When it comes to preparing steaks, I'd much rather eat something off my backyard grill. I grill them just the way I like, and they cost at least half as much as an decent restaurant. (Experience has taught me that if you buy a cheap steak, that's exactly what you get.)
On occasion, though, it's fun to go out, expense be damned. And while I can't say that I have tried every decent steak house in the area - I have, in fact, tried only a few - my favorite at this point is Churchill's Steakhouse. I ate there last night with my wife and brother. And while my brother opted for the ribeye, my wife and I shared the New York Strip Steak for Two, 26 ounces of medium-rare beef done to perfection.
I began with a caesar salad, while the other two opted for splitting an Iceberg Lettuce Wedge. And a couple of glasses of decent cabernets were shared by the table's two elders (my brother's choice: a Coke).
The picture above shows our plates just after we'd started eating. Hey, I was hungry. And that meat was just sitting there!