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Blackstones Steakhouse Mt. Kisco

My husband and I tried the new steakhouse last night. I've never been to either of the restaurants that occupied the space before and found it cave like and had a bit of a musty smell when we first walked in. But it was nicely decorated in steakhouse fashion - wine all around and lots of dark wood. There is a nice bar in the front and restaurant seating to the rear. The place was already getting crowded at 6 PM. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable; service was well timed and very attentive. The steaks, as is typical with steakhouses, came with nothing. Your sides were extra, but a sauce of your choice was included. We started with a shared appetizer of sizzling bacon - it had a specific name but I can't remember it - one thick piece, nicely caramelized and it was delicious. My husband also had the big eye tuna tartare with avocado and it was also excellent. The bacon was $4.95 and the tuna $15.95. We shared the porterhouse for two - it seemed most were doing that. They also had other mains but we were there for steak. It was huge and it was a great steak to rival any porterhouse I've had. It was priced at $39.95/person. Now, having said that, the porterhouse up at Chophouse in Mahopac is also very good and $60 -but this place has all the other steak house stuff - like good wine! My husband had a side if sautéed asparagus and I got a baked potato - I'll be eating that thing for days!! Sides were $7.95. I will say the hash browns looked amazing but they were cooked with butter and my husband is allergic. They had a very nice selection of wines by the glass and well priced for the area - considering North has wines on their by the glass list at $35/glass, these were 10/11 and a nice pour. We did not have dessert - who could... the bill came to $212 with tip for the two of us with two glasses of wine each. We are very happy to have a good steak place so close to home!! It's not an everyday place at the price, but once in a while it is worth the splurge.

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  1. How does thisplace compare with Willett?

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    1. re: lemarais

      I haven't been to Willet in years, but from what I remember this steak was better.

    2. Thanks for the review wincountrygirl, I'm looking forward to trying it.

      1. That sounds great. We live close to Benjamin but can't bring ourselves to go due to all of the negative reviews. We will definitely try Blackstones.

        1. BTW Zagat comments rave about Benjamin...

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          1. re: lemarais

            That's nice. It still is overpriced and ch-ers certainly don't rave about it.

            1. re: wincountrygirl

              We had an obscenely expensive dinner that was really not worth it at all. We found, in comparison to other steakhouses we enjoy, that the food and the atmosphere was lacking. We won't be back, but maybe they have changed things up since our visit last Spring.

          2. Thanks for the review! I live in the area and will put it on my 'to try' list. My neighbor recently ate at Benjamin's and liked the food but felt very rushed through the meal. I've never been, myself.