Saturday, August 20, 2011

Steak dinner at Mr. John's

After exhausting our farmers market and Hollygrove box produce through cooking at home every day between Saturday and Wednesday, we decided we would use one of our discount deals to help subsidize a meal at Mr. John's, an old school steakhouse on St. Charles in the Garden District.

I hadn't been to a straight up steakhouse for years, and while it's not something that is healthy for my wallet or my heart, our visit proved to be quite enjoyable. Mr. John's Steakhouse in the Garden District and is the epitome of the old school steakhouse in decor, service, and menu. I mean that in the best way possible.

I ordered a Sazerac, which came quickly and was delicious. We also ended up ordering a bottle of wine (rare for us!)- a Pinot Noir, which I can't remember the name of. But it added a nice vibe to the steak house experience. Tom ordered the NY Strip Steak (their signature item, I believe) and I ordered the ribeye. The steaks are graded U.S. Prime, and the quality is obvious. They come out sizzling in butter with a beautiful crust, and they tell you not to touch the plate.

The smell of the meat and butter is just intoxicating. I found myself straining to catch a whiff from steaks being delivered to the table next to us. We also ordered the creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, and potatoes au gratin. We didn't care for the au gratin potatoes so it was a good thing that we ordered a backup potato. The garlic mashed potatoes and the creamed spinach were gooooood.

I stopped before meat coma and got half of my steak wrapped up...and got a swan! I love getting the swan, seriously.

It is the opposite of my pet peeve, when you are given a takeout box and you put your own food in. (Although, according to our waiter, apparently Evil Kenevil wouldn't let anyone else touch his food. I guess he was less a daredevil when it came to cross-contamination and sanitation!)

We declined dessert and made our way home to slip into a meat coma. Mmm, delicious meat coma.

I would definitely recommend Mr. John's if you are in the mood for a good old fashioned steak house dinner with booze and great service. It totally felt like a great date night place.

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