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The Weekender: Three-Course classic steak dinner at Galla Park Steak

The Weekender: Three-Course classic steak dinner at Galla Park Steak

Alyson Strickler-Vazquez

It’s almost New Year’s Eve, and what is more fitting than an incredible steak dinner downtown. Located in the Short North, Galla Park Steak is ripped from a modern fairytale showcasing neon lights, falling greenery, and a sleek interior. The ambiance lends itself beautifully to a client dinner, date night, and, more importantly, a killer NYE bash.

•Shrimp Cocktail & Caesar Salad: Are there any two dishes more notorious for teeing off a proper steak dinner? Galla’s Shrimp Cocktail is impressively composed of five colossal, chilled shrimp, cocktail sauce, and lemon wedges. The classic Caesar salad left an impression using a trio of lettuce, house-made Caesar dressing packing a punch of lemon, fluffy clouds of shaved Parmesan, and a crown of herb-garlic toasted breadcrumbs. Each dish maintained its traditional roots, while still managing to incorporate playful touches that enhanced the already foolproof start.

Must have drink – The Bubble – served with gravitas: this over-the-top drink is citrus-forward with Kettle One Orange and Chloe Prosecco.

•24oz. Bone-In Cowboy Ribeye: Unlike most steakhouses, Galla presents this Allen Brothers steak pre-cut and shingled, making it easy for guests to identify it’s cooked to their specification. Lather this cowboy cut in Galla’s garlic herb butter, but do not sleep on the house-made steak sauce that adds tang with notes of Worcestershire and molasses. The true challenge is narrowing down the sides, each more mouthwatering than the last. The vibrant asparagus was garnished with hollandaise adding a hefty amount of acidity from fresh lemon. Galla’s Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes were thick and fluffy with plenty of heavy cream and butter, and this neat trick of tasting like actual potatoes. My personal darling was the Macaroni and Cheese, showcasing sharp cheddar, Gruyere, Munster, smoked Gouda, and Velveeta. The consistency was a mash-up of baked vs. Bechamel resulting in a well-seasoned, heavenly hybrid finished with toasted breadcrumbs.

Thursday Special – $32 Surf & Turf- Herb Garlic Shrimp, 6 oz butcher cut wagyu steak, and parmesan garlic shoestring fries.

•Five Layer Chocolate Cake- This decadent ending can easily be shared and is a splendid finale to an incredible steak dinner. Brought in from Libby’s Bakery in Cincinnati, this chocolate cake effortlessly balances moist cake layers and rich fudge icing without being overly sweet. The indulgent treat is the ideal climax to this fanciful steak dinner.

Galla Park Steak is a new-age retelling of a traditional steakhouse, and I am here for it! If you haven’t secured New Year’s plans, Galla Park Steak is hosting an unforgettable New Year’s celebration, and tickets are available at their website.

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