modern date at modern steak.

After much deliberation last Friday, we ended up doing date night at Modern Steak. In Arizona, Sam Fox is a restaurant God. He’s know for fab concepts with cool vibes and Modern Steak is one of his latest. I’d been, but Danny hadn’t so we decided to give it a whirl and ended up having a fantastic three-hour dinner.

Randomly, the server recognized us because he used to work at Sportsmans, a local specialty wine & beer store that Danny frequents. He kicked off our night with some champagne and moved us to a roomy booth in the middle of the restaurant. From there, we took his recommendations and he split a variety of things … artichoke gratin and roasted red pepper hummus to start, specialty mac & cheese next, followed by a build-your-own baked potato bar at your table, and then filets (medium rare plus) with caramelized onions. We washed the meal down with martinis for me and rye old fashioneds for D. Yum. Yum. Yum.

I’m obsessed with the decor, love the cocktails, service is spot on and the food is rich and delicious. I wish the restaurant was a little smaller and more intimate (and not attached to a mall), but overall I highly recommend you splurge and give this place a try.

Tip :: the sides are big enough to split and make great starters or appetizers if you simply want to do a night of cocktails & apps.

{excuse the phone quality pics. our camera didn’t make it to date night}
{the ladies room. i could just move in here}

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