The sides were so good, especially the Loaded Mashed Potatoes. ), Address: 13105 Gratiot Rd, Hemlock, MI 48626. They offer quality food at decent prices, as well as great variety. Graze™; our specialty beef range, is 100% Australian, grass-fed and has no added hormones. In addition, the restaurant offers up burgers, seafood, poultry and wood-fired pizzas. m_gallery_json = ""; Address: 123 E Midland St, Auburn, MI 48611. He is buying his steak and pork week-by-week and setting the menu accordingly. It will serve more than two. Lynch, who until recently was the executive chef at Goodfellas on Mackinac Island, knows how to source the best products and put them to work in his kitchen. Obviously, the easiest to spot is the extended bone, which gives the tomahawk its impressive, instantly recognizable, eye-opening presentation. We're glad we did. Ron, our server, offered us desserts, which looked exceptional. Must Have: Try the 6-ounce center cut choice filet mignon served with Gorgonzola mashed potatoes and Cabernet demi glaze sauce ($32). And the heavenly Brussels sprouts and walnuts ($10). Take the steak out of the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking t Allow to cook slowly for 1-3 hours. I can't rave about this place enough. We might suggest a young Cabernet Sauvignon, or one that is equally agreeable through its maturity like a wine from Napa’s Caymus Vineyards. While some people choose to oven-roast the tomahawk due to its size, grilling on a barbecue is widely considered to be the best method. Email him at or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+. Elizabeth's was our last stop on the search. It's a great time to be in the steakhouse business. Chef Marty Yant has created a unique experience of quality food, creative sides and one heck of a margarita. The emphasis is on more than quality steaks and strives to impress with seafood items and unique dishes. Each Tomahawk Ribeye Steak is an impressive 38 ounces with a 14 inch bone that will hang off your plate. He uses maple wood as his heat source, and you can see him at work in the open kitchen behind the taps. Our Experience: Our first visit on the trip for Michigan's Best Steakhouse, we were excited to find a bar menu that thinks beyond burgers and fries or deep-fried anything. ), Address: 7208 Secor Road, Traverse City, MI 49685. By the way, I'm told they have excellent pizza. And he capped it off with a delicious peanut butter pie. Friendly faces, a great tap list and a menu that won't break the bank. The steak was tender with loads of flavor. We had an excellent time with manager Scott Kolpacki, who gave us a brief tour of the kitchen and restaurant, and then gave us a little history. Our Experience: We stopped at Bowdie's on a Friday night, and owners Scott and Lisa Bowdish were kind enough to share their story with us. It's a heck of an operation that has built its success on huge portions, bargain prices and hand-cut meats. Owner Josh Schaeding is passionate about purchasing fresh, local meat that is never frozen. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/21). I would recommend all three. The 48 oz. Begin by liberally seasoning the steak with salt. Prime offers an extensive wine list, an intimate dining experience, seating for 90 people between its main dining room, private room and bar area. Flip the meat over routinely every few minutes or so on all sides and ends. The 48 oz. Seal the tomahawk in an individual vacuum-sealed bag and place in the water bath with the lid down. Heat an outdoor grill to highest heat. Owner Paul Barrera and his son P.J. Husband-and-wife owners Dan and Marcia Wagner have created a one-of-a-kind experience. There are a few things which you need to keep in mind to cook this steak to perfection. If you want a lively Friday night with a lot of activity, this is the place to hang out. “Frenching” means trimming the bone of meat and fat to the point where it looks like a handle. Halfway through, flip it over. It is also the main muscle used in T-bone and Porterhouse steaks. The cattle begin eating grass and are then fed grains such as barley and wheat. We can honestly say it lived up to the hype. Must Have: We sampled a 16-ounce prime filet of ribeye ($26.99), 23-ounce NY Strip ($24.99) and 8-ounce filet ($29.99). The Moodys own a butcher shop next door, so it's all coming in extremely fresh. Becky said they account for 25 percent of Upper Hand's sales. Must Have: Naturally aged Butcher's Choice Ribeye, which features Davis' signature seasoning (12-ounce 18.99). Not only is this special type of steak a marvel to look at, it is absolutely delicious. Address: 4243 Oak Lane Road, Jackson, MI 49203. It's the Chop House's most popular shareable side dish; these are hand-sliced potatoes that are expertly stacked (about a mile high) and cooked in cream with shallots and cheese. Address: 2324 Dexter Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. (Ask if they have beef heart on the menu. Now Knight's Market sources all the meat for Knight's restaurants. Subscribe to You are now leaving the Ruth's Chris website and navigating to a third party website that is not owned, operated, or controlled by Ruth's Chris or any of its affiliates. At Ruth’s Chris, our chefs are expertly trained to hand-select each tomahawk to order, depending upon how rare or how done each guest prefers theirs to be prepared. Other suitable alternatives to a Cabernet would be a Zinfandel or a nice Malbec from Chile or Argentina. This ensures that the steak cooks evenly. It's definitely worth the drive. Our Experience: Owned by Mainstreet Ventures, the same owners as the Ann Arbor Chop House, this Grand Rapids location is no slouch in terms of fine dining, cuisine and service. Must Have: If it's on the menu, try a 32-ounce Tomahawk ribeye dry-aged steak for two ($79). Our Experience: The former Delta Hotel owned by Becky and Don Moody is a restaurant to watch. I only gained three pounds on the 11-day trip, but I have yet to check my cholesterol. Must Have: All the steaks were fine, but we really enjoyed the Prime Rib (standard 12-ounce cut $28). Address: 624 Ludington St #501, Escanaba, MI 49829. Our server, Will Jackson, took us through an overall experience that was by far the best on our trip. Once the steaks are cooked, let them rest before serving. Shop Meijer for Steaks at great low prices today! Also, try the Mediciettes appetizer; marinated beef tips topped with Parmesan, Romano, and bearnaise sauce or the truffled mac and cheese, which is prepared with three cheese, truffle oil, and bread crumbs. Must Have: The 16-ounce, bone-in Natural Ribeye, cooked rare, was a favorite. Or the top seller -- the signature Seasoned Ribeye, a broiled 16 oz. This is a key point. Everything we tried was exceptional. cut of prime rib with a special seasoning ($33.99). "Some of the best steaks in the world don't have to be smothered in sauce or juice," Lonny said. Must Have: Obviously, his steak choices are limited -- a hand-cut, marbled ribeye (10, 12 and 16 ounce) -- but you will be happy with whatever is on the menu. Our Experience: We expected a lot from Roast, located inside the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit. His restaurant serves large groups, locals, vacationers and -- anyone who wants to come out and experience a rustic, log cabin atmosphere and great food. In a hot frypan squirt some Queensland nut oil and add a knob of butter allowing the butter to melt … A Tomahawk Steak is really just a bone-in Ribeye, taken from the rib section of the steer. The Maple Grille is a farm-to-table restaurant that is quickly becoming a favorite destination among diners throughout Michigan. (Step back a bit since it will smoke and spatter.) m_gallery_id = "18873377"; Jack the Ghost is legendary at this Allegan restaurant, which has been featured on national TV shows and recognized for its unique grilling option. Oh, and make sure to try the creamy spinach. Similar to the traditional bone-in ribeye, cooking steak with the bone in adds flavor and juiciness to every bite. USDA Choice Tomahawk Steak 1.5 inch Cut Approx. Yes, they have been serving beer and steaks for more than a decade, but the recent addition of a Mongolian BBQ, as well as the culinary addition of Ann Arbor Chef Marcus Melendez, who moved to Escanaba with his wife Mary Ann, makes this a spot for locals, and for foodies. I show how to grill a Tomahawk Steak Caveman Style directly on hot coals. Basically, their goal was to open a restaurant that "let's us eat like we do at home." But I L-O-V-E-D the Cheddar Au Gratin Potatoes. Cole’s Chop House is a “Classic American Steakhouse” located in historic downtown Napa. Address: 320 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933. It's old school, and that's a good thing. We were impressed with our server, John Wilson, who explained the menu, explaining that they offer grain-fed USDA prime beef, a world class wine list and even encouraged us to try some new things. There is seafood, too, and we enjoyed all of it. Our Experience: We visited on "T-Bone Tuesday" (16-ounce T-Bone with a potato and salad, all for $15.99), and it was packed at lunch time. These gorgeous, long-bone Wagyu Cowboy chops speak to the purity, simplicity, and unapologetic indulgence of the Old World. The menu is ambitious, which means everyone is working hard to make this a true fine dining experience. Address: 10100 West Highland Road, Hartland, MI 48353. The tomahawk is cut according to the thickness of the rib bone, and is generally about 2 inches thick, while typically weighing between 30 and 45 ounces. Must Have: I recommend the choice cut Ribeye ($30), or, if you're daring, the Lumberjack, a 42-ounce top sirloin ($60). All rights reserved (About Us). Lower the heat to medium-high and cook the steak 5 minutes, without touching it. Before starting, allow the steak to come up to room temperature. This allows for a melt-in-your-mouth flavor, and always a warm bite. It certainly makes for an enticing point of discussion at the dinner table. It takes a member of the kitchen staff 45 minutes to slice the potatoes for 12 orders. But we passed on it. These are serious Ribeyes for the serious steak lover. Must Have: The Land and Sea special, which includes a pair of beef tenderloin medallions topped with pan-seared scallops and jumbo shrimp. You will discover our Butcher Block is a cut above the rest, by offering an old world butchery experience that is truly a rare craft. m_gallery_type = "photo"; Gallery: 10-1-15: Michigan's Best Steakhouse Top 10. Our Experience: We were fortunate to check out two of owner Lucky Vasilakis' five restaurants -- one in Fenton (which won the Genesee County Poll) and the Bay City location. Along with fine dining, you can experience the more intimate Cellar Room with a temperature- controlled wine cellar or a more casual experience at the sports bar with multiple TVs. m_gallery_title = "10-1-15: Michigan\'s Best Steakhouse Top 10"; We also loved the 16-ounce Kansas City style American Wagyu beef, which is dry-aged with Himalayan salt. Just for fun you can also test our stomach with three different eating challenges. They are aged between 30-35 days and have a long exposed bone extending 8″-9″ off of the end of the steak. John Gonzalez is a statewide entertainment writer for Heat a large cast iron pan over a super high heat, add vegetable oil and butter and when the butter begins to brown, add the steak. I make no bones about it, these steaks are easy to cook if you follow these instructions and you'll be the steak master in your neighborhood for years to come! On a gas grill you would have one burner on Medium and the rest turned off. Our Experience: How about a "grill house" experience with a ghost! We also can't recommend enough the calamari -- thick slices of squid steak, tossed it in garlic, onions, peppers, oil and some flavor-packed  buttery, sweet sauce. For all liquor orders processed, Woolworths Group is acting as an agent on behalf of Endeavour Group Limited (ABN 77 159 767 843). Here at Ruth’s Chris, our signature 40-ounce cut makes it a perfect steak to share between two people - perhaps for a picturesque, romantic dinner for two, or during a special occasion like a birthday or Father’s Day. USDA CHOICE TOMAHAWK 1.5 inch Cut Approx. Our Experience: The popular eatery near Lansing is the second location for the Brighton-based Stillwater Grill. Must Have: Ribeye steak ($25), which is the best-selling item, along with the New York strip. Must Have: The 16-ounce bone-in ribeye is a favorite among customers and is char-grilled to order and comes with the Chef's potato, vegetable and soup or salad for $27. Barrera have built an excellent restaurant (opening in 2006) in a building that is 149 years old. We stopped in during Restaurant Week Detroit, and were lucky to get a table pretty early in the evening. Must Have: The New York strip ($13.99) has a great flavor, thanks to chef head chef John Savage, who wouldn't tell me what's in his seasoning. For me, it's a true hidden gem: Great family recipes, family artwork and photos on the wall, and a menu that rivals some of the better known steakhouses. When the smoker is up to temp brush both sides of the tomahawk steak with the melted butter mixture. Our Experience: The father-and-son team of Leo and Greg Farhat have brought new life into a restaurant that has a long history as a gathering place for local movers and shakers, as well as state politicians. The Bowdishes have a magical place with a great patio and great service. certified prime steaks, Midwestern corn-fed Black Angus beef, formula-fed veal, New Zealand lamb, and fresh seafood. 24 oz $49.75. We were impressed with the philosophy of only offering the best products, whether steaks, seafood or fresh catch. What's not to love about Karl's? Must Have: If it's on the menu, try a 32-ounce Tomahawk ribeye dry-aged steak for two ($79). Our Experience: Another bar that is more than a bar; the Pleasant Lake Pub is a place you must visit if you want a great steak, Michigan craft beer and a "pleasant" setting. Address: 39405 Plymouth Road, Plymouth, MI 48170. m_gallery = "10-1-15_michigans_best_steakho"; Preorder and Pickup; 1313 Erskine St., Detroit, MI 48207 Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 3 PM Saturday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Sunday: CLOSED (Orders must be in by 12:30 PM on Friday for Saturday pickup. They had visited Saugatuck as vacationers, and soon found themselves buying a home and then this restaurant, which features great food and a lively atmosphere. Oh, and this won't be your typical steakhouse menu -- so don't expect 8-10 choices. As for the search, I judged each place with the same criteria: Overall experience, atmosphere, service, menu, value and -- most of all -- the quality of the steaks. Each Tomahawk Ribeye Steak is an impressive 38 ounces … None of their steaks are over $28.99. I guess I'm saving that for the next trip. Also, we were impressed with the Long Bone Pork Chop -- Duroc pork, which is often called "the Angus of pork," and that eats like beef. Smoked tomahawk steaks are a thick, flintstone-like hunk of ribeye with the “handle” still attached and they taste just as awesome as they look right out of the smoker! His late father Ray Knight purchased a market in 1952, eventually converting it to a meat market. First, we loved the seasoning of salt, pepper, rosemary and a few secrets on our steaks. Address: 670 W Chicago Road, Bronson, MI 49028. Chef Lynch also brought out a Baked Lobster Ravioli served with red peppers, onions, breadcrumbs and truffle oil ($29) and a Sausage Tortellini Ala Vodka ($22), just to show the restaurant knows how to do Italian well. Must Have: They offer USDA Prime for every steak, including the impressive 32-ounce Tomahawk steak. Seriously. Also, try the twice-baked potato, one of the restaurant's most popular side dishes. Address: 6005 Gotfredson Road, Plymouth, MI 48170. A tomahawk is a monster ribeye steak in which the entire rib bone is left intact and French trimmed, creating a dramatic presentation that resembles a hatchet, or tomahawk. Must Have: All the steaks were of high quality, but the Cajun Tenderloin Tips are to die for. I was impressed with the beer, too. Yes, the prices are very reasonable. A full-bodied, moderately robust wine like a Cabernet Sauvignon is recommended for such a highly marbled steak. Address: 3544 Meridian Crossing Drive, Okemos, MI 48864. A sophisticated, upscale variety - a properly cooked and presented tomahawk is truly a sight to behold, and will have your mouth watering while delighting your taste buds. The other main distinction is size. He took time to meet us at each restaurant, where he was able to show his version of a steakhouse, which is all about variety and a "never-leave-hungry" philosophy. Make sure to order the Brussels Ssprouts, which includes pork belly slices that Chef Doebler renders down to use as lardons. He has been working at Stillwater since high school, so he knew every aspect of the operation. Also, make sure to have their signature Poker Chips, which are hand-cut red skin potato crisps topped with Colby Jack cheese, bacon crumbles, salsa and sour cream ($6.50 for large order). Now you can truly get going. Address: 948 W Norton Ave, Muskegon, MI 49441. Their success comes from a large menu, wine list and tasty steaks. Both were excellent, cooked medium, very tender and full of flavor. To the right is your usual bone-in ribeye — just as delicious, just not as flashy. Place the steak on the cool side of the grill (away from the heat) and close the lid. Plus, you can get Upper Hand Brewing's beer. That's an impressive start. His wife was out of town. Must Have: The 24-ounce Piedmontese Cowboy Ribeye ($59) is pretty darn perfect; in fact La Bistecca uses only Piedmontese, a lean but flavorful beef. This steak’s hatchet-like appearance is what gave this cut the name “tomahawk.” These Tomahawks are as impressive as they are delicious. I want to return soon to check out the piano bar, which has a painting of "Old Blue Eyes" behind the piano built into a bar top. brewery, which is only available in the Upper Peninsula. steak is cut 2″ thick. Address: 190 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. We broil it exactly the way you like it at 1800° to lock in the corn-fed flavor. Buy the tenderest Beef - Tomahawk Steak Yearling from Harris Farm Online. The steaks comes from Davis Creek Meats in Kalamazoo. Also, in additon to a big selection of appetizers, entrees, salads, seafood, pasta, sandwiches and more the Esgargot is a garlic lover's dream (The mushroom caps are oozing with garlic butter and served with homemade garlic toast. It's well worth it. Check out woolworths bone in beef rib steak 350g - 700g at (Let's see how long that lasts!). You can prepare a steak any way you want, but there’s only one best way to cook a tomahawk steak. Despite technically being the same steak cut, there are a few key differences between a tomahawk and a traditional ribeye. Our same day delivery service is the best in Sydney. STEP 4. Our Experience: This is a great success story of a restaurant in Old Town making a go of it in downtown Saginaw. Sometimes a XXXL Porterhouse (40-plus ounces) for $33.99. Must Have: Of course, any of the steaks; the filet mignon is the top seller. In a heavy skillet or oven-proof pan, heat the 2 tablespoons olive oil over high heat until it's just starting to smoke. Rest, slice, and enjoy! Like the Ann Arbor location, the Chop House offers a separate La Dolce Vita dessert and cigar lounge. Steaks are wet aged for 28 days, seasoned with salt and pepper, and seared off in a 1000-degree infrared broiler. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. m_gallery_creation_date = "Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 8:15 PM"; m_gallery_permalink = ""; Everything was great, as the Chop House only serves USDA Prime, which is the top 2 percent of all beef in the United States. Then place the tomahawk steak directly on the grill grates. Bottomless sides of baked beans, sauteed onions, baked potatoes and fried potatoes are available. Plus, head chef Stephen Yu knows how to apply the perfect amount of the house "Vintage" sauce, which is a play on Detroit's popular "Zip Sauce." For this past Father’s Day, I bought my husband a Tomahawk Steak. Usually ships within 6 to 10 days. Our Experience: Owner Jerry Costanza and his family have been in the restaurant business for a long time, including the past 17 years with La Bistecca. Lay the tomahawk steak into the skillet and sear 1 minute. Crispy and delicious. Though it's not for everybody, nothing beats hanging out with friends, having great conversation and sipping on a few drinks. And it does. Our Experience: You have to love a place who's Twitter handle is @StrongDrinks! Address: 113 S. Front St., Marquette, MI 49855. Growers adhere to high standards where cattle are free to roam and are not fed grain at all. , grass-fed and has no added hormones and J. Lohr Hilltop Paso Robles, C.F menu that wo break... 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