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Alexander’s Steakhouse Take 2!

July 29, 2009

Boyfriend took me to Alexander’s for my birthday last week!  (I’ve been eating so much red meat lately that I have decided I need to go at least a month without it.)


This was a special gift from the chef.  It was smoked salmon wrapped around creme fraiche and cucumber.


Boyfriend was brave enough to say that he thinks these hamachi shots were the BEST part of the dinner!  He would go back to just order tons and tons of hamachi shots.  I am quite in love with them too.


The salad looks quite ordinary in the picture but it had so much flavor.  It has a yuzu dressing and tempura flakes with flower petals in it!


The chef sent out this watermelon and lychee bite to cleanse the palate before our steaks came out.  Boyfriend doesn’t even like watermelon but he liked this!  It was very refreshing.


Boyfriend went with the Porterhouse.  It was humongous but very tasty.  I actually liked his meat better than my own.


These are two of the sides we ordered.  We went a little crazy and got lobster mac and cheese with white truffle oil, crimini mushrooms AND white truffle oil fries!!  I must’ve forgotten to upload the picture of the fries we took but everyone knows what french fries look like… : )


I went with the filet mignon.  The menu had changed slightly since we went a year ago and I wasn’t crazy about the sauce on my filet.  The meat was extremely tender though!


Yay!  We got this amazing dessert for my birthday!  It was the perfect size for how rich it was.


As always we got the free cotton candy at the end of our meal.  It looked pink in the dark restaurant but had a citrus taste to it.  I had guessed pink grapefruit but as the picture shows, it was orange flavored!!

10330 N. Wolfe Road  Cupertino, CA

Mmmm, steak!!

August 1, 2008

A few days after we got back from Hawaii, Boyfriend turned 27.

I took him to Alexander’s Steakhouse since he had requested steak for his birthday dinner.  While I can’t say it was the best steak I’ve ever eaten (Mastro’s and Cut top the list) it was probably THE best dining experience I’ve ever had.  Definitely the best we’ve experienced together.  (The reason why it wasn’t the best steak I’ve had is because I prefer steak without sauce.  I feel like a good steak doesn’t need anything on it and I would rather have the wonderful beef taste.  Most steaks at Alexander’s were dressed up with some kind of fancy sauce.) 

I think I will let the pictures speak for themselves.  The food was excellent, the service was superb, the atmosphere was perfect and I don’t think anything about the evening could’ve been changed to make it a better dining experience.

Free champagne and tuna tartare appetizer because we were celebrating a special occasion.

Salad with edible flowers. 

The hamachi shooters were AWESOME!  I wish we ordered a couple more but had to leave room for the other stuff we ordered.  This is one of the things Alexander’s is known for.

Awesome rasberry drink they brought out for us to cleanse our palate before we were served our steak.

Boyfriend’s Porterhouse.

My filet mignon with shiitake mushrooms.

Crimini mushrooms.

White truffle oil french fries.  This bag was $10 or $12 but worth it.

They give you free cotton candy at the end of your meal!  Each night is a different flavor.  We had Sassy Apple… it was so—o good!

I had told the restaurant in advance that we would be celebrating Boyfriend’s birthday.  They exquisitely wrote this message in white chocolate!!  It was so pretty.

10330 N. Wolfe Rd.  Cupertino, CA

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