Amid the red velvet wallpaper, velour seating and black and white burlesque-style photographs from the early 1900s, diners can delight in Executive Chef Bill Zucosky’s modern steakhouse dishes that showcase his creativity and New Jersey-sourced ingredients. Located in AAA 4-Diamond Westminster Hotel, Strip House offers food not typical of many hotel restaurants. Fresh, not pre-prepared ingredients and prime, Nebraska corn-fed beef are what guests are treated to.
Chef Zucosky and his team dish out steakhouse favorites with panache. Must-try starters are the Roasted Golden Beet and Grilled Asparagus Salad paired with Stilton cheese and a Sherry vinaigrette. The Maryland Lump Crab Cake plated with potato salad, haricots verts and a flavorful remoulade is another great option. As delicious as these dishes are, the Roasted Bacon Salad takes the prize with its applewood-smoked slab bacon and peppery arugula side salad.
Steaks are incredibly delicious at Strip House and what you should order. There are non-meat dishes for those who want to stay away from meat at an upscale steakhouse (who are these people?). Good options are the Sesame-Crusted Yellow Fin Tuna and the Pan-Seared Red Snapper.
I selected the 22-ounce Bone-In Rib Eye as I enjoy the juicy, ultra flavorful cut and was very pleased with my choice. My steak with presented with a half head of roasted garlic. The meat was cooked rare as ordered and was perfectly seared. The Veal Chop was also a favorite of some of the guests in our party. The thick chop comes with a roasted pepper and parsley salad.
Like many high-end steakhouses, Strip House offers a selection of side dishes for sharing. Winners are the Crisp Goose Fat Potatoes, the Black Truffle Creamed Spinach and the off-the-menu Ripped Potatoes. If you only order one side dish, go for the Ripped Potatoes. The dish features fried chunked potatoes tossed with butter then dusted with Parmesan, sea salt and parsley.
The signature dessert at Strip House is the 24-layer Chocolate Cake. Order it even if you think you cannot swallow another bite, it is great. The cake is moist and iced with rich, gooey dark chocolate ganache. Likely the biggest piece of cake you will ever see and perfect to share among friends.
Chef Zucosky expertly prepares what is undeniably one of the best steaks in the area. An efficient and helpful wait staff ensures a top dining experience in a boudoir-like décor.
550 West Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039