so over the weekend my mom and i went to visit my sister and some relatives in carlsbad, ca. we didn’t know what to expect because my sister was to do all the planning, but it was awesome because we ended up going to argyle steakhouse for dinner!! yummss. i would choose argyle over ruth’s chris any day because the meat was SO DELICIOUS, the sides were flavorful and scrumptious, and i didn’t feel gross after all that meat. enjoy our feast!!
for starters, we had local carlsbad mussels in a saffron, dijon mustard, and white wine sauce with some bread on the side. can i just say that the sauce was the BEST i’ve tasted for mussels/shellfish in general, and all of us wanted to slurp down the whole thing. (sorry for the bad pic but i was STARVINGGGG)
next, the warm bloomsdale spinach salad was made of port infused asian pear, raspberry gastrique, candied pistachios, and BRAISED BACON. droooool. little chunks and a big slab of bacon got my tastebuds smiling. the crunchiness and crisp fattiness is still calling my name…
the hamachi poke had macadamia nut, avocado, sesame tuille, and a shiso leaf. it seemed lackluster compared to the other dishes, wasn’t too poppin with flavor, and i would choose poke from yardhouse over this one any day.
the popovers were HUGE! chewy warm bread which was full of air inside. it came with a sundried tomato garlic and something dipping sauce. can’t get over the sauce. it was seriously addicting.
for the main course, i got the brandt farm 12oz dry-aged ribeye. can you say AMAZINNGGGGGG?! i didn’t even need the side chimichurri sauce (which was a lot of olive oil) because it was the perfect amount of fattiness throughout while being full of meat flavor and a crunchy (but not too crunchy) exterior. it was perfectly cooked at medium rare.
my sister got the vintage farm 10oz new york sirloin with a horseradish persillade for the crust. i thought the horseradish would be too pungent and overpowering, but it was just right and helped make the meat less heavy and brightened up our palates.
my mom got the brandt farm 160z t-bone steak.
our sides were potato tots, roasted butternut squash, and sautéed seasonal mushrooms.
for dessert we shared the apple fritters with a vanilla gelato and root beer float, four by four, and my favorite chocolate cake. LOVED the presentations for these!!
’twas a great night of food, family, and fun 🙂 will definitely come back when i am craving some meat again!! you should too!
7447 Batiquitos Dr.
Carlsbad CA 92011