Thursday, March 11, 2010

Steak, sports and more -- Prime Time, Hickory Hills

My husband's grandparents are the sweetest people ever. And they are stereotypically good at the Old Folks Stereotypes. As in we eat dinner with them at 4 p.m.

Last weekend visited them again, and Prime Time, a lunch-dinner-late night sports bar-meets-steakhouse (7750 W 95th St in Hickory Hills) was suggested. I was really glad it was, too. It's nicer looking than you might expect, with lots of stone and wood, though it does have a sort of steak house meets sports bar confusion to it. Feels sort of like a Champps, but a little nicer. The owners also run the breakfast/lunch spot next door, so there's plenty of parking.

The menu was also sports bar meets steakhouse, with a good selection of appetizers, sandwiches, steaks, chops, and chicken. I know now not to order appetizers there unless that's ALL we're getting. Oh, the nachos we had were good, very good, but then we got bread and soup before our main meal (me: fish tacos - husband: chicken parm sandwich) and could barely eat them!

Okay, so the nachos were good. The bread was crusty but soft, with a lovely whipped cinnamon-sugar butter. The soup, oh my god. We both got the chicken dumpling and it was out-of-this-world velvety and delicious. I don't even want to think about how much cream and butter was in it.

By the time I got to my fish tacos, I was nearly full. I did eat one, and it was good though not the best I've ever had. The homemade chips were cooked well and had that great crunchy outside while still tasting like potatoes.

Service was good, not perfect maybe but I have no complaints.

They have an extensive drink menu, and a decent beer and wine list, not amazing, but Woodchuck on tap is always welcome.

All in all, a great choice for dinner, and we would come back, hopefully after 5 p.m. :)

3 comments:

The Juice Box said...

FYI – My "Mystery Diner" feature is coming up next week. Mind being the awesome person you are and coming to my defense? I saw what you posted on our site. It made me smile. :)

P.S. - I'll get back on the food-blogging bandwagon soon.

That Girl said...

Oh, good grief, was yours the Thirsty Whale? I'm sorry, I didn't see that until today, and I didn't see your comment until today either... some of those commenters are so stupid. It was fine. Feel free to repost it here. :)

The Juice Box said...

It indeed was! But the comments weren't so bad on it that week. I'm not sure if I can repost it here for technical/work reasons, but I can ask. I'll get back to helping out your blog sometime soon, though!