As a huge fan of Marc Forgione's Sunday Supper menu in the city, we decided to try American Cut before the Eagles concert at Revel last night.
All in all, from our experience, it is a great addition to Atlantic City .
We started with an addictive bread that was a play on an everything bagel, paired with vegetable butter. Almost like a foccacia in texture, it was a familiar flavor pairing that will resonate with the NJ/NY crowd.
The filet mignons' were spectacular and superlative worthy- perfectly seasoned and cooked to specification. On the other hand, my boneless ribeye was very tasty, although the middle was slightly chewier than I would prefer and the fried egg on top had cooked while resting on the steak, leaving the yolks solid and not runny.
(You can choose foie gras, chili lobster, bacon, and farm fresh eggs to top steak, while also being able to choose from the standard sauces as well)
Appetizer of Chili Lobster was actually pretty spicy, sitting in a chili lobster broth to be paired with some toasted brioche and plump lobster meat. Extremely flavorful (and the same rendition if I remember correctly as what has been served at his NYC outpost)
Housemade bacon with MF Steak House was tasty and flavorful. The steak sauce reminds me of Peter Lugers (although not quite as tasty) but with a bit too much sugar for my personal preference. Still, everyone agreed it was delicious and was taking turns dipping the brioche, alternating between the chili lobster sauce and the MF steak house.
A good side note - for those not in the mood for steak, I've had his version of Chicken Under a Brick in the past, and enjoyed it so much that I almost ordered it tonight.
As for sides, the Dry Aged Potatoes with bacon were absolutely delicious and a must try - may be the best steakhouse potatoes I've had. They also serve "potatoes robuchon" - modeled after the infamous silky, buttery potatoes served at L'Atlelier du Robuchon in Las Vegas.
Unfortunately, the special of brussel sprouts were nothing special, and were a small blip on an otherwise delicious meal.
Desserts were nothing memorable but there is always the warm chocolate cookie that is cooked to order that we've enjoyed at his other restaurant (hard to not enjoy a cookie right out of the oven)
We shared a bottle of 2005 R Lopez de Heredia, Vina Cubillo ($50) and some other Spanish wines by the glass. Wine Bottle list is particularly strong for Atlantic City.
In the end, is is the best steakhouse in Atlantic City? Having always preferred Bobby Flay's over Old Homestead, I believe this is a slight margin better than both, with a potential to be much better. Time will tell but judging by the crowd last night (including Charles Barkley !!) that packed the restaurant to capacity, it should be a great long term addition to the casino dining options. The steaks themselves, judging by the filets, are the best in AC, and the diversity of apps and sides are a breath of fresh air for those looking for something other than oysters and wedge salads (although ironically, gourmet new renditions of both, IIRC, are on the menu)
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