Thursday, January 29, 2015

Steak Out

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse opens in downtown


When it comes to steak, The Palm is a staple to Miami's Mad Men crew. 

But downtown might give Don Draper's go-to a run for its money thanks to the recently opened Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, the latest of the six venues created by old school restaurant vet Wolfgang Zwiener.

Shiny wooden floors and classic vintage lighting lead the way to the best seat in the house: the bar. But if that’s taken, there’s always the outdoor balcony overlooking the water.

OK, so pretty much anywhere with a place setting, as Wolfgang has a few things in store for you.

First is a bottle of Plumpjack Oakville Reserve, which pairs perfectly with the extra thick, extra crispy, sizzling Canadian bacon to start, along with the sliced beefsteak tomato and onion salad.

After that it’s all USDA prime, dry-aged beef, done right and ordering by the table with appropriate fixins such as German potatoes and sauteed mushrooms. (Ever been to Peter Luger's in Brooklyn? You know the drill. And yes, it's that good here, too.)

And going home without lapping up a hot fudge sundae with homemade schlag (or whipped cream) is definitely not happening. 

Sterling tested, Draper approved.

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse
315 South Biscayne Blvd., Downtown
(305) 487-7130

Price: 3 (out of 4)
Noise: 3 (out of 4)
Parking: Valet; street
Scene: Red wine sipping, three-piece suit sporting, classic steak haven
Best bets: Sizzling Canadian bacon; beefsteak tomato salad; filet mignon 
Hot seat: A spot out on the balcony overlooking the water 
Nearby: db Bistro Moderne; Area 31; Tobacco Road

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