Gretchen Kurtz recently visited Butcher's Bistro, where a butcher's counter up-front displays the cut of the day you may later see on your plate. But without any sauce, she writes in her review of Butcher's Bistro, that cut looked pretty lonely. Fortunately, the restaurant has since added sauces that are available with its cut du jour, following in the lead of several other restaurants around town that provide sauces with its steak. See also: When Diners Want Sauce With Their Steaks, Here's What Three Restaurants Do
Some people simply can't appreciate the flavor of a quality steak. My wife thought she was one of those, until she realized that she was just eating it burnt and dried out. She went from well done to medium rare in just a few short years. No sauces need apply!
And don't ask for a side of sauce if you're sitting near this reader...
To each their own, but remember you're pouring $.50 in sauce on a $40 steak. If I need sauce for a $40 steak, I'm stabbing the cooks with my fork. Before I leave.
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When you want a good steak, where do you go? And will you be looking for sauce?