Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Tartare

tartare Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: TartareThe very best steak tartare I ever ate almost had too much of everything — spice, salt, lemon. Almost. And, yet, it was perfection, coming right up to the line without crossing it. Indeed, if you like your beef wriggling and raw, as Gollum would say, and well seasoned, then tartare is the perfect dish for you. Most aficionados understand that it is a dish that can go very, very right — or very, er, not so right. Fortunately, OpenTable diners are encountering absolutely sublime versions of this raw delight. While versions of steak tartare date back to the beginning of the 20th century, my copy of Larousse Gastronomique from 1961 has a recipe for a very contemporary take on tartare. Find out what your fellow eaters are saying about this fresh meat treat. 

Auberge du Pommier, Toronto, Ontario: “The most memorable and tasty meal I have enjoyed in a while…foie gras, frogs’ legs, steak tartare, squab…all were terrific.”

* Belly and Trumpet, Dallas, Texas: “The antelope heart tartare was very good.”

Central 214, Dallas, Texas: “We sampled several appetizers/small plates to start, including steak tartare, melon salad, and scotch egg. But the tartare was perfect; I’d have been happy with an entree sized portion.”

Crush, Seattle, Washington: “All of our courses were delicious and inventive, although I’d say my carrot soup was the best and my husband would say his beef tartare was the best.”

Eleven Madison Park, New York, New York: “Especially liked the tableside take on steak tartare that was made with carrots and the duck.”

Fig & Olive-Melrose Place, West Hollywood, California: “Our favorite dish was the beef tartare, unique with its delicious olives blended with the meat. We both said we’d be back for that dish again.”

Gentleman Farmer, New York, New York: “Every dish we had was a culinary slay. I highly recommend the bison tartare and the filet mignon with foie gras. ”

Gordon Ramsay Steak, Las Vegas, Nevada: “The steak tartare was delicious with a great smoke flavor smoked right under a glass dome at the table.”

Le Patriarche, Quebec, Quebec: “Many aspects of our meal were outstanding, but the trilogy of young buffalo (tartare, carpaccio, and terrine) narrowly beat out the lamb as the best dish of the night.”

Mare, Boston, Massachusetts: “Tried the Kobayashi tartare appetizer and loved it ”

* The Ordinary, Charleston, South Carolina: “Excellent seafood dishes! You have to try the fired oysters with steak tartare.”

Sage-Aria, Las Vegas, Nevada: “From the cocktails and lamb tartare to the bison carpaccio and bone marrow and steak, this place has it all.”

Spiaggia, Chicago, Illinois: “Had the carne cruda appetizer, a cannoli/sushi hybrid of steak tartare that had an amazing flavor and texture.”

TAG-Raw Bar, Denver, Colorado: “We had a couple of sushi rolls, the sushi tacos (we’ve had numerous times at TAG), the kangaroo tartare with quail egg, which was delicious, and the ceviche shooters.”

* Tantra Restaurant, Atlanta, Georgia: “We will certainly visit again to try other menu items. but this time around we can highly recommend the scallops and the kibbeh nayeh (a lamb tartare treat!).”

* Waterboy, Sacramento, California: “Beef tartare still the best outside a Takashi restaurant. Best food in town!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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