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Anyone had the roasted steak at Craftsteak?

Bill on Capitol Hill Feb 11, 2010 08:07 AM

I'm skeptical but intrigued. What would be the advantage of roasting a steak?

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    wallyk RE: Bill on Capitol Hill Feb 16, 2010 08:19 AM

    If you don't know beef then it's going to be good. Remember that Craftsteak is not a prime grade steak house. They advertise that they serve Certified Angus which is a Choice Grade.....so your paying WAY too much for the same Choice steak that you can get a Sam's Club....as for the roasted steak, think of a roast beef: a bone-in ribeye that is seared on the outside then cooked in an oven.

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      nextguy RE: wallyk Feb 16, 2010 09:46 AM

      Are you sure that Certified Angus necessarily implies Choice Grade? My understanding is that Certified Angus only means that it exhibits 51% of the characteristics of Angus breeds. The grading is separate.

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      nextguy RE: Bill on Capitol Hill Feb 16, 2010 10:56 AM

      By roasting, are you referring to how they broil the steak at 1200 degrees? If that is what you are referring to, most steak houses do this to sear the steak and thereby cause a Maillard Reaction and increase flavour. Similar to pan searing a steak but faster and reducing the risk of over cooking.

      1. Manassas64 RE: Bill on Capitol Hill Feb 26, 2010 11:09 AM

        All I know is I had a fantastic meal at Craftsteak in 2009 when I was there. I had the braised ribs and they were awesome.

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          masstech RE: Bill on Capitol Hill Mar 8, 2010 01:58 PM

          I always order steak grilled and I like having a distinct char on the outside. If you roast, you won't develop as severe a char although there will be some. Some people think that a strong char is bitter and full of carcinogens.

          1. coconutgoddess RE: Bill on Capitol Hill Mar 9, 2010 02:32 PM

            I am not sure what the ROASTING process mean compared to not.. but I do know that I have never had a bad meal at Craft in NYC and Craftsteak in LV. I LOVE this restaurant. It is a bit overpriced, what isn't in LV?

            But I really feel like you can't go wrong with Craftsteak. It is one of my favorite places in LV.

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              2000fair RE: Bill on Capitol Hill Mar 21, 2010 06:35 AM

              craft has more than angus steaks! we dine at craft in mgm foxwoods often and they serve many including prime aged and kobe. check out there website.

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