Brazas proudly serves up the traditional Brazilian churrascaria dining experience, during which staff members stroll between tables with a bounty of still-sizzling rotisseried meats to fill and refill your platter until your palate is paralyzed with delight. Reintroduce your belly to protein standbys with sirloin, prime rib, chicken, homemade sausage, skirt steak, and flank steak. Because all of the skewered savories are carved tableside, you can specify portion size or sit extra still as your server uses you as a model for a beef sculpture. This dining experience costs adults between $15.95 and $27.95 depending on when you dine, and kids younger than 12 eat for $7.50 during lunch and $9.50 during dinner.
Ryan's intimate, upscale surf-and-turfery lures fine diners with its gourmet starters, hearty soups, succulent steaks, fresh seafood, and other carnivorous delights. Signature menu offerings include the bemonocled oysters Rockefeller ($11.95), grouper Key West (with roasted new potatoes and fresh asparagus, $28.75), and the steak au poivre, a pan-sautéed pedestal of bovine decadence with classic cognac cream sauce ($32.95). Meal toppers include a gooey, delectable slice of southern-style pecan pie ($6.25) and caffeinated pick-me-ups such as Ryan's cappuccino (with cocoa and cinnamon, $4.95) or the sprightlier Irish coffee (with Old Bushmill's Irish whiskey, $6.95).
The savvy chefs at Jimmy V’s infuse the flare of a New York steak house into succulent cuts of certified Angus beef and fresh seafood to populate an extensive menu of hearty entrees and tasty bar snacks. The charred rare beef appetizer marries tender chunks of blushing beef with grilled and chilled asparagus and, like an ancient Roman wedding, ordains them with a sprinkling of grainy mustard vinaigrette ($12). Forks and knives battle each other for first dibs of the veal osso bucco and its risotto Milanese side ($28), while colossal pan-seared or blackened sea scallops construct an edible dam within a river of lemony brown butter ($23). A slew of midwestern steaks including 15-ounce dry-aged rib eyes ($43) and 6-ounce bacon-wrapped filet mignons ($29) demonstrate down-to-earth values with the table manners of a cub scout. Though not included in this Groupon, Jimmy V’s posits an array of wines & spirits for parched palates of all types.
Diners gasp as fiery flames spring up from the tableside hibachi grills, but chefs remain calm and collected. Nimbly, they sizzle up tender cuts of steak, chicken, and lobster tail, their faces illuminated in the dancing flames. As hibachi chefs labor over grills before their captivated audiences, sushi chefs slice up fresh eel, spicy tuna, and salmon, and then fold the fish into a variety of traditional and specialty rolls. Servers bustle about the dark hardwood floors of the airy space, balancing trays of wine.
Cuisine Type: Steaks, Pasta and Seafood
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 25–50
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Steak
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: Coziest seats are the booths in the bar area. Outside atrium [is] great when the weather is nice.
Though University Chophouse's lunch and dinner menus are packed with a mix of fine dining and traditional southern cuisine, the restaurant's owner admits that if he were "a bad boy and had my final meal in prison," the Mediterranean scallops would be his order. This dish—which combines the savory mollusks with linguini, spinach, tomato, and a white-wine sauce—demonstrates how this isn't your average steak house, though the grass-fed Angus steaks are hard to pass up. Aged for a minimum of 28 days, these delicacies are cooked in a 1,800-degree broiler and added to dishes such as the filet oscar, which comes topped with lump crab, asparagus, and hollandaise. And as the wait staff ferries plates throughout the neutral-toned dining room, a picture window reveals an outdoor courtyard large enough to seat more than 70 guests.
The chefs at Girasole Trattoria and its adjoining gastropub, Gatehouse Tavern, plate up local and international flavors in a duo of welcoming neighborhood gathering places. The dinner menu at Girasole Trattoria showcases hearty Tuscan-style fare, including 10-inch rustic pizzas ($10), which exit the kitchen's wood-fired oven adorned with toppings such as house-made sausage, chicken and pesto, or a quartet of cheeses as dairy-rich as a billionaire milk baron. A side of pasta accompanies the veal parmigiano ($18), and a wood-grilled Black Angus sirloin extols the high vitamin content of its plate-mate, braised kale ($18). Shepherd's pie ($12) strolls over the hills of Gatehouse Tavern's menu along with gourmet burgers ($8–$11) formed into 7- and 10-ounce patties or full-scale models of history's best-known ferris wheels.