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CHOPS has really got "the chops"


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CHOPS has really got "the chops"

Marc Listokin | | Sep 30, 2010 03:46 PM

Over labor day weekend, my wife was out of town visiting a friend from high school, up in the Castskills for a weekend of " girl talk", Saturday night feeling sullen and though it was after ten I decided to try the one real steakhouse in the area. I was prepared for mediocre and brought my copy of Barron's and the WSJ to keep me company. I hadn't heard a thing about this eatery on City Avenue in any of the local Main Line press.
HOWEVER, the meal was great, the equal of any I had at the Palm or Mortons. The house salad was very good. The waiter told me they were out of the large and small filet. I asked whether I should order the porterhouse, eat the filet and take the strip steak home. I decided to order the strip steak rare with a side of brioiled mushrooms. BEWARE: The portions of the ala carte side dishes are enough for a party of four. I also asked if the chef could broil the mushrooms in a little red wine to pump up the taste the way my wife does. Not a problem, my waiter replied. The mushrooms came back tasting as
as good as my wife's . And the large 16 oz NY strip steak: simply marvelous. As tender as the best filet and as flavorful and juicy.
The dress is basically business casual. I got a comfortable booth, well lit when I mentioned I needed enough light to read by. Great service, great food, moderate prices, and a comfortable setting, close by AND open late. What more could a main line foodie want. Can't wait to go back.