My fiancé and I (both from London) were in NYC for 5 days and being a steak fan, i really wanted to visit a real steakhouse. Through the TripAdvisor City Guide, this restaurant flashed up as it was only a couple of blocks away from our hotel. We initially headed there on a Sunday evening, but not being used to how NYC runs, we discovered that it was closed along with most other restaurants in the area!
Determined, we headed back on the Tuesday. Seemed quite dressy so we were worried whether we would be able to get a table without a booking. Luckily, there was space available, so after dropping our jackets, we were led down to our table.
Wine list is extensive but some great choices available.
For starters, my fiancé went for the Calamari in sweet chilli, and i went for the smoked bacon slab. Food was served up nice and fast, but not too quickly. My bacon was amazing, and the same could be said for the calamari; not only was there so much of it, but it was perfectly cooked too which is rare for calamari!
For mains, i opted for the Bone-In Rib Eye and my other half went for the Petit Filet. There wasn't much that was petit about the filet and my rib eye was ridiculous! At this point i was worried that i was going to be all size but no substance. How wrong could we have been. My steak was cooked exactly how i ordered it, and just melted. I've had a lot of steaks, but was simply the best steak i've ever had! The only thing i would say is that the mains arrived a little too quickly. Could have done with a bit of a breather between courses.
Knowing what this sort of meal would cost back home, i thought the prices were really good.
Our waiter, Josh, was great too. Always there if you needed him but not imposing on you. And when he asked you what you thought of the meal it was as though he really meant it, rather than being told that's what he had to do, if that makes sense. Really great guy and knowledgeable of the menu which i love (previously worked in the catering industry).
Had a good chat with the front of house lady from San Fran who was also really helpful and friendly.
Desserts looked amazing, but we were just far too stuffed to even contemplate one, and i have a real sweet tooth, so this should tell you something!
Wouldn't hesitate in recommending this restaurant to any steak lover, and when i'm next in the city, i will definitely be back!
Thank you for a truly great meal!