Topping the food chain is a tremendous achievement, which is why humans triumphantly plant flag-like toothpicks in burgers and sing the national anthem at their steaks before devouring them. Enjoy life at the top with this Groupon.
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- $33 for $60 worth of steak, seafood, and American fare for dinner for parties of two or more
- $66 for $120 worth of steak, seafood, and American fare for dinner for parties of four or more
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Ken's Steak House
Ken's Steak House is an improbable success story. Ken and Florence Hanna opened the Lakeside Cafe in 1935, the throes of the Great Depression. Bite by bite, they built a loyal base of customers (who always just called the eatery "Ken's"), and after five years, the restaurant took up residence in a small diner on Route 9, then known as Starvation Alley.
But Ken dreamed of a day when the grimly named strip would flourish. Today, it's known as the "Golden Mile"—and Ken's Steak House itself has mushroomed. The kitchen still serves the salad dressing recipes created by Florence Hanna—now a national line of salad dressings—and Ken's son, Timothy, and his wife are in charge.
Chefs broil and fire-grill prime cuts of steak, marinating the chateaubriand's center cut roast tenderloin in a reduction of port wine, or infusing the 8-ounce filet mignon with the earthy smoked notes of the warm cedar planks it's served on. Seafood options nestle up against their turf counterparts, including bacon-wrapped scallops, a full pound of lobster stuffed with crab and shrimp, and pistachio-crusted Atlantic salmon. Chicken and pasta dishes round out the menu, and diners discover Italian influences and plenty of seafood-pasta plates. The rustic wood paneling harkens back to Ken's Steak House's roots, and the upscale fare and soft light cast from chandeliers make the spot an ideal choice for an anniversary dinner or a piñata's last meal.
I frequent this place and have never been disappointed. The staff is always attentive and the food is fabulous.Minnie L., Yelp, 4/28/12
95 Worcester Road
Framingham, Massachusetts 01701