For my first foray into Restaurant Week, I decided to visit an establishment that I have been waiting to return to for over 10 years – Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Tarrytown NY.
Normally Ruth’s Chris is wildly expensive, a one person dinner there can easily cost you more than $100, but as part of restaurant week, you can get a delicious three course meal (with side dish) for around $30. So lets go dish by dish of the meal I selected.
Appetizer: Roasted Tomato Soup
The soup was very interesting, and quite good; it was thicker than I expected it to be, and actually had the smell of a tomato sauce. It was also more acidic than creamy, and had a pretty decent spice to it that coats the back of your throat with a nice heat. Definitely a good take on a classic soup.
Entree: 8 oz Filet Mignon
Served on a sizzling 500 degree plate, this steak is easily one of the best you can ever get. The plate was so hot, that my Dad’s steak had to be taken back briefly because the napkin on the the tray had fused to the bottom of his plate!
This cut of meat was cooked as every Filet Mignon should be – rare – and to say that it cut like butter would be both cliche and not doing justice to how easy it was to slice through the meat; it is everything you want when you attempt to cut a steak.
The meat itself was seasoned very well, and was extraordinarily tender and very juicy; it is fair to say that this steak will almost literally melt in your mouth – and you will not be sorry you ordered it. Now technically under this Restaurant Week deal, you could order a Chicken or Salmon instead, but lets be honest, are you really going to not order a steak at a high quality steak house?
Side Dish: Garlic Mashed Potatoes
There isn’t much to say about these potatoes, they were not ground breaking in any way, but they were smooth, creamy, and very tasty for sure.
Dessert: Bread Pudding in Whiskey Sauce
I’ve admittedly never had bread pudding before this week, but as far as I can tell, this bread pudding was really good. It was thick, yet soft, and had some nice sweet raisins inside of it, and was garnished with a fresh, strong piece of mint on top – but the real star here was the Whiskey Sauce. This sauce was sweet, smooth and creamy, and had almost a butterscotch-like flavor, similar, but not exact.
For a low price of only $30, there is literally no reason for you not to go to Ruth’s Chris for this three course, Filet Mignon featured meal. You have until March 20th to do so; so please don’t let this opportunity slip away, because a year is a long time to wait for a deal like this to come around again.