Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

 Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

I rarely go to the Financial District for a meal, this area not really being a synonym for dining, being mostly a business area. But, for a steak, I am ready to make another exception, following my last outing to Delmonico couple of months ago. That's how we found Reserve Cut, a stunning kosher restaurant that I admit was difficult to find (I always get lost in that area, but thanks to my phone and Google Maps, I was able to make it...). This place is impressive: huge, elegant with a modern decor that definitely differs from classic steakhouses, one dining room separated from the other by an amazing wine cellar.

 Wine cellar at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

Wine cellar at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

Food wise, they have classic cuts that they get from a Brooklyn butcher, as well as some Japanese dishes like sushi or sashimi, and Mediterranean products like merguez, that is a lamb sausage often seen in couscous or...with fries in French restaurants. But we were there for steaks and they definitely had a nice selection. Jodi went for the 12oz filet mignon that was served with a sweetbread torch, a weird combination considering that very few people like sweetbreads. In fact, I benefited from it, but did not like it as it was very dry.

 Filet mignon at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

Filet mignon at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

On my side, I went with the 14oz Wagyu ribeye.

 Wagyu ribeye at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

Wagyu ribeye at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

I was really looking forward to get my steak as it was served with bone marrow and I was not disappointed! I love to eat bone marrow and steak together and I am glad that more and more restaurants propose it.

 Bone marrow at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

Bone marrow at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

The steaks were perfectly cooked: medium for Jodi, medium-rare for me. My ribeye was fantastic: charred, fatty and juicy, much better than the filet mignon that was good, but did not wow me.

 Filet mignon at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

Filet mignon at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

 Wagyu ribeye at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

Wagyu ribeye at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

With the steaks, we got complementary sauces: béarnaise and bordelaise (made with red wine, shallots, herbs and bone marrow). I truly appreciated the fact that the sauces were free considering how pricey steaks are, and both sauces were delicious.

 Bordelaise sauce at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

Bordelaise sauce at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

 Bearnaise sauce at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

Bearnaise sauce at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

I should mention the side of fries that were ok for me, preferring thinner and crispier ones,

 French fries at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

French fries at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

As well as the glass of Chateau Greysac 2013 from Bordeaux, France, a perfect pairing with steaks.

 Chateau Greysac 2013 from Bordeaux, France at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

Chateau Greysac 2013 from Bordeaux, France at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

For dessert, they had an interesting selection and so we picked the caramelized chocolate napoleon that was very good, served with a delicious salted caramelized honey ice cream.

 Caramelized chocolate napoleon at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

Caramelized chocolate napoleon at Reserve Cut at The Setai in the Financial District, NY

I thought that the food at Reserve Cut was good, but pricey and the service, very slow and a bit pushy on the order kind of spoiled the experience. Too bad, because otherwise I would have gone back for another wagyu ribeye there!

Enjoy (I did)!

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