We recently went to Greenwich Steakhouse, where Chef Victor Chavez, an alumni of Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse, serves various cuts in a modern setting far from your classic Steakhouse. I admit that I am not that impressed by the Smith & Wollensky reference as I never liked that place, having tried it few times for lunch or dinner: poor service and just ok overpriced food coming into mind. But hey, it does not mean that the same would reflect at Greenwich Steakhouse. In fact, the service was courteous and efficient. As far as the food was concerned, it unfortunately did not deliver for me: the steak was not what I expected and the dessert not good. At least I got a good cocktail, The Johnny Prime, made with vanilla infused whiskey, cynar, ruby, port, and mole butters. I should mention that this cocktail is named after a fellow blogger whose blog is mainly about steaks (check it out here).
Here is what we ate:
Jodi, being vegetarian, got a wedge salad with additional tomatoes instead of bacon.
On my side, I went straight to the entree as I wanted to try their tomahawk and thought it would be massive. On top of that, I wanted to add seared foie gras to it. Unfortunately, they ran out of it. I then asked for bone marrow and was a bit perplexed when the waiter said that the steak comes with it. It did. Several minutes after, a piping hot plate came out with a ribeye and a bone marrow on the side. I admit that I was happy to see the bone marrow but was disappointed that the bone on the steak was short (no, it did not look like a tomahawk). At first the meat was well cooked, medium rare, but, the plate was so hot that it became very quickly medium and dried out a bit.
As sides, we tried their truffle and rosemary fries that were nicely crispy, as well as the onion rings that were also perfect: crispy and cooked all the way through.
Last was the tiramisu that I did not like at all, not being creamy.
So overall I was disappointed with Greenwich Steakhouse. I may let some time pass before trying it again: New York City offers so many options when it comes to steakhouses.
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Greenwich Steakhouse - 62 Greenwich Avenue, NY 10011