I came out to Honolulu for a turn around business meeting in downtown Honolulu this week. I was taking the red eye back to LA so I thought getting a steak in me might help me sleep on the plane on the way back. I went to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse which I had been to before on the mainland. My ribeye was terrible. Not only was it overcooked but had an odd flavor to it. As I was waiting for my car, I mentioned to the valet how dissapointing my meal was. He mentioned that on the Island, steaks are cooked differently and I would have the same result at any other steakhouse or with any steak I would order at almost any restaurant.
The balance of the meal including sides, wine and dessert were on par with any other upscale restaurant. I am not trying to bash Ruth's Chris but am more curious if what the valet said is true. Was this an abberation or is it really different? Does anyone have any insight on this?
Thanks Chowhounders! Or, I should say, Mahalo!