Indulgence at Diplomat Prime Steakhouse


Indulgence at Diplomat Prime Steakhouse

Indulgence at Diplomat Prime Steakhouse

We recently had the pleasure of visiting one of the most elegant and highly-rated steakhouses in South Florida, Diplomat Prime Steakhouse, located at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida. With the AAA 4 Diamond Award, 500 plus varietals with 3 onsite sommeliers, and Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence for 2022, we arrived with high expectations and it was definitely delivered.

The reception and welcoming were very pleasant and professional. Our hostess was elegant and classy, and she walked us through the well-appointed lounge bar to our table in style. The dining room decor was beautiful, tasteful, and at the same time classic. The lighting was perfect and the blue velvet touches were exquisite.

Diplomat Prime Interior

We started our journey with a signature handcrafted smokeD Phashion, which includes Knob Creek Rye, Orange and Angostura Bitters, Brown Sugar, and Orange Peel. It was the right selection to start this amazing experience.

Next, we had the delectable Blue Crab Cocktail. It was light and you could taste the freshness of the ocean. The Octopus Edamame followed with a presentation that was vibrant, and the tenderness throughout the octopus melted in our mouths. Kudos to the chef for evenly cooking this type of protein so perfectly by masterfully handling the different shapes and sizes throughout the portion.

Our meal continued with our entrees and unique sides under the direction of Executive Chef, Rashaad Abdool. I had the Crab-Crusted Halibut with pickled cherry tomatoes, and my colleague had the 16oz 45-day Prime Dry Aged New York Strip. I was literally blown away by the balance of flavors the chef used to create this halibut dish. Each bite was a party of fireworks exploding. It was light but rich in its own way, and the pickled cherry tomatoes gave a burst of acid throughout every bite that cut through its richness. It was a mind-blowing balance of ingredients and perfect preparation.

The 45-day Prime Dry Aged New York Strip was a perfectly prepared medium rare, with a pan-seared garlic buttered caramelization that was a mouth-watering and succulent taste of heaven.

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CRAB CRUSTED HALIBUT Veracruz sauce, pickled baby heirloom tomatoes

 

16oz 45-day Prime Dry Aged New York Strip at Diplomat Prime Steakhouse
16oz 45-day Prime Dry Aged New York Strip

Our meals were paired with the perfect wine suggestions of Pinot Griggio and Cabernet Sauvignon, with side options that complemented our entrées including Lobster Mac and Cheese, Sautéed Mushrooms, Charred Broccolini, and Truffle Whipped Potatoes.

The Sautéed Mushrooms were hearty and full of flavor, with an array of oyster and portobello mushrooms. The Broccolini was crisp, bright, with a toothsome bite, that kept us going back for more. The Truffle Mashed Potatoes complimented the steak perfectly, and the Lobster Mac and Cheese was rich, creamy, and had extra cheesy goodness in every bite.

Our dessert of course was Crème Brûlée. What is there to say? A creamy, light, fluffy, and firm custard with a perfectly burnt sugar shell on top that cracked with the dip of a spoon.

Crème Brûlée - exquisitely rich and elegant
Crème Brûlée – exquisitely rich and elegant

We highly recommend you visit Diplomat Prime, and we will definitely be back. This was a meal to be remembered and shared with others.

Diplomat Prime Menu

About The Diplomat Beach Resort: 

The Diplomat Beach Resort, Florida’s most iconic oceanfront destination, boasts incomparable oceanfront views, two sun-drenched pools, 26 poolside cabanas, two fitness centers, and 209,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. With more than 1,000 reimagined guest rooms – including two Penthouse suites, 515 king rooms, and 484 double rooms, with 96 being expansive suites – The Diplomat Beach Resort is the largest hotel in Broward County.

Ideally located on the beach between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, The Diplomat Beach Resort, the centerpiece of South Florida, is just minutes from world-class shopping, recreation, arts, culture, and scenery. As part of Curio Collection by Hilton, a global set of remarkable upscale hotels handpicked for their unique character, The Diplomat Beach Resort boasts comfort and style as well as expansive public spaces, offering guests a sun-filled playground for family fun.

With expansive grounds providing ample room for guests to spread out and relax, The DiplomatBeach Resort is also perfect for family-focused guests, providing a variety of activities and amenities for all ages, meant to create happy, rejuvenating, and memorable vacation experiences. Guests will find unique offerings throughout the resort, including:

  • Water Works Abound: With two beachfront pools, jet skiing, ocean kayaking, paddleboard rentals, and the property’s newest addition, the Dip + Slide water play area, The DiplomatBeach Resort is the ideal destination to cool down. Designed with an interactive water bucket that playfully tips over when full, the area entertains young travelers and is strategically located to give parents a direct line of sight from the lagoon pool, allowing them to relax poolside. Pool amenities include complimentary towel service, full-service poolside lunch, and spa services.
  • Designer Luxury Pool Cabanas by Trina Turk: Exclusively designed for The DiplomatBeach Resort, specialty cabanas created by fashion designer Trina Turk are available for rent on the second floor of the pool deck, providing a relaxing and stylish oasis for the day.
  • Diplomat Marina: The Marina at Diplomat Landing provides a perfect and secure place to dock for the day, overnight or longer. The deep-water dockage accommodates yachts and mega-yachts with easy ocean access to the north at port Everglades or the south at Haulover Inlet. Dockage accommodations include water, electrical hookups, and services. Complimentary dockage is available when dining within the resort’s other eateries.

Thank you to Megan Vandenbosch for hosting us and to your amazing staff for their hospitality and service.

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