Was invited to Peerless Restaurant for a business meeting and meal. Checked out reviews which were generally not to favorable. Made note of the Lobster Bisque which most people seemed to enjoy. Five male carnivores were quickly seated in anticipation of having a Great Steak for which Peerless is supposedly known for. Having arrived at 6:30 on a Thursday we found we were only one of five tables in the entire restaurant that can easily host a few hundred people. turning our attention to the menu, we were introduced to the daily specials by our exuberant server. upon hearing that a 22 oz Bone In Cowboy Rib Steak with onion rings and broiled asparagus was one of the features, the 5 of us all were licking our chops in anticipation of the feast that was to be presented to us.
The lobster bisque did not disappoint while we waited for our steaks to arrive. The arrival of 5 sizzling platters filled with huge steaks and extra large onion rings and asparagus produced awes and yes, alright! the expressions of approval were quickly followed by sounds of silence as our palettes were exposed to a very bland, in three cases extremely tough, flavorless meals. As I quietly watched each of my counterparts reaching for the salt and pepper, each applying copious quantities of both condiments I recognized that I was not the only one who was struggling to find some flavor in my meal.
I was one of the fortunate ones as my steak was relatively tender, but the others were pitiful. Finally at the end of the meal, one gentlemen commented to the waiter that his steak was extremely tough and looking at his plate, he was lucky to have had eaten 50% and the balance was sinew and gristle. The waiter explained that he could do nothing about it and brought over the manager, who proceeded to explain how they cut their steaks on site and that these things do happen from time to time, but basically it was our problem. Our friend being extremely patient asked then if they could do nothing about the meal if they would at least bring a dessert, which they quickly complied with.
Long and short of this review, I would put this restaurant on a list of been there - Never going back!
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