The Weekend Gourmet: The Weekend Gourmet Dines Out for August: Myron's Prime for Culinaria Restaurant Week F

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Weekend Gourmet Dines Out for August: Myron's Prime for Culinaria Restaurant Week

One of our favorite San Antonio food events is the annual Culinaria Restaurant Week! This year’s event was held the week of August 17-24. Restaurants all over the city offered diners reduced-price multi-course lunch and dinner menus. Lunch menus were $15, and dinner menus were $35. Culinaria Restaurant Week is a fantastic way to visit a great restaurant and enjoy an appetizer, entrée and dessert for a lower-than-usual price point.  This year, Michael and I visited Myron’s Prime Steakhouse for for this month’s The Weekend Gourmet Dines Out feature. We have been meaning to pay Myron's Prime a visit, and this is the perfect opportunity to make that happen! Myron's original location is in nearby New Braunfels, and they opened their San Antonio location two years ago.

Myron's has quickly become one of the most popular steakhouses in town. They served midwest prime beef, which represents the top 2% of beef in the United States. They also offer great seafood selections, and the food is served in a upscale environment. We arrived at the Alon Town Center and parked our car. We were immediately impressed with the modern decor inside: low lights, and lots of wood and leather. The hostess greeted us with a smile and seated us immediately. Our friendly server came by with hot bread, butter and ice water for us to enjoy while we looked over the Restaurant Week menu. It was a Friday night, and the restaurant was packed with hungry steak lovers. Michael and I wanted to make sure to feature as many menu items as possible, so we discussed which of us would order what. As you can see from the menu, we had quite a few options to choose from.

Myron's Prime Culinaria Restaurant Week
Dinner Menu

House Iceberg Wheel Salad With your choice of our house-made dressings

Choice of one of the following:
Salmon with Buerre Blanc over Basmati Rice with Asparagus 
and Carrots
Slow Cooked Pork Chop with Apple Chutney, Basmati Rice with Asparagus and Carrots
Marinated Bone in Chicken Breast with a Rosemary White Wine Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus and Carrots
4oz Filet Medallion and Shrimp with Red Wine Demi-Glace, Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus, and Carrots

Choice of one of the following: 
Warm Chocolate Cake 
Cheesecake with Fresh Berries

We both started with the salad, opting to have it topped with Myron's house-made ranch dressing and blue cheese crumbles. The dressing was full of zesty flavor, and the hot bread and butter was the perfect salad accompaniment.
For our entree selections, we decided the best approach was to order the Fillet & Shrimp and the Salmon with Beurre Blanc. We wanted to see how Myron's prepared both steak and seafood, and this was a good way to sample a bit of both.

Michael's fillet was cooked perfectly medium, and it had a nice beefy flavor. The shrimp were large, plump and juicy...and they featured a nice amount of spice. The side dishes were prepared well too. The mashed potatoes were creamy, and the asparagus was steamed perfectly al dente.
I opted for the Salmon with Buerre Blanc. It was cooked perfectly juicy, and the buerre blanc had a hint of lemon. The flavorful rice pilaf was a nice side dish, and I appreciated that they subbed in steamed broccoli for asparagus for me. They didn't have to make a substitution to the Restaurant Week menu, but they did. That's just the kind of customer service that we love!
For dessert, I called quickly called dibs on the Warm Chocolate Cake. Michael loves cheesecake, so he was perfectly happy to order the Cheesecake with Fresh Berries. Both desserts were very good and a perfect ending to our meal. The cheesecake was creamy and rich, and the chocolate cake was fudgy decadent goodness!

The three courses on the Restaurant Week menu were the perfect portion size for me: filling, but not overly so. We walked out of Myron's Prime feeling comfortably full. On our way out of the dining room, we stopped to snap a few quick pictures. One picture especially stood out to me, so I just had to share it with you. You know you're in a Texas steakhouse when you see a cowboy hat resting on the banquette. Texans truly love their prime beef...no doubt about it! As I mentioned earlier, Myron's Prime is quite popular in San Antonio. In fact, it was named Best of the City Steakhouse for 2012. They certainly deliver on providing great prime USDA beef, but they also do a fantastic job with seafood. They are closed for lunch, but they offer a Wine Down Happy Hour in their bar area every evening from 400-630. The restaurant is open for dinner each evening starting at 500. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 210.493.3031.

Disclosure: We were provided one complimentary Restaurant Week dinner at Myron's Prime to facilitate this article. All opinions expressed are my own, and all photographs are copyrighted by Michael K. Garcia. They may not be reprinted without permission.   

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