A couple of weeks ago, it was Gabriel's birthday. Since then Esedia had told me that she wanted to take him and the other boys to celebrate. She wanted to take them out to eat and celebrate as a family. Regrettably, she was sick for the better part of last week and we couldn't go.
Coordination with all the different schedules is also almost impossible. Especially with Gilberto's schedule.
Yesterday was the day! It was a really beautiful day and everybody was home, so we decided to go right after Art Class.
Esedia had two choices, either Sushi or Steak. We texted the boys and they all said "Steak". (of course!).
She had bought a Gift Certificate online, on the Facebook Marketplace and we were all set to go to this steak house called: Prime One Eleven.
It was a 15-minute drive from our home to Trumbull and when we got there, the restaurant was empty, which is the case every time we go out. :-)
The setting is absolutely beautiful, with hardwood floors and a wide open space table arrangement. There are some tables with umbrellas outside and they are all set for the hotter months.
Been that this was a steakhouse, we knew that this was probably going to be an expensive lunch. A guy made a comment when we were coming in, that "I was a braver man than him, bring those three boys to a steakhouse".
The menu has a nice choice of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, oyster bar (my brother will love it!) and a few nice selections of cut meats.
Gilberto and I got some beers, Guinness for him, Two Roads Road Jam Raspberry Wheat for me. Beers were a little warm for my taste, and the Raspberry/Lemongrass combination lost some of its charms because of that.
We order some Calamari Fritta as an appetizer while we waited for our meals.
We stuck a conversation about how expensive some of the dishes were and I made the argument that this was the Trumbull/Shelton area which is much more affluent than Bridgeport and I was sure that the clientele could afford it much more than your average Joe.
It's also one of those... "Special Occasions" that you do something like this, not to repeat it for a couple of years.
Esedia was telling me that she had heard from some of her co-workers that the restaurant was almost always full.
Right after saying that, the crowd started coming in...
Esedia ordered the Fillet Mignon Chili.
Gilberto and Gaby ordered each, the Prime "Steak" Burger. (they were sitting on the opposite side of the table, so I could not take any pictures).
I ordered the Ultimate Steak Sandwich and...
...the pièce de résistance, was the NY Strip Center Cut that Carlos ordered and that is dry aged 28 days.
The Fried Calamari was fantastic and my Caesar Salad was made from scratch, so it was delicious. I have not had a Caesar Salad this good since my Dad and I made them.
The sandwich was good, but I would not call it "Ultimate". I only ate half of it and took the rest home.
I had the chance to taste Esedia's Chili and it was pretty fantastic!! I guess you can deny the quality of the Fillet Mignon.
Gil and Gaby seem to have enjoyed their burgers, as they devoured them toot sweet!
I did not ask to try Carlos' NY Strip as I wanted him to enjoy his choice and give me his opinion. He was paying for his dish and I thought I will let him gloat a little about eating an expensive steak.
He said that he has had better...
We had an extraordinary meal. We were all so full after that, that nobody thought about dinner that night.
Great restaurant, fine choice of meats and entrees. Great place to take a date but not for a family of five that includes three very healthy boys!
When we got out of the restaurant we saw a brand-spanking new Mercedes-Benz parked outside. It was very luxurious and I made the comment to the family, that we had to consider that we ate at the same place as the owner of that car...
Prime One Eleven is on 51 Monroe Tpke., Trumbull, CT, 06611