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About The Prime Grill

The Prime Grill was established in 2000 by owner and founder Joey Allaham and is the first restaurant from Prime Hospitality Group. Allaham, a fourth generation butcher from Syria brought his “meat” expertise to the United States in 1993 and began a journey to change the public perception of kosher dining. At The Prime Grill Allaham created an atmosphere suitable for business men, ladies who lunch and patrons looking for a relaxed, elegant atmosphere with delicious inventive comfort food for all types of occasions. As a trained butcher Allaham was able to provide the restaurant with the best quality and finest cuts of meat available and as a business man he was able to understand the needs of his patrons and offer only top quality service with the freshest ingredients possible.

The kitchen at The Prime Grill is spear headed by Executive Chef, David Kolotkin. Chef David Kolotkin alongside Allaham created a menu with classics like Texas Style Rib Eye, Smoked BBQ Short Ribs, Miso Glazed King Salmon, and fresh Sushi. In addition, The Prime Grill is nationally acclaimed for dry aging USDA Prime Steaks on premise. The restaurant features an international wine list and complete bar with exotic drinks. The Prime Grill was voted for the past eight years as New York’s number one kosher restaurant by Zagat.

About Chef David Kolotkin

Chef David Kolotkin, executive chef of The Prime Grill in New York City, is a passionate, well-experienced, and innovative cook. His mother’s delicious home cooked meals and the bonding moments with his father in the kitchen are among his fondest childhood memories. Those years gave him the balance and deep respect for food. The impact was so deep, that he decided to dedicate his life to a career in the culinary arts. Working his way up, Chef David went on to attend The Culinary Institute of America, graduating with the “Most Likely to Succeed” award. During an apprenticeship at the 21 Club, Chef David’s talent impressed Chef Michael Lomanaco, who later became his mentor and lifelong friend. He began working for notable restaurants including 21 Club, Butterfiel 81, Patroon, and Windows of the World.

Chef David Kolotkin was introduced to Joey Allaham in the early years of The Prime Grill where he has been creating and perfecting The Prime Grill menu and overall “kosher” experience. Working in the challenging environment of a kosher kitchen, Chef David’s creativity and inventive style have given The Prime Grill an internationally renowned status.