Strip House - what cut to order?
Going to Strip House tonight. What is the best cut? What else (sides, desserts, etc.) are can't miss? What's to be avoided?
I go to Strip House pretty frequently and always order the same thing:
porterhouse for 2 (not on the regular menu but always a special)
black truffle creamed spinach
creamed corn with bacon
I'm a big steak person but usually not much for char. Strip house really sold me on the concept of a crispy outside. I dream about the spinach even more than the steak. If I get an appetizer it's usually the oysters. Portions here are huge and I like to save all of my appetite for the steak and sides. Even the salads are gigantic and too filling if I'm really going to have at the steak.
I think this is too late to be of any help, but as I've posted here before, I would skip the filet and head towards the strip, or the porter. the filet mignon is the cheapest cut on the strip house menu which should indicate something.
i actually love the good fat potatos, but they used to be 500x better before they changed the recipe.
Spinach is perfection there. It'll change your expectations for good creamed spinach.
The garlic bread strips in the cheese sauce (the proper name escapes me) is really decadent.
Ask for the assortment of sauces.
Hi. The potatoes romanoff are amazing. When I go, certain friends order their OWN side to eat (and do so at the expense of eating less of their steaks). The fries are good, but are just fries. I think the fried onions and the creamed corn with pancetta are two other standout sides.
I would suggest the porterhouse, strictly because it is cooked on the bone, thus giving the meat more flavor. You also get the best of both worlds, the tenderness of the filet an the beefier flavor of the strip. The beauty of the creamed spinach as a side is that it also acts as a souce of sorts. I always love to let the juices from the steak mix in with the cream from the spinach to create what I deem a plate sauce (as opposed to a pa sauce)
Not exactly "to be avoided", more like "be forewarned": the cheesecake, billed as "for the table" could easily feed 6 people after a steak dinner. It's HUGE--two layers high; a Titanic sized wedge of lemony cream cheese and sourcream richness.. My husband and I ordered it for dessert for just the two of us and when the waiter brought it to the table, my immediate reaction was "You've Got to Be Kidding." And we can eat.