It is no secret that I love steak and that I consider that meat in this country is far better than what I ever had in Europe ! So I always enjoy a trip to a Steakhouse! This time, we ended up at Nick & Stef's that is supposed to have been voted in the top 10 Steakhouses in NYC!
So we were on our way and trust me, we had to find it! Because of construction, it was kind of hidden! This is not your typical steakhouse with leather and wood all over: it had a modern setting that sets it apart.
The meat was perfectly cooked but missed the mark in term of tenderness and taste: it did not have this delicate taste that this piece of beef usually has.
I ordered the ribeye (medium rare):
This was a nice piece of meat (24 Oz) and was cooked to perfection. It had a lot of fat though, that could be a turn off if you do not like it. It was tasty, especially in the area close to the bone. Not the best I had, but good!
With the meat, they propose different sauces (for free). We picked the bearnaise that was perfect!
For a side, we ordered the Mac & Cheese with a parmesan crust.
When the plate came, it was very appetizing thanks to the nice parmesan crust on top. It seemed also very creamy. Unfortunately, it had this horrible taste of processed cheese (velveeta?) that even overpowered the parmesan crust on top! I do not understand why a steakhouse would serve Mac & Cheese made with processed cheese!
We were hopeful that dessert would make us forget the average dinner we had. We went for the cinnamon fritters.
They were served with three sauces: vanilla, chocolate and caramel. The fritters themselves were fantastic: served hot, they had a nice sugar and cinnamon taste. I could have surely eaten tons of them! The sauces however were not that great, at the exception of the caramel. The vanilla had no taste, while the chocolate had a weird off taste!
So, it was a very average dinner that sunk with the velveeta Mac & cheese! This place is definitely overpriced for the quality of the food! I would believe that it was voted in the top 10 steakhouses in NYC, if there were only 10 steakhouses (it would be the last), but it is not the case and there are plenty of better ones: Ruth's Chris or The Old Homestead being good examples!
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And remember: I Just Want To Eat!