Live, from Peoria, Illinois, it’s Saturday Night, starring this week’s host, Alexander’s Steakhouse and featuring the Ready For Prime Beef Player, Marty Wombacher. And now, please welcome this week’s host, Alexander’s Steakhouse!
Another Saturday night has fallen and we are off and headed down Adams Street with the destination of Alexander’s Steakhouse in our crosshairs.
We have arrived at the afforementioned destination: Alexander’s Steakhouse. The outside of the building has a rustic, warehouse look to it that I really like.
Let’s climb these steep wooden stairs and let Saturday night begin!
Here’s the front foyer area. There’s a hostess stand over there, but where’s the hostess?
She’s over here on the right. Her name’s Corrine and she’s standing here with Dominique who was on waitress duty for the evening. Two pretty ladies, a nice way to start the night!
Here’s the place I was looking for, the bar! And there’s a seat open right at the corner, let’s go grab a chair and get settled in!
Okay, the night has officially begun as friendly bartender, Joe hands over an ice-cold bottle of Budweiser! Cheers!
Bottled beers and glasses are housed in this cooler behind the bar.
As you can see, it's a well-stocked bar, lit up old-school fashion with lights hung from the top of the bar.
A longshot of the shiny, coppertop bar with a gold side railing. It's a classic steakhouse bar.
There's a dining area just behind the bar and as you can see, this is a popular Saturday night destination.
In the middle of the dining room is a communal grill where customers can grill their own steaks. Or, if you're like me...
You'll pay a couple bucks extra and have Johnny do the grilling. Johnny's been the grillmaster here for 25 years and is an expert at searing all kinds of steaks.
Check out some of his work lined up and ready to be served to hungry customers.
Here's Courtney posing quickly with Johnny before she starts to serve up those meals.
Seasonings for the steaks are standing attention down here at the end of the grill.
Hot melted butter makes everything better!
Here's another dining area behind the grill. And there's more tables in the front of the restaurant.
Before the steaks hit the grill, they chill out in here.
I ordered the Ribeye for my dinner tonight. Speaking of dinner...
Let's start it out here at the salad bar. The neon light claims it's, "Peoria's Best Salad Bar," well we'll see about that.
Well, I have to tell you, from this perspective it's pretty damned impressive!
And here's the salad I created, nice and colorful and crunchy. Time to have some veggies before the meat portion arrives.
The salad was delicious and right on cue, here's Johnny with tonight's grilled delights!
Wow, what a sight! Johnny certainly works magic over at that grill!
The baked potato is grilled with melted cheddar cheese and bits of bacon as toppings, that's a nice surprise!
Every dinner comes with two slices of grilled and buttered Texas Toast.
The steak was cooked to perfection and such a tasty treat!
AS you can see, towards the end of the meal things got a little forked up, but as you can read in the review below, it was a great meal, I'm definitely coming back for more! We'll see you all tomorrow!
Alexander’s Steakhouse features over a dozen different cuts of steak on the menu. I went with the 16 ounce Ribeye and it did not disappoint. It was grilled to perfection, crispy on the outside and succulent and juicy as you cut into the generous slab of meat. The grill gives the steak a nice smoky flavor and it’s cut fresh at the restaurant by the in-house butchers on staff. For me, the real surprise was the baked potato. It’s also cooked on the grill and has melted cheddar cheese and smoky bacon swimming inside of the potato. It was so good. The salad bar is a nice feature and it’s well stocked with any topping or dressing that you could want to dress up your lettuce with.
Four Galloping Gourmets—Great tasty steak, wonderful side dishes and a plentiful salad bar, who could ask for anything more?
100 Alexander Street (off Adams)