Lately, I have been on a tangent in which I just want a good ole delicious and “nutritious” steak. There are plenty steak restaurants all over Houston, but finding the right one can be hit or miss. This is especially true for steaks that varies in quality, price, flavor, beef cut (s) and cooking method. I usually prefer a nice New York Strip, grilled on a very hot grill, to a medium temperature with a little bit of butter on top. The Houston steak night website gives a great summary of most of the steak nights in and around town. One of the best features of the website is that they have a rating system for each one of those steak nights at those restaurants. You should definitely be able to drill down to the right choice. I usually find the spot I want to go to and then check Google, the Houston Press reviews, Eater Houston, and Yelp.com for additional assurance of my choice.
This leads me to the Harp Pub steak night. The Harp is located in the Montrose area off Richmond Ave and Montrose. 90 percent of time is just a pub bar, but on Mondays and Thursdays it has a hell of steak night that is lead by Chef Bryan Hawes. He was the old chef who provided steak nights for 55 Restaurant and Bar in the Rice Village area. People, when I tell you this is one great steak night that has loads of varieties and combinations, it will be true to every word.
Unfortunately, the Harp is closing Feb 2018. But on a positive note Chef Hawes has multiple locations where you can sample his grilling deliciousness. Check the link at the end for more information.
This is Steak Heaven
I found out about their steak night one day and fell in love with the options that rivals other restaurants steak nights. Most places lock you into the typical steak, baked/mashed potatoes and maybe some vegetables type of meal. But the Harp has so many more combinations such as rib-eyes, pork chops and lamb chops, and sausages that can be complimented with garlic mashed potatoes or a pasta salad. Oh… And you don’t have to order just one thing at a time. They all have a variety of names to represent the combination of food you can get from their menu.
For example, you can order a rib-eye steak with a nice grilled pork chop. Or you can get a pork chop and a half of rack of lamb. Or you can get all of them at once! I definitely recommend the combo meals if you’re on a date night and your significant other loves to share and eat off your plate. When you want multiple items on the menu, they call them Fatboys. I did have a picture of the menu, but its too blurry for my liking to show you guys. So here is the list of mouthwatering combinations:
Steak Fatboy – A 12.oz Rib-eye with a grilled pork chop.
The Big Fatboy – A 12.oz Ribeye with a half a rack of lamb.
Unfortunately, I haven’t ordered this combination… Yet!
The Lamb Fatboy – A half of rack of lamb with a grilled pork chop (sausage added)
The Lard Ass – A 12.oz Ribeye…. Anndddd a half a rack of lamb… Annddd a pork chop
My favorite Fatboy combo is the Steak Fatboy and it comes with 12.oz Rib-eye steak, a grilled pork chop and I always like to add one grilled jalapeno sausage link to make it the perfect steak dinner in my opinion. They should call it the Lard Ass Junior.
About the Chef
Chef Hawes put what he calls “Meat Mojo” as a seasoning on the food that he grills on steak nights. It’s so flavorful on each and every bite. The meals also comes with dipping sauces that varies in sweetness and spiciness that he has created to compliment the meals. I suggest trying all of them at once.
You can check out his website here.
You will also find his seasonings he uses and his locations for other steaks nights
Here is the location for The Harp :
For more steak nights in Houston. Check out HoustonSteaknight.com
Go ahead and head to the Harp this week, let me know how much you loved it!