Fine Dining at McGraws's Steak Chop & Fish House! It is crazy to believe 2018 is so near. Last week was Thanksgiving and now the full holiday season is upon us! Make sure you make the most of this season at one of Lafayette-West Lafayette's finest steak and seafood restaurant, McGraw's. Enjoy succulent steaks, fresh fish, fabulous appetizers and the best customer service.
McGraw's! When I think of this restaurant my stomach does a happy dance and I smile from all of the wonderful memories I have eating here. I don't know which is better; the food, ambiance or service. Everything is top notch! I will share some of my favorite dishes, but please note everything I have tried has been delicious.
Appetizers: I recommend ordering their crispy shoestring onions. They are super thin, lightly battered and served with a thousand-island style sauce. Their shrimp martini is another top pick. The shrimp are huge and the cocktail sauce is hot, but not too hot. These appetizers are perfect because they are not super filling and whet the appetite for the entree to come!
Soup: One of the BEST French onion soups I have ever tasted can be found at McGraw's. The dark beef broth with sweet onions smothered with Gruyere cheese will make your mouth tingle. It is a messy soup dish, but well worth it. (Sometimes if I am not super hungry, I will partake of appetizers and order soup for my meal and then nab a bite or two of my husband's steak!)
Entrees: My friends and I like to each order our own meals and then share. It's fun because then we can sample a bit of everything. My favorite entrees are really hard to pick. One can't go wrong with their filet mignon, which is always perfectly cooked, lightly seasoned (just the way I like it!) and you can cut it with a fork. The flounder with pan seared polenta cake, tricolored baby carrots, green beans with a lemon caper butter is a refreshing and lighter choice. Every month they host a burger of the month. This past month the burger as a 10 oz. ground sirloin burger with smoked provolone, pre-roasted poblano peppers, pickled red onion on a brioche bun. It was juicy with a kick of heat....delicous!
Every entree is served with a salad, side and bread. Beware, I have made the mistake of filling up on their delicious fresh bread with sweet whipped butter. It is yummy, but safe room for your entree and dessert!
Dessert: Order their Crème Brûlée! I have shared it with my mother in law and wished I didn't because it was so good! It was sweet (but not too sweet), had a crispy sugary coating, and was utterly delicious!
Ambiance: Overlooking the Wabash River, there is not a bad spot in the restaurant. Subtle lighting and candlelight make it a great date night location for a romantic dinner.
Service: One word: Wonderful! If you want a night where you can sit back and receive great customer care with a smile, this is the place!
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