Date night with Mr. M&P again. This time we headed out to Smith & Wollensky, a famous steakhouse in NYC. They're known for their dry aged prime rib steak and that was exactly what I was aiming to get. But before we start, an order of the shrimp cocktail (4 for $19.50). These jumbo shrimp (really they were prawns by the size of them) were cooked perfectly. Cold with a bite, not mealy, but very meaty. The cocktail sauce was clearly made in house and not bottled. Lots of horseradish in there which left a happy spicy bite. Though pricey, these were excellent.
So my second choice for a steak was the NY Sirloin on the bone ($54). Surprised I didn't get the rib steak? Yeah, so was our waiter. But I wanted something a bit less fatty if it wasn't prime rib. So sirloin it was. This steak came medium rare as I preferred and was beautifully crusty on the outside. Inside, the meat was deep pink and almost red holding in drops of meat juice in every bit. Seasoning was aggressive but necessary. I really enjoyed this steak.
Smith & Wollensky
797 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10022