Monday, February 11, 2008

Jeff Ruby Steakhouse, Belterra Casino

Add: 777 Belterra Drive, Belterra Casino Resort and Spa, Belterra, Indiana.
Tel: +1 888 235 8377

I was absolutely knackered from the journey, and just wanted to have a quick meal. I was glad that the staff at Jeff Ruby's were courteous and promptly sat us down.

The bread and butter combo was excellent, but I found the French Onion soup a little on the salty side. Nevertheless, it have a quick dinner at the hotel ... Chose Jeff Ruby as I felt like a steak, and it was a rather posh establishment (opulent furniture, lighting and ambience ... Desribed as 'Culinary Entertainment!'), most of the gentlemen dining were in dinner suits, oh oh. Never mind, the experience was still delicious!
What was poor was the Newcastle Brown Ale, which seemed weak and flavourless :-( Similar experience for my colleague who had a bottle of The Black Stuff aka Guiness!

As it was our first visit to Jeff Ruby's ... Matt, our very helpful waiter, informed us that their steaks were dry-aged (Supposed to increase the flavour ... sure did! Slurp!) and they really turn up the temperature to char the exterior of the meat, whilst leaving a juicy / red inside! He recommended the Fillet Mignon on the bone Medium-Rare USD$55 ... and I went for it! It was my first time ever, as my usual choice would have been Medium! Suzanne, you are right ... a great steak should be enjoyed close to rare!.

Total price of the meal for the 4 of us ... USD$200.

Further research on a Cincinatti blogger's site exposed the following ... "in 2007, Zagat rated Jeff Ruby's better than the top steak houses in New York-- including Peter Luger, Del Frisco and Sparks. Pretty impressive."

1 comment:

Julie said...

Glad my blog was helpful to you! I insist Jeff Ruby's is the best steak in Cincinnati-- glad you had a great experience!