by Annabel A. on
STK has the most unusual setting for a steakhouse. The place was a little hard to find in the Meatpacking district, and true enough the place was PACKED. With the dim lights, and pumping hit-music (great soundtrack btw that makes you want to get up and dance- from jessie's girl to living on a prayer only to name a few..), it feels as if you're in a huge, spacious lounge. But this is actually a steakhouse. The food is pricey for what you'd expect in this area of NY, but it is delicious! I tried the shrimp rice krispies to start, the filet mignon au poivre, the mac and cheese and the truffle parmesan fries. The shrimp rice krispies was pretty unusual- two pieces of shrimp on a bed of rice krispies, and when you pour the lobster bisque it pops and crackles (i loved it!) The mac and cheese and truffle parmesan fries were amazing- pure comfort food. As for the filet mignon, it was good, but I think other more "traditional" steakhouses do their meat better. I initially thought that the service would suck, seeing as the place was so crowded and it does have a slight snobby NY glamour feel to it. However I was surprised that our waiter was really down-to-earth very attentive. I would definitely return- especially to try dessert next time since everything on the menu sounded glorious (warm molten chocolate cake/chocolate smore/cheesecake lollipops and tres leche cake!). However, i would not recommend this if you're looking for a regular solid, conservative steakhouse. The steak here is just okay...i think the excitement is about the vibrant scene.
by Latina Bisesi on
I'm embarrassed to admit I've been here. The LA version of Suite 181 in San Francisco-hint: that's a really, really bad thing. But alas, I will suffer for the benefit of other rateclubsers. Do NOT come here, it is lame as hell.