It’s restaurant week in Jersey City, NJ (where I call home), which is one of the happiest weeks of the year for me. It gives me an excuse (not that I need one) to try a new restaurant and indulge a little bit more via prix fixe menu options.
Last night we tried Edward’s Steakhouse for the first time and were blown away by the delicious smells of butter and steak from the OUTSIDE! Before we even entered, we were already hooked.
We were promptly seated in their back room. A small-er, dimly lit space, nearly full with guests. After a deep read of their fair wine menu, I selected a bottle of Rioja, which was delicious – a great compliment to the meal.
My husband and I decided to opt for the 38 oz. porterhouse for two special on the restaurant week menu, which was served with mashed potatoes and sautéed broccoli. For appetizers, we shared the baked clams and oven roasted plum tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.
The clams were good, a choice by my husband. I’m not a huge fan of baked clams in general as there’s always too much breading for me and this time was no exception. That said, they were not dry and had good flavoring, which played in their favor.
The fresh mozzarella and tomato was a tasty upgrade to a traditional caprese appetizer as the oven roasted plum tomatoes had rich flavor and paired well with the balsamic reduction.
As for the main feature of the evening, the porterhouse was absolutely perfect. Served medium-rare, and topped with fried onions. There were two sauces that accompanied the steak, however I decided to stick straight to the meat to savor every beefy bite.
The broccoli was tender and cooked in just the right amount of garlic. The mashed potatoes were a buttery delight and whipped to a creamy texture that melted in your mouth.
To close out our bottle of wine and the meal, I had the crème brûlée and my husband enjoyed the icebox cake. Crème brûlée is my favorite dessert and I literally order it whenever a restaurant serves it. That said, their take on it was good. A good combination of rich cream and light flavor. My main disappointment was with the burnt sugar on top – not as crisp or as thick as I typically like it but again, still good.
All-in-all I will be back at Edward’s Steakhouse as the meal, service and wine were all exceptional. Definitely a meal I’d recommend, any week of the year. In the future, I’ll also be posting more photos 🙂
Edward’s Steakhouse – 239 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302