I’m kind of spoiled when it comes to steaks, because the general store a half block from my house cuts their own steaks, and everything is pretty much aged in the cooler as it hangs on the hooks. Whenever friends come to stay, I always get a couple steaks and serve them, and everyone is shocked how good they are.
Having said that, I just ate one of the best filets I’ve ever had. I went to the Tornado room, which is an old supper club and sort of looks like the kind of place the Mad Men would hang out at in the Adirondacks. At any rate, had an old fashioned (or three), this delightful dish of scallops cooked in white wine and heavy cream served in a whipped mashed potato shell, the Filet au Poivre with a side of creamed spinach and green beans. And there was bacon in the creamed spinach. BACON! Also, too.
I’m now in a food coma. The filet was seriously the size of my head, and you could cut it with a fork. Halfway through eating, they asked me if it was ok, and I told them the only thing that would make it better was a bigger fork.
I highly recommend this place. Just a very cool atmosphere, great food, and if you go alone, eat at the bar. The bartenders are great guys and were fun to talk to, and you get to look out on West Main and take in the scenery.