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Juicy, Tender & Delicious: Steakhouses in the D

By: Toni Cunningham | April 4, 2014
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Three cheers for red meat eaters of Metro Detroit! Because of you fine folk who devour prime rib and New York strip like it’s your job, there are enough steakhouses in Metro Detroit to warrant a “Part II” article on the subject.

Tuck a napkin into that nice button-up, grab a steak knife and get ready to chow down at one of the following steakhouses in the D:

Black Rock Bar and Grill, 44175 W. 12 Mile Rd., Novi, serves its Angus Certified Beef steaks on a stone. Say what? Black Rock is the first restaurant in Michigan to utilize Australian-style rock cooking, where your steak is cooked on a piping hot 775 degree volcanic rock right at your table. Choices include the Signature Black Rock (12 or 14 ounce center cut sirloin), Taste of Black Rock (four ounce filet and six ounce sirloin), New York strip steak, Filet of Rib-Eye, Filet Mignon, or Steak and Rib Combo.

Each steak entrée is served with your choice of two sides, such as garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, side salad or coleslaw. Make your meal into a surf and turf entrée by adding two jumbo shrimp, two sea scallops, a four ounce Maine lobster tail or an eight ounce King crab to your dish. There will be leftovers.

London Chop House Detroit, 155 W. Congress St., Detroit, or LCH as the cool kids call it, has several aged steaks on the menu. The Porter House (32 ounces of USDA prime beef), Bone-In Rib-Eye (24 ounces of Certified Black Angus beef), New York Strip (14 ounce Australian Wagyu) and Filet Mignon (six or 10 ounce) are all topped with garlic butter and served with your choice of bordelaise, béarnaise or chimichurri sauce.

LCH has an array of delightful sounding (and tasting) side dishes to pair with your steak, like Creamed Spinach, Wild Boar Sausage Mac & Cheese, Charred Asparagus, Garlic Mashed Potato and Roasted Cauliflower with Gruyere Cheese. The restaurant opens for dinner at 5 p.m.

La Bistecca, 39405 Plymouth Rd., Plymouth Twp., is an Italian grille that serves only USDA Certified Piedmontese Beef in order to encourage healthy eating habits without forgoing taste, according to the restaurant’s website.

The Filetto di Manzo (six, eight or 10 ounce), New York Strip (16 ounce classic cut), and Rib-Eye “Cowboy” (24 ounces and the chef’s personal favorite) are each served with house sauce, a side salad, potatoes and the vegetable of the day.

A slightly less traditional option (but just as tasty), Filettini di Manzo con Risotto consists of Beef Tenderloin Tips, mushrooms, caramelized onions, cherry tomatoes and Parmesan risotto with a port wine reduction.

Big Rock Chophouse, 245 S. Eton St., Birmingham, is a four-star restaurant with UDSA hand-cut steaks and over 400 wine selections in its cellar to pair with your cut of beef. Traditional Chop House Main Courses include Tenderloin Filet (six or eight ounce), New York Strip (16 ounces), Bone-In Rib-Eye (22 ounce or 14 ounce filet), and Kobe Strip (aged for 28 days), each of which are served with onion straws and chop sauce. Steaks are cooked to order, and can all be served Au Poivre (coated with cracked peppercorn, for those of you who are not up to speed with your French) or blackened.

Additional sauces and toppings can be added to your steak for a small fee, including bleu cheese, red wine sauce, béarnaise sauce, mushroom sauce or truffle butter.

Harbor House, 440 Clinton St., Detroit, combines the best of both worlds—fancy food with a somewhat relaxed atmosphere (the restaurant hosted a party for Opening Day along with music performances throughout the week, and serves upscale dishes like steak and lobster mac n’ cheese).

The menu’s Top Steaks include Rib-Eye (your choice of house rub or char grilled, either 12 or 16 ounces), and Prime Rib, which is only served on the weekends. You can also order a platter and have the rib-eye served with shrimp, a half-pound of jumbo snow crab legs or baby back ribs. Bring your appetite on Saturday or Sunday night, because for $25.99, you can partake in All You Can Eat prime rib or rib-eye!

Any place that serves Lobster Mac n’ Cheese for an appetizer (or the perfect steak side dish) is okay in my book.

There are too many great steak restaurants and chophouses in Metro Detroit to not take advantage of! Stay hungry, my friends.

 

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