09 Dec Steer Bar and Grill, South Yarra
I finally had the opportunity to come to Steer, well-known for its wide range of high quality steaks. There are just so many different producers and cuts to choose from. There are options other than steak on the menu for non-beef eaters. Shortly after we were seated, a waiter presented us with a large board of meat showcasing a small selection of what they had to offer.
The butter accompanying the complimentary bread was particularly nice, especially with the sprinkles of salt that topped it. I had to restrain myself though; I was saving my stomach for the main event!
Before I came I’d already planned to have the David Blackmore oyster blade, which came with a herb-crusted section of bone marrow and an heirloom carrot salad. Shortly after the mains were served we were presented with a large selection of condiments to go with the steak. I did have a taste of the grainy mustard, eggplant and horseradish (which was surprisingly mild). Though there was nothing wrong with them, I actually preferred to enjoy the steak by itself, savouring it’s smooth and buttery goodness. The steak was seasoned enough to go without adding anything extra. Easily the best steak I’ve ever eaten.
Dad had the early dining special, which gives two courses selected from a special menu for $39.5. There’s also a three-course option for $44.50. His choice of entree was the steak tartar with radish and grilled tarragon toast. The tartar was rather nice and the onions and herbs kept it light and fresh.
The Darling Downs wagyu flank was also very good; it was less tender than the oyster blade but had a stronger beefy taste.
The creamy mashed potato was the side dish dad had chosen as part of his early dining special.
The steak at Steer is certainly more expensive than average, but the quality and handling of the produce it uses really shows.
Steer Bar and Grill
641 Chapel St
South Yarra, VIC, 3141
(03) 9040 1188