array of “crusts” and “sauces,” for your steak, thereby making a wonderful collection of combinations. I went with a brown sugar and sea salt crust (what they use to “blacken” the steak with), and a brandy and mushroom sauce. I have never tasted a steak like it. It absolutely melted in my mouth (if that is even possible). Delicious! I paired my steak with slivered asparagus topped with Italian cheese, and finished this scrumptious meal with a warm fudge brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce on the side. Mmmmm.
Go for a special occasion and you will not be disappointed. I am not sure what their other menu items are like (they offer some seafood and chicken options), but the steak is a safe bet. Make sure you make a reservation if possible, and be sure to tell them if it is a special occasion. Dress a little nicer, as this is not Western Sizzlin.
Overall Rating: 9