Where dining is elevated to the extraordinary
An evening spent at The Steakhouse at the San Luis Resort in Galveston captures the Golden Age of dining out.
When you enter the curved dining room, it feels like a velvet rope has lifted and you’re being welcomed into an elegant, private supper club. White linen-topped tables, gleaming glassware, the luster of mahogany walls and lacquered hardwood floors reinforce the classic ambience. Impeccable service is delivered by the attentive staff. Exclusive feeling? Yes. Off limits to the average diner? No.
As is the case with most steakhouse menus, the restaurant’s offerings appear deceptively simple. Thanks to the chef’s finesse and deft use of exquisite ingredients, they are assuredly anything but at The Steakhouse. The shrimp and crab cheesecake prepared with creamy mascarpone arrives bathed in a fresh basil pesto sauce. Baked with generous pieces of Gulf seafood, the decadent appetizer remains light and delicate. The crisp romaine Caesar salad is flavorful, well-dressed and best shared by two.
Classic cuts of superb USDA Prime steaks can be ordered, including a jaw-dropping 20-ounce Texas bone-in rib-eye finished with a horseradish mustard crust. The chef’s inventive fresh fish features remind guests this steakhouse sits squarely on the coast. All entrées can be accompanied by an array of dreamy a la carte side dishes. The decadent lobster mashed potatoes, luxurious truffled macaroni and cheese and rich creamed spinach with Parmesan are all indulgent options.
A fitting finale for a meal enjoyed at The Steakhouse is its iconic cheesecake. Diners contemplating waving the white flag should reconsider when this divine wedge of dessert arrives at the table — an extraordinary example of a steakhouse staple elevated into an unforgettable dish.
The Steakhouse at The San Luis Resort
5222 Seawall Blvd., Galveston