by Elenore Montaluo on
I am an eager enthusiastic rateclubser, but I haven't been rateclubsing for long, and I am tongue-tied tonight. Prime Rib is a steakhouse, it's expensive, it has leopard carpet, and waiters that are dressed in bowties and black jackets. Great atmosphere. Food is ok, for an overpriced (that's redundant) steakhouse. The scene is worth the visit all by itself (a lot of nicely dressed people). I don't think it is the best steakhouse in Philly, but it holds its own. Philly is well known for its steak, so it's hard to be competitive in this city. Having said that, the service is impeccable, so my dilemma was how to rate this place. It all depends on what you like, basically. The steaks were ok, cooked to order. Side dishes were fine. The creme brulee was executed perfectly, but could have had a bit of vanilla bean in it, the vanilla was very muted, but the texture was great , and the crunchy top was perfect. Many restaurants cannot do the sugar on top very well, it's hard to get it right , it can be too black or not crunchy, but they got it perfect here.
by Tameika Mccadden on
There had been a dull roar for the last two months about Eve. What is it? When's it opening? Is this going to be another rolling of the eyes? Rest assured, the hype is real. It's not going over the top, and it's haughty (with a wink). Leilani the owner did a great job with the place, even down to the cocktail menu. DECOR: A nod to the 1920s, and yet later decades' peekaboo booby films (think Betty Paige) projecting onto the walls very salaciously to passer-byes traipsing past the front windows. It's titillating, even down to the peekaboo cutouts in the entrance that let you become the voyeur into the happenings of the lounge. DRINKS: Get an Eve's Apple. It's one of the lush cocktails that still have a kick (and manly enough to get away from being called a frou-frou drink). $10 is nothing for the labor it takes to make the drinks...i.e. it takes the bartender a good 10 minutes to make. The place just opened, so I sympathize. Other patrons, not so much. Great assortment of drinks, and the beers are chosen wisely. AMBIANCE: It's not a big space (granted it's SoMa), and it's the new face in the club scene. It's going to be full and little elbow room for a while. The lighting is great, and so is SoMa street parking. My only concern is that more established places like Supperclub and Harlot are going to take business away from this darling. STAFF: Your cocktail waitresses are cute and very helpful. Your bouncers? Don't give them cause to give you the evils. Because they will.
by Curt L. on
I can't give this place four stars cause the party I went to SUCKED. However, the venue itself is pretty nice. I wish the clubs in San Francisco had as much room and attention to their thermostat as this venue. The ceilings are high, they have a huge balcony area to smoke/chat/hangout, and the DJ's aren't half bad. This club has a huge dance floor and the bartenders are pretty efficient when tending to your needs. Now time to fix the promotors that throw parties here. If you can find a poppin party, I'd say DO IT!