We tried John Howie after purchasing a Groupon. To be honest, this isn't a place I'd go to without a Groupon. We were aware of the prices but wanted to give it a try. Maybe we'd go back for Happy Hour.
We were seated promptly, the dining room is a bit loud. The servers were very helpful, offering suggestions and answering questions. We weren't super hungry so we ordered 2 - 6oz filets and 1 side to split. Also ordered 1 drink (good but strong) and 2 sauces (pricey!!).
They brought a nice starter (without asking them to) of salmon bisque. It was a small cup, maybe 2 drinks worth. BF liked it so I gave him mine as well (I don't like fish). He liked it so much that he ordered a bowl of it.
The steak was good but not remarkable enough to pay $46 for a 6oz steak again. The filet I make at home is just as good I think. The house steak sauce was good but the shallot/red wine sauce was just ok (at a $6 should have been better than ok).
The potatoes were good as well but bland. The side was plenty to share between a few people I thought. The server brought a selection of sea salts about halfway through our meal. They were a nice touch but would have been appreciated more if received when we started our meal.
They ended the meal by giving us 2 truffles to go - a nice touch but I'm not really a fan of dark choc and bf is allergic to nuts.
2 small steaks, 1 bowl of soup, 1 side, 2 sauces, and 1 drink was $140. Though the meal was nice, the restaurant has a good atmosphere, and the service was great I can't really justify spending that kind of money on so little. Even as a special occasion place we'd rather go somewhere like Palisade or Cafe Juanita.
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