Alexander's Steakhouse

During Thanksgiving break, we managed finally go here for a dinner.  I say "finally" because I kept hearing epic things about this place.  It took over an El Torito that had been there for ages, and when it El Torito shut down, and Alexander's took over, I didn't think much of it, until the rave reviews I kept hearing.  Figured it was a perfect place to celebrate my friend Vicky's birthday.

We made reservations through Opentable.com.  No issues there.  Upon arrival, while we waited for Vicky and Cam to arrive, we sat in their comfy waiting area while Owen sipped on a red wine he liked (didn't think to remember to ask what he drank.)  He seemed to enjoy it.  

Once Vicky and Cam got there and we were seated, we were hit with the bad news.  They had run out of prime rib.  Bummer!  The menu had plenty of other things to offer, however.  This is what we ended up getting - 

 

 Amuse bouche - a little scallop with a thin slice of radish, green tasty oil, a nice little bite to start things off 

Amuse bouche - a little scallop with a thin slice of radish, green tasty oil, a nice little bite to start things off 

 Furikake Caesar Salad - 65 degree egg, furikake, parmesan, garlic, caper anchovy dressing.   A nice salad I enjoyed thoroughly.  

Furikake Caesar Salad - 65 degree egg, furikake, parmesan, garlic, caper anchovy dressing.   A nice salad I enjoyed thoroughly.  

 Lobster Kabocha squash soup - poured into the bowl tableside, a beautiful hearty soup that Owen LOVED.  

Lobster Kabocha squash soup - poured into the bowl tableside, a beautiful hearty soup that Owen LOVED.  

 Sorbet course - I honestly forget what this was.  I remember the bits around it were tasty. 

Sorbet course - I honestly forget what this was.  I remember the bits around it were tasty. 

 Both Owen and I got this - the New York Strip truffle special, as it's truffle season.  

Both Owen and I got this - the New York Strip truffle special, as it's truffle season.  

 Truffle Mac and Cheese, because we're already going all in on the truffles.  So rich.

Truffle Mac and Cheese, because we're already going all in on the truffles.  So rich.

 Baked Idaho potato.  I liked this as a counterpoint to all the rich truffle flavor

Baked Idaho potato.  I liked this as a counterpoint to all the rich truffle flavor

 A shot of Vicky's filet mignon. A beautiful piece of meat. 

A shot of Vicky's filet mignon. A beautiful piece of meat. 

 As it was Vicky's birthday, they brought out this really thought out mini sampling of desserts

As it was Vicky's birthday, they brought out this really thought out mini sampling of desserts

 The end of the meal - banana flavored cotton candy. 

The end of the meal - banana flavored cotton candy. 

The verdict - excellent food.  The service was good, but it does drag - there were long instances between courses, so don't have plans for later in the evening.  We didn't mind as we were busy catching up.  It was a meal worthy of a special occasion.  Guess we'll have to come back for the prime rib next time.  

 

Alexander's Steakhouse

0330 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014