We’re locals, and when we want a steak, this is where we go, although we’ve been to Carnevino, Palm, Smith & Wollensky, and others. Excellent quality meat, very good value. We paid a visit last night for the first time in a couple of years, and I’m pleased to report that nothing has changed. For about the same price ($60) as an ala carte steak at the other places, we had our choice of soup or salad, a beautiful, perfectly cooked dry-aged bone-in ribeye, with choice of baked or garlic mashed potato, and the vegetable of the day (asparagus last night). Perfect service (Mitch has been our waiter there for over 15 years), elegant setting, and all-around outstanding food.
The only real downside is that in order to get to this elegant oasis, you have to run a gauntlet of screaming toddlers, strollers, tattoos, and bad ventilation. It’s Circus Circus – what can I say. Well worth it, once you’re there. Please note that what I’ve described above is what you get. Aside from a few seafood options (who would do that at a place called The Steakhouse, anyway?) the menu is somewhat limited – no traditional steakhouse sides such as creamed spinach or potatoes au gratin. It’s OK – the steaks are great, and that’s what we come for.