After a lovely mani/pedi date with the incredible Lori, she recommended we visit Angelo and Maxie’s where not only was her friend, Carlotta, tending bar, but it was also Restaurant Week. Even though I’m supposed to be on a diet, I figured I could make it work at a steak house with portion control. Plus, I just need to enjoy SOME of Restaurant Week like I have in year’s past (Summer 2009 and Winter 2009).
In case you don’t know how restaurant week works, here is the menu from Angelo and Maxie’s (they all work similarly with a prix fixe of an app, entree, and dessert with lunch for $24.07 and dinner for $35):
RESTAURANT WEEK 2010 MENU
January 25th-February 28th, 2010
(excluding Saturdays and February 14th)
Maxie’s House Salad
Angelo’s Caesar Salad
Soup of the Day
Grilled Filet Mignon (au poivre or béarnaise available)
Charbroiled New York Sirloin Steak
1 ½ pound Herb-Roasted Chicken
Broiled Salmon over Fresh Sautéed Vegetables
Marinated Roumanian Steak with Grilled Onions (dinner only)
Maxie’s Chopped Steak with Sautéed Onions (dinner only)
Chocolate or Vanilla Ice Cream
Lori and I both chose the caesar salad (per Carlotta’s recommendation) but only I went all in with the anchovies. (Lori got them on the side but couldn’t bring herself to try one). I LOVE salt, so I like anchovies, though only in small doses.
We also both chose the Filet, however, I went with mine sauceless (hoping to save some calories).
Lori chose au poivre.
For my dessert, I sucked it up and chose the fruit salad. It was a sad moment in my life, but I knew I couldn’t have both the steak AND the cheesecake.
Or could I? Lori was gracious enough to give me a few bites. Thank GOODNESS I didn’t get this… it was so insanely good I never would have stopped eating it.
I love the take-home bags with all the cows.
We also each enjoyed a glass of the Malbec, again as recommended by our lovely bar tender Carlotta. It was a Carolores Del Sol and we both enjoyed it very much! Will have to be on the lookout for that little gem.
Overall, I thought our meal was great, and for $24 it’s hard to beat! The steak was cooked perfectly and, if you’re not slaving over a diet, you MUST try the cheesecake. Holy cow!
Total Nom Points: 7 out of 10
Lori, a fellow food blogger (and lover), wrote about our experience here if you’d like to see her perspective on the same meal.