Even in the best of times, it’s easy to fall into a dinner time rhythm that’s “ho hum,” to say the least. With spring in the air, it’s the perfect time to spice up your dinnertime dash with a little pizazz. Every fantastic steak restaurant boasts a handful of telltale traits, and the key to recreating the experience at home is incorporating each touch in your own way. For your dining pleasure, we’re delighted to deliver 6 Sizzling Ways to Bring the Steakhouse to Your House!
1. Amp up the ambience.
Are you fighting withdrawal from your favorite steak restaurant? Bring all the mood of an upscale steak dinner home when you focus on the ambience. Break out the fancier china, linen tablecloth and napkins, and set your table with style. Don’t forget the candles and music! If weather permits, consider ditching the dining room and enjoying your meal al fresco. Don’t forget candles and music! Think about your favorite steakhouse and choose a playlist that echoes their style, or mix up a playlist of your own favorites.
2. Wine and dine.
What better time to break out that special bottle of wine you’ve been saving and make tonight a success? Choose a wine that complements your menu, and make it a night to remember! A great steak dinner is always cause for celebration.
3. Dress for the occasion.
Comfort may reign king, but everyone loves to dress up once in a while. Treat this like a real date and get dapper! Plan your night in advance, and be sure to tell your significant other about the dress code. There’s no reason why you can’t have a romantic date night at home, so have fun and hype it up!
4. Master the main entree.
Whether you choose rich, butter-tender Filet Mignon, well-marbled Ribeye, or a flavorful Kansas City Strip, step outside the box and choose some fresh steak recipes to try! Stock up on all your favorite cuts with one of our great value combos like The Freezer Filler or Family Steak Night for 4, then try a new recipe!
5. Serve stellar side dishes.
It wouldn’t be a great steak restaurant experience without the steak, but we all know the sides deserve some serious love, too. Traditional steak dinner sides include a salad with fresh vegetables and a great potato, but don’t limit yourself to the old standards. Consider some of our steak side favorites:
6. Enlist some help.
Be creative with it and enlist the help of your family and housemates! Every great steak restaurant employs a host, servers, chef and bartender. Assign appropriate roles and have some fun! Have the kids dress up as servers and let them top off waters and clear dishes, or if you’re feeding a larger crew, set up a couple of small tables to give the real “restaurant” feel. Seat the kids at one table and enjoy an adult dinner at another. Better yet, if the weather is nice, let the kids dine outdoors and enjoy a quiet hour with your spouse!
You’re ready to bring the steakhouse to your house! Tell us your favorite steak recipe in the comments below!