03 Apr Mr.Prime Rib, Sudbury ON. – 2 Forks in The Road
In Sudbury, when you think about celebrating something spacial, you think a nice dinner with a bottle of wine. Richard and I have lots to celebrate lately. The new blog, the purchase of our first home, this big trip of a life time in less than a week, it’s important to take a moment and relish these milestones! Richard and I decided to celebrate at Mr.Prime Rib in Sudbury. We had heard so many great reviews from friends and family that we wanted to see what all the hype was about! Plus, I was always a fan of a big chunk of bloody meat! This is what we thought of Mr.Prime rib…
We went on a weeknight, around 7:30pm. When we first walked in, we were greeted by a waiter who escorted us to our table. The restaurant reminded us of a nursing home dinning room, very old and rustic looking. Only about 4
tables were occupied, not a very busy night. The waiter came to introduce himself and took our drink order, in other words, told us it wasn’t a busy night.
We ordered a half litre of wine, because someone has to drive and we weren’t agreeing on who would be able to drink 3/4 of the bottle to themselves. Haha! The wine selection was good, although all the bottles seemed overpriced compared to other restaurants we’ve visited.
For appetizers, we like to pick two and share, why commit to just one thing!? We chose the calamari in lemon butter sauce, and the crab cakes with spicy mayo. Now, this is where the disappointment really begins. We are huge fans of calamari! YUM! And I’m a sucker for fresh calamari in a light butter sauce, but this one was over cooked and there was something
unappealing about the sauce. They charged 12-13$ for the very small portion, not so great! The crab cakes, now, honestly, how do you mess us crab cakes? The were deep fried, which at least made or a crunchy texture,
but the inside taste straight out of a can, you could barely tell there was any crab in there, it reminded us of canned tuna.
ordered prime rib, what else are you gonna order? There speciality is prime rib! Yum! This prime rib was delicious, melt in your mouth goodness! Cooked to perfection according to your liking. What can you ask more really? I wasn’t surprised when I saw the baked potato came in tin foil! Haha! So old school! I personally prefer my baked potato with a crispy skin, roasted/baked in the over without foil brushed with oil and seasoned with salt. But eh, if the old timers like their potatoes without seasoning steamed in foil.. what can you do?
As for desert, they bring you a platter with the 4 available deserts, 3 different cheese cakes, and one chocolate cake. You pick what looks appealing and they take right off the plater and give it to you! Now all 4 looked tasty, but as for most restaurants around here, you can tell they were from frozen or catered deserts. We picked the chocolate cake… well.. I picked, haha! It wasn’t anything special, a regular chocolate cake! Can’t really say anything about that! 🙂
The service was ok, nothing exceptional though. When you think that there were only 4 tables in the whole restaurant… When we were brought the bill, we were ready to pay and waited almost 10 minutes with card in hand, watching our waiter put out garbage and wandering around before we got up to go pay our bill at the counter.
Over all, the food wasn’t amazing, except the prime rib of course! We felt like we had over paid, everything seemed slightly overpriced. The whole experience reminded us of a traditional diner dressed up in sunday church clothes. We are glad we tried it out, but will not be coming back.
There you have it! Have you been? What did you think?