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Posted by L. Lamson on 10/24/2004
We have made it a habit to go to different top rated steak houses throughout NYC. Went to the Strip House Oct.22 0/4 and the service was horrendous. The waitress gave us the feeling that we would be doing her a big favor to just hurry up and eat and leave. It was difficult to rate the atmosphere and value due to her attitude. The filet and strip were good not great. Sparks, Lugers and Vann's were much better. We would not return.
Posted by Tony Blue on 10/22/2004
I went there last night and was shocked at the poor bar service. The bar was packed and noisy and overpriced. There are other better steakhouses which are not as trendy but much classier. The food and the wait service was quite good, once seated. For the amount of money spent, and I am no cheapskate, I would have expected better.
Posted by Lisa on 09/27/2004
I took my boyfriend here on his birthday and he said it was one of the best gifts he ever got. I had read a review in InStyle Magazine (9/04 issue) that said this was a much more romantic steakhouse than most places in the city and I agree. It is darkly lit with red walls, vintage photos and they play jazz. We ordered the chilled seafood platter as an appetizer. The 1/2 platter was $45 which is really expensive I know but sooooooo good and HUGE. It had lobster tail and claw, king crab legs, huge shrimp, the best tuna tartar I've ever had, bay scallop ceviche, fresh calamari, clams and oysters. Obviously the steak is awesome (we each had filet mignon). Every review I read said to have the goosefat potatoes (which were good) but they have fried potatoes that we saw that looked like giant tater tots, which I will definitely get next time. Oh, and you have to go for dessert, the portions are "table share" size, and our $14 piece of cheesecake lasted us for like 4 days.
Posted by Joseph in NYC on 08/14/2004
I dined here with my wife at 6.30 and it wasn't too full. The entrance on 12th street doesn't let on how nice it's going to be inside: the interior is fantastic, dark, romantic (lots of 'artistic' pictures of theatricals on the walls), quite a structured space (curtains to go through to get to the restrooms, occasional occlusions projecting from the walls). By the time we left around 8.30 the place was packed, mostly with couples out on what must have been dates (cute girls and cute dresses) rather than just 'out for a bite to eat'. Service was impeccable (I'm surprised at the reviewer who didn't like it). Several wait staff came to attend to us immediately (bread, water, menus, sommelier) and the designated waiter was charming and very useful (brought tastes of wines, checked the garlic content of all the dishes we wanted, split plates for us to share at his own suggestion). Agree with the other positive comments on the food. Easy to spend $100 a head without getting into the wine list for more than a glass (bottles are from about $75 to $400 or so). I'd go again.
Posted by Wayne from Montana on 06/01/2004
My wife, daughter and I had dinner there on May 22, 04, and it was incredible!! Living my life in Montana, I've eaten a lot of steak, but the Rib Chop was the best I've ever eaten. Done to perfection, their broiler is the key as is the quality of the meat. The Filet Mignon was equally delicious. The creamed spinach with truffles, the goose fat potatoes are truely cullinary delights.. The chocolate cake to finish off the evening has to be experienced, but you'll need a lot of room to eat it!! The service was top notch as well. We're looking forward to our next visit to NYC and to the Strip House, can't pass on the chance for another out of body experience this meal brought...
Posted by Anonymous on 05/31/2004
worst service in Manhattan, but the best steak...tough tradeoff
Posted by Keith P. on 03/25/2004
On several occassions, I dined here with friends. Each time, the service was excellent because of knowledgeable and friendly staff. Although every seat is filled, the spacing gives you a feeling you are sitting in a secluded part of the restaurant with a view of others should you care to look at something other than the masterpieces coming out ot the kitchen. I have eaten more than 1,200 steaks in my 29 years and the medium rare strip steak here easily ranks in the Top 3. Don't forget to ask for the story of the salamander grill and make sure to sample any of the seafood appetizers.