hello cental NJ chowhounders,
For those that enjoy the fatty goodness of the ribeye, what is your "go to" steak establishment? I am referring to ribeyes only please and legit steak lovers ; )
I have a strip spot but never really finalized a ribeye joint locally.
Last winter I had an outstanding ribeye at La Cipollina in freehold. This steak was a BEAST! I was there on a rather dead night so I am not sure if the waiter/chef just hooked us up with the best they had or if this was standard issue. They knew we were there on business so I need to get back to see if we got some preferential treatment or not.
Anyway, the steak was really a suprise coming from an italian BYOB place! It came with a nice healthy portion of caramelized onions, a little mushroom and all brought together by some slab bacon cooked up into the mix....superb. What a nice size and tasty side dish to accompany a great rib eye. This was served by itself on a small plate. Then on the plate itself was a large helping of fingerling potatos. To add insult to injury, a nice scoop of butter was on top of the steak to add an even better flavor to a great steak. I believe it was a basil butter IIRC. This was probably overkill but hey, when in Rome....
Overall, at 39 this was not a cheap steak but the BYOB factor makes it more affordable and i would easily pay 39 for a great steak over paying 30 for a half arsed steak.
Mike and Nelly's also has a real strong ribeye. I have been there once as well and both of these places I need to get back to.
Anyway, let me here your spots and lets keep it ribeye specific...
Two on my list are the shipwreck and walter mihms.
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