The long-awaited opening of Gallaghers Steakhouse in Boca Raton occurred this week—and the reservation traces are heating up. This venerable chop home has been in Manhattan’s Theater District for greater than 90 years, based by Helen Gallagher, a Ziegfeld Follies dancer. It’s recognized for its superstar clientele, its flawless steaks grilled over hickory coals, its glass-encased aged meat locker, its on-site butcher and extra.
I received to dine at “our” Gallaghers this week; I’m not our meals critic and I not often go to steakhouses (sadly) however all I stored pondering was, “That is good.” A wonderfully medium uncommon smoky New York sirloin (sliced), Lyonnaise potatoes, shiny inexperienced broccoli with a bit crunch, a Caesar salad performed the fitting approach. The one approach.
There was a pleasant clubby vibe there, a lot of classic footage and drawings on the wall of the well-known and notorious, and a U-shaped bar that virtually screams single malt. In speaking to the Gallaghers proprietor (since 2013) Dean Ballot, I received a way of Gallaghers’ legacy of hospitality—the eye to element and high quality, the old school adherence to elegant service requirements. All of which is being duplicated right here.
My solely beef (sorry) is that it is extremely, very loud, hard-to-have-a-conversation loud—and that’s not from me in my dotage; my a lot youthful fellow diners stated precisely the identical. Which is simply too unhealthy, as a result of if there may be anyplace you’d wish to sip a martini and have an extended chat, it’s proper right here. Having stated that, Gallaghers might be packing them in, decibel ranges be damned, as a result of it’s good, good, good, it’s particular, and it appears like eating when eating was an actual occasion. Right here’s to an incredible new addition to our eating scene.
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