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Ready for Prime Time

Nov 01, 2022 ● By Lisa Sciortino
by Lisa Sciortino

A bit of advice worth heeding before venturing to Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: Get a reservation. 

Don’t make the mistake that this writer did early on a Saturday night and simply show up at this upscale restaurant, which opened earlier this year along State Highway 121 adjacent to Preston Road (other North Texas locations of the steak and seafood chain are in Dallas and Fort Worth). 

A friend and I walked into the place figuring we’d have no problem snagging a pair of seats at the place’s elegant bar from which to enjoy a side of people watching along with our early evening meal. Our bad. 

 We were greeted by an oh-so-accommodating hostess and followed her as she circled the crowded bar in search of two open chairs. Seeing none, she kindly suggested that we wait a short while until seats became available, which we were happy to do. Much to our surprise, within moments we were escorted to a four-top table adjacent to the bar. We took the stroke of luck as a sign that we were in for an extraordinary dining experience — and we were correct. 

 Servers Alex and Sasha (the former was training the latter that evening) approached to offer a choice of sparkling or still water and answer questions about the beverage menu. In the mood for something fun and lighthearted, I ordered a Red Dragon, a blend of Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum with muddled lime, mint and strawberries, while my friend went with Eddie V’s signature 24 Karat cocktail featuring Belvedere Vodka, Grand Marnier, peach liqueur, Roederer Rose´ and raspberries served in a gold sugar-rimmed coupe glass. Both were fruity and refreshing – the perfect start for what would be a decadent meal. 

We laid waste to the petite loaf of warm, crusty bread that was delivered to the table (along with a large pat of herb-topped butter) as we perused the menu in search of an appetizer. In the meantime, a manager served us each an amuse-bouche (courtesy of the chef). The tasty bite was composed of a petite brioche toast square topped with cucumber crème fraîche, smoked salmon, a dollop of salty caviar and a verdant microgreen sprig. 

 Entirely bypassing the turf side of the Eddie V’s menu, we opted for seafood dishes throughout the evening. Serious consideration was given to the Maine Lobster Tacos appetizer before we ultimately settled on the Kung Pao Calamari. Forget what you know about this standard steakhouse fare: This ain’t your average fried squid. Rather, this Asian-inspired version of the dish boasts a pleasantly spicy kick courtesy of a chili sauce that is drizzled atop the lightly fried calamari. It’s served over a bed of crunchy rice noodles that cradles whole, roasted cashews, wok-friend green onion slices and julienned carrots. This one’s a winner. 

 The Parmesan Sole piqued my interest (it’s not one I frequently encounter on menus). A pair of generously sized, supremely flakey filets are served with a lovely Lemon-Garlic Butter Sauce and a refreshing Heirloom Tomato Salad topped with crispy microgreens. My friend chose the Georges Bank Scallops, which were perfectly seared to achieve a light golden-brown crust. The plump, sweet scallops were served amid a sauté of citrus fruit and sliced roasted almonds. 

We ordered a pair of sides for the table to share: The Lobster Mashed Potatoes were studded with sizeable chunks of sweet claw meat and sliced green onions (a decadent dish indeed), while the Crispy Brussel Sprouts arrived as advertised sporting a lovely char and a deeply flavorful Korean-inspired glaze. It’s not often one is able to describe Brussel sprouts as spectacular, but these certainly were.   

 Service provided throughout our meal by Alex and Sasha and other members of the Eddie V’s wait staff was spot on. Despite the fact that the restaurant dining room was at capacity, they were quick to refill water glasses, deliver dishes and clear plates and provide menu recommendations as well as much-appreciated friendly banter. 

 Case in point: After casually mentioning that a member of our party was celebrating a personal milestone, we were presented with a complimentary dessert plate featuring a trio of sweet treats including a generous scoop of butter pecan ice cream, a pair of cookies and the Bananas Foster Butter Cake, which Alex flambéed tableside. It was a festive ending to a fantastic and filling feast. 

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Lisa Sciortino is managing editor of Frisco STYLE Magazine.