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Popular steak and seafood restaurant in Old Town could get an outdoor seating boost

Bone-in ribeye steak at 1799 Prime Steak & Seafood in at 110 S. Pitt Street in Old Town. (Courtesy photo)

If you’ve tried to get a seat at 1799 Prime Steak & Seafood but couldn’t, you might have better luck in the future.

Old Town restaurant 1799 Prime Steak & Seafood (110 S. Pitt Street) is heading to the Planning Commission to get permission to better use its outdoor patio space.

According to the application, the restaurant is currently only allowed to seat 40 patrons in the patio — roughly a third of the restaurant’s capacity. A map in the planning documents suggests the owners are aiming to create a 104-seat patio space.

“The patio area is currently restricted to seating only 40 patrons,” the restaurant owner said in the application. “The full floor plan for 1799 Prime consists of 120 seats. The space allows for ample spacing between tables and chairs. The patio also contains a bar area with 10 seats, included in 120 seats stated previously.”