Hey friends last Sunday my family and I celebrated my mom’s 65th Birthday at Blackstone Steakhouse, Long Island. We were a party of 7 so I was able to try many of the dishes. Décor of a typical steakhouse but slightly more inviting with a crackling fireplace and dim lighting.
Since we arrived early for our reservation we started with the Sangria at $15 a glass (slightly pricey for sangria). For starters we ordered the lobster macaroni and cheese it was very rich but not the best I’ve ever had. The birthday girl had a lobster bisque which was slightly overpowered by the dubious amounts of heavy cream. I would have liked to see chunks of lobster in the bisque as well.
Now to the Main course, I ordered the daily special Artichoke Crusted Chilean Sea Bass with sauteed broccoli rabe and tomatoes. It was absolutely wonderful, my taste buds were in heaven. The fish was moist and had a beautiful sear. The artichoke and breadcrumb topping was divine, they really should make this dish a staple on the menu. I fancied a few bites of petite filet mignon but I felt it lacked flavor. In my opinion, definitely stick with the fish at this steak house.
Truth be told we ordered just about every dessert on the menu:
Hot fudge banana split sundae served atop a warm brownie with Praline crunch- devilishly delish. Worth every penny and calorie!
Home made donuts topped with white chocolate shavings and raspberry coulis- good but oily. Although I’m really not a donut person so make what you will.
Homemade Canolis- good but nothing I can’t pick up from a local Italian bakery.
The service was great although it did take about 45 minutes for our food to come out. I would certainly go back to Blackstone Steakhouse as it’s a tasteful place to get together but it ain't cheap. Overall my mom enjoyed her 65th birthday celebration so the evening was hit. Good Job Blackstone Steakhouse. Happy Birthday Mom!