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South Street Steakhouse- New burger menu?

gwh912 Jun 20, 2009 04:19 PM

Just wanted to post an update for the South Street Steakhouse - usually not my choice for eats, but if in Freehold, w/o a craving for El Meson, we have tried it time to time. But now - we have reason to go back

The new burger menu - about ten burgers all made from a blend of ground beef and filet mignon, from a Roquefort burger to my personal fave, Chris's BBQ Burger, are THE BEST in the area. With struggling economic times, a 10-12 burger may seem hefty, but in comparison to the rest of the menu, and considering how good they are, I think it is worth it.

Note : The service has also improved...

Sorry for the quick post - On our way to Kanjii...

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  1. Bossa_Nova RE: gwh912 Jun 20, 2009 07:33 PM

    No mention of the burger menu on their website. Looks like the same menu from when they opened.

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    1. re: Bossa_Nova
      gwh912 RE: Bossa_Nova Jun 21, 2009 12:10 PM

      If you go out front, it lists the burgers. I know they are under new management, but the burger menu is definitely there and very good!

    2. tommy RE: gwh912 Jun 21, 2009 01:08 PM

      filet mignon in a burger? that sounds pointless. tenderloin offers little flavor or fat, and once you grind it you lose its only redeeming quality, which is tenderness. sounds gimmicky to me, and gimmicks are suspect.

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      1. re: tommy
        RPMcMurphy RE: tommy Jun 21, 2009 02:34 PM

        ack. thats just as bad as "kobe" burgers.

        I made filet mignon burgers this weekend.....bought a whole tenderloin and after I butchered it for steaks, I tossed the scraps, skinny little muscle, in the grinder with some angus chuck!

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        tom246 RE: gwh912 Jun 22, 2009 09:30 AM

        The new burger menu is also in the packet of ads that comes in the mail. Actually the entire menu is included.

        1. shabbystorm RE: gwh912 Jun 22, 2009 02:31 PM

          There are Eleven burgers to choose from.
          Each Burger is a 10oz Black Angus or Grilled Chicken or Portobello Mushroom
          Choice of cheese and toppings.
          Some choices are the Chili Cheese Burger - Asiago Avocado Burger -BBQ Burger - Blue Cheese Burger etc..
          They come with homemade potato chips - lettuce - tomato and cost 9-11.00
          The double burger is 14.00
          They can customize as needed
          Hope this helps.

          1. shabbystorm RE: gwh912 Jun 30, 2009 03:12 PM

            They had me at asiago avocado..I am a sucker..I know.
            Hubby and I spent over 100.00 on dinner this weekend. Save your money.
            This was the WORST burger ever, no taste at all.
            Hubby enjoyed his filet.
            For me, even the mozzerella and tomato salad was sad, the roasted peppers had a terrible acidic taste.
            The restaurant is so cozy, love the fabric pillows that lined the ceiling, the music in the background, and the host and service were wonderful. Just an FYI.

            1. mearphird RE: gwh912 Sep 15, 2009 06:15 AM

              Just went to South Street Steakhouse this weekend and I personally thought the burger was the best, most flavorful burger I ever had. My former favorite was Barnacle Bills in Rumson. Actually I did not find the blend of ground beef and filet mignon to be a gimmick. It gave delicious flavor. The filet was not ground together with the regular ground beef. It was in small chunks mixed with the ground beef. It gave it a great texture and flavor. When I had a bite I said 'Hey, this tastes like filet mignon!'. And at that point I didnt even know it had that in it. The only problem with it was that it made for a bit of a crumbly burger. It didnt bother me but my husband was a little annoyed by it.

              I actually didn't get the beef burger. I got a portabello mushroom. Which after I tasted the burger my husband got I was mad i didnt get that! The portabello was OK but it was actually kinda chewy. I wouldn't get that again. I would just go straight for the beef burger.

              The service was very friendly but kinda slow. If i had somewhere to go I would've been annoyed. But, I didn't so I didn't really care.

              The house chips were very yummy and the steak fries were perfect also. Especially dipped in the chipotle aioli.

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                aklein RE: gwh912 Sep 15, 2009 07:12 AM

                burgers, burgers, burgers.... this place has STEAKHOUSE in the name -- anyone actually try the steak and, if so, what's the word? Would love to find a real steakhouse (I know there are a couple in the Mon-Mid area, but you know what I mean... so I was hoping to get steak reviews for South Street Steakhouse.... these days, you could trip over the next burger joint and it's boring

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                1. re: aklein
                  RGR RE: aklein Sep 15, 2009 12:33 PM

                  Steakhouse 85 is the real deal!


                  1. re: RGR
                    aklein RE: RGR Sep 15, 2009 06:58 PM

                    R-yeah, Steakhouse 85 is definitely on my list... as is Brennan's in Neptune City, though I can't get myself to go there yet for some reason

                2. Bossa_Nova RE: gwh912 Jan 20, 2010 11:19 AM

                  South Street Steakhouse is reported to have closed. I was never tempted to try it so I won't miss it. Dare I hope for something interesting to replace it?

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                  1. re: Bossa_Nova
                    mearphird RE: Bossa_Nova Jan 28, 2010 11:14 AM

                    Hmm I haven't driven by recently but I just got a coupon for it....I would think its still open then but who knows.

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                    joonjoon RE: gwh912 Jan 20, 2010 12:11 PM

                    Why would anyone use filet mignon in a burger????

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                    1. re: joonjoon
                      RPMcMurphy RE: joonjoon Jan 20, 2010 01:24 PM

                      because, like 'Kobe' and 'sliders'....it sounds good on a menu. stupid.

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