Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Lewnes' Steakhouse


I was taken there last night for the first time. I had always wanted to try it. It was absolutely worth the hype. I was forced to get the oysters on the half shell as an appetizer. Petit filet mignon with mashed potatoes (like Ruths Chris, the side dishes are all a la carte), prepared medium rare, was exquisite. The 2004 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon was also really good, though I'm hardly a wine connoisseur. The way I view wines: if I enjoy it, it's a quality wine, because I only like the smoothest of smooth wines. If I had a better taste for it, I'd tell you it had "a cedary, honeysuckle-scented mocha and smooth cherry aroma. Good structure, black raspberry, sweet berry, mocha and acidity on [the] palate." We opted against dessert, though I sort of regret not taking advantage of the opportunity.

All in all, great dinner, great times. I highly recommend it for the diner with deep pockets (which unfortunately is not me at the moment).

I can check this place off my list of places that I want to go.

Next up, O'Leary's.

1 comment:

Gary said...

I'm a big fan of the Groth too. They used to go for upwards of $100 but the '04 can be found for $40 if you look around.