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The buzz: The team behind Rustic Root, Volcano Rabbit, and Side Bar expand with a luxury steakhouse and whisky society.
The food: Big, brawny steaks are the stars here, of course, but Executive Chef James Montejano shows a deft hand with seafood as well, sugar spicing a hefty prime rib of salmon or finessing Chilean sea bass with delicate dashi consommé and truffle prawn wontons. Don’t miss the desserts, especially the Insta-worthy Magic Mushroom, a peanut butter mousse, huckleberry jam, dark chocolate crumb, and cassis sorbet micro sponge and ice cream marvel that wouldn’t look out of place on the forest floor. The bar program boasts one of the largest selections of Japanese whisky in California.
The cost: Appetizers and salads are $9-35, entrees are $25-150+, desserts are $10-22, most cocktails are around $15, beer and wine by the glass are $6-59, and whisky flights are $35-310.