My buddy (an actual friend, not the 1980’s toy) called me and told me that I must eat at Prime One Twelve (112 Ocean Drive, South Beach). So, what do I know about Prime One Twelve?
It seems as if every celebrity that visits Miami ends up there. In other words, it’s a place that does not usually interest me.
After looking over the menu, I have a change of heart; it feels like comfort food heaven. The prices are higher than my usual hot spots. I figured let’s do this; if it’s worth it, I’m always willing to pay.
We head out for lunch and make the hard decisions; we order:
- Tomato Basil Soup with Mini Fontina Grilled Cheese
- Five Cheese Truffle ‘MAC’
- KOBE Beef Hot Dog
- 1 lb. KOBE Cheeseburger
- Sea Salt Baked Potato with Vermont Butter, Applewood Smoked Bacon Bits, and Chive Sour Cream
- Potato Pancakes
- Crispy White Truffle French Fries
Now you must be thinking, there’s no way they ate all that food, and you would be correct. Everything was delicious, except for the potato pancakes, which I found too crispy and not potatoey enough.
And one last thing, it would be great if they removed the name KOBE from the burger and dog because we all know it’s not authentic KOBE from Japan.
For your drooling pleasure, please check out all the pics below, especially the one with the bacon chunks on top of the baked potato.
Is Prime 112 worth the drive to South Beach if you’re in Miami? I say yes if you’re looking for food, ambiance, and a vibe.
And don’t forget about their sister restaurant, Big Pink, right around the corner.