I guess you can see that I'm torn, so I'm going to be right up front with my thoughts on Bourbon Steak. It was good, we were treated well, and I enjoyed the experience. However, at this point for me, a nearly $300 dinner for two needs to include more than good food and nice service to really make me stand up and applaud.
That's what you want to do after getting that check. And believe me, I've done it. I love knowing that I dropped $400 on a meal that I will never forget. Not so much when my dinner the following night at Gladstones was just as good, and a quarter of the cost.
So maybe the idea here is that, yes its good, but its not quite worth the price. Or, perhaps its that something was missing.
And know that it was not for a lack of trying.
We ordered a starter, I had oysters, we split a whiskey tasting that was smoked with essence pairings tableside, we spoke with two different sommeliers (wine and spirits). I ordered two different cocktails (sending the first back), my wife had two different glasses of wine. I feel that we gave the menu and the restaurant as a whole a great chance to dazzle, to amaze, to impress.
Maybe its the steak house theme, which is a narrow and maybe even tired genre.
Again, everything was nice, the food was good, the servers and other staff were very nice. But I'm not racing back there anytime soon.