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Sending back steak?

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Sending back steak?

josephnl | Aug 7, 2011 07:21 PM

I like my food to be served very hot. I can accept food that is served very warm. I do not like food that is served lukewarm or cold. Here is my problem. I always order steak medium-rare. In really good steakhouses, they tend to slightly undercook steak, serve it on a very hot plate, and it arrives at the table just perfect. Unfortunately at restaurants that do not specialize in steak, I often find myself served a steak that is cooked correctly, but is put on a cold plate, and is thus lukewarm when it is brought to the table. Then I'm faced with a dilemma! If I accept the steak as is, I really don't enjoy it because after one or two bites it is completely cold...and if I complain and say that it is not hot when served, it invariably comes back overcooked (because it is not replaced, but is put under a salamander to heat, and becomes well done in a minute). How do others handle this situation?

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