Are you a frequent visitor of Steak Houses? If so then... I started this thread for you. Instead of making a thread on one lone steak house that some may venture to or most won't, I thought if we did one on ALL of them, anyone who is interested can check it out. If you go to one and would like to recommend or talk about it, just throw it in there.
Maybe we can learn a thing or two about the steak houses in our area, which to skip, which to definitely try.
Tonite a bunch of buddies and I went to RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE (pasadena location). It was my first time ever and we all decided that we want to do a steak house a month.
I thought it was pretty excellent. For $50 I got the following from their classic designed menu where you choose your options:
-Seafood Gumbo (or salad)
-Side Dish (i went with mashed potatoes)
Had I gone with the normal entree of Rib Eye Steak, it would have been $33 and it would have been the same cut.
The ribeye I ordered was medium rare and although mine came out closer to medium, it was still incredible. My friend also got medium rare and his was delivered.... medium rare. Lucky *******. If the taste and quality was considerably ruined, I would have taken it back but it was my first steak in over a month so I was more than satisfied.
The steak arrived SIZZLING on its plate and the plate was SCORCHING hot. You know how some restaurants tell you to watch out because the plate is hot? Those plates aren't hot. THIS plate was hot. Burn yourself in two seconds hot.
Tried some wines that weren't bad:
there was also a tiny dessert but I forgot to take a picture of it.
So after all that I was more than stuffed. The service was great, the food was delicious, but the knife was less than desirable. I definitely recommend Ruth's Chris.
Okay, if you guys been to a steakhouse and want to share your thoughts, the podium is yours. But please, let's keep it to 2009 as restaurants can and do change considerably sometimes.