American

Dinner at 212 Steakhouse

When I travel to a new place, I try to use a Groupon. For this visit, I’m very happy I did not pay full price. Even with a $120 voucher, we still had to pay an additional $92, which would not have been bad if the food was above average.

I read some of the reviews on yelp, so I knew the service will be slow. I did not change my 3 star rating is based on service, but on the food. The presentation of the food was great, but it was extremely greasy.

 I have been to high end steak houses, and never have received steak that gave me a stomachache after eating. Despite asking for medium rare, the steaks were rare, as in cold center, making the steaks taste even greasier. My parents had the 212 premium platter, which was a sharable platter of 2 ounces Kobe beef, 10 ounces wagyu Australian skirt steak and 6 ounce wagyu striploin.

Stephen and I shared the 28 ounce T-bone steak. They were adequate size, only if you were not hungry, but you definitely needed to add the side dishes to make the meal complete.

The side dishes were shareable for two people, but no more than that. The Kobe beef was awful. I’ve had genuine Kobe, and this tasted like pure fat. It was also on the cold side, so it tasted like lard.

As I said, I’m glad I had the Groupon. I was not impressed, even though they had “Kobe” and Wagyu beef.

The 28oz T-bone


The 212 Platter


Cauliflower au gratin


Potatoes au gratin


Mushrooms


Thank goodness we didn’t pay full price!