Strip House has been on Lon’s wish list for a while. We heard about their Crisp Goose Fat Potatoes, prepared by poaching potatoes in goose fat, then baking with goose fat, and finished by deep frying in goose fat. That’s what we heard and we couldn’t find any documentation on it, so off we went to taste these Crisp Goose Fat Potatoes. They were indeed very good. We couldn’t taste much goose fat but did taste some parsley and a hint of rosemary. The texture was wonderful. The soft, yet still firm potato chunks inside were held by a very crisp shell of fried potato on the outside. The small dome of potato was pricey at $11.

Of course, we also had the Strip Steak. We decided to share a 16oz steak and order the Sesame Crusted Yellow Fin Tuna to lighten our meal a bit. We didn’t see any salads or appetizers that interested us and were actually surprised by the lack of creativity in the menu. We usually over order at restaurants because we can’t decide between too many dishes that we want to try.

We both enjoyed the Strip Steak, perfectly cooked at medium rare, well seasoned, and served with a bulb of roasted garlic. The tuna was nicely seared and beautifully presented but not seasoned and sitting in a flavorless sauce. The generous portion of fish was very fresh so it tasted fine after seasoning it ourselves.

Going a bit backwards here. we started with a great bread basket. The onion bread and raisin roll were awesome. So overall, the food was enjoyable and the steak was priced well. I don’t think we would go back though. The place has a cheesy old fashioned decor and I generally don’t like eating in such dimly lit restaurants. Our waiter wasn’t at all interested in us making me feel like he was annoyed at wasting his time with us. Also, there wasn’t anything else on the menu that I wanted to try. We didn’t even order dessert, as that menu was pretty boring as well.

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