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The Grange-Ann Arbor, MI

 

The Grange is our favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor for all food other than steak.  We’ve been here 6

times and theres never been a steak on the menu, I was very excited to see one.

I broke our cardinal rule!  About not ordering a steak from a menu that offers only one because their

food has always been so good.  I was desperately craving a steak and I had to break all rules.  It was

acceptable but not recommendable.  The steak was great but not up to par with our tastes or the

quality of the rest of the food that we got from here before.  The chef hand picks all of their meats

and vegetables by season from local farms, so I expected a lot more.  I was probably spoiled

because a week earlier I had eaten at Jeff Rubys, but I still didn’t enjoy it as much as I expected.  It

goes to show so far there has never been an exception to our rules.  The drink menu and other food

is amazing but this is a steak blog and we cannot judge anything but our love for steaks.  We make

these mistakes so you dont have to.  “I will fall on my sword”

We rate this:

Medium Rare
**

Jeff Ruby’s

We went to Cincinnati last weekend and had dinner at JEFF RUBYS STEAKHOUSE.  This is located downtown Cincinnati.  You must make reservations here especially on the weekends.  The restaurant was packed but we did have a table.  Jeffs is famous for having amazing steaks and I quickly learned why. We ordered the NY Strip and the filet, had a couple martinis, wine, and a local beer.  The wine list is extensive.  While we waited for dinner.  The steaks came in a timely manner.  We ordered potatoes and asparagus as sides.  We ordered ours medium.  When the steaks came I quickly cut it open and saw it was perfectly cooked.  As I took my first bite I realized that this was quite possibly one of the best steaks that I have ever eaten in my life.  It seemed to have a different texture on the outsides than in.  Our theory is that they put it on the grill for a short amount of time and finished it off in the oven.  It was so crisp on the outside and smooth on the inside.  It melted in my mouth.  The service was great and drinks came quick.  I highly recommend this restaurant and will be returning there soon!  The total for 2 steaks, 2 sides and about 6 drinks was around $240.

-Well Done
*****  5stars!

www.JeffRuby.com

 

 

 

Soaring Eagle Casino

The worst steak I’ve ever had!!

I was in Mt Pleasant MI for business and I decided to stop at the casino for a quick roll and a steak.

The good news was I won $20.  The bad news… the worst steak in the world.  I asked a couple

employees which restaurant in here can I go to get a steak?  One gentleman said how much are you

willing to spend.  I said whatever.  So now Im excited thinking this is going to be great! This is where

the high rollers must eat.  I was there around 2pm.  I look at the menu and their steak selection was

pretty weak.  I was also the youngest there by about 30 years.  I asked the waitress if they had the NY

strip she said it was on the dinner menu and they could make it special for me.  I ordered it medium and

figured if it was undercooked I could sent it back real quick.  I also asked for their scotch list and she

actually wrote down the scotch list on a receipt paper.  This was unreal and unprofessional.

 

When steak came it was unrecognizable.  There were canned onions on top and veggies that came 


from a bag.  The steak was so well done it tasted like a hamburger, I was so disgusted and I told the 


waitress that it wasn’t that great either.  This was the most insulting and disgusting dry steak Ive ever 


eaten in my life.  I will never return, even if I’m in that two horse town and its the only place open to eat.  


Its probably acceptable for the small town folk in mid-Michigan, but for a steak blogger… I dont think 
so.

  • * 1 star

 

Knights

Knight’s in Ann Arbor
Went there for a happy hour steak.  This place was packed!
I kept hearing about this place, really wanted to check it out.
We were the youngest people there by about 30 years!
After about a beer wait we were seated.  I went right for the NY Strip and my hetero partner got the Filet.  We received the steaks with veggie and frys on the side.
We order our steaks mid-mid well.  There was some nice fat on the edge of my strip that went down well.  When I got almost half way through it I realized that it a little over cooked.  Which leads to our next rule: You can always send it back easily if its undercooked.  Well I got through it and it didn’t ruin the day.  After all that I would rate this steak…
Medium Plus!
***+

Deleece

We went to Deleece in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood last week.  I recommend reservations, which we had.  The place was absolutely packed all with well mannered and polite people.  Was very clean and well lit.  Thats great but Ill get to the point.  I decided to get the NY strip.  I ordered it medium.  It was a decent meal.  As you can see from the pics it was a little under-cooked and it was actually a bit too chewy.  It was an average steak, it seemed that it was cooked too much on the outside and under cooked inside.  It came with gravy on top, onions and mashed potatoes.  Overall I would rate this a…
MEDIUM  3*s

A few quick tips

We should all know that we never order a steak “well-done”

Don’t eat steak at chain steak houses.  You know like the ones that pop up off the expressway, like Lone Star, Texas Roadhouse, Etc.

Another tip that will come in handy is if the restaurant only offers 1 steak it probably won’t be that good.  Sometimes in a pinch you have to do what you have to.  But if you can, avoid theses menus!

If you have to use A1 sauce this means the steak is horrible.  If you ask for A1 sauce at a nice restaurant not only will you embarrass yourself but they might ask you to leave!  Besides if you do use steak sauce you probably dont even know what a good steak is!

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