[Tokyo] Alexander's Steakhouse - US Prime Dry Aged Beef
After our snowboarding trip in Hokkaido, we headed back to Tokyo where some friends took us to Alexander's Steakhouse for lunch - a new steakhouse from San Francisco which specializes in US Prime dry aged beef! Located on the 42/F in Shiodome City Center, the restaurant boasts panoramic views of Tokyo where you can see both the Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree in the distance. The steakhouse dry ages its own steak onsite and they also offer Japanese wagyu from private farms that are not sold on the market.
The restaurant had a lunch set which was pretty good value at ¥5000 but we ordered a la carte instead in order to try more things. We ended up all getting different types of steaks in addition to delicious sides such as Shichimi Fries, Koshihikari Rice and Wild Mushrooms - check out our table spread below!
We went all out with this 14oz Dry-Aged Bone-In New York (¥12000) with plum glace, cultured butter and black garlic. It was aged for 28 days and the flavor was milder that I expected as it didn't have that funky cheese flavor that I've tasted before with other dry aged beef.
The 8oz Certified Angus Beef Filet (¥7500) with Bordelaise sauce and chives was highly recommended by our friend and I can see why with its complex flavors and tender textures.
Schmitz Ranch New York Strip (¥7500) with marble potato, truffle mustard and beef suet.
The Matsuzaka Wagyu (¥8500) from Mie Prefecture was the only non-US beef that we tried and it came with 6 different types of salt as seasoning. Both the US and Japanese beef had its own characteristics - the wagyu had a lot more fat and juiciness which I personally prefer while the US beef had a meatier texture in general so it all depends on your personal preference.
Green Salad with preserved honey-lemon vinaigrette, onsen egg and crispy katafi.
Even though we were stuffed from all that beef, we still had to get desserts! The Winter Citrus (¥1300) with burrata, feuilletine and candied thyme was gorgeous like a bouquet of flowers almost.
The Silken Tofu (¥1300) with hibiscus granita, matcha and Japanese kumquat was delightfully light and not too sweet - perfect after our hearty meal!
Shiodome City Center 42/F
1-5-2 Higashi Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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