Food Porn: Black & Blue (Steak & Crab)

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This week is WNY Local Restaurant Week and Donnie and I have already begun to take advantage of the killer deals available.  While there are many many great restaurants on the list, we decided to go for the places that we normally would not be able to afford (at least not on a regular basis).  One of these more expensive places that we have been dyyyying to try for months now is Black & Blue Steak & Crab. Black & Blue, like the name implies, is primarily a steak and seafood restaurant and the menu has what you would expect…prime cuts of meat; strip steaks, filets, lamb chops, etc…and lots of fresh seafood; lobster tails, Alaskan king crab, scallops, shrimp, salmon…..you get the idea.  There are also a lot of great wines (I felt a little out of place becaue I didn’t order wine), salads, and appetizers (check out the fondue we got below) to choose from.  The service was good, the food presentation was very nice, and the interior was fantastic….large, classy, very modern, with lots of nice seating options.  On a Monday it was pretty packed (though, I’m sure the restaurant week deal was part of the reason why)….basically we saw a lot people in suits and ties…there are even private rooms eqipped with the proper technology to give a nice powerpoint presentation as you are enjoying your meal (we know this because one was going on while we were there in a room behind our table).  It was a little dark inside (as is the case with many of these types of restaurants) so we apoligize for the darker quality of the pictures below (we didnt want to use a flash and look like huge nerds).  The prices are definitely more expensive than normal but not outrageous (the most expensive items include the crab legs for around 45$).

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It really looks that cool..

For the restaurant week deal, it was 20.09 a person for a really nice spread of food….

To start we decided to get an appetizer.  As both of us love cheese, crab, and lobster…we went for the Crab & Lobster Fondue which is described as “sweet crab & maine lobster baked in a parmigiano-reggiano sauce with caramelized leeks and buttered breadcrumbs, served with crispy pita chips and a mascarpone popover.”  To note, this is not part of the 20$ deal but we figured we’d pay an extra 9.95$ because this dish sounded way to good to pass up.  And we were right…it was awesome.  The pita chips were perfectly crispy and fresh and the dip had a wonderful flavor and the breadcrumbs were a fantastic touch.

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A house salad with “mesculin greens and cornbread croutons tossed in a white balsamic vinaigrette” was the first course for the 20.09 deal.  Nothing to fancy, but I did enjoy the dressing quite a lot.

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The main course included a 10oz. sirlion (which, I might add, was cooked to perfection) with their signiture house rub (of s&p, garlic, and rosemary) on top of a giant yukon gold (with carmalized onions) potato cake.  Drizzled all over the plate was a lobster buerre sauce (which was pretty much a few chunks of lobster in a butter sauce). Normally when you order a steak at this place you get a choice of many sauces (such as a red wine demi glace, steak sauce, etc) so I asked for a side of their gorgonzola cream sauce….holy crap was it good…super. effin. good.

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And for dessert…a pretty big pice of chocolate raspberry torte.  Which was very very rich and, honestly, Donnie and I were way too full to really eat much….but it was, obviously, delicious.

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Overall, I left Black & Blue extremely pleased, full, and already planning my next trip back.  I would love to try their filet and/or crab legs next time.  I wish this 20$ deal could happen every week but instead I will just work on saving up the extra 100$ needed to dine there again.  The idea behind the local restaurant week was to get people to try new places and hopefully go back…well, it definitely worked for me….I will be back, sooner than later.

Next stop for restaurant week….Tempo….I can’t freaking wait.

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3 thoughts on “Food Porn: Black & Blue (Steak & Crab)

  1. Tyler

    Black and blue is solid, one of my favorite things is the Alaskan King Crab shelled for you. The biggest pain with crab is the work it takes to eat it, and the chef will have it all prepared in its crabby goodness sans shell.

  2. Jillian

    You should drink some wine. And that dip sounds delish.

  3. what about the pretzel bread! and the unique fireplace!

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