I recently got a Bourbon Steak gift card through a benefit auction. I have never eaten in the dining room and looking for recommendations. I think the value is pretty much open ended so hit me up with the best apps, salads, entrees, sides, etc.
I haven't been yet, but have been really looking forward to it as I've only heard really great things about Bourbon Steak and the quality of the work that they do in the kitchen. Let us know how it goes!
I attended a Christmas Party this past Dec. We started out with a few cocktails at the bar which were amazing I ordered a Lion's Tail - which contains bulleit bourbon, st. elizabeth's allspice dram, fresh lime, cane syrup, angostura bitters
shaken and served up
I ordered the Ahi Tuna Tartare - just okay
For an entee I orderd the 8 oz filet mignon accompanied by grilled half maine lobster ( which is very misleading since it was only a lobster claw) - I ordered the filet medium-rare it was cooked to perfection
Some of my dinner companions ordered Michael's Lobster Pot Pie which was enormous - I sampled this dish as well the brandied lobster cream was velvety smooth and lobster was perfectly done but all the flavors were muted
For sides we had
Black Truffle Mac & Cheese - just okay nothing to write home about
Brussel Sprouts,dates,toasted,hazelnuts - This was excellent
Yukin gold potato puree, gravy - good
Macallan 18 Butterscotch Pot de Creme - not an enjoyable combination
In all the food was just okay the cocktails and table service out of this world. Not a homerun experience
I didn't realize I never reported back. What a terrible hound.
Fluke Sashimi- Excellent. Soft and super fresh fish with some great citrusy bites thrown in the mix.
Fries- I doubt I really need to weigh in on these. All I will say is eat them when they are hot!
reverse/deconstructed clam chowder- Very good. a little too briny and salty for me. If I liked clam chowder more, I think these flavors would have worked better.
Hawaiian-style waloo- Very good. Little Hawaiian-style pork fritters and some pineapple. Maybe my favorite dish.
Truffle rolls- again, let's not beat a dead horse. Excellent.
Filet mignon- perfectly cooked. tender. Since it was on the tasting menu, it came with some pan fried brussels sprouts. nice complement.
Mcallan 18 Pot de Creme. Much like agarnett100 says, it was just a little too much. I would have preferred the caramel itself made into an ice cream or something.
Drinks were all excellent: manhattan, some other whisky cocktail, Willet 16 year "Perfect Square" (very intense as you can imagine), and armagnac.
The service was nearly perfect. The teamwork was seamless and the manager cruised by the table after nearly every course, accessible but not intrusive.
I would go after the lobster pot pie too, but if money is no object it may be a nice opportunity to try some kobe beef. very expensive, but worth a try if you don't have to worry about the check.