Outdoor seating area at Prime, A Shula’s Steak House, overlooking the pools at Gila River Resorts & Casinos — Wild Horse Pass.
Prime, A Shula’s Steak House takes fine dining to new heights
Exceptional flavor combinations. Modern decor. Great ambience. Spectacular views. All those elements blend together to create the quintessential dining experience at Prime, A Shula’s Steak House.
Prime opened in January as a part of a $180 million expansion project at Wild Horse Pass. The one-of-a-kind dining experience begins before you’re even seated at your table. As guests arrive to the hotel lobby, they will ascend to the top floor by a dedicated glass elevator.
Rising 150 feet over the desert landscape, Prime takes over the rooftop of the new tower at Gila River Hotels & Casinos — Wild Horse Pass and offers stunning views of the Estrella Mountains and breathtaking Arizona sunsets.
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Beyond the sensational scenery, Prime offers an invigorating take on the traditional steakhouse experience including perfectly prepared steaks, bold, craveable interpretations of classic dishes and signature wines paired with attentive service that puts guests front and center.
Leading the charge is celebrity chef Demetrio Zavala, who was influenced by his European, Mediterranean and Mexican roots when creating the menu for Prime. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Chef Zavala has competed in — and won — Food Network TV cooking shows, including “Chopped” and “Chopped: Grudge Match.”
But don’t think Prime is just all glitz and glamour. The true star of this show is the incredible food. Some cannot-miss items:
• The Stuffed Alaskan King Crab ($27), brilliantly prepared with cayenne, garlic butter and bread crumbs; Tuna Tartare ($19), blended with yuzu, ginger and chili; Prime Salad ($13), with mixed greens, tomato, asparagus, oven-dried tomatoes, cucumber, radish, croutons and gribiche vinaigrette; and Wild Mushroom Toast ($12), are the perfect starters to begin your night of deliciousness.
• When it comes to steaks, Prime’s 16-ounce ribeye ($58) surpasses any other steak you’ll find in the Valley. Acknowledging the fact that the Valley is a steak-lover’s paradise, that’s saying a lot. If you really want to take it over the edge, you can add grilled shrimp ($12), grilled scallops ($18) or Alaskan king crab (market price) and have the best surf and turf Arizona has to offer.
• If red meat is not your thing, the Roasted Chicken ($31), with sherry chicken jus and lemon-thyme Brussels sprouts; and Roasted Sea Bass ($51), with mussels, fennel and a vermouth froth, will make you book a reservation so you can come back for more.
Prime is a fine-dining foodie’s dream destination. Prime sets a new standard for culinary excellence in Arizona — and beyond. And just when you think your experience cannot get any better: Think again. After dinner, the venue transitions to 11ven at Prime, a place where crafted cocktails and live DJs pair effortlessly with the fabulous perspective of the Valley.
It’s Prime time.
Prime, A Shula’s Steak House
Location: 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler. Part of Gila River Resorts & Casinos — Wild Horse Pass.
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.