My initial perception of the place was that it was going to be a hoity toity type of place, because it's a steakhouse inside the Fairmont Hotel. But I was wrong! The place had a classy old school vibe ... read more
to it, and the staff were all very friendly and unpretentious. While the prices were steep, and to be expected, the portions definitely made up for it. I had trouble deciding what to get because the menu was quite extensive, ranging from appetizer salads that are huge enough to split and still seem like an entree portion for both people, to pastas and seafood, and of course steak and prime rib. I decided to go with their $39.95 pre-fixe menu which included soup or salad, entree of your choice from a selection of about 5 items (I went with the lamb chops), and a full dessert of your choice from the regular menu. This was definitely the best deal, because had I gotten lamb chops on their own, it would have been $42. I wish I had gone with the Manhattan Clam Chowder instead of the creamy tomato soup of the day, but I didn't realize I could have chosen it. The lamb was a nice serving of 3 chops with a large grilled veggie kabob. They were nicely done, and more than enough food. For dessert, I went with the key lime pie with fresh whipped cream, which was delectable. I also tried a bite of the peach cobbler of the day with ice cream - it was huge and scrumptious! This is definitely a splurge type of place, but the pre-fixe was definitely reasonable. I'll have to come back for their Happy Hour specials - $5 well drinks and $6 appetizers at the bar! Tip: Although it's not on the regular dinner menu, you can order the $16 regular cheeseburger or $25 kobe burger from the bar menu!