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Malcom's Steakhouse - Maynard

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Malcom's Steakhouse - Maynard

rl | Dec 1, 2004 10:15 AM

Finally got to check out the new steakhouse in the old Victory supermarket. Atmosphere was kind of plain and very strip mallish with the car dealership next door and the open rectangular space - but its new so I won't ding them on that.

I ordered the 14 oz. filet medium ($24), a friend ordered the 10 oz. filet medium ($19 I think), and my girlfriend had the surf and turf special which included a 5 oz petite filet medium rare and 3 large stuffed shrimp. Salad or soup, a side, and a sauce for the steak is included in the price.

Salads arrived and they were nice and fresh and the warm rolls were adequate but my blue cheese dressing was lacking blue cheese flavor. At this point my gf was impressed with her salad and stated that we should come here alot since we live down the road. I told her not to jinx it and that she is jumping the gun since we haven't had the steaks yet.

I knew something was up right away when the waitress brought my steak out and asked if I would like some steak sauce in case I didn't like it. Why wouldn't I like it? I ordered it. Did it fall on the floor or something or was it overcooked? Not a good sign.

Well my paranoia was justified when I cut into the steak - pretty tough for filet. It was tough, cooked to medium well and it was dry. It looked as though someone was digging into the meat with a fork to check to see if it was done. My friends 10 oz. filet was the same - dry, overcooked,and chewey. My gf's petite filet came undercooked but the stuffed shrimp was pretty good. So three steaks and all three were not cooked as ordered and were the toughest filets we've ever eaten. I've had better filets at Outback.

If this is indicitive of everyone elses experience, this place won't be around long. But its not something that can't be fixed with better quality meat and someone who knows how to cook it. Everything else about the meal was good including the pleasant, but amateurish waitress.

Until I hear some positive things about the steak here, I won't be back.

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