So we decided to try out L.A. Prime for the first time last week since we've heard rave reviews about the food. The food, yes, was exceptionally incredible. The lobster bisque was fantastic. Their take on caprese was to-die-for. I usually don't go for caprese, but the yellow beefsteak tomatoes were fabulous and the balsamic reduction they create is incredible. So I was happily surprised. The food was great. The atmosphere, however, was quite horrible. They placed us in a small booth for couples, which seemed romantic at first, but ended up driving us crazy. The decor is like a 1980s flashback and the whole booth is covered in diamond print that was making us dizzy the whole time we were there. Atmosphere is really important in a restaurant, and the fact that they haven't put in the time or effort to redecorate the place since the 80s is a little disturbing. Eat there, just don't sit in a booth.
Pros: Food, Wine
Cons: Atmosphere, Decor, Service