Nothing turns me off like the testosterone driven steakhouse industry with big wallets and big peacock feathers at attention swamped with a bunch of middle aged men for their big night out. Wild horses could not drag me back to the top steak houses with their huge meat and huge sides and huge loud rooms.
Have you ever been to one of these steakhouses when a celebrity athlete shows up? Quite often your service will diminish as theirs expand.
So I laid the ground rules. Go out for your boys night. Have fun, drink excessively and eat excessively. Be Happy!!! And have alternate transportation in place.
But you cannot go to a big chain boys club steak house. You don't even like the crab cakes and the sides all that much.
And he agreed.
So I gave him the reservation number to Bogies - a speakeasy back room steak house. I knew it was a gamble, sending them to a small backroom instead of all the pomp of a place like Abe and L's, Capital Gr, Morton's etc........
It took about 24 hours to get a call back to establish a reservation. But they agreed to roll the dice and give it a chance.
THEY LOVED IT!!!
The backroom atmosphere
The best wedge salad of their lives
elevated Mac n cheese
the elevated chocolate lava dessert
They came to Bogies when they had planned on Capital Grille and they suddenly saw the light. There's a not too new steakhouse in town called Bogies, and they're keeping it on the down low.