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Mastro’s Steakhouse Chicago

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
Mastro's Steakhouse Chicago 520 N Dearborn St (312) 521-5100 http://www.mastrosrestaurants.com/ Let me start by saying that I have had many amazing steaks in my life from Morton's to the Chophouse to Delmonico's  in Vegas to everywhere in between all around the world.  The steaks at Mastro's were easily up there in my top 5 best steaks I have had and I loved everything about this place.  The main bar area is really cool and the actual bar is huge and had a very nice feel.  They were late seating us for our reservation would be my only complaint of the night and there lack of apologizing or making good on being seated so late that some of the higher end places like this would have done. We enjoyed a wide range of the menu and everything was fantastic,  we started with the Tuna Tare Tare, Steak Tare Tare and the crap stuffed mushroom caps and they were all very good.  For dinner 2 people had the 18oz bone in Filet and I tried both and they were cooked perfect and very great.  One person enjoyed the Bone in Kansas City Strip and it was outstanding also and I did the Rack of Lamb that was an enormous full rack of 8 full super huge shanks and they were by far the best I have ever had.  We enjoyed a couple sides with our meal,  the famous Lobster Mash was outstanding and the brussel sprouts were good but a little too hard. Great great meal all around from the service to the wine list and all the food was amazing.  I will definitely be going back and I need to remember that this place is pretty pricey but the portions and the quality and taste make it all worth it.

Girl And The Goat

Sunday, October 10th, 2010
Girl And The Goat 809 W randolph st, Chicago 312-492-6262 http://www.girlandthegoat.com/ Did it live up to all the Hype?  That is the question...  Well I think it was pretty damn good and I enjoyed many aspects of this new Chicago hot spot.  I love the look and the feel of the entire restaurant from the black outside to the wide open rustic black interior,  the smell of the wood burning stoves really hits you when you walk in and gets your taste buds tingling.   If you dont know about The Girl and The Goat,  it is Stephanie Izard from top chef along with some great Restaurant owners in Chicago that own BOKA, Perennial and Landmark.   The food was really really good and the menu was very interesting,  I love the small plates so you can try and share a few things.  We enjoyed the Seared Scallops and also Hiramasa Crudo and Shrimp to get us started with some Cauliflower followed by Roasted Lamb Shank and the Pig Face.  The Lamb was just ok but presented amazing and the Pig Face was superb.   All in all a very solid dinner and I will be going back.  One quick highlight was the Pinot Noir list,  it was loaded up with Oregon Pinots and they were all great and hard to choose from.   Liked this place a lot and hope to love it more next time.

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