A year ago, my old roommate Al and I saw a Yelp Deal for Club A Steakhouse. For $80, we saw that we’d get a three course dinner plus a bottle of wine, so we figured we’d buy it and use it together. Â Needless to say, it took about 11 months for us to get around to use it, and I kept seeing Club A Steakhouse offer deals on LivingSocial repeatedly. Â I was worried aboutÂ going to dinner, since I thought that the food must just be okay – afterÂ all, was there a reason they were constantly running deals?
Not to cut to the chase, but Club A Steakhouse was a phenomenal dining experience. Â First off, service was great. No one snubbed us when we let them know we were using a deal. Â I’m not sure if you’ve experienced what I’d call the Restaurant Week backlash, where you get ignored because you are scoring a deal, but our waiter definitely kept checking on us to make sure everything was going smoothly.
Secondly, the portions exceeded my expectations. I assumed going into the meal, I’d get an appetizer, entree and dessert plus wine. Â Little did I know I’d also get full-size sides with our entree, a caprese salad and a ravioli with crab meat, plus a generous bread basket. Â By the time my steak came, I could barely fit anything else into my stomach, and had to wrap my entire meal to go home – which, thanks to my old roomie for letting me take home the sides, I was able to turn my leftovers into two delicious lunches.
To put it simply, the food was delicious. To start, Al got bacon, while I went with fried calamari. Â We shared between the two of us and the calamari was my favorite of the two. Â With our appetizer, we also got mozzarella and tomato, a caprese salad if you will, drizzled in balsamic vinegar. Â It was refreshing paired against our hot appetizers. Â As we headed into our entrees, I received a ravioli, with some crab meat, in a cream sauce that was fabulous – I’d love a bigger plate of this and have it as an appetizer or standalone dish.
For our entrees, I went with the 10 oz filet. Â The steak, ordered medium rare, was good, but could have been a little bit more juicy. With our entrees, we could order two full-size sides (one side each), so we split creamed spinach and the mac and cheese. Â Both were great, and the mac and cheese wasn’t too overly cheesy, perfect because then it wasn’t super heavy.Â By the time dessert came, I was stuffed. We got the tiramisu and profiteroles, and I have to say, that despite having about a bite of each, I’d recommend the tiramisu.
If you can’t tell, I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at Club A Steakhouse. If you happen to see a deal on a group buying site – and trust us, we’ll certainly tell you – I’d recommend buying it – you won’t be disappointed. Â Also, if you don’t want to wait for a group deal, and would like to check it out, join Club A’s email list, and you’ll get a $15 gift certificate.The Basics Name: Club A Steakhouse Location: 240 E 58th between 2nd and 3rd Who to Bring: Date Price: $$$$$ With tip plus my half of the deal, it cost me $60 Overall: 5 Stars. Fabulous experience.Â