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alexander's steakhouse in pasadena.

alexander's steakhouse in pasadena.

my family has always like going to steakhouses for a nicer dinner or special occasion. there are several we usually frequent, but we were looking to try something new and reserved a table at alexander's steakhouse in pasadena.

amuse bouche.

i admit to being pleasantly surprised. it's somewhere between a very classic steakhouse with very high quality steaks served without flourish, a very foodie-centric, trendy restaurant, and new fine dining serving those extra complimentary courses (amuse bouche, palate cleanser, desserts). everything was really, really good though, and the service was impeccable.

oysters with aji amarillo ice and wakame celery cream.

little gem and romaine salad with anchovy miso dressing, furikake, fennel and squid ink croutons.

toast with green garlic rouille, duck liver ragu and muscat grape jam.

grill octopus with pepitas ash romesco, roasted garlic, kale, coriander.

assorted housemade bread.

assorted butters.

cab prime rib with natural jus.

aurora angus filet mignon with negi salad.

all the steaks are served simply, without sides, but they have some really tasty add-ons or "enhancements" like bone marrow and foie gras. i also really appreciated the sides they offer - no creamed spinach or corn here! both the green beans and mushrooms were really good and held their own.

bone in new york with grilled sudachi, chive butter and bone marrow enhancement.

crispy duck breast with buckwheat confit tamale, sakura jus, cherry chili compote and seared foie gras enhancement.

blue lake beans, flash fried, with garlic and sansyo.

blue lake beans, flash fried, with garlic and sansyo.

eryngi mushrooms with roasted garlic, thyme and lemon vinaigrette.

granita palate cleanser.

mochi cake with sudachi curd, argan, yuzu and toasted coconut ice cream.

after dessert, we even got extra petit fours, macarons and cotton candy! definitely a fun way to end the evening.

cotton candy!

111 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

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