elflando on Citysearch
11 years ago
10/15/2009, 01:21 AM
focused on finding a good steak – i'm on a mission to find the best steak in (or around) atlanta, so you'll definitely see more of these coming from me. either way, here're my two cents.
i am in no way a steak expert. i lived in philly for a month over a year, moving to atlanta in august, and i was a vegetarian for about 4 years prior. then, i started chowing down on steaks in philly and haven't looked back. me and my boy brett, a philly native, hit up a lot of spots, so i think i have a pretty good idea of what constitutes a good steak (pat's and geno's aren't the best out there either, but i'm not going to discuss this here).
anyways, i had to wait a bit for the waiter to acknowledge me (about 5 minutes) and then another 15 for the food to actually arrive. this itself is not such an issue, but being raised in new york city and then getting used to waiting no longer than 3 minutes for a steak anywhere in philly had me a bit anxious.
the steak itself was pretty tasty. the roll was on the soft side, but did a good job soaking up the grease. i always take my steaks with sharp provolone and whiz, but this place offered american standard on their steak. no whiz. i did add provolone, but you can tell it's mild. again, it still wasn't bad. it came standard with grilled onions, so if you don't like them, make sure you specify. i downed it with a lager. that's yuengling for those of you scratching your heads. always a good pair.
the steak was pricey in comparison. everything is pretty cheap in atlanta when comparing it to the northeast, so paying 16 bucks (sans tip) for a 10" steak and lager may not be worth it. but to atlantans with very limited choices, waddaya gonna do?
i did have to wait longer than i would've liked to for my check at the end of it all. i used to wait on tables for about 7 years (on/off), and i really pride myself on attentiveness. i give them a C+.
again, not bad as far as steaks are concerned. i'll keep exploring around and see what else is out there, but at least i finally got one under my belt. literally.