Newly opened I visited the bar to scope out the place. Nice atmosphere with a real steakhouse vibe with dark wood and deep colors. Service was great but kitchen was a little slow as it might just opening the dining room. I have been to Carbone's in Hartford and loved through the years and still do. The new place in Bloomfield has never got my attention or love but Carbone's Prime will be somewhere I frequent.
Tried the Polpette [$13] which sounds a little high for a meatball but this is a 7oz ball stuffed with mozzarella, mortadella and hot capicola smothered in a good red sauce accompanied by a piece of grilled garlic bread! Thought I needed a side so ordered the broccoli rabe with garlic [$7]. The bread at the table before and during the meal is quite good and the herbed butter is delicious and at the correct temperature to be smeared lovingly on the bread. Hate frozen butter! I don't usually order Chianti but got a good pour [$9]. All in all, a very good meal for the price of some great appetizers.
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