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Amazing dinner at Cut last night

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foody Sep 15, 2006 03:24 PM

We had 6PM reservations and were seated immediately.
Here is what we had(menu prices are now 10% higher than prices in their website)
We shared everything(split in kictchen) They even split our 8 oz $160 Kobe steak and cooked mine medium rare and my wife`s medium well!

Butter Lettuce, Avocado, Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Champagne-Herb Vinaigrette $17
Kobe Beef Short Ribs, Indian Spices, Slowly Cooked For Eight Hours $39
True Japanese 100% Wagyu Beef from Miyazaki Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan
Rib Eye Steak $160 For 8 Oz ($40 Each Additional 2 Ounces) (we had the $160 8 oz)
Argentinean Chimichurri Point Reyes Blue Cheese Creamed Spinach with Fried Egg $12
Chocolate Souffle $14
2 martini,1 screwdriver $40
Corkage fee $35(I brought a 2001 Brunello Di Montalcino..$50)
2 coffee $9
Total with tax & tip: $452!!!(and $75 for taxi!!!)
Best dining experience ever!Everything was 100% perfection!!(We had the #1 booth in the place facing the open kitchen)
Just way too expensive!!
Dick Chaney was arriving the hotel as we were waiting for a taxi to leave.

  1. Funwithfood Sep 15, 2006 03:30 PM

    Wow, sounds great. Thanks for the report. (A perfect choice for those with an expense account!)

    The cocktails may be the most expensive I've seen--must have been "Kobe" vodka (tee hee).

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    1. re: Funwithfood
      Debbie W Sep 15, 2006 09:49 PM

      My stepmom told me a friend of hers went to Cut with one other person and between the two of them they had 2 glasses of wine and one cocktail and EACH drink was $36 or so. I was incredulous so she called her friend to confirm and it was confirmed. $36 per. At least that was the price on the wine. The two glasses of wine and one cocktail were over $100 total. My stepmom thinks that's expensive enough to keep her and my dad away, but I'm not daunted - although we'll save up for awhile and then watch what we drink.

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        foody Sep 16, 2006 01:56 PM

        2 Chopin vodka martinis($15 each) and 1 Stoli vodka screwdriver($10)...

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        Chubbypanda Sep 15, 2006 10:27 PM

        The restaurant sounds really lush.

        This is a non-partisan comment, but given the richness of the food described and the number of heart attacks vice-President Cheney has had, my arteries are crying "No!" even as my tongue screams "Yes Please!". Truly, food to die for.

        - Chubbypanda

        http://epicurious-wanderer.blogspot.com

        1. MEalcentric Sep 16, 2006 02:45 AM

          $17 dollars for a simple blue cheese salad?!! That's past any reasonable price point. But at least you enjoyed it.

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          1. re: MEalcentric
            Veggietales Sep 16, 2006 05:13 AM

            it is a point reyes blue.

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              sambrown3 Sep 16, 2006 05:31 AM

              you can buy a 1/4 wheel for 17.00.

              1. re: sambrown3
                Veggietales Sep 16, 2006 05:47 AM

                If you've ever done food costing for a profit, that is expensive.

            2. re: MEalcentric
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              foody Sep 16, 2006 01:59 PM

              They split the salad into 2 very big portions..so each person`s salad was only $8.50..not bad for an excellent salad like this one.

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              RSMBob Sep 16, 2006 06:09 AM

              Sounds like a wonderfully incredible meal. I love a great steak, but sadly, at those prices, I will not be able to venture there for along time. $50+ and you brought your own wine...amazing. $160 for an 8 oz steak? Wow! Good thing you weren't both hungry enough to have your own steak!

              I've gotta say, I'm in shellshock at those prices. I never thought I'd think that $4.50 was a bargain for a cup of coffee.

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                NumeroUnoEat Sep 26, 2006 02:12 AM

                CUT is tops if you want to select your beef from four (4) different sources on the Planet.
                The rich patina of butter permeates all the dishes, yeah...ALL of 'em.
                Side of Heirloom Tomatoes rang in at $21 bucks,
                loved the mini Knishes, by request only,
                they're great while you cruise the menu
                and sip some very fine WA State Viognier.
                First Class Wolfgang and you gotta pay for that.

                CHOWHOUNDER'S Is this now the most expensive restaurant in town,
                more than the IVY on Robertson??

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