There's nothing I hate more than spending $200 for dinner and not enjoying the food. This is exactly what happened tonight at Steakhouse 85. Before I get into the downside of tonight's dinner, let me focus on the few good points.
First, parking is free on a Sunday, so that's always good. Second, the bread was pretty good. So soft and served warm, with olive oil and garlic. Third, the ambience was classy, interiors were tastefully decorated, tables amply spaced apart. Although I must say that it was chilly inside. I'm not someone who gets cold easily, and I ended up wearing a scarf the whole night. There was no heat coming out of the vents.
And that's it for the good part. Now we move on to the not-so-good part.
As mentioned in the beginning, the food was mediocre. I have one word to describe the majority of the dishes I had -- watered-down. The caesar salad, the creamed spinach, the tiramisu all had a tad too much water in it, rendering them almost tasteless. The sweet potato casserole was a little bit on the dry side. Maybe they should've used the excess water they had on my other dishes for the casserole??
The star of the show should have been the steak. And when you come out in the beginning to present the steak plate showcasing your different cuts with such flourish, then I have high hopes. But sadly it was not to be. The steak did not have much flavor (despite getting the dry aged version which was supposed to be more flavorful). And the presentation leaves a lot to be desired. A steak with a piece of tomato and a little leaf (see photo). All in all, a waste of an expensive steak. Poor cow died for nothing.