A steakhouse to me is a restaurant that serves delicious fresh cuts of meat, serious seafood and the best cocktails. I recently dined at Greystone Steakhouse in downtown San Diego and they are a real San Diego Steakhouse. They have it all. Aside from your standard rib-eye and filet they also offer dishes like beef wagyu and buffalo tenderloin to really bring the best of the best. I was invited to a dinner to taste some of their menu options and enjoyed it all. I had never previously been here and now I am excited to go back for a date night. Check out all the tasty bites below.
First things first, their cocktails rock. I had a sip of the Beez Kneez which is a lavender-infused gin, lemon juice and honeycomb syrup. I have never enjoyed a cocktail made of gin and this was a game changer. I could have slurped that whole thing down in one gulp. The Strawberry Fields Cocktail has a combo of vodka, strawberry and balsamic. It even had a mozzarella ball on top. Perfecto!
The Hawaiian Big-Eye Tuna Tartare is a must try appetizer. It is stacked high with avocado, salmon roe, and a delicious ginger ponzu. I love light and fulfilling appetizers like this one. It has great flavor and is not too big. We also tried the Chesapeake Wild Blue Point Oysters served with caviar and lemon. A seriously beautiful presentation and flavor.
I have finally tried Fois Gras! It is a duck or goose liver. It is served with a tasty poached bosc pear port reduction, caramelized onions and black umbria truffle. It was delicious. I had no idea what to expect really but if you want to try Fois Gras check this one out. It has amazing flavor and is super tender.
The Greystone salad is a tasty combo of caramelized walnuts, pear, bleu cheese and truffle croutons with a light lemon mustard vinaigrette. I love when just a few ingredients are combined to make something so delicious and refreshing.
The wild boar pasta was one of my favorite dishes of the night. For one because I love pasta but also because it had a unique flavor. The rigatoni is topped with portobello mushrooms, fennel, tomato, goat cheese and the wild boar. I typically don't care for fennel but they seem to know what they are doing and it blended right in to give the dish a rich bite.
The next item had two dishes on it. We tasted the buffalo tenderloin with poached pear, dry fig port reduction and a truffle risotto cake. I really enjoyed the Roasted Elk Chop which had a porcini + coriander rub on top of a blackberry cauliflower saffron puree with crispy kale. So delicious. I was really impressed by both of these meat dishes. I will have to go back and try the Australian Wagyu because I hear it is amazing. And next time I'm bringing Mark because he would love this spot!
Have you been to Greystone Steakhouse? What's your favorite dish?
658 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
I received a meal for media consideration. All opinions are my own.