An Evening With Greystone the Steakhouse & Gogobot San Diego

December 9, 2014

As you all know, I am the lead ambassador for the San Diego community of Gogobot, a travel network I feel very passionately about. One of the perks of my role is getting to explore new restaurants, bars, activities, and adventures in my own hometown – and bringing the community together with me!

This past week, our community had the utmost pleasure of enjoying a full menu tasting at Greystone the Steakhouse on 5th Avenue downtown. Their graciousness was rivaled only by their food, which was, in a word, impeccable.

I’m no gastronomical expert, but I love food, m’kay? These hips don’t lie. And San Diego has such a salivation-worthy culinary scene, into which Greystone fits like a glove.

Let’s take a trip through the foodie frenzy that was the evening at Greystone. Try not to drool on your keyboards.

*I don’t remember the exact order of these dishes, and I certainly didn’t remember every single ingredient, so I’ve referenced Greystone’s menu here for exact details.

Parmesan Truffle Fries
These were a hit all around. Because really, who doesn’t love gourmet fries with cheese dusted on them?
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Greystone Salad
Butter (“living”) lettuce, candied pecans, pears, bleu cheese, lemon mustard vinaigrette
For a salad, I was shocked how much I loved this. The flavors were rich and exciting, and I actually took a second helping. OF SALAD.
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Strawberries & Heirloom Tomatoes
Tomatoes, strawberries, burrata (cheese made from buffalo milk), with mint, olive oil, basil, and balsamic reduction
Locally sourced from Suzie’s Farm, the tomatoes, strawberries, and creamy cheese made a delicious combination – especially with the mint. Surprisingly, it didn’t overpower anything, but complemented the flavors nicely. This one was a hit around the table!
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Wild Boar Sausage
Served with beets, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and a pinot noir reduction
One of their specialties – it tasted sort of like the kangaroo I had in Australia, but it was more tender, moist, and packed with flavor in one small little sausage.
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Kobe Beef
Served with bleu cheese, truffle oil, and black truffle shavings (seasonal)
Served on skewers kabob-style, the manager also drizzled them with white truffle oil (do you know how expensive that stuff is?! I considered scraping it off into a vial and selling it on the black market. Okay, not really.) and then finely grated black truffles on top. Mmmmm.
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Eight Cheese Macaroni
Did I mention EIGHT CHEESES? I could taste the pungent Gouda most of all, but the whole thing was so creamy and gooey and heavenly, I could hardly stand it. Plus, bacon. We fought for the last bites.
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21-day aged USDA Prime New York (no picture)
This was hand-selected by the chef from their private butcher. The cut was divine – moist, tender, melt-in-your-mouth…almost better than the Kobe, in my opinion.

Cheesecake & Tiramisu
The dessert plate was a sliver of raspberry cheesecake and tiramisu (we each got our own) – both of which were rich, decadent, and a perfect ending to the meal. Plus, the house-made pineapple martini (specifically selected to pair with their meats) was practically a dessert in itself!
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All in all, everyone at the table left stuffed – and every review on Greystone’s Gogobot page featured 5/5 stars. Every bite was delicious – I truly don’t think I disliked a thing. And I WILL be back someday soon – whether for a date, girls’ night out, or hell, I might even just take myself out. That 8-cheese mac is calling my name!

Greystone the Steakhouse is open 7 days a week starting at 4pm (happy hour from 4-6:30pm)
Address: 658 5th Avenue, San Diego 92101
(street parking nearby only)

Reservations: (619) 232-0225
Greystone on Gogobot

*This review is entirely my own opinion, and is not endorsed or prompted by Greystone the Steakhouse or its management.

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