Strip House- Not Just Your Average Steak Joint My Friends
With the exceptions of the vegetarians and any algorithm of the sort, Steak has to be one of the best foods on the planet. There is such a variety in how many ways that it is prepared that you are bound to find at least one or two ways to cook it, marinate it and enjoy it to your hearts content. But what happens when you take that idea and elevate it, surround it with a bunch of fascinating sides, and finish it with some impressive desserts? You get Strip House, located in the heart of both midtown and Greenwich Village. The midtown location, opened for about two years, was nice enough to host myself and a guest last night and we got to taste the array of flavors that truly make going to Strip House quite the unique experience if I do say so myself. Here is a little more about Strip House as a whole.
Strip House redefines the traditional steakhouse experience with its innovative menu, combining perfectly charred cuts with decadent sides set in a siren red interior where old world glamour meets modern style and sophistication. Named a top steakhouse by Zagat and awarded four stars by Forbes, the namesake cut isn’t the only thing to marvel upon. Strip House’s walls are adorned with original Studio Manasse prints of 1930s burlesque stars. The four Strip House locations, including the original in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village with adjoining Strip House Next Door, the newly opened Strip House Midtown at 44th Street in New York City, and the Strip House at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas are all known for a memorable steakhouse experience, complete with table-side carvings, an extensive wine list and the famous 24-layer chocolate cake.
The location itself is quite magnificent, with beautiful wood furnishings throughout the two floor establishment. There is a fantastic bar for patrons who are there to simply have a drink and bite, and well put together tables for ones who are there for a larger experience. Our waiter was fun, outgoing and made the experience that much more delightful for myself & guest. They had four different courses for us, which resulted in the following- cold, hot, meat, dessert. Yum, yummy, yummier and delectable are the four words that me and my friend came up with in the end when we were finished.
For the cold options, they started us off with a “Surf & Turf Tartare” which included Spicy Maine Lobster, Hand Cut Filet Mignon, Chopped Tomato and Shaved Radish. It was dueling flavors on each side that really blended together with the crispy bread stick that we adorned the Tartare with. We were also presented with a lovely beet salad, which is not on the current menu but one of their specialties that they do make. This comes packed with goat cheese and some really other unique flavors that bring this very light salad together. For the hot options, we were presented with my personal favorite soup, Lobster Bisque. It was finished off with some sour cream and middle eastern flavors which really packed the punch on top of the already flavorful soup. They also gave us Roasted Bacon. You heard that right- roasted freaking bacon. As someone who is a firm believer that “Bacon Is Everything”, this really took it to a whole other level as I have never tasted bacon quite like this before. It came with a side of Baby Arugala and Russian Dressing to really finish off quite the yummy appetizer.
Then came the main course which is the steak. Now I have had some good steak in my life, but the steak that me and my friend had last night at Strip House went far beyond comparison to the others that I have tasted. We were presented with their epic Rib Eye Steak which came with a side of their very own Strip House Steak Sauce. The meat was very easy to cut into and had such a ravishingly delicious texture and feel to it, especially with how bold the steak sauce was that complimented the meat completely. It was heaven. On top of the amazing steak we also were treated to some of their best sides, including Mac N’ Cheese, Strip House Potatoes (Twice Baked Potatoes Gratin), Black Truffle Creamed Spinach and Creamed Corn with Pancetta just to name a few. Each side I would recommend having with the steak as it becomes all relative with the main course. Epic dinner if I may say so myself.
We weren’t done though. Smiley face. Strip House was generous enough to provide us with two of their most popular desserts. One being their decadent 24 layer Chocolate Cake (pictured above) which was moist and flavorful and packed with chocolatey goodiness. The other was a Red Velvet Cake which came with a side of cream cheese ice cream. Definitely a phenomenal ending to an already amazing meal. 10/10 in my book, something I have only done once before in the amount of food reviews I have done for this site. That is saying a lot and definitely a place I would recommend.
Take a look at Strip House’s main site for more information and see below regarding the specials they are offering for the month of June. Sounds like a freaking blast in my opinion.
New York Social Hour at Strip House Midtown – Kicking off this week, Strip House Midtown will be offering a new happy hour every Monday – Friday from 4-7pm at the bar only. The social hour menu will feature local beers ($5), wines ($7) and spirits ($9).
Strip House Midtown recently updated their bar menu (available every day from 5pm-close at the bar). The new menu puts a twist on upscale steakhouse favorites and turns them into the perfect bite, great for a post-work snack or light dinner.
Prix Fixe Lunch Menu at Strip House Midtown – Also this month, Strip House Midtown will be offering a $44 Prix Fixe Lunch Menu on 44th Street! Be out in 44 minutes after you enjoy a 3-course menu, with the option to add sommelier wine pairings for an additional $19. Click here to view the menu for a delicious and quick business lunch!
Since June is National Steakhouse Month, Strip House is offering Big Cuts for Two at both NYC locations (12th Street & Midtown): Enjoy a 40 Day Dry Aged Long Bone Tomahawk Rib Chop for two from Creekstone Farms – seasoned with kosher salt and cracked black pepper then broiled at 16,000 degrees until charred to perfection. Finished with Fleur de Sel, melted aged beef fat and carved tableside. 40 oz. ($120; $60 per person). Because, well, the bigger the better!