A raw steak can reduce the swelling of a black eye just as easily as the charcoal markings of a well-cooked steak can draw it back on. Make artful use of cuisine with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a five-course cabaret dining experience for two at CY Steak (a $150 value). Diners must be 21 or older. The restaurant opens at 5 p.m., and at 8:30 p.m., a cabaret performance featuring some nudity is performed. Each meal includes the following courses:
- Savory foie gras crème brûlée
- French onion soup gratinee
- Barbarie duck à l'orange salad
- Charbroiled filet mignon oscar
- Mocha pot de crème and lemon-bar dessert
CY Steak’s romantic interior mimics the look of a classic Paris cabaret, where roomy charcoal booths play host to a fusion between American steak house and French culinary traditions. Couples can arrive in the early evening to sip spoonfuls of french onion soup while staring deeply into each others' eyes or aviator glasses, or stay after 8:30 p.m. to watch the risqué cabaret performance. After digging into savory foie gras crème brûlée seasoned with rose-infused sea salt and sampling french onion soup gratinee, taste buds can drink in the taste of farm-fresh barbarie duck à l'orange salad spritzed with Grand Marnier vinaigrette and assembled with pesticide-free leafy greens. A naturally fed, Prime, aged U.S. Harris Ranch beef filet mignon stands proudly on the plate, secure in the knowledge that its sides have been evenly char-broiled and the lump crab stacked on its head does not make it look silly.
Inside CY Steak, mood lighting and flickering candles illuminate cozy tables set with Egyptian-cotton napkins and burgundy crystal glasses. Art nouveau posters and Japanese-style silk-floral arrangements accent sandstone-lined walls. At 8:30, the music shifts from lounge tunes to blues, adult cabaret performers take the runway, and all of the menus are replaced with syllabi for an advanced archaeology course. Though not included in this Groupon, CY Steak boasts an expansive wine list with more than 500 selections, as well as a complex mixology cocktail menu and cigars from around the world.
CY Steak is located adjacent to the gentlemen’s club Diamond Cabaret but has its own separate entrance.
CY Steak stands as an upscale steakhouse laced with a bit of Las Vegas cabaret. Chef Douglas Mace—an honor graduate of both the Culinary Institute of America and Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts—mans the kitchen, calling on his experiences working with Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto to add a farm-to-table philosophy to the menu. Rising star Chef Mace is on hand nightly to ensure diners relish the Kobe beef and oysters laced with three kinds of house-cured bacon, the slabs of grass-fed Harris Ranch beef, and the puddings and brownies made of Ecuadorean chocolate from small, ecologically sound farms. The wine and mixology program verges almost on fussiness: alongside complex cocktails and a 500-bottle-deep wine selection, a Cruvinet wine-tapping system keeps a shortlist of the most of-the-moment potions ready at hand. Beneath soft red lighting designed to create a comprehensively sensual atmosphere, crystal glasses and egyptian-cotton napkins make for place settings as luxurious as a remote-controlled caviar dispenser. Among the pleasure palace's other indulgences are a cigar selection curated by the owner's tobacconist son and, most eye-catchingly, Vegas-style cabaret entertainment that sends dancers shimmying before adult eyes.