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Venegas Prime Filet

A few weeks back, my wife and I had the pleasure of trying Venegas Prime Filet, the new upscale steakhouse in Maple Lawn.

I started with a cocktail and my wife had a glass of vino.   The recommendations were decent but $14 for a glass of Pino Gris?  Next came my appetizer – a Caesar salad.   Very good if you like a true example including anchovies.

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Finished up with the filet (after all, it’s in the name of the restaurant).   My steak was cooked perfectly and exactly to temperature just as I ordered; rare if you were wondering.   We had ordered a family style side of asparagus.  This lacked as there were literally five pieces in that order (C’mon Man!)  As with any self-respecting steak eater would have it, I had to have a proper baked Idaho.  It was spot-on, properly cooked and rubbed with olive oil and salt.

Overall, the food is very good but somewhat $$$$.  The service was adequate but I wouldn’t say it was stellar.    The room is nicely decorated but feels like a cavern with the 20ft+ ceilings.    It was also somewhat drafty every time the outside door was opened.

Impressions:

  • Food – Very Good
  • Portions – Good
  • Ambience – Good
  • Service – Good
  • Noise Level – Moderate
I’d go back but I think this restaurant will have to go on the special occasion list.   I wasn’t wowed the way I thought I should have been.  I hope this doesn’t cause this place to close like Jordan’s Steakhouse did.

3 comments for “Venegas Prime Filet

  1. February 3, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    5 pieces of asparagus?? yikes! did you say anything to the server?

    • February 4, 2010 at 10:04 am

      Didn’t say anything. Should have but didn’t.

  2. David
    February 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    We ate there a couple of weeks ago and felt the same way, it was very good, but not as good as it could be. It’s priced as an excellent steak house and falls short. Liked it, didn’t love it.

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