Once there was the ice age, then the stone age, then the middle ages, then the industrial age. Now there is the age of Rok and Roll in this restaurant on Sunnyvale's historic Murphy street!
It was my wife's birthday. Which birthday? Well just add up the two entree prices we ordered!
We come on a Thursday at 6:30pm, no reservation needed, as the millennial crowd is largely absent, still wasted from the Wednesday night rock and roll summer bands playing here. You do not want to go to Rok while the rock and roll bands are playing, as the congestion and noise will drive you bonkers!
The maitre d' is a young attractive lady dressed in fashionable hip hugging jeans, with a smile on her face. Nice and friendly, unlike the watering hole next door which has a 35ish man smoking a cigarette acting as a gatekeeper-bouncer. Sets the tone for the place being clean and casual -and expensive!
We are shown a table inside, next to the bar, as most of the booths are filled up.
Nobody is at the bar, despite the 49ers playing on the wide screen TV on the wall. Not a big happy hour place, but a great first date place for casual dressers. Lots of unmarried couples in their late 20s and 30s, with the women dressed up in fashionable summer dresses, and the men in clean jeans and Birkenstock sandals -but with their hair well groomed. Dating , Silicon Valley style 2014.
There are a lot of exotic dishes on the menu, like wild boar, kangaroo, alligator, etc, but we stick to what we like best: the wife orders the $28 8 oz lamb tenderloin, and I order the $32 8 oz filet mignon. Each dish comes with two sides, and we each get steamed vegetables, although sweet potatoes were available.
Service is very prompt, and it should be, as how long does it take to cook up some vegetables, as we will be cooking the meats on the heated stones ourselves!
The raw meat comes on side dishes with the 700 degree heated stone in the center of a tray, with the sides on the edges of the tray. The stone is both a cutting surface and cooking surface. And no, they didn't have cooking stones in the stone age -where they cooked over an open fire!
Whatever you do, do not put the cooked meat back on the side dish that the raw meat came on, as there are blood and raw juices from the uncooked meat on that side dish!
Too much furniture on the 22" wide table for two people, and the hosts see our predicament, and move us to a four person table next to the outside window.
The filet mignon is to die for, especially when combined with the side containers of mushroom and spinich juices! I'm in meat lovers heaven!
We skip the $22 chocolate fondue desserts, and get out of there for $60 plus $7 wine for the two of us, before tax, tip, and discount certificate. We have stockpiled those $25 restaurant.com certificates for future use.
Now which birthday was it for my wife?
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