New York Steakhouse

Classic steak venue gets it right (eventually) Reviews

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Let it be said that we had a good meal at New York Steakhouse. We went on a Saturday they opened their doors, as the restaurant is now open seven nights a week. The servers could not have been more accommodating and the food had several moments of brilliance. Yet the entire experience could have been great, had it been for a few degrees Fahrenheit.

Because, really, it all boiled down to the steak.

Our server began the evening by rolling over a trolley with different beef cuts to give a detailed explanation of each. What a clever touch and especially helpful for those who get confused by the varying weights and terminology on steak menus.

My friend chose the Wagyu ribeye, an inherently terrific piece of meat: tender, well-marbled, and very flavourful. He ordered it medium rare but when it arrived, the steak had been cooked well into the medium stage. We hesitated to return it, but the server had come over to check on us. We showed him the steak and he immediately insisted on bringing a new one out. While waiting, he even brought over a salad so my friend had something to eat while I feasted on my lamb – incidentally grilled to the perfect temperature.

Hopes were riding high for the replacement steak but instead of being too medium, this time it was far too rare. The centre of the meat was cold. Without hesitation, the server apologised again and took it to the kitchen for a quick sear. Was the final steak delicious? It was excellent. Still, we could not shake off the disappointment of having to send it back twice.

We had had an amuse bouche of tomato flan, seared beef and parmesan which was so beautifully composed with flavours so balanced we would have paid good money for the dish as an entrée. The tuna ceviche with pineapple and mint was sheer dynamite. And perhaps the most intriguing item of the night: a soft, creamy butter infused with beef jus. Amazing.

It would be a crime to discount all of this, and dessert for that matter. A quick pointer: skip the fallen, curdled Grand Marnier soufflé, and order two chocolate ‘coulant’ instead. The fondant and peanut butter ice cream were gloriously topped with caramel squeezed from a tube. It was nothing less than art.

When the bill came, the server informed us that dessert and all of our drinks were complimentary due to the steak and soufflé mishaps. The gesture of goodwill is testament to the restaurant’s level of customer care. We left content because we couldn’t ask for anything more service-wise. But when you’re paying these prices, we just wish the grill had got it right.

The bill (for two)
1 x tuna ceviche QR85
1 x king crab cake QR90
1 x roasted rack of lamb QR270
1 x Wagyu ribeye QR360
1 x grilled asparagus QR25
1 x sauteed wild mushroom QR25
Total QR855

By Time Out Doha staff
Time Out Doha,

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

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  • Location: Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, West Bay, Doha
  • Tel: 4419 6100
  • Travel: Al Wahda Street
  • Website

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Posted by: ilovesteak on 07 Nov ' 12 at 23:50

Good thing i found this page,i happened to dine in newyorksteakhouse two weeks ago the food was to be fair okk,ok but the service was terrible was served by two waiters though friendly had no clue of what they were serving they are short of their product knowledge unless they were new...otherwise we might comeback again

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