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By Luann & Tricia / firstname.lastname@example.org
If youre looking
for an impressive meal in your own backyard, boy did the Foodies
find the place. Tucked away on Gerard Street in Huntington
village, Macs is where classic steakhouse meets modern
hotspot in an explosion of sophistication, quality and presentation.
Deep crimsons and mahogany browns span the 7,000-square-foot
steakhouse, which features a sleek dining room, wine salon
and elegant bar.
Executive Chef Ron Gelish and General Manager Scott Young,
who met while with Rothmanns Steakhouse Group, took
over Macs in December 2007 with years of experience
under their belts. The menu is impressive, with Bistro cuts
and fish from the Pacific Rim. Premium dry-aged steaks come
from Niman Ranch, whose meat has no antibiotics or added hormones.
We started with the braised shortribs with crisp potato shreds,
horseradish cream, and veal jus ($15). The ribs cut like butter
and fall apart in the mouth. Fresh wasabi sesame seared Hawaiian
white tuna with cooling wakeme salad and ponzu sauce ($15)
sends you to culinary heaven. A refreshing warm pear salad
with baby spinach, Gorgonzola cheese and pecans drizzled with
white balsamic Dijon vinaigrette cleanses the palate.
The entrees are just as mouth-watering. Kona Kampachi, a premium
white fish cooked to perfection, with sautéed bok choy,
shitake mushrooms and coconut ginger sauce ($28), leaves you
with sweet satisfaction and a clean, healthy feeling. We could
taste the Niman Ranch difference in the flavorful Filet mignon,
thick and tender ($29/$38). For a side we recommend the Black
Truffle Mac N Cheese Topped with crunchy
breadcrumbs, elbow macaroni soak up the creamy mushroom sauce.
For dessert we went with the Toasted Golden Apple Crisp ($8)
with sizable apple pieces under crunchy crumbs, topped with
vanilla ice cream. The Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake ($8) sends
you floating out the door in a dreamy state of euphoria.
And there was still more we wanted to try, like the seafood
platter ($48/96) and porterhouse ($44), not to mention the
array of specials Gelish brings in, from ostrich and venison
to squab and duck.
Macs also offers promotions throughout the week. Another
trip is surely merited to this up-and-coming Huntington establishment.
12 Gerard Street Huntington village
Exotic seafood and dry-aged steak; impressive wine list
Atmosphere: Sleek, modern take on the classic
Hours: Monday Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m.,
& Saturday, 6 to 11 p.m.,
Sunday, 3 to 9 p.m.
and open for lunch beginning March 18