Would we go back:
26 South 6th Street
• Hickory Shrimp $12.95 (shared)
• Caesar Salad
• Beef Pepper Steak $29.95
• Angel Pie $4.25
An institution in the Minneapolis area. Although I am not sure as to what kind of institution it is exactly. Everything was very expensive as expected. The steaks themselves were great, the service was excellent, but everything else was lax for the money you pay. If you are "lucky" enough to sit in one of the two person booths between the wall and the main aisle and right in front of the dish and water area, one of the first things you will notice are stains and such on the wallpaper. Not a big deal perhaps, but when you pay on average $30 for a steak...
We split the Hickory Smoked Shrimp appetizer which tasted ok but for $12.95 it was not a bargain. The Caesar salad which came with the meal was uneventful. I had the Beef Peppercorn Steak which had a sauce on it that tasted like onion soup mix sauce, not what one would expect.
The desserts were big. I had the famous Angel Pie which was good.
This was not a bad place, but perhaps they are resting on their laurels which will probably work for them for many years to come.
• Caesar Salad
• Beef Filet $33.50
• Mushroom Side $3.00
• Cheesecake $6.25
I recommend reservations. The restaurant is quite busy most nights of the week, and it was packed when we left at approximately 7:30 PM on a Saturday.
My Beef Filet was excellent, but I've had just as good of a steak for much less. The steak was properly aged and steeped in butter, as were the mushrooms (which are invariably overpriced at most restaurants).
My cheesecake was excellent. The piece was are too big, however, and one half the piece at one half the price would have been better.
$20 and up
November 20, 1999