Do you consider yourself a carnivorous connoisseur? If you do, then you likely have your go-to cut at your favorite fine dining Boise restaurant. Some people have one cut that they’ll defend to the very end, others like to mix it up, and others are happy as long as the steak is meaty and cooked just right. Whichever camp you belong to, it helps to know more about the steaks on the menu, so depending on your cravings, you can enjoy a premium steak that satisfies your taste buds.
This is a staple at any steakhouse, with the best ones offering a grass-fed version for premium flavor. The filet mignon is very lean, coming from a part of the cow that rarely does any heavy lifting, making it incredibly tender with a soft texture that practically melts in your mouth. This lean cut is a heart-healthy choice that offers a rich beef flavor and tender chew. It's best enjoyed rare or medium rare at most to preserve the texture and flavor.
Also simply known as the ribeye cut, the cowboy cut is essentially a bone-in, center-cutribeye with the rib bone adding extra flavor to the already flavorful and fatty steak. Ribeye steaks are a classic go-to for many meat lovers and are often available in larger portions, taking center stage on the plate. With fat running throughout the steak and surrounding it via the fat cap, this cut is sure satisfy your cravings. It’s best when served medium rare to medium in order to caramelize the fats.
New York Strip
The New York strip hits all of the checkboxes that many people look for in a steak and strikes a balance between tenderness and flavor that many other cuts can’t. The steak has less marbling than a ribeye but more than a filet and is the steak for people who want the best of both worlds. Though many may say you can order this steak anywhere from rare to medium-well, do keep in mind that because of its typically lower fat content, it can be less enjoyable when overcooked.
While not a specific cut of steak, the Wagyu breed is highly-regarded for its intense marbling and is worth a mention. Look for certified, authentic Japanese Wagyu beef for an incredibly tender and delicious experience. The unmistakable streaks of fat throughout the Wagyu beef make it not only incredibly tasty, with many describing the taste similar to butter, but also very melty as it sits on your palate.
As an exotic and highly sought-after experience, only the best downtown Boise restaurants will offer authentic Japanese Wagyu beef. If you sit down and see this selection on the menu, then you’re surely in the right place.
Chandlers is one of the premier restaurants in downtown Boise. They are well-known for offering a fine selection of premium quality steaks along with the freshest seafood Boise has to offer. With fish flown in daily from Hawaii and other fishing partners, the kitchen staff at Chandlers delivers a high-quality selection of seafood dishes. Chandlers also offers a premium assortment of quality steaks, including Japanese Wagyu beef cuts, sure to satisfy your cravings. In addition to great steaks and live jazz, Chandlers is also a great place to sit and relax with wine, beer, or cocktails such as their famous Ten Minute Martini™.