Sometimes, you need a good steak. And sometimes your local Outback just won't cut it.
Now that's not to trash Outback-- I'm a big fan. It's that when your mouth is watering for meattt, you're not always in the mood for the long lines, standard menus and cheesy waiter lines that come with the territory of a popular chain steakhouse.
In those situations, it's good to have a local steakhouse, and I've found mine.
Austin's Steak and Ale House, located in Kew Gardens on well-known Austin Street has a tasty menu that covers all ground on America fare: seafood, salads, soups, poultry, pastas, burgers, and of course steak (and lots of it).
In addition, their nightly specials add an extra twist of flair to the menu, and the Filet Mignon and Jumbo Scrimp special I had was delish. As was my friend's Horseradish-crusted Salmon special that I was lucky enough to acquire the leftovers of.
The decor is classic and tasteful -- it feels very homey in a good way. Good time, good friends, good steak. No big complaints here.
- near the Long Island Railroad station
- nice menu variation
- good specials
- extensive beer menu and drink list
- mediocre waiter (he may have been new...hopefully)
- a surcharge or 2 that didn't make sense
- not all beers listed on the menu were available
Next time the wait at Outback is 45 minutes even with your "call ahead," try Austin Steak and Ale House for a nice and juicy steak.
Austin Steak and Ale House
82-70 Austin St.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415