You may remember the post I did back this summer on Böhmer. We just happened to walk into the place for a quick drink before a show and by the time we left we were impressed enough to come back for dinner.
For starters I had the grilled calamari. The dish looked like an abstract painting on the plate and it was the best calamari I have ever had up to date. The dish could have used a slice or two of bread to soak up all that deliciousness. Yes, I know you’re not supposed to fill up on bread but this dish just screamed for it. The calamari was grilled to perfection and the accompanying sauce was good enough to lick off the plate.
Anthony as usual had oysters. They were from PEI, shucked cleanly and were all uniform. You can either go one of two ways with oysters. Perfection or dismal. These were on par with some of the best he has had. The standard condiments were there, fresh horseradish, lemon and a raspberry chili vinaigrette.
Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse was always on my list of places to try. Note that this is a place for serious carnivores. If you are a vegetarian though I am sure they can accomodate some option for you but you’ll be sitting right beside a wall of dry aged meat.
A few words of caution, come with time and an appetite on your side. You will need it!
The evening started out with a quick walk through the piano lounge and the martini bar to the main dining room. The restaurant is beautiful and all corners are meticulously maintained.
Dinner started off with some warm popovers with tarragon butter. These in themselves were very addictive.
Next up we ordered the caesar salad which is made at your table and is a must try! The ritual takes about 15 minutes to prepare and is quite amazing to watch.
Like most steak houses your meal is ordered a la carte, so we opted for the filet and California striploin. For our sides we got the peas with ricotta and duck fat french fries. They were both delicious but I don’t think you can go wrong with anything you choose.
As for the steaks. Well it was almost trancedental. Take almost every notion you know of when it comes to a steak and muliply it a million times better. The cuts were trimmed perfectly, generous in size and most importantly cooked to perfection to our liking.
After the dinner there was a tiny space in our stomaches left for the dessert. Two seperate desserts at this point would be ludicrous so we shared the creme brulee. No surprise it was another hit.
Just when you thought things would end a platter of little chocolates was brought out. How could we say no?!
As we settled up for the evening they brought us two freshly baked chocolate muffins to take home for breakfast.
Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse was one of the greatest dining experiences I have had. It definitively deserves the extra recognition.