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Installation (Wordpress Part): Steakhead's Atlanta Eats Blog: Kevin Rathbun Steaks His Claim Among Carnivorous Elite

Friday, June 01, 2007

Kevin Rathbun Steaks His Claim Among Carnivorous Elite

Kevin Rathbun has hit a homerun with Kevin Rathbun Steak. It ain’t cheap, and it wasn’t quick, but boy was it good. Let’s start with the space. KRS is almost the anti-thesis of the original Rathbun’s. Whereas Rathbun’s is an open space, with plenty of light, KRS sports dark wood paneling, dark color tones, and little overhead light. For a steakhouse, this masculine feel not only works, but for me, is a necessity. It tells me they take their beef seriously.

KRS offers a different approach to the cold seafood tower appetizer. Unlike places like Chops, where they price the appetizer at a flat rate per person, you create your own tower at KRS. Each seafood item is priced around $8-9 dollars making it more financially feasible than the strict per person charge. You don’t get as much food, but if you are about to indulge on a 21oz. bone-in ribeye, do you really need more? Our group of three had a tower of shrimp (3 jumbo shrimp), ahi tuna sashimi (5-6 pieces) and hamachi sashimi (5-6 pieces). There could have been an extra shrimp or two for $9, but I was not at all disappointed with the sashimi quantity (or quality).

The menu is fairly traditional for a steakhouse. A good selection of seafood and non-steak items. The sides are a la carte, but the quantity is not like other steakhouses where one side is good for 2 people. For the three of us, we had 2 sides and we probably could have gone for a third. One interesting note on the sides- the twice baked potato is listed as “Market Price”, which led one of us to ask what has happened to the price of potatoes lately to warrant market pricing.

But let’s face it, the real reason you come to a place like this is for the steaks. KRS offers multiple choices here including two dry aged porterhouses- one for 2 people and one for 4 people. I couldn’t even think about what the 4-person beast looks like on a plate. Two of us went with the 12 oz filet (a 6 oz version is also available), while one friend went with the bone-in ribeye. You have your choice of various sauces for your steaks. My choice- the peppercorn au poivre- was served in a side dish so you can regulate how much you wish to use. My filet was outstanding- a great cut of meat that I could have cut with a butter knife.

I am already planning my next trip to Kevin Rathbun Steak. My anniversary is at the end of the month, and since Lady Steakhead didn’t join us last night, this would be a great occasion to introduce her to it. I probably better my make my reservations now, though. If it’s anything like Rathbun’s, weekend reservations at KRS will be hard to come by.

Steakhead Recommends: Yes
Price: $$$$


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our meal was amazing and we are going back in a few weeks.

4:15 PM  

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