Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ray's the Steaks in Arlington...worth the trip....

Here's a shot of me and my friend Mark Slater, formerly of Citronelle and now with Ray's. Michael Landrum has hit the nail on the head with that hire. Mark has more knowledge of wine than anyone I've ever met. We showed up at 6:30pm on a Saturday night. No big wait, no rudeness. Just politeness in informing me that we wouldn't be seated until our entire party was there. I can understand that.
Mark's suggestion for wine was very nice for the price. He's got a large choice of bottles for less than $50.00, but he's also got some special occasion wines on the list. Nice options to have.

Now, I have to say, this was one of the nicest steaks I've had in a while. Topping it with fois didn't hurt either. It was done as I requested and had a very nice flavor. I'd rank this right up there with BLT, Bourbon Steak, Lewne's, and the rest of the bigger guys.
The entrees came with a couple of family-style sides including spinach and mashed potatoes. No extra charge for that.

Desserts were good. I forgot to take a pic before we dug in, but this was the standard here. I'd go with the dark chocolate mousse.
The check hit the table with the desserts, but it wasn't done in a "get out" kind of way. They want you to enjoy yourself and come back. We will.
Bottom line? Definitely worth a visit. It's the best value you can get in a good steak house around here.
Well done folks.
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