When it comes to a cook steak, in Ireland you can find a great cut of meat from the local grass fed cattle, however it is hard to find someone who knows how to cook it. In the US you can find the lowest quality mass produced meat available, but you can also find a quality steak that is so tender you can cut it with a fork and drool just thinking about it.
Since moving to Ireland I have been in search of the best steak in Dublin, which unfortunately is hard to do. They have great quality meat but most chefs and cooks don't know how to prepare it. Most of the time it is overcooked, dry, chewy, and probably more well suited for a stew.
So, I have decided to search for the best steak in Dublin and see what I can find. I am going to rate each steak on a 0 to 5 scale, with 0 being inedible to 5 being the best. My criteria for the best steak is pretty high. To date the best steak I've ever had was in a Texas steak house. The restaurant only made steaks. The only other offerings were side dishes for the steak and beer. When a place specializes like that, you know it's going to be an excellent steak and that is my criteria for success.
I'm also going to try not to let the service and restaurant itself impact my review and focus only on the quality of the meat. These reviews will also be limited to Dublin and I will update this page as I eat more meat.
Rating: 4 out of 5
The steak cost 36.00 and came with a side of fries. The fries were delicious by the way. The steak itself seasoned perfectly and had a nice grill on the outside while still not overcooking the interior. The size of the cut was excellent and overall a very nice steak. The reason they are only getting 4 instead of 5 stars, especially for Irish standards, is it was a little overcooked probably leaning towards medium-well instead of medium and it was a bit chewy. Overall though an excellent steak and I will definitely be back to try a different cut and probably medium-rare on the cooking.
Cut: I don't recall
Rating: 4 out of 5
I was very impressed and the steak was surprisingly good. I went here for a work function and wasn't expecting much better than a mass produced cut of meat. They could have offered a bit more for the sides as it only came with some lettuce.
Rating: 2 out of 5
I want to give them a better review because I really like the venue but the steak was so chewy that my jaw got tired eating it. It was cooked very well, and by well I don't mean well as in good but well as in it was cooked for a very long time. I went as part of an event so my theory is that they were doing a lot at once and that impacted the preparation. I intend to visit again and give them another try and see if it just happened to be a bad night.