It seems I’m going to be sending some time in and around Sacramento the next little while and on this occasion, the ladyfriend suggested Roxy’s, a pretty straightforward upscale bar with local, grassfed beef. Mostly we went owing to said ladyfriend’s love for their high end manhattan.
The cuts of the night were a 6oz filet and an 11oz my strip, both ordered rare.
The filet was perfect and tender and cooked just right. The baked potato was, as advertised, LOADED with sour cream and chives and cheese and a surprising amount of serious bacon.
The strip was more flavorful than the filet, as I’d expect, and VERY well seasoned, but seemed a touch overdone. Their version of mashed potatoes includes some smoky chipotle and cheddar.
The upshot of all this, and lord, I DO mean ALL was that it was a bit much. Each of the potatoes was fine in and of itself, but with a steak sitting on a bed of parsnips and fantastic carrots glazed with the pan drippings, it would have been nice to NOT have MORE flavor and MORE fat and MORE to sort out.
Anyone have other suggestions of similar price/quality? Hell, any Sac. area of suggestions of any sort are welcome.
Putting this under SF since that’s where Sac news seems to end up on eater.com