Prime cut ribeye steak. Photo courtesy Allen Brothers.
On Father’s Day, many families will be heading to steakhouses to treat Dad to a splendid meal. If you want the best steakhouse experience, what should you look for?
We live in a city with many choices. So we turned to Chef Arturo McLeod of Benjamin Steakhouse, which has restaurants in New York City and White Plains, New York. With 35 years manning the grill—20 of those at the venerable Peter Luger Steakhouse—he shared eight items to look for if you want a premier steak experience.
1. The Restaurant Serves Only USDA Prime Beef
2. The Beef Is Hand-Selected
3. The Beef Is Dry Aged In House
4. The Grill Is Sizzling Hot
5. A Great Chef & A Great Beverage Director
6. You Receive Exceptional Service
7. You Like The Ambiance
8. There Is Consistency
TIP: If anything is not to your liking, don’t hesitate to speak with the manager. Even if it’s something that can’t be fixed on the spot (“too noisy,” for example), your constructive feedback can be used to make improvements. If they aren’t aware of it, they can’t change it.
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