If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you know that my husband is a meat and potatoes kind of guy. I’ve definitely broadened his horizons when it comes to cuisine over the past 17 years of marriage, but, given the choice, GFB will choose a juicy steak and potato over most anything.
Each year, on or near your birthday, my fabulous in-laws will treat you and your immediate family to dinner at any restaurant of your choosing. They know their son well, so they mentioned how they really wanted to try Gage’s Steakhouse in Guthrie and asked if could they treat us to dinner there. Hubs reluctantly said yes (it’s not cheap), so I called and booked us a reservation.
Gage’s Steakhouse is tucked away in the basement of the Sand Plum Building in Downtown Guthrie. The decor is simple but very tasteful and almost romantic. (Sounds odd for a steakhouse, huh?) Soft lighting fills the room and rock/brick walls are adorned with western images.
We were promptly seated and handed the wine menu. The selection is nice and there is something for every palette and budget. We picked a nice Merlot and I scanned the appetizer and entree menu. There were so many wonderful choices, it was hard to decide! I tend to try the crab cakes at every restaurant I can, so that was a no-brainier for me for an appetizer. They were light, flaky and full of chunks of fresh crab meat – and they were exceptional.
Although Gage’s is technically a steakhouse, they offer a great selection of seafood, pork and pastas if that’s your preference. My youngest daughter prefers pasta over meat, so she ordered the Beef Penne Pasta, which is beef tenderloin sauteed with onions, peppers & mushrooms, de-glazed with red wine and finished with penne pasta and marinara, topped with Parmesan cheese ($17.95). Of course, hubs decided on the t-bone steak, which he ordered with a twice-baked potato and broccoli ($29.95 and includes a house salad or cup of soup). My in-laws went for the special which was a steak topped with sauteed crab and served with glazed carrots and a baked potato ($34.95 as I recall).
The meal was exceptional. And although I probably didn’t need dessert, who can pass up creme brûlée? (Not this woman!) We ordered one creme brûlée, one bread pudding and one molten chocolate cake to share between the 6 of us. The desserts were good – not great – but I’m sort of picky about my chocolate cake and brûlée.
Dessert aside, it was a GREAT meal. I loved the relaxed atmosphere and would definitely go back with friends or family (or maybe just hubs and I). It might not be the type of place you visit regularly, but I highly recommend you check out Gage’s Steakhouse sometime. If you are planning on hitting up Gage’s on a weekend night, I highly recommend reservations as it can fill up quickly.