Christos Steakhouse

by Ada on July 24, 2012

Friday night Kev and I headed out to Astoria, Queens to Christos Steakhouse. Kev brought his fancypants camera and kindly took all of the below photos

Upon being seated our lovely server, Stewart, greeted us with bread and a briny tapenade.

To start we shared the trio of appetizers, which included the chorizo:

crab cakes

and lamb roll-ups.

All three appetizers were great, but the crab cakes were the clear winner. The mounds of crustacean lacked any inkling of filler and were nested upon a tantalizingly tangy orange basil sauce.

For my entree I went with the octopus salad

As a lover of the aforementioned gastropod I commonly order this dish at restaurants. This was, hands down, one of the top iterations I’ve ever sampled.The acerbic dressing and briny capers nicely complimented the humble octopus.

Kev went the carnivorous route and selected the 24oz rib-eye

The steak contained a nicely salinic crust and wonderfully juicy interior. The soporific meat contained a well-marbled interior with embedded hunks of luscious fat.

To accompany our entrees we shared the lobster mashed potatoes.

Christos generously includes the meat of an entire lobster in the accoutrement, amplifying the dish’s decadence.

Despite our increasing stomach saturation, we forged ahead to dessert.

We selected the daily special, a Baked Astoria (pun on a baked Alaska, in case you didn’t catch that. . .).

The meringue encapsulated alternating layers of red velvet cake, chocolate cake, and a wonderful cookies and cream ice cream. It tasted like ice cream cake elevated to the adult palate.

After the meal we had the special privilege of viewing the (immaculate) kitchen and meat locker, kept at a precise temperature to facilitate the aging process.

The locker contained various cuts of meat all delicately aging.

It was interesting to see the systematic process that fosters such fine meat.

We had such a nice time at Christos and would definitely recommend checking it out. The expansive menu can easily satisfy both carnivore and non-meat eater alike.

In accordance with FTC guidelines I must disclose that Christos contacted me directly and provided our entire meal gratis (a HUGE thank you to them!). Any views expressed on my blog, however, remain as unbiased as humanely possible.


 

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