|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.
|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.
|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.|