Whenever we have a good experience with the local restaurant or business we like to make sure we tell people all about it. This was exactly the case last night when we went on a date to the Chophouse Restaurant here in Gillette. We had not been to dinner at the Chophouse in quite some time. We were anxious to give it a try. I must say we were extremely impressed and will be dining here much more frequently!
Over the past few months we have been to several weddings in which the Chophouse was responsible for the catering. Each experience was very positive with delicious food and great presentation. I don't know what took us so long to try the actual restaurant again but I'm sure glad we did.
Last night we were greeted as soon as we came in the door and we were shown to our table and made sure we were completely comfortable. Our server, Stasha, came right over to take our drink order and fill us in on the evening specials. She was very attentive and took great care of us throughout the entire evening. It just so happened that we were there on a Tuesday night which is when they feature half-priced bottles of wine. We had an excellent Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet which at half-price was very reasonable.
For an appetizer we had the calamari. It was lightly breaded steak cut calamari that came out piping hot with their own special dipping sauce. This was a great way to start off the meal. Our salads and warm bread were also very good but they were just a footnote compared to our wonderful entrées.
Lexi had the asagio crusted sirloin. Sometimes a sirloin cut can be a bit tough or grisly. This was an excellent cut that was very tender and cooked to perfection. The crusted asagio cheese on top gave this steak a burst of flavor that will not soon be forgotten. Upon a recommendation from a good friend, I ordered the steak debergo. The beef tenderloin is pan-seared with garlic & shallots among other things before going into a broiler with a sauce that words cannot describe! The end result was one of the finest beef dishes I have ever had!
Unfortunately we cannot review the dessert menu as we were far too stuffed to even think about such a thing. However, everything about our experience at The Chophouse was wonderful. The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all top-notch. We will be getting our recommendations out to everyone we know that the Chophouse is a great place for a fine dining experience.
We also figured out that we can follow The Chophouse on facebook for daily specials and upcoming event notifications! This will be a great way to stay on top of the fun, new, and different things Charles & The Chophouse gang have to offer!