Sep 18, 2009
Try the Cucumber Martini at Iron Steaks
Iron Steaks on Broadway & 13 street is finally open. Last night after "Shuck'em & Shake'em at Scott's, we decided we should stop by for a cocktail and check the place out.
We ordered a beer while we scanned the menu. Our neighbor to the right of us had ordered a Cucumber Martini and the bartender was kind enough to make a little extra for us to try. Now this was no ordinary martini...I do believe it is my new favorite! This Cucumber Martini is made with Hendrick's Gin from Scotland (infused with cucumber and rose petals) and a dash of simple syrup. Sooo Tasty! The same patron also shared a taste of his Alexander Valley Cab, which served up red fruit flavors, lasting on the palate, and a smooth finish. We did not try the food but will be back. The crab cakes and wagu skewers look fabulous!
For the first two weeks Iron is doing what is called a “soft opening.” This means that the dining room will be at partial capacity so that each party can relax and soak in the full flavor of the restaurant. Iron has a full bar serving standard classics, specialty cocktails, beer and wine. The wine list prices are reasonable but if you have special bottle, there is no corkage fee. Nice!
Owner Bill Taylor is a native Sacramentan and,(Go Big Red!) a McClatchy graduate. Opening Iron in his old neighborhood, Land Park has fulfilled his dream to become part of the landscape of the city. Bill also opened Willie’s Burgers in 1991 and the second on Arden Way in 2003.
For reservations call 737-5115 and walk-ins are always welcome!