Do Bone-In Steaks Have Better Flavor?

When it comes to steak, everybody has their own likes and dislikes. That’s why, when you go to your local steakhouse with a big group of people, everyone has to go down the line and tell the waiter how they’d like their steak cooked, and what kind of steak, they want, and what sides they’d…

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How is Beef Produced?

In this day and age, people are more attuned to where their products and services come from, and how they were produced. This is especially true when it comes to food products. We want to make sure we’re getting something of high quality — especially when it comes to something special. A porterhouse steak, for…

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Does the Source of the Steak Really Matter?

Every product and service is in a constant battle to differentiate itself from the competition, and convince the public that it stands above the rest. We’ve gotten so used to this in TV advertising and other forms of marketing that we hardly even notice these claims anymore. A fast food commercial might show us a…

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3 Mistakes Commonly Made by Steakhouse Chefs

Isn’t it great when you walk away from a meal out with absolutely no complaints? When you’ve been completely satisfied with the food, service, atmosphere, and every other aspect of the experience? This is what dining out is all about, especially when it’s a special occasion, or just a much-needed night out with friends and…

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5 Signs of a Bad Steakhouse

If you’re like most people, there are two types of steakhouse experience that stand out in memory. The first is a really great experience. We’re talking about a meal where everything was spot on, from the host who led you to your table, to the atmosphere and ambiance, to the wait service and ordering process,…

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Jersey Shore Restaurant Week

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week at Prime 13 Steakhouse, Wood Fire Grill. November 3-12th, 10 days! 3 Courses! Reserve today. Restaurant Week Menu prepared especially for you. Appetizers Golden crispy mozzarella lightly fried with plum tomato sauce and fresh basil. Sauteed shishito peppers potatoes and garlic with crushed red pepper, EVOO drizzle. P13 Bacon house smoked,…

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3 Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving at a Steakhouse

It’s that time of year when the leaves start to change, the temperature starts to drop, and people start making holiday plans. Thanksgiving comes first, and it’s one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. People crisscross the country to join their friends and relatives for this annual tradition, and before you know it,…

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Is it Healthy to Eat Rare or Medium-Rare Steak?

If you’re going to shell out big bucks for a fancy dinner, you want your food to be prepared flawlessly. When it comes to steak, though, there are often differences in opinion about what the “perfect” preparation is. Everyone has different preferences about how well done they would like their meat to be cooked. Most…

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5 Great Occasions for a Quality Steak Dinner

Nothing quite feels celebratory the way a steak dinner does. There is something special about the food, ambiance, and service you get with a high quality steakhouse that makes it a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. While probably not right for a child’s birthday party or a giant wedding, there are tons of…

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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Steakhouses

Everybody has their own opinion about what makes a great steak, but there are some things you can’t argue with. For example, the source and grade of the meat are a crucial factor in terms of flavor and tenderness. Preparation is also key. You can have a beautiful cut of beef on your countertop, but…

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How Important is the Quality of Beef in a Steakhouse?

The steak dinner is a great American tradition (it’s actually a great tradition in many countries, but we think it holds a special seat at the table here in the USA). But the truth is, steakhouses are incredibly varied. Just like any other type of cuisine, there are whole spectrum of steakhouses — from high-end…

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What’s the Most Common Complaint Against Steakhouses?

Whether for dad’s birthday or a special anniversary, a steakhouse can be a great place to celebrate and enjoy a delicious meal with friends or family. Ideally, the food, ambiance, and service will all be perfect. Sometimes, though, things don’t turn out as planned. When it comes to dining at a steakhouse, there are plenty…

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What Do Steakhouse Chefs Know that We Don’t?

One of the most common questions asked on cooking blogs or culinary shows is how recreational cooks can recreate the experience of a steakhouse dinner at home. How does one achieve the succulent flavor, charred crust, and tender inside of a perfectly cooked steak? In fact, many foodies consider a steakhouse meal to be one…

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4 Common Steakhouse Questions and Answers

Sometimes the only meal that can truly satisfy is dinner at your favorite local steakhouse. As you relax into your seat at the table, you may find yourself wondering which beverage would pair best with your steak, or how your steak should be cooked to taste best, or simply where the meat came from. Here…

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Does Your Steakhouse Really “Grill” Your Steak?

As the delicious flavor of the first bite of steak from your favorite steakhouse greets your taste buds, you really wonder if anything can compare to this sublime flavor and texture. You’ve become determined, once again, to recreate this delicacy in your own kitchen. In the following weeks, you spend countless hours in the kitchen…

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3 Questions to Ask Your Steakhouse Waiter

As you find you seat at your favorite steakhouse and open the menu, you see a plethora of steaks listed — each of them begging to be ordered. Maybe you’ve already tried all the steaks on the menu and can’t decide which to choose tonight (For example: Is the New York Strip really better than…

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How to Write an Informative Steakhouse Review

Before deciding which new steakhouse to try, many of us read reviews online to see what the general consensus of the restaurant seems to be. Experienced diners will often leave valuable feedback, carefully explaining what they liked and what seemed to be lacking. These reviews are actually a really valuable resource — both for other…

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How Should You Have Your Steak Cooked?

With summer upon us, it’s prime steak season. People are visiting steakhouses in greater numbers, and throwing more of their own steaks on the grill. Backyards across the country are filling up with the sizzle and savory aroma of steaks. And while that’s happening, people are talking about how they like their steaks done. In…

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5 Common Traits of Good Steakhouse Reviews

Nothing compares to enjoying a steak dinner out on the town. When patrons visit their favorite establishment, there are a number of elements that have to come together in order for the meal to be truly satisfying, and for the overall experience to be positive. A satisfying dinner in a steakhouse that boasts quality service…

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Do “Bone-In” Steaks Have a Different Flavor?

Over the years, vast majorities of people have agreed with the legend that grilling a steak or ribs with the bone-in gives the meat a better flavor. But is there really any truth in this? Let’s examine why some people think that bone-in steaks have a better flavor — and whether or not this belief…

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What’s the Proper Way to Season a Steak?

Steak has a reputation not only for being a crowd pleaser, but for being a delicacy. Because it’s such a prestige meal (as well as a delicious one), people are often particular about the best way to prepare and season steak — whether they’re grilling at home or dining at the finest steakhouse. Chefs from…

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5 Things to Avoid in a Steakhouse

If you add up all of the steakhouse experiences you’ve had so far in your life, you’ll probably be looking a mixed bag. Hopefully you know what it’s like to walk out of a steakhouse feeling totally satisfied with virtually every aspect of the experience (and if you haven’t, you don’t know what you’re missing)….

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What Makes a Great Steakhouse Experience?

Steak is one of the most popular options for dining out, whether it’s a special occasion or just a good old-fashioned night on the town. And what comes to mind when you think of a really good steakhouse? A comfortable atmosphere, highly skilled kitchen and waitstaff, and incredible cuts of beef are probably on the…

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How Are Quality Cattle Raised?

If you’ve ever been to a steakhouse in Argentina, you know why this South American country is known for great steaks. A beautiful atmosphere and a choice wine list will certainly add to the experience, but the beef itself is often some of the best around. How is it that Argentines produce such delectable steaks?…

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How is Steak Transported to Your Favorite Steakhouse?

Whether you’re celebrating a job well done or spending time with friends, you can’t argue with a delicious steak that meets every ounce of expectation. Grilling your own at home is nice, but when has it ever compared to the flavor and tenderness found at a high-end steakhouse? Rarely. That’s because good steakhouses use elite…

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What is the Process and Purpose of Aging Beef?

It might seem counterintuitive, but when it comes to beef, fresher is not always better. In fact, all quality beef should be aged anywhere from a few days up to a few weeks before consumption. What is this process and how does it affect the quality of the meat? The main reason why beef should…

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3 Common Myths About Steak

Steak. The final frontier. That has never been the opening to a movie, but It could be. The steakhouse experience is still one of the most popular dining options in this country in 2017, and it has been for decades. Many different types of cuisine come and go, but steak remains that classic, perennial choice…

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Five Elements of an Unforgettable Steakhouse Experience

When is the last time you had a really memorable and satisfying steakhouse experience? If it was recently, do you remember the particulars? What made it special? What were the things about it that stood out at the time, and continue to stand out in your memory? The interesting thing is, a lot of people…

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What’s the Best Method for Cooking Steak?

When it comes to cooking a steak to perfection, it seems like everyone has a different opinion. Some people swear by certain types of marinade, while others say a little salt is all you need. Some insist that steak should be cooked for a long time on low heat, while others believe in cooking for…

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2017 Easter Specials Holiday Menu

Celebrate with us at Prime 13. Come and enjoy our special Easter Menu prepared especially you during this joyful spring holiday season. Reservations accepted from 3pm to 8pm. Appetizers New England Clam Chowder Chef Jeremy’s recipe. Pan seared jumbo lump crab cake Hand made with Cajun remoulade and P13 slaw. Angry Octopus Char-grilled in a…

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How Do You Define a Rare Steak?

That moment always arrives in every steakhouse experience when your waiter asks how you would like your steak cooked. Many people have answer ready. They know that they like their steak cooked rare or medium rare, or well, or medium well. They always order it the same way, and they’re more or less happy with…

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The Three Most Expensive Steaks in the World

Even if most of us can’t realistically live our lives without thinking much about money, most of us like to think about what it would be like. What would it be like to live without any financial constraints and pursue the very finest in travel, entertainment and dining? Receiving answers to these questions constantly on…

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The Importance of Reviews in Choosing a Steakhouse

Recently, there was an interesting study online that examined how people make decisions psychologically about booking trips and vacations. The study found that people are actually motivated by a fear of making the wrong choice, as opposed to being inspired by the possibility of making the right choice. This is symptomatic of a broader theme…

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Is Your Local Steakhouse Cutting Corners?

If you’ve ever gone to a steakhouse and had a wonderful experience — from your first contact with a host or waiter to your first taste of succulent, perfectly cooked steak — you know just how satisfying it can be. Even if you only eat steak once or twice a year, you want this experience…

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Three Common Myths About Good Steak

Millions of steak dinners will be enjoyed this year, just like last year and the year before. Steak is a strong tradition — not only in the landscape of American cuisine, but throughout the world. Everybody has a story about a fantastic steak dinner they had at such-and-such a steakhouse — or a steak dinner…

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Five Ways to Improve Your Steakhouse Experience

Want to make the most of your next trip to the steakhouse? Rather than go through the same old routine, take a look at the following five ways to improve your steakhouse experience. You’ll probably discover something new, and enjoy your meal even more. 1. Ask the right questions The waitstaff at steakhouses are one…

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What You Should Know When Ordering at a Steakhouse

Are there any tricks of the trade when putting in your order at a steakhouse? It’s a question you’re only going to ask if you want to make the most of your steakhouse experiences. A lot of people don’t really visit steakhouses very often, and when they do, it’s a simple question of asking the…

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Do Certain Side Dishes Enhance the Flavor of Steak?

A really good steak is not something most people want to eat with the complete lack of ceremony. Sure, a high-quality cut of meat prepared to perfection, and served on its own with nothing but a glass of water, would still be better than no steak at all. But the average person is unlikely to…

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Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Beef

Think you know all there is to know about America’s favorite meat? A lot of people love eating beef, but there are some interesting facts that are not so widely known. Here are seven things you didn’t know about beef to get your mouth watering. 1. It’s the healthiest type of red meat Due to…

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Is Steak Healthy?

It seems like people are more health-conscious than ever these days. There’s a constant back-and-forth about many of the foods and beverages we consume on a daily basis. One minute you’ll hear that chocolate is bad for you, and the next you’ll hear all about it’s amazing health-giving properties. Red wine is another example. Opinions…

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Four Things Aficionados Look for in a Steakhouse

When was the last time you were in the mood for a good steak, and where did you make your reservations? For some people, steak dinner is more then just a casual outing once or twice a year. There are plenty of aficionados out there who truly love a quality cut of beef. But what…

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What Beverages Go Best with a Steak Dinner?

If you’re one of those people who really enjoys a quality steak, and wants to get the most out of it every time, you probably put a fair amount of thought into the whole experience—from choosing a steakhouse, to finding the right cut of meat on the menu, to asking the chef to prepare it…

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Why Do Steak Lovers Criticize Overcooked Meat?

There’s a lot of debate these days about how well a steak should be cooked, especially when it’s a prime cut of beef. There are even steakhouses out there who refuse to cook a steak well-done. Most places will ask for your preference, but some will not. And when that happens, you know your steak…

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What’s the Difference Between Grass Fed and Grain Fed Beef?

There are lot of labels and catch phrases these days, especially when it comes to the foods we choose. Often times we aren’t even aware of what these things mean. For example, we know it’s supposed to be good when a product is labeled “organic” or “all natural,” but how are the products actually different?…

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Three Things You Didn’t Know About the USDA Beef Grading System

Steak enthusiasts often hear about USDA grades of beef and wonder how this grading process is actually performed, why it started, and what it actually means about the cut of meat on your plate. These are all good questions, and if you’re serious about enjoying steak, it pays to have a working knowledge of the…

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Five Signs of a First Class Steakhouse

Have you ever had a steakhouse experience that was memorable in all the wrong ways? For a true steak lover, this is one of the most disappointing things that can happen. The anticipation of an excellent steak dinner builds, but from the moment you walk in the door, you’re not impressed. The service and atmosphere…

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Special Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Holiday Menu

Celebrate with us at Prime 13. Come and enjoy our special Christmas Eve (Christmas Eve: 5-9pm) – New Year’s Eve (New Year’s Eve 5-11pm) Menu prepared especially you during this joyful Holiday season. Appetizers Char Grilled Angry Octopus In a spicy scampi sauce Stuffed Portabella Mushroom With spinach, garlic, roasted tomatoes, grana padano cheese and…

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What is the Best Steak in the World?

Claiming that something is the “best in the world” doesn’t really mean much these days. It’s a marketing gimmick that anyone can and does use, from neighborhood bakeries to global chains. But when it comes to steaks, being the best in the world requires a perfect balance. You need the very best cuts of beef….

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Prime 13 launches a new website

The new website for Prime 13 features restaurant menu selections as well as catering options for the Best Steakhouse in New Jersey. What do you think so far? We look forward to your feedback.

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