Prime Fish Lunch Prix Fixe Menu Review
By Samantha Dockser
Prime Fish, known for its fine seafood fare and over-the-top weekend brunch buffet, has just created another reason to make the trip to South Beach. Now, Myles Chefetz’s SoFi eatery is offering a delicious three-course Prix Fixe lunch menu for just $22 per person. My friend Brian and I sat outside in Prime Fish’s lush and shaded courtyard, as we enjoyed a celebratory lunch, marking the end of our first semester of senior year at the University of Miami. Right in the heart of South Beach, dining at Prime Fish feels like you are entering a tropical, seafood-foodie paradise.
Often it feels like a lunch prix fixe menu limits what you can order, but not at Prime Fish lunch. The menu was still large enough that I had a terrible time choosing what I wanted to eat–thank goodness Brian and I agreed to share. As we perused our options, we were brought a loaf of hot, freshly baked bread with a side of Mahi-Mahi fish dip. It was heavenly; I had to remind myself not to eat too much bread, so I could leave room for my three course meal. But before I mention the food, I must commend the service. The waiters were attentive and knowledgable, and created a wonderful dining atmosphere.
For our first course, Brian ordered the Lobster Bisque, and I ordered the “Little Poke” Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna. Both were amazing. The lobster bisque was served with dry sack sherry. There were good sized pieces of juicy lobster in the thick bisque. The “Little Poke” was served with cucumber, shoyu, avocado, limu, and toasted macadamia nuts. We passed our plates back and forth, so pleased with our choices. And for the vino lovers, the Prime Fish lunch menu also includes a suggested wine pairing for each item in each course.
For our second course meals, Brian ordered the Alaskan King Crab Lasagna and I ordered the Swordfish Schnitzel, served with a fried farm egg, broccolini and crispy capers. Again, we passed our dishes back and forth, unable to get enough. The lasagna was so cheesy and rich–a high end comfort food with big pieces of crab baked into each bite. And the Schnitzel was surprisingly light. Each bite almost dissolved in my mouth, which was terrific because I could just keep eating more. I was sure to make sure I got a bit of yolk in each bite.
For our last course, Brian ordered the Coconut Creme Brule, and I chose the famous Prime Fried Oreos served with French Vanilla Ice Cream. The creme bruce was infused with pineapple and transported me to a tropical oasis. And then the fried Oreos…they are famous for a reason. The just melt in your mouth. I dipped mine in the vanilla ice cream, creating a yummy blend of melty hot cookie and sweet cold cream. I finished my meal off with a cappuccino sprinkled with cinnamon. It was delicious and gave me the energy I needed to overcome my food coma for the drive home. I would highly recommend Prime Fish lunch prix fixe to any and all seafood lovers. It is not to be missed if you are in Miami.
Monday Through Friday, 12 pm- 3 pm
100 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lunch Price $22.00 for three courses; beverages not included
For reservations please call: (305) 532-4550