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.
A 400-degree volcanic stone sprinkled with Himalayan salt serves as the main cooking tool for Hot Stone Grill’s meat. Each cut of protein—including filet mignon and racks of lamb—is first seasoned with a secret blend of spices before cooked atop the searing hot stone.
Executive Chef Ben Caylor was earning a living as an electrician until a friend dared him to audition for the Fox show Hell’s Kitchen. The moment he was selected as a contestant on the show, his life changed. Caylor worked closely with Gordon Ramsay during the season and has since earned a formal culinary degree that matches his advanced skills in the kitchen.
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).
Catered Affairs, the former owners of Deacon Tower Grille, brings its distinctive cuisine to a new eatery with Phoenix Grille. To enrich succulent steaks, from 16-ounce new york strips to 8-ounce filet mignons, Phoenix Grille's chefs offer what they call personal touches. Said upgrades range from classic toppings, like mushrooms and onions or whiskey peppercorn sauce, to rubs of blended rosemary, garlic, and black pepper. The upscale steaks stand out among Phoenix Grille's other cuisine, much of which draws on southern comfort food. To wit: tangy tomato glazes coat hunks of Angus meatloaf, and local catfish fillets can arrive fried or grilled Cajun style. That southern influence continues during breakfasts and brunches, when cooks pair breakfast scrambles with cheesy grits and craft french toast from texas toast dipped in cinnamon egg batter.
At Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi, tableside chefs occupy centrally located hibiachi grills as they craft irresistible Japanese cuisine that earned the eatery a runner-up position in the Winston-Salem Journal’s Reader’s Choice awards for Best Asian food. The Hibachi-Teppanyaki menu includes entrees that feature powerful proteins such as lobster, tail, tuna, salmon, and filet mignon, while the sushi menu displays specialty rolls such as the Winston Sunrise—a colorful arrangement of white tuna, smoked salmon, eel, and egg omelet topped with crunchy tempura. A Japanese chef with more than 20 years of experience leads the team behind the sushi bar.
Steak Street whisks the senses on a transatlantic voyage. Gustatory journeys embark in the bar, where baseball gloves and bats accentuate a Cooperstown, New York, theme, before touching down amid the ivy-draped ceilings, commissioned murals, and wrought-iron balconies of the dining room's Tuscan-inspired decor. The corpulent dinner menu continues the global trek by collecting cuisines from Southern locales such as Charleston, the New Orleans French Quarter, and El Dorado.
Guests can savor hand-cut steaks soaked in specialty sauces and marinades after feasting upon appetizers such as the grilled Voodoo shrimp, which inspires conga lines on the ocean floor every time a fork prong is stuck into it. Live music accompanies meals most Friday and Saturday nights, and the bistro’s retractable enclosure reveals a stunning view of starry night skies or bright sunny days, during which visitors can enjoy snacks from the light-fare menu.