Sauteed Green Beans @ Steakhouse 55

Price: $11.00

When: November 12, 2016, 8:00 PM

Reservations: Recommended

Verdict? Recommended

Four of us are at Steakhouse 55, ordering dinner. We’re deciding on an appropriate side. We want a vegetable. We took a shot at the Steamed Local Asparagus on a previous visit, and found it … underwhelming. Time for something new.

Sautéed Green Beans, for instance.

This dish is a bit of a surprise. Visually, it’s straightforward enough: long green beans, stacked in a neat pile, covered in onion straws. Standard.

The culinary profile, however, is wholly unexpected. It’s almost Asian: the beans are done in a miso sauce, and smell slightly spicy. They side vegetable is a wood-ear mushroom. The onion straws add chewy texture. Everything feels slightly sweet and tangy. It’s definitely different, and rather surprising to find on a traditional steakhouse menu.

Quality-wise, it’s all good. The beans are excellent, perfectly cooked. Everything is doing its job, everything comes together. A novel take on an otherwise-classic steakhouse side.