|Strip House Strip Steak|
The restaurant is part of the Glazier Group, which owns Strip House along with Twenty Four Fifth and Bridgewaters in Manhattan, and also offers full-service catering for all events and meetings at the Westminster Hotel.
The Westminster has recently undergone extensive renovations, including the upgraded business center, an outdoor Zen garden, a spa/fitness center, and free Wi-fi throughout the space. The hotel offers 15,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space.
|Westminster Hotel Lobby|
Every one of the hotel's 183 guest rooms features Hollandia sleep systems, bamboo-based linens and towels, and luxurious natural toiletries.
All that touring made me hungry so the next stop was Strip House. Decorated in retro dark red, the restaurant has a seductive feel to it.
|Strip House Dining Room|
|Chef Bill Zucosky|
Everything at the restaurant is fresh, nothing is pre-processed. Their prime beef is all corn-fed and hand-picked from Nebraska to give the customer a melt in your mouth steak. The fish comes from the Fulton Fish Market in NY fresh each day.
So what did we eat? Well, obviously, steak was on the table. A 20 oz bone-in strip cooked to a perfect rare temperature and served very simply with a head of roast garlic on the side was sublime.
Their thick-cut Bacon with Arugula and Russian Dressing was just the right mix of crunch and salt and pork. And I loved how it played against the slightly peppery arugula and the creamy dressing.
One of my dining companions raved about the simply grilled, sashimi grade, farm-raised Atlantic Salmon.
The fried onions, sauteed mushrooms, and goose-fat potatoes were my faves. I am not a creamed spinach fan, but the rest of the table loved them.
And if you're thinking we could not possibly have dessert after this feast, guess again! Chef Bill sent out their signature Chocolate Cake, which seemed to be about 15 layers high of dark, rich moist chocolate cake and frosting. But did we stop there? No!
Being the cheesecake fiend that I am, I had to taste their version. And it did not disappoint.
But wait, there's more! We also loved the Apple Pie with Streusel Crumbs and Cinnamon Ice Cream, drizzled with caramel; and finally, the Brownie with vanilla ice cream.
|Apple Streusel Crumb|
at Westminster Hotel
550 West Mt Pleasant Avenue