Checking Out the Local Food and Drink Scene
Jan 26, 2014
08:30 AMThe Chow Down
New Steakhouse Coming to the Square
Editor's note: The name of the restaurant has been changed from Prime 14 to Rare.
Come spring, a new steakhouse called Prime 14 will be open on the Capitol Square. The restaurant, to be located at 14 W. Mifflin St., will be the fourth establishment operated by the Noble Chef Hospitality group, which also owns Capital Tap Haus, Buck & Badger Northwoods Lodge and the Ivory Room Piano Bar.
“I’ve always wanted to do high-end dining, and I’ve always had a big passion for steakhouses,” says Jack Sosnowski, president of the Noble Chef group. Construction has begun, and Sosnowski plans to open in May.
Prime 14 will embody a 1920s vibe—“a classic steakhouse,” Sosnowski says. The menu will also feature seafood and vegetarian entrées, plus an extensive wine list. Prime 14 will inhabit the space of the now-closed Mirch Masala, Tabby and Jack's Pet Emporium and the old Amcore Bank and will seat 190 people.
Sosnowski has been visiting prominent steakhouses around the country for inspiration. He spent a night tailing the head waiter and general manager at the famous St. Elmo Steak House in Indianapolis and at Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, Florida, among others.