Boston Restaurant Week: KO Prime Steakhouse

So this is our third and last restaurant for the BRW and we chose KO Prime Steakhouse because I wanted to have a taste of how they do their beef. It shouldn’t be anything short of expectation since the menu is developed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Ken Oringer.

Our first course include grilled sweet corn chowder and watermelon & smoked feta salad. Ken loves the corn chowder which surprises me since he is not a fan of corn while I find the watermelon in the salad to be rather chunky. It’s hard to place a big piece into my small mouth =p. I find the vinaigrette a tad acidic.

Next, the main course which is our favourite. We have Spice Rubbed Petite Filet of Beef and Slow Roasted BBQ Berkshire Pork Belly. Ken loves both dishes and I cannot agree more. In fact, I normally keep pork belly at a distance but KO Prime has done hers well. Crisp skin and tender meat at the same time. Ken’s filet of beef is succulent and the man is satisfied with his meat indeed.  Oh! And I love the griddled corn bread. Thumbs up!

Dessert is a bit disappointing. After a fantastic main course, you are expecting more from the sweet stuff but out came Lemon Verbena and Mixed Berry Shortcake and Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Bar. I’m not saying that they are bad, just that they fall short of expectation. I was expecting something more creative and light. A shortcake at the end of the meal seems rather heavy and the ice cream bar seems like a magnum to me.

It’s still good as a whole. Ken is a meat-guy and he finds this meal the most satisfying while I prefer Rialto. However, I must stress again – the pork belly is good.

90 Tremont Street

Boston , MA 02108


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