A Common Dilemma Among Many Food lovers on any given Friday night is where to dine that evening. Should we try something new or stick to an old favorite? Atmosphere is almost as important as the meal when choosing where to dine. It can make or break a night. I myself can recall many mediocre dining experiences with poor service or a cramped uncomfortable setting that sent me running out the door as soon as the meal was over. If all you want is good food, then just order your favorite take out and stay home. A night out dining should entice your appetite, senses and spirit and leave you wondering how time could have passed so quickly when you glance at your watch and notice it's midnight
The Smoke Chop House in Englewood guides you through an evening of sumptuous dining, affable mingling, and sinful indulgence as if you were chumming it up with old pals in one of London's most notable pubs Stepping through the doors you are greeted by friendly smiles and old-world charm Men with brandy snifters taking on cigars, women drinking out of crystal wine glasses chatting and giggling with the bar maid while being presented with generous portions of classic desirables smothered with unprecedented flavor
From the first course to the last, this chef extraordinary has brought simple meals and given them exceptional flavors. He takes a basic arugala salad and adds goat cheese, candied pecans, apples and a very impressive vinaigrette. Its possibly one of the best salads you have ever crunched into. He also mastered dishes such as a wonderful baked oyster with sautéed spinach and warm bacon dressing and a crab cake that even those in Maryland would have difficulty denying its perfection. you would have thought that you had died and went to haven.
For the main course we went with the steak; after all, this is a chophouse! The waiter brought out a 32 ounce Porterhouse cooked medium rare and tender with every bite. At that point I knew I would not be indulging in dessert. That's something you will all have to experience for yourself!