Sunday, January 1, 2017

Smith & Wollensky

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We decided to head out to dinner New Year’s Day with friends that had never been to Smith & Wollensky. Honestly it’s been years since we had been to this location, mostly because we don’t live in town anymore, but never the less we really need to make more of an effort to come since the food is amazingly good!

Get your comfy pants on because I’m about to make you hungry looking at all the food pics from dinner!

We started out with an Old Fashion $15 and Manhattan $16. Personally I’m more of a Manhattan fan, but both drinks where well made.

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While we looked over the menu, the waiter brought out some rosemary rolls which are hot out of the oven melt in your mouth good.

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For appetizers we settled on Beef Bacon $15 (house cured and smoked, bleu cheese dip), Soup of the day $7 (French Onion Soup) and Angry Shrimp $19 (crispy battered shrimp, spicy lobster butter sauce). The bacon was wonderful, I mean it’s bacon how can you go wrong with that? I really liked that it was paired with some creamy blue cheese dip. I may steal this idea for my next cocktail party. The onion soup I literally almost licked the bowl. it was thick and caramelized and so full of flavor, I couldn’t get enough! The angry shrimp, while tasty, I would recommend ordering something else. I do not think this was worth the $19 they charged.

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We all ordered some type of steak. The guys each got a Signature USDA Prime Dry-Aged Bone-In 24oz. Rib Eye (simply charbroiled) $65. Both cooked perfectly to order and melt in our mouth good with the added flavor from the bone.

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Black Angus Bone-In 16oz Filet $63.00 plus I got the Oscar Style enhancement for $10. Wow was this worth it. The bone adds so much flavor and I just loved the large lump crab in the their Oscar sauce. The sauce itself is so silky smooth you won’t be disappointed.

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Our friend got the 10oz. Black Angus Filet Mignon $48. Also cooked perfectly.

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We ended up getting 3 sides to share. A Truffled Mac and Cheese $12, Szechuan Green Beans $11 and a :Loaded Baked Potato $10. All sides are a wonderful option and easily enough to share with the 4 of us. We did have a complaint that the bacon on the baked potato was a little on the fatty side which made it more chewy.

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As if we where not full enough we had to get 2 desserts to share and take home. They come out with largest slices of cake. Totally worth the $10 a slice! The gigantic chocolate cake is rich without being suck your mouth dry and the coconut cake is just heaven! Highly recommend both!!

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We told them we where celebrating an anniversary and they gave us $10 off our meal, which I thought was a really nice touch. The service is top notch as well as the food being spot on. It holds a place in my heart for being one of those memorable steak places we would love to revisit.