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Restaurant Review: Maloney & Porcelli

 Full Disclosure: I paid for this meal with my own money, the opinions are completely my own, and I am not being compensated for this post.

Even though I am probably the pickiest person you know when it comes to eating at restaurants, there is one type of restaurant that I almost always find myself going to, a steakhouse.  Though I am kind of picky about my steak (almost all of the time I get a filet, I can handle any fat or bones in my steak), steak is something that I love and especially love to eat when I’m out to eat in a different city.  Steakhouse are pretty easy to find in almost any city, and I’m almost never disappointed in my meal.

When I was in New York City last week, there was a restaurant near the hotel that the person I was with mentioned she had looked up beforehand and thought it might be a good choice for dinner.  At first glance, Maloney & Porcelli sounded like an Italian restaurant, but after doing some more investigation I realized it was steak and seafood type of restaurant I was more excited.  Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy Italian also, but we already had plans to go to an Italian restaurant later in the week so I was looking for something different.

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To start I had a glass of wine, no surprise, I know.

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We also got some bread for the table.  The bread was really good – almost like soft pretzel sticks! It came with some kind of butter that I didn’t try because I was told it was horseradish, and I’m not a fan of that.

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Before my steak, I got a wedge salad (minus the bacon). It was huge, and delicious!  Something about wedge salads and the creamy dressing goes so well with steak.

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Instead of my typical baked potato with my steak, I decided to try the Fried-Herb Tater Tots.  They weren’t as awesome as I was hoping, but they weren’t bad.  The portion was also much more than I needed after I had already had a salad and bread and steak.

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And then finally my steak.  The steak was good.  Not the best I’ve ever had, but a well cooked steak.  It was the smaller of the two filet options and it was quite a large portion as well.

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Overall the meal was good and the service was good as well.  It was a pretty classic upscale steakhouse.

Taste: A, everything was good but nothing was really fantastic.  Well, the bread was pretty delicious but I’m pretty easy to please when it comes to bread.
Cost: A, it was the typical $50 steak plus more for any extra things that you get.  Considering that the portion size of everything was pretty large, I’d say it was about what I’d expect.

Would I go there again? Eh, probably not.  Since it wasn’t anything super special, I think I’d probably try a different steakhouse next time.

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