Last month, a huge group of us assembled to a special tasting of menu highlights at McKendrick’s Steak House in Dunwoody. As we found our seats and started chatting, everyone seemed to have the same sentiment: McKendrick’s is one of those places I’ve always known about but never have taken the time to visit. So glad we did because they truly have an incredible menu.
Our meal began with not one, but two seafood courses: A Chilled Seafood Course and a Warm Seafood Course. Hands down the Chilled Seafood is the way to go with jump shrimp cocktail, and two kinds of crab – King Crab and Florida Stone Crab Claws. Ooh and they’ve, of course, done all the hard work for you to get to the
meaty crabby goodness, so the toughest thing you have to do is pick which sauce you want to dip your seafood into. Surprisingly the warm seafood, with a mini crab cake, lobster tempura and oyster didn’t have the same spark I found from the chilled platter.
Choosing between a NY Strip and a Ribeye is a difficult choice, but I find myself leaning more towards a Ribeye, the marbling rendering a taste I don’t find with other cuts. While the Ribeye was perfectly prepared, I was surprised to enjoy the Sea Bass slightly more. The slight touch of a fork, and the fish separated into buttery layers of deliciousness. Sides of Lobster Mac and Cheese, Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts weren’t anything to dismiss either.
Did you know? Although McKendrick’s has been around for decades, it was once a night club?
As with other courses, dessert is a mamouth sized too. But we say, go for the Turtle Gelato pie, hands down. Pictured above, the rich dessert has layers of of creamy goodness, all supported by an Oreo crust.
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, Georgia 30346
Disclosure: Our meal was complimentary but the opinions expressed are my own.