I previously mentioned Jeff Ruby’s but also wanted to give a shoutout to Smith and Wollensky. It was my first fancy steakhouse experience and they have some pretty cool dinner events time to time including bourbon tasting events.
With that being said, I absolutely love some of the second tier steakhouses such as Longhorn and Outback. Their steaks are surprisingly good and they have the best bread in the world. I grew up in a poorer rural area of Ohio and going to any of these places meant you were our for a special occasion.