Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Steak Frites Mondays at Josephine House

Sometimes, the stars align to give you a perfect evening. The night we discovered the Monday steak frites at Josephine House was one of those times. It was a crisp winter evening, but the patio heaters kept us cozy in a toasty glow. We were dining with a dear friend from out of town (and her sweet, sweet pup), and the conversation was lively and connected. Our server, Catherine, completely charmed us and made sure our every need was attended to. The food was delicious and the wine flowed freely. But I'm getting a little ahead of myself...

Josephine House's steak frites night happens on Mondays. You pay a set price for a salad or starter, an entrĂ©e, a dessert, and - ahem - unlimited house wine. The pricing seems to vary from week to week, but the night we were there, the three-course menu + wine started at $40 (though the actual steaks started at $55). Not a cheap meal out, but a pretty good deal, we thought (see: unlimited house wine). We left happy and sated and I even had enough steak left over for lunch the next day.

They started us off with a really lovely bread basket. You can't see it here, but there's a walnut bread hidden in there that is excellent.

Josephine House Steak Frites Monday

For my salad, I chose the wedge, an excellent version of the classic with bleu cheese, grape tomatoes, red onions, and buttermilk dressing. 

Josephine House Steak Frites Monday

At steak frites night, it's hard not to order a steak. I didn't attempt to resist.

Josephine House Steak Frites Monday
Where the steak magic happens!

Josephine House Steak Frites Monday
And the actual steak magic, an 11 oz New York strip. Also, I am a sucker for fries served with aioli.

Josephine House Steak Frites Monday
#NigellaTheDog may or may not have had a few bites of my leftover steak.

There were four choices for dessert. We wanted to try as many as possible, so we divided forces - and conquered.

Josephine House Steak Frites Monday
Not that interesting looking, but delicious: cardamom ice cream.

Josephine House Steak Frites Monday
Pretty AND delicious: blueberry & chevre bread pudding 
with meyer lemon ice cream & blueberry compote.

Josephine House Steak Frites Monday
Stinky cheese!!! Point Reyes Blue Cheese with housemade jam
and baguettes from Elizabeth Street Cafe

Our first date with steak & frites at Josephine House was a winner. I can't wait until we meet again.

Josephine House
1601 Waterston Avenue
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 477-5584

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