Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Press Dinner: Angus Club Steakhouse

Angus Club: Meats & Sides
Tonight I was invited to try newcomer Angus Club Steakhouse a venture from 4 collaborators who have worked together at another popular steakhouse, but want to have their new project earn a reputation of it's own. True to it's name, all the beef served is USDA Prime Black Angus and what sets them apart is that all of their steaks are aged on premises for 30-35 days.

So then you may be wondering where the "Club" comes from? Well, this location used to be a nightclub, something you wouldn't notice normally, but explains for all the wonderful dining alcoves and private dining rooms. Although, I don't know what the decor was like before, it's probably a safe bet to say that it wasn't nearly as classy. The decor is just as high end as other steakhouses, but with some really unique textural elements such as cork, reclaimed wood, and leather all accented with stainless steel.

OK, enough back story, let's get to the best part: The FOOD! We started with a trio of appetizers, the Crab Cakes, Mozzarella & Tomato, and Canadian Bacon.

Angus Club: Crab Cakes

Angus Club: Canadian Bacon
Just look at that bacon! If your mouth isn't watering yet, just you wait. We got to sample 4 entrees: the Porterhouse Steak for Two, Rib Eye Steak (Bone In), Colrado Lamb Chops, and Grilled Norwegian Salmon.

Angus Club: Porterhouse Steak

Angus Club: Rib Eye

Angus Club: Colorado Lamb Chops
The entrees were also served with a great selection of sides: Angus Home Fries, Mashed Potatoes, Mushrooms, and Creamed Spinach. Amazingly, the creamed spinach doesn't actually contain any cream! How do they do it? Well that's their secret, but the texture is just as smooth and the spinach taste shines through a bit more than your run-of-the-mill creamed spinach.

Angus Club: Meats & Sides
We also got to try a variety of their dessert offerings. After all the delicious, rich foods above, you would think that a bunch of full size desserts would be the last thing we'd want to see, but they were so good that they completely disappeared. In fact, I barely got a picture of the cheesecake before it was devoured (and you'll notice it does actually have a bite taken already!).

Angus Club: Cheesecake
The attention to detail that the owners have put into this new steakhouse has absolutely paid off. A fantastic option in Midtown East.

Angus Club Steakhouse on Urbanspoon

*My meal was provided by the restaurant as part of a Press Dinner.

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