From the beautiful decor, to the exceptional service, and of course, the food...I was quite impressed by this new steakhouse...
Introducing a new steakhouse to the NYC upscale dining scene, Maxwell's Chophouse gives that feeling of being in a classic steakhouse but with a more chic decor. I actually spent the first five minutes unable to look at the menu because I kept looking around and taking in the beautiful interior:
Maxwell's Chophouse started in Boca Raton, Florida back in 1993 and has since closed and re-opened its doors in the NoMad area of Manhattan. Lucky us!
Next to the decor, I soon realized that the service was also exemplary. Our waiter was not only attentive, but quite conversational and made for a more intimate and memorable dining experience.
I didn't try too many of the appetizers because I wanted to save my appetite for the steak and side dishes, but I did indulge in the Lobster Corn Bisque which had a delightful, velvety texture. Definitely took a few spoonfuls of this after I kept telling myself that "that was enough":
I came in for lunch so I wanted to try at least one item off their lunch menu, so I went with their filet mignon Sliced Steak Sandwich. The flavor was absolutely there, with beautiful sliced heirloom tomatoes and a tasty horseradish sauce. I did ask for the steak to be cooked medium and found it to be rather well done, however, I have to say....it was still very tender considering!
This bacon. This bacon... it's hard for me to come up with the words to describe it. I feel like "thick cut bacon" is just a total understatement. This is more like a slice of bacon steak! Literally used a fork and knife to eat this...
And for the main attraction...the special, 40 day dry-aged T-Bone steak. To the left we have the tenderloin and to the right of the bone is the strip steak. I love this cut of mean because you get two different types of cuts in one....and both were downright delicious!
We also enjoyed some enormous onion rings and asparagus with a homemade hollandaise sauce with our steak:
Not pictured were the bold in flavor Garlic Mashed Potatoes. I could see how some people might feel like it was over seasoned but I actually loved the bold flavor especially when paired with our steak!
Oh, and save some room for their homemade desserts. I wish I saved way more room because I wanted to try everything. I went with the Banana Cream Pie, which was perfection. Seemingly light cream filling with healthy portions of fresh bananas...this pie didn't stand a chance:
There's nothing more frustrating to me than feeling like you're overpaying for a meal. However, I felt like the pricing fit well with not only the quality of the food but also the kind of service and overall experience.
Highly recommend you spend your next birthday party, anniversary, parents in town, or business lunch/dinner (make the company pay!) at Maxwell's!
Check it out:
1184 Broadway (at 28th Street)