After you have steak here it's difficult to eat it elsewhere because the quality is so high you get spoiled.
There is a great deal of attention to detail at John Howie. The physical space is quite lovely. Simple, elegant lines, a great wall of windows. The service is impeccable from the moment you're seated until you leave. We've gone with our kids and also just as a couple's night out and we always get great service. The waitstaff know their business - they know the menu, they're attentive without being obsequious. The bar is amazing, the kitchen is outstanding from appetizers to dessert. It's not a cheap dinner, I will say that, but I never feel like I didn't get my money's worth either.
Love their wedge salad as an appetizer and my husband loves the soups and the tempura bacon. The steaks are all quite good - like cow butter, smooth, just the right amount of fat, cooked to perfection. The sides are varied, but you really can't go wrong with asparagus or spinach. I've never gotten anything but steak there as it's what they do, so I can't speak to their other items, but my daughter loves the fish.
Any trip to John Howie is a top button undone sort of evening. It's one of our favorite special occasion places.
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