Buffalo Spring Rolls. Steak Christopher. Cabin Club. Westlake, OH.
Cabin Club has always been one of those hoity-toity joints where I’ve never had the priveledge of enjoying a meal. Well, I am a Cabin Club virgin no longer!
As the name implies, CC is log cabin in appearance, equipped with white table clothes and exposed beams inside. The walls are adorned mostly with old golf themed portraits, giving it a splash of country club. A country club themed log cabin….Cabin Club…GENIUS!
The first thing that jumps out at you is the volume. Apparently, all these yuppies had a lot to say and had to say it louder than everyone else! So much for a quiet little dinner at an upscale restaurant on a Sunday night.
First, the bread came out, warm, with soft butter to spread. Then, the iceberg wedge arrived, equipped with smoked bacon, onion, and 1,000 Island for dressing. Neither were anything special, but were solid and tasty.
As an appetizer, the top picture display the buffalo spring rolls. Imagine a delicious and creamy buffalo chicken dip as the filling for a spring roll, dipped in (what I thought was) the best ranch dressing around. I need to get a couple gallons of that ranch, because it was awesome.
The main course was Steak Christopher, which the menu touted as a “Cabin Club Classic.” The twin tournedos of filet mignon were cooked to a perfect medium rare as requested, and were absolutely exquisite. My only problem was there were not a couple more tournedos on the plate.
As a topper were a few grilled shrimp, which were skewered with the asparagus and covered in a tasty bearnaise. Everything sat atop a generous portion of garlic mashed redskin potatoes, which went great with the bearnaise as a makeshift gravy.
High quality food and an upscale atmosphere that still accomodates the casual diner. That defines the Cabin Club. Sure, it’s a tad on the pricey side, but compare that $28 Steak Christopher to anything of that variety elsewhere and I’m confident you’ll be continuing to choose to chow down at the Cabin Club!