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.
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).
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.
Fire isn't usually regarded as a condiment, but at Yamato Japanese Steakhouse, leaping flames are a key ingredient. That's because the restaurant's chefs flip juicy steaks and fresh seafood through flames at tableside hibachi grills, giving the proteins their signature flavor. They also hand cut fresh calamari and prepare the same artful sushi and sashimi served at Kobe Hero, the spot's sister restaurant. Visitors can also stop by the bar for specialty cocktails such as the 007—a libation that's shaken, not stirred.
Emerywood serves bistro sandwiches, salads, and wraps for lunch and pizza, salad, and gourmet dishes for dinner. Preheat your evening appetite with Cajun shrimp and crawfish cakes, served over greens with sweet-chili remoulade ($8.95), or the veggie quesadilla, with black beans, corn, roasted veggies & cheddar cheese, served on a flour tortilla ($6.50). To fill your appetite bucket to the brim, try a Big Daddy's pizza, which packs pepperoni, chicken, Italian sausage, jalapeños, onions, mushrooms, olives, and tomatoes onto a mozzarella-slathered crust ($12.95). Elegant entrees include shrimp and organic grits (with veggies, andouille, and a white-wine sauce, $17.95), pan-seared pork chop ($17.95), and cedar-plank salmon ($18.95).
Housed within the elegant High Point Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Bistro 135 invites locals and hotel guests alike inside for a causal dining experience. Not that head chef John Clark takes your meal casually. Instead, he crafts his own versions of high-end steak-house classics, from 12-ounce new york strips topped with garlic butter to grilled Atlantic salmon paired with mushroom risotto. For vegetarians, John concocts meat-free dishes, including grilled portobello sandwiches crowned with roasted squash and zucchini. Pours of beer and wine from the adjoining Pub 135 complement feasts, which unfold in an intimate dining room amid hardwood floors and vibrant frescoes.