So I was craving a burger and as we were near Grand Central Terminal, I proposed to go to Smith and Wollensky, the famous steakhouse located Midtown East. Alright, this was not our first time: we went there few years ago and still remember the rude waiter who served us as well as the average steaks we got: definitely not on top of my list, but I was thinking that perhaps, being a steakhouse, they would have a killer burger.
We went for lunch during a weekday and the place was empty, with very few tourists and a majority of business people. The service was really pushy there, trying to convince us to order drinks, then appetizers, then sides, then desserts. They did it in such a way that it was a bit annoying to say the least.
Of course, our meal started with the classic bread basket that was quite nice and I could not resist eating bread with butter, although the burger would come soon...
And when it came, it looked quite good: thick patty on a toasted sesame bun with some cheddar cheese on top. Unfortunately, the first bite was disappointing: it was a bit dry and not as tasty as I would expect. Well, for steakhouse grade meat, my reference is The Brindle Room and if you try both, you will understand. I did not even finish it to tell you the truth. The fries were good, crispy and cooked all the way through.
Jodi decided to go with the burrata and tomato salad. I should mention the tomatoes: delicious in both the salad and on top of the burger. This was a good dish, but pricey for $18.
I was a bit disappointed when I left, hoping really that this steakhouse would have a great burger. I should have gone to Five Guys or tried the burger at The Capital Grille close by...Definitely Smith and Wollensky is not on my top list of steakhouses...
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