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Posted by Steaklover on 06/21/2008
Don't bother with the crabcake- Much better at Old Homestead-the lump crab is in huge bits there, here it was shredded and didn't taste great. However- DO have the RIB-EYE. Oh my god so good AND the Creamed spinach. THE perfect combo. Sit at the bar too- not only is the service so much better, as the bartender dotes on you like he's your personal servant (thanks James!- you made our date feel so romantic, seriously...) it is also much quieter by the bar- when you sit at the tables it is cramped and people are so noisy, and the music so loud you can't hear your dinner mates.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/21/2008
I went here for my 30th birthday with my girlfriend and I have been recommending the Strip House to everyone ever since. The service was the best I've ever had in Manhattan and steak for two did not disappoint. If you go you definitely should order the black truffle creamed spinach. It was fantastic.
Posted by Dee on 04/13/2008
We were seated right away for our 8:00 reservation on Saturday night. We switched our booth for a semi circle corner booth, which the server told us we could have, but needed to vacate for a 9:30 reservation - ok, whatever. We felt very rushed as a result - food was taken away before we were finished and our dinner arrived within 10 minutes of odering. I will say - the best strip steak I have ever had and the creamed spinach is to die for, but they couldn't wait to get rid of us!! We were there only for 1 hour! So much for a leisurely meal, which we were up for! Food was fabulous, though!
Posted by Jitka on 04/04/2008
Made a reservation via open table which worked out just fine. Arrived on time and were faced with at least 30 other people wating at the bar to be seated... To get a drink at the bar was next to impossible, the barkeepers rude and inattentive and when we finally managed to place and order for a beer and a martini, he just slammed them down on the bar, didn't even look if it was us who took the drinks or someone else. Luckily, after 15 minutes or so we were given our table. Our waitress was very sweet and made it up for her colleagues at the bar... As for the food we had a lovely filet mignon and a cowboy steak (which is like a porterhouse steak for one person), french fries and cream spinach (geez, how many calories does this thing have? Like at least 10.000... Very yummy, though) and a nice bottle of wine (can't remember the name). The atmosphere could have been nice and romantic, if it hadn't been so extremely loud. You had to literally yell at each other to communicate which after a while gets exhausting... Were it not for the rude barkeepers and the noise level, this place would be close to perfect.
Posted by Azzurino on 03/26/2008
Anniversary dinner at Striphouse. It didn't started well. Wec were waiting at the bar for our table for 35 minutes and the bartenders were slow and rude. But once we sat down, everything changed. The food was delicious and so was the wine. Our pick was a great Australian shiraz from Barossa Valley, 2002. The filet mignon and the the t-bone veal chop were perfectly cooked. Great vibe and good service. Just avoid the annoying and slow and rude bartenders. They need to speed up the service and be more polite. Otherwise, everything cool. Cheers.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/16/2008
6 of us for dinner at 8:30PM on a Friday and we were seated on time. Service was prompt and there was a great vibe to the atmosphere. Tables of couples as well as groups were all around and the bar area was full too. Appetizers were the shrimp cocktail (huge shrimp) as well as oysters, seared scallops and salad. Main course we had lobster (3lbs), the sea bass was great too and a couple of steaks. Sides of mushrooms, spinach and broccoli. Dessert was fruit and cordials. We had wines by the glass all throughout and it was a solid, fun night.
Posted by Tommy5 on 01/20/2008
Strip House used to be my favorite steak house in the city. But over the last three years or so, it has gone downhill significantly. It is still very solid-great steaks, solid service, strong drinks, and a very sexy vibe. The NY Strip is still outstanding. But the place on the whole has weakened in a few notable ways: 1. We were seated about 20 minutes after our reservation (that we made two weeks prior). Not cool. 2. After we were seated and began our drinks, we were asked by Maitre D to move to another table to accommodate a larger party. We were polite and moved without complaint. He offered to pay for our drinks for our trouble, and forgot to take care of it. Never even came back to check on us. Sloppy service. The place doesn't run smoothly like it used to. 3. Too crowded. Maybe the secret has gotten out, but they just allow too many damn people in the place. The bar is overflowing and loud and not in a good way. 4. Toilets were not clean. 5. Sides aren't as good as they used to be. Spinach is still amazing, but goose fat potatoes were bland. Overall, Strip House is still solid, but slipping by the day. Good if you want a nice date place, and a spot downtown. But there are about 5 other places in the city with equally good steaks, that are in the same price range, but max out your experience.