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Dylan Prime

We did some cleansing recently, and while that definitely felt good, it hasn't changed the fact that we still thoroughly enjoy being reckless carnivores that sometimes wake up in the middle of the night with the meat sweats. At the conclusion of our One Lucky Duck raw/vegan cleanse a month ago, we were ravenously craving a steak. Rewarding ourselves for staying the course, we took a trip down to Tribeca to fulfill our needs.

My family has been coming to Dylan Prime for years, and although it's definitely not the best steakhouse in NYC, there's something about it that's always resonated with me. It's got a cooler, more laid back vibe than most steakhouses, and, compared to Midtown, a better location as well. Prime's main dining room still attracts the usual steakhouse crowd (large groups of Suits), but it balances out with a healthy dose of local flavor. Looking for a more sophisticated spot to watch Sports on TV? The Dylan Prime pub room offers up comfortable seating, an expansive bar and a menu of steaks and burgers.

Our favorite part about Dylan Prime? They aren't elitist about their meat. They actually encourage diners to smother their steaks in up to four delicious toppings that range from mushroom & truffle to bacon & cheddar. They also have the balls to stuff a filet mignon with oysters. That alone is worth a few points in our book.

Food Rundown:

Miniature Beef Wellingtons
A miniature take on the classic, these little puff pastry guys are very solid and a good item to share.

Pork Belly Tater Tots
We weren't really sure how this was going to turn out, but there was no chance we would skip something called "pork belly tater tots". They turned out to be a little underwhelming, but are definitely still worth ordering just for the fun of it.

Poached Pear Salad
If you're going to roll with a salad as an app, this is the one to go with. Poached Bosc pears, frisée, watercress, candied pistachios and goat cheese. Tasty.

Rock solid steaks. That's what you get at Dylan Prime. Will these cuts of meat blow your mind? Probably not, but that doesn't mean you're aren't in for a meat-eating treat. The fourteen-ounce Rib Eye is our go-to. Load that baby up with Dylan's foie gras butter and green market hot pepper sauce and get to it. We're also big fans of the eleven-ounce Filet and twelve or sixteen-ounce New York Strip. Whatever you order, don't be afraid to go a little crazy with the toppings and the sauces. That's the whole Dylan Prime experience.

Carpetbagger Steak
An eleven-ounce filet mignon stuffed with Blue Point oysters and served with baby spinach, mashed potatoes, Guinness and brown sugar sauce. Is it weird that once you've dug out the oysters, the rest of your steak kind of smells like the ocean for the rest of the meal? Nope, it's actually kind of awesome.

Don't sleep on the sides, Dylan Prime does it up right. The baby baked potatoes with roasted garlic are creamy and delicious. The grilled asparagus is excellent, as is the creamed spinach with bacon.

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