To get the $20 gift certificate, I had to eat at a LOT of restaurants (I think I ended up going to some restaurants that didn’t give points, like ad hoc. But it’s okay because I love to eat!) Anyway, a lot of readers have said that the Strip House is better than Peter Luger’s, so I obviously had to try the place out.
To start off our meal, the waiters brought around a bread basket and a shot of mushroom soup as an amuse bouche:
The mushroom soup was creamy but not extremely heavy and had a nice mellow mushroom flavor. The bread basket had a diverse selection, but I didn’t want to fill up on the bread because I knew there was a lot of steak about to be consumed.
There were some options to share a steak, but this time, I decided to order my own – I ended up ordering the filet:
And my dining companion ordered the ribeye:
Both steaks came with an entire bulb of oven-roasted garlic and some rosemary. So, I have to admit, remember how I didn’t like the Peter Luger steak sauce that tasted like cocktail sauce? Well, I actually kind of MISSED it because I felt like both steaks were missing *something.* They were both tender and cooked well, but the garlic just didn’t cut it (although I was a huge fan of the garlic cloves and ended up asking for TWO MORE CLOVES!)
As sides, we ordered the goose fat potatoes and the truffled cream spinach:
I wasn’t a big fan of the goose fat potatoes even though everyone raves about them, but I did *love* the truffled cream spinach – I was shoving the truffled cream spinach in my mouth by the serving spoonful and felt REALLY sick after. It was really rich, creamy, and SO delicious. If anyone doesn’t like spinach, they should try it at the Strip House.
Overall, I thought the meal was mediocre – the steak wasn’t memorable and I didn’t like the sides enough to go back again. Sorry readers, I hate to disagree with you, but the Strip House is definitely not better than Peter Lugers!