Archive for the ‘ Steak Houses ’ Category

Been here a few times. Food is very good. Nice atmosphere. Great to watch the kitchen staff prepare and cook your dinner. Very diverse menu. Good wine list . Staff is very attentive.

we ordered the bone in Rib Eye for 2 and it was cooked to perfection. The grilled corn and fried onion rings were awesome. 5 stars

The Grill House. 1071 32nd St, Allegan, Michigan
(269) 686-9192

If you love Steak, this is your place.

I love this place. You pick out your cut of meat from their vast showcase, THEN. You walk over the their red hot grills and enjoy being the chef. There is thick Texas toast bread to lather with butter, sprinkle on garlic powder and throw on the grill while you’re steak is cooking. Included sides are baked potato with butter, sour cream, grated cheese, freshly diced green onion, baked beans, grilled onions, and spices. The meal comes with a garden salad. .
There are additional sides such as portobello mushrooms and mixed vegetables .
If you don’t want to cook your meal, the restaurant will have one of their chefs cook for you.
The restaurant has a separate menu if you want sandwiches, salads, or entree.
There is a full bar available.
We always cook our own dinner, as its so much fun to cook your steak, toast the bread and talk and have fun doing it.
During the summer months the outside seating in their swinging picnic tables is a blast. Yes I said swinging tables. The whole table with seats and awning swing back n forth… You gotta try it.

5 stars. Enjoy…..

Located on Highway 9 in Felton, Ca. The Cowboy Bar & Grill has been a local staple for years. Food is awesome. Stop in and enjoy. Great atmosphere. Friendly staff.

Vito’s Trattoria 90 Skyport Dr. San Jose, Ca. 408-453-1000
Myvitos.com

I went to Vito’s with a long time friend a few months ago and had the Tortellini Carbonara. DELICIOUS,,,,,,,,, I returned tonight to try something else. We ordered drinks and they brought us fresh warm bread with a plate of olive oil and balsamic vinegar….yummmm. I ordered the Caesar Salad with anchovies for a starter. Very nice. My main course was the Vitello alla Picatta. It was so tender, it cut through like butter. The vegetables were perfectly steamed. My friend had the “Baseball”cut Top Sirloin with the peppercorn sauce. A mixed green salad with oil and vinegar, tortellini with marinara sauce and steamed vegetables.

We had an Apple crisp with vanilla gelato and a spumoni for dessert.

The atmosphere is pleasant, the wait staff extremely attentive. I highly recommend Vito’s Trattoria to anyone visiting San Jose, Ca.

My only issue is their sign out front on the street side. I’ve driven past this place for years and it reads: Vito’s New York Pizza and Trattoria.
Frankly, the location of the Restaurant around the other shops ,,, I always assumed it was just a pizza joint. I WAS WRONG …
This place ROCKS… It’s very elegant, great ambience, and fabulous service.
5 Stars…..

Fogo De Chao     wwww.fogodechao.com

360 E. Flamingo Road  Las Vegas, Nv 89169

One Word…………….. W O W !  ! !!

Two Words…………….. FOOD COMA…….  ! !   !! ! ! ! ! ! !

If you have never been to a Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, starve yourself all day for the feast of your Life. Their salad bar is a meal in itself and delightful with over 30 different items.  When you turn over the “buttons” to GREEN….watch out for the Gaucho’s racing to your table. The tasty brasserie of roasted meats, sausage and poultry on a spit just keep coming non-stop till you tell them to halt.  All the sides and all the service are top notch. The bacon wrapped filet mignon is our favorite. This meat just melts in your mouth.

FIVE STARS     ******       ok, maybe even 6

Miramar Beach Restaurant Half Moon Bay, Ca.

You have to be looking for the turn off to get there or you’ll miss it down a little side street. The location is great looking out on the ocean, so we went in for a drink and see this historic place. Built in the early 1900′s this restaurant has quite the history, surviving through prohibition, numerous owners and remodels. We just stopped in for drinks and a look around, but the menu looked good for appetizers and dinner. If for nothing else stop in for the ocean view and enjoy a drink or some dinner.

Sam’s Chowder House. Www.samschowderhouse.com
4210 North Cabrillo Hwy Half Moon Bay, Ca. 94019 650-712-0245

Sam’s Chowder House has been on the beach for about 5 years. They serve new England style cuisine. We wandered in for dinner and drinks. Started with an order of calamari, a bowl of chowder and fresh sourdough bread. It was all delicious, as well was served quite quickly. For dinner we ordered large prawns stuffed with dungeness crab and bacon wrapped. It came with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. Our other entree was a whole lobster, halved and grilled with asparagus and steamed broccoli. Again, dinner was served promptly. Service all around was nice. Between all the apps and dinner, we needed “to go” boxes !!!!!!! Over all atmosphere was great, looking out on the ocean and sun down. It was foggy so we didn’t get to see a sunset, but it was pleasant. The place is quite popular so reservations are recommended. 4 Stars

Overlooking the beautiful 9 hole golf course and RV Parking (wih septic dump included) we sat and ate at the outdoor patio. With a waft of livestock and smokey campfire we enjoyed pre dinner bevies and apps of guac, chips and salsa, and joyful banter. Fine dining included brocolli, peas, asparagus and rice, pork filet sauted in a secret pork spices and broiled to tender perfection, Mario Bartoli spinach and sausage ravioli with his Cherry tomato marinara sauce all over it and romaine salad with lemon juice and 2 year aged parmesan grated cheese. The after dinner festivus consisted of bb gun target practice and a quick round of chip qnd putt wih the Top Cat (and heard it said that we don’t do birdies here- much to the cat’s dismay). As the twilight last gleemed, the chefs (yes there are two of them in the kitchen) made a gooey, but precisely layered combination of Nilla waffers, vanilla pudding, bananas –Cupcake wars eat your heart out!!

7 stars

Blue Fin  W Hotel Times Square 1567 Broadway at 47th New York, NY 212-918-1400   www.brguesthospitality.com

The Band took a walk down Times Square and stopped in to have a drink at the Bar. The place was packed at 6 pm on a Friday evening. We squeezed in and got a Table for 2 for the 6 of US next to the window looking out on Times Square.  Ordered some California rolls and beverages from Stephani, our waitress.  The boys chatted it up with Stepanie, who said she was a singer also. We enjoyed the atmosphere and had another round  then headed out for dinner. They had a Restaurant there, but was booked.

Nice place, great location, and a good time   4 stars….

Old Range Steakhouse   7081 N Lake Blvd   Tahoe Vista, CA 96148  (530) 546-4800

Our friend Peggy found this place years ago coming to Tahoe to ski. Four of us met there for dinner in January 2012. We ordered drinks and had a relaxing time looking out at the sunset on Lake Tahoe.
We started with a house salad and blue cheese dressing, which was excellent…. The house bread was delicious. Two had the cowgirl cut of Prime rib. We had one grilled salmon and a combo BBQ ribs and rotisserie roasted 1/4 chicken. All was trimmed with the house specialty roast garlic and chive mashed potatoes. All was Delicious……hummmmm good. The restaurant decor was a scream. The owner said they had attended a lot of yard sales. !!!!!!!
Everyone had a good time and would recommend this place.

4 stars…..
Next time you’re in North Shore Lake Tahoe give it a try.

On a side note, From a Professional Lighting designer and decor lighting specialist…. The rooms are too dark and when you can’t read the menu… IT’s JUST too DARK…  There is a happy medium with accent lighting and enough ambient room light to read the menu……