Vic Stewart's, Walnut Creek--Any Feedback Available?
- Mao T. Jul 1, 2001 03:17 AM
Can anyone enlighten me on the dining experience in Walnut Creek that is Vic Stewart's? In particular, I had heard about a 49er challenge (49 oz. steak), and I was wondering if this wasn't just a myth.
"Mao"---this restaurant has NEVER been mentioned on this site, which is unusual. That, combined with the lack of response to your query, makes me suspect that this may not be a fave with our Bay Area hounds. Or it might simply be so far out in the burbs that a lot of people haven't gotten there.
I found some reviews on the web, but most seem to be over five years old.
If anyone out there has info, please chime in. Mao's left a couple of great reports on our Manhattan board; he's someone you want to hear from when he comes (hungry) to SF.
Most recent review in Walnut Creek newspaper is 4 years old--not a great sign. So I called the restaurant and they do serve a 49 oz. double cut Porterhouse for $70 (comes with your choice of soup or salad and potatoes). Also called Morton's of Chicago in San Francisco--they have a 48 oz. Porterhouse for $69.95. (Everything at Morton's is ala carte). If you want a big steak I'd choose Morton's--atmosphere is a little more interesting.
Vic's is a fine dining type place. I went there to get a filet and the waiter kind of goaded me into this 49er challenge. I didn't want to do it but he kept pushing so I agreed. They brought me out a 49 oz. porterhouse, salad and the works. I ate the whole thing with no problem and by the way, it was cooked PERFECTLY (I like medium). Anyway, I received a letter and certificate in the mail. Haven't been back to see my plaque on the wall because I live in SC. I recommend to go there, it was great.