Got another birthday dinner, and this one was at Rays the Steaks in Arlington. I am a huge fan of steaks. I’m pretty easy if you were to offer me a steak. I know. That’s bad.
They started us on slightly toasted herb bread pre drizzled in olive oil and seasoned cashews. We were super hungry so those disappeared immediately.
Per Laura’s recommendation we had the bacon wrapped scallops. They had a great char on them, I personally like the fresh of the grill taste. He did not. The scallops were cooked to perfection, not rubbery, great texture. The bacon really set it off. I am not sure if you are a fan of sea scallops, but these had a nice taste of the sea and just the bacon. I love it. I ate my piece and the rest of his.
Mixed baby greens in a balsamic vinegar dressing. There isn’t much you can say about a side salad, other than it was fresh and satisfying.
I ordered the 12 oz new york strip with the brandy mushroom cream sauce, medium. I usually prefer a fatty veiny ribeye. I thought maybe they overcooked it, but he assured me that was a medium. Maybe I should have ordered it more rare. I felt it was a little dry. However the sauce was delicious, no need to offend the chef with A1.
All the steaks come with the sharable mashed potatoes and creamed spinach sides, but I wanted sauteed mushrooms with my steak. So I got a medley of different wild mushrooms on the side. I am a fan. But you can have too much mushrooms… you know what they say about mushrooms, “Grows in shit, raised in the dark,” so I can understand why some people don’t like them.
They don’t have much of a dessert selection, so we opted for no dessert. They gave us two squares of what I think is peanut butter fudge. Unfortunately these went left untouched.
I probably would go again, and get a ribeye.