Regent Seven Seas Cruises revealed the new, reimagined look of their signature steakhouse, Prime 7. It will make its debut with the introduction of Regent’s newest ship, Seven Seas Grandeur, which sets sail in November 2023.
Designed by Studio DADO, the redesigned Prime 7 venue takes its cues from the classic New York steakhouse at the turn of the 19th to 20th century. The design touches and surprises confirm this is a dining experience very much of the moment.
“The culmination of a 30-year heritage of perfection, Seven Seas Grandeur’s Prime 7 is the latest evolution in luxury dining at sea,” said Andrea DeMarco, President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Seven Seas Grandeur redefines the standard of luxury, and the ship’s dining venues are among the most elegant and sophisticated of any luxury cruise brand. We cannot wait to showcase her to our valued guests later this year.”
Prime 7’s Design
Prime 7’s captivating design alludes to a bygone era of New York City’s industrialists. As a nod to that intrepid spirit, a wall of antique travel cases and black-and-white photography greets guests at the entry.
Starting in the vestibule, walking through the various spaces of the restaurant feels like a journey home. The entrance space features details reminiscent of a traditional streetcar and a lenticular screen above the bar shows the city of New York growing from the 19th century to today.
Yohandel Ruiz, one of the four Founders of Studio DADO, believes Prime 7 is on par with the first-class steakhouses found in New York and Chicago.
“Every element of Seven Seas Grandeur’s Prime 7 has been treated as a piece of art – from the stitched ceilings to the whiskey decanters, to the fashion-inspired furniture, each detail was hand-selected to transport guests to a familiar time,” said Ruiz.
Moving through the restaurant, guests will discover Persian carpets, residential-style lighting, and memorabilia in glass cabinets that disguise server stations and back-of-house areas.
Prime 7’s Cuisine
Guests of Prime 7 will enjoy mouthwatering appetizers, such as jumbo lump crab cakes with tartar sauce and lemon, Black Angus Beef steak tartare with truffle-beer bread or succulent jumbo shrimp with a citrus cocktail sauce.
All steaks served in Prime 7 are USDA prime beef and dry-aged 28 days to ensure the ultimate in taste. The selection includes prime New York strip, porterhouse and succulent filet mignon.
Alternative entrée options vary from whole Maine lobster to Dover sole to New Zealand double cut lamb chops. Guests also can dine on a range of small plates such as spice-crusted seared ahi tuna steak and grilled chicken supreme.
For dessert, the decadent 14-layer chocolate mousse cake is truly a treat for those with a sweet tooth; other options include a caramel chocolate sundae, cheese plates, fresh seasonal berries with crème anglaise and more.
Regent’s Culinary Experiences
Regent recently unveiled its Epicurean Perfection program, which is featured across its fleet and offers guests an unrivaled culinary experience – from enjoying Epicurean Indulgence on board with exquisite meals, fine wines and spirits to immersive destination-based Epicurean Explorations onshore.
In addition, Regent’s Epicurean Enrichment gives guests the chance to sharpen their skills in a hands-on cooking class in the Culinary Arts Kitchen or enjoy specially curated Epicurean Spotlight Voyages.
Source/Photos: Regent Seven Seas Cruises