THE. BEST. STEAK. EVER. PERIOD.
Yes, it was better than Morton’s Steakhouse.
Yes, it was better than the Steak House at the InterContinental Hong Kong.
Yes, it trumped all my other experiences involving steak.
And yes, the bill also topped the list.
Dakota Prime is not your average Steak and Seafood restaurant. I went there tonight with high expectations (I haven’t had a chance to come back since its grand opening) and the experience had probably exceeded my expectations.
Let’s get right down to business.
We started off with 1.5 dozens of “White Pearl” oysters (I arrived late, so I didn’t make that order and hence, I don’t know where these oysters originated from). They were really fresh … but most importantly, they was paired with a very fruity sauvignon blanc, which the waiter had recommended. I later asked for the bottle (so I can take a picture) and found out it is called Highfield from Marlborough, New Zealand! You can’t go wrong with white wine coming from that region … it almost tastes the same as Cloudy Bay.
Then came the Dakota Green Salad, which was dressed with the right amount of vinigrette and it also came with fried cheese around it (pictured). Dad had a lobster bisque (pictured). I can’t tell you how that was, but from what he told me, it was damn good.
Dad was on a roll tonight and went for a grilled lobster (pictured) before his steak even arrived. We all dug in and it was really juicy … again, grilled to perfection.
And finally came the reason why I was there tonight: 21-day Dry Aged New York Strip at 14 oz or 380 g. Apparently, they’re also branded as “Meyer’s 100% Natural Angus USDA Nebraska Beef”, which is “Fully Traceable From Farm to Table, No Hormones and No Antibiotics” (pictured)
My brother had the “Snake River Farms American Kobe Beef ‘Gold Label'” with Bms of 8-12 at 14 oz or 380 g (pictured).
The steaks were paired with Cabernet Sauvignon called Unity from Napa’s Fisher Vineyard. Very smoky / oaky, dry and quite smooth (easy to down) and doesn’t leave much of an after taste, which I like.
We ordered 2 Macaroni & Cheese with Truffle sauce (pictured) as side dishes for our steaks, but we later found out that these “side dishes” are meant to be shared. They came in a pan and the 1 portion is enough for 2 … (at HK$60 for a side dish, they better be!). We thought they’d be a small scope of Mac & Cheese next to your steak. If you are going to visit the restaurant, here’s an advice: Don’t order 2 of the same sides dishes!
After all that, we couldn’t handle dessert so we called it a night.
It was definitely not cheap, but it was very satisfying. For:
- 18 “White Pearl” oysters
- 3 glasses of New Zealand Marlborough Highfield Sauvignon Blanc
- 2 bottles of Voss still water (800ml / bottle)
- 3 glasses of Napa Valley Fisher Cabernet Sauvignon
- 1 Lobster Bisque
- 1 Dakota Green Salad
- 2 Meyer 14 oz NY Strip
- 1 Snake River 14 oz Rib Eye
- 2 Macaroni & Cheese with Truffle sauce
- + 10% service charge
The damage came to HK$ 5,600. Ouch. But it was so good.
Siu Yeh Rating: 10/10
7/F., LKF Tower
33 Wyndham Street
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2526 2366
Fax: +852 2526 3626
Website: www dot dakotaprime dot hk
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