Meat, the handsomest of the nine food groups, gets its good looks from spice rubs, tenderizers, and long soaks in anti-aging marinades. Ogle seductive slabs with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of American fare at Mile High Steak & Seafood in Glen Mills.
Savory steaks and seafood abound on Mile High's dinner menu, daring diners to stretch waste bands and refine taste buds with classic surf 'n' turf dishes. Preface meals with a hearty appetizer such as the chef's signature shrimp lejon, stuffed with horseradish and wrapped in a crispy bacon cocoon ($13), or a bowl of the creamy lobster bisque ($10). An edible garden blooms within the pressed spinach salad’s dells of dry figs, candied walnuts, strawberries, and Vermont goat cheese ($10). The dry-aged New York strip entree ($36 for 10 oz., $42 for 14 oz.) splays aged-certified Angus beef next to a baked potato and asparagus, while the roasted breast of chicken hoards spinach and manchego cheese within its featherless confines ($24).
Mile High Steak & Seafood
Drawing on his culinary background working in East Coast bistros and stately hotel kitchens, Mile High Steak & Seafood’s Executive Chef David Robinson crafts a rotating menu of upscale steakhouse cuisine. Robinson, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, refuses to cut corners with his ingredients, going so far as to fly in fresh seafood and grass skirts overnight from the Honolulu Fish Company. He only chooses aged certified Angus beef for his steak-centric entrees, and he revs up traditional sandwiches and appetizers on the bar menu with high-end items such as shaved prime rib, artisan cheeses, and lobster. These gourmet bites pair palatably one of the bar’s signature cocktails or glasses of wine.
Even in his down time, Robinson keeps his culinary skills sharp, coordinating charity events for the Chester County SPCA and the Brandywine Hospital Strawberry Festival. But even with his busy schedule and impressive resumé, he’s still thankful for landing his “dream job” at Mile High Steak & Seafood.