In April 2010, Edward and I had an excellent late night dinner at Michael
Jordan's Steak House where the restaurant bustled with activity. Sitting
side-by-side relaxing against comfortable pillows in a private red velvet booth
on a black leather banquette accessorized s, we had the prefect vantage point
from which to soak up the ambience. Long rectangular jute covered lamps
suspended over the wood tables, and tea lights in amber ribbed glass holders
softly illuminated the restaurant. The atmosphere crackled with excitement, a
subtle reminder of the three casinos on the premises: Casino of the Earth, Casino
of the Sky, and Casino of the Wind where diners either had been graced by
"Lady Luck," or were anticipating after-dinner action in the casinos.
Michael Jordan's Steak House
Although Michael Jordan's Steak House focuses on USDA prime steaks and chops,
there is also a diverse seafood menu. Edward began with a first course of
Lobster Chowder, which was wonderful; imagine a rich lobster stock and cream
base enhanced with generous portions of lobster meat presented in a deep square
white bowl set on a round white charger
For my first course, I had Jumbo Lump Crab Cake crowned with frisee salad and
ringed with remoulade sauce presented on a large white triangular plate. This
was a crab cake designed for crab lovers with appetites like that of the
Chicago Bulls basketball team. This satisfying "cake" featured succulent
jumbo lump crab fashioned into a tall cylinder with a delicately thin, golden
crust that was sheer perfection enhanced with the tasty sauce. This course was well
matched with Veuve Clicquot Brut champagne from Reims, France.
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Edward got into the steak house spirit with his second course, The Cowboy,
listed on the menu as one of Michael Jordan's favorites. The Cowboy was a
21-ounce USDA prime aged cut that Executive Chef David Maini topped with a watercress
and horseradish crust, garnished with caramelized red onions, and set on a pool
of Mexican chocolate sauce. The watercress slightly tempered the kick of the
horseradish, which Edward proclaimed as a "When Harry Met Sally" moment,
and for a steak fan, this was heaven on a plate, especially when paired with a
Lobster Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Corn off the Cob with Smoked Chile Butter.
This course was paired with Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.1% alcohol, from Napa Valley, California.
The Cowboy with Horseradish Crust
I indulged my seafood craving with a second course of a 1.5
pound Steamed Maine Lobster that was served "lazy man style" meaning
that it was removed from the shell and presented on a large plate with a caramelized
lemon and drawn butter. Paired with the Veuve Clicquot Brut champagne, Lobster
Mashed Potatoes, which were creamy mashed potatoes blended with delicious
morsels of lobster meat, and the Grilled Corn Off-the-Cob with Smoked Chile
Butter, this was a sensational course.
Continuing our "I want to eat like Michael" dining experience, we decided
to share another one of Michael Jordan's favorites, the Chocolate-Peanut Butter
"Kit Kat" Bar with Espresso Sauce for dessert. After hearty portions
for our first and second courses, we were delighted that dessert was just the
right size, large enough to satisfy without being overwhelming. Three delicious
thin slices of layered chocolate and peanut butter on a crispy chocolate base
were the perfect fix for a pair of chocoholics.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter "Kit Kat" Bar
Excellent food, attentive service, and late night dinner service are what make
Michael Jordan's Steak House a sure bet.
Michael Jordan's Steak House serves
dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5:00
pm until 11:00 pm,
and the lounge is open from 4:00 pm
until 11:00 pm. On Friday
and Saturday, the restaurant serves dinner from 5:00 pm until midnight, and the lounge is open from 4:00 pm until midnight.
Read more about Michael Jordan's Steak
House in the Chefs' Recipes
section where Executive Chef David Maini
shares a few of his recipes for a delectable taste of the restaurant.
Michael Jordan's Steak House
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Uncasville, Connecticut 06382
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