Last night, I was among the first to try out CityNorth’s new Ocean Prime. Let me say this: Ocean Prime is cool. Very cool. The steaks and seafood were tops, and we devoured the surf ‘n turf starter of scallops and short ribs. For dessert, the Baked Alaska was adored by the entire table–and it took an entire table-full of people to eat it. The hip decor, killer patio (which includes a palm tree jutting through the overhang) and neon signs make it a cool place to linger after the meal is done. Ocean Prime opens to the public Thursday–try it out! www.ocean-prime.com.
Lincoln Restaurant and Bar 1936 opened its doors this fall, giving guests wonderful American cuisine, a creative cocktail program (the Reanimator was a favorite), a handsome dining space and a lovely patio which will prove to be popular now that Arizona's weather is in its prime.