Finally got around to trying Hy's. The (garlic/cheese) bread(s) however, come at a premium. It was not worth $8+ for the 2. The cheese bread tho flavourful was very greasy, but not so much that oil gushes out. The garlic toasts, too, are very buttery. We each only had a pc or two w/half the basket leftover. It was definitely not worth $8+.
1/4 of our steaks were actually made to order (medium-rare) while the rest of us had it a very solid medium. None of us felt like getting it swapped as the cut of the meat itself wasn't that great. We knew already we wouldn't be back so it didn't matter so much--food is food. I was hoping it's not just that one guy behind the glass showroom doing all the steaks otherwise, I can see how he might be trying to rush out too many at once resulting in inconsistent & overcooked steaks.
The baked french onion soup, however, was quite tasty. Nice depth in flavours & the cheese was good. The fresh oysters were well shucked & went down smoothly & sweetly.
I wouldn't recommend the bananas foster for dessert. It's not worth $2 let alone $12. Too sweet in every way. The marmalade-like syrupy dressing the bananas & plate is drowning in as well as the vanilla ice cream with orange peel or such mixed in. Our server made that table-side, but I think I'd have preferred my dessert(s) be prepared by a proper pastry chef if that can't be had, in the least, a good line cook?
Love the small comfortable dining room. Good for catching up with friends, etc, chatting over a glass of wine or what have you & kept separated well enough from the front bar section. Definitely love the architecture, but none of us sees ourselves returning as we'd choose the consistency & quality of our usual default steakhouse in a heartbeat over the disappointing experience here.
Our service was adequate, friendly, but nothing exceptional. 2 ppl in our party commented that even Keg & Cactus' steaks are better....