Why do you go for dinner, special occasion, meeting friends, business meeting, girlie lunch, boys night…..Whatever the reason it is good to have choice and in many ways The JW Steakhouse is the classic meeting of two great nations Great Britain and the USA.
I recently visited Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, located on London’s Park Lane in the heart of Mayfair. Interestingly I have a family connection, as I believe my god father was the hotel manager probably back in the 1970’s. Though it first opened in 1929, the hotel has been a frequent home to royalty, and other distinguished guests, so I fit in perfectly ! Renovated in 2009 it is spacious, very central and in my opinion a perfect place for a business meeting, meeting an old friend and certainly excellent for anyone who likes a hearty meal.
I am not sure I know a gentleman who does not like a good steak and I am no exception.
I arrived at 8 for Dinner and was greeted by a friendly welcome, and whilst waiting for my friend to arrive sat and had a drink in The Bourbon Bar.
The décor certainly reminds me of the US, tall ceilings, plenty of room, smart but casual and very easy going, a perfect environment to have a catch up and a good conversation.
We plumbed for a three couse meal, crab soups & crab cakes, 2 different Steaks, Aberdeen Angus, and myself the signature steak, a dramatic 32 ounce, on-the-bone rib eye aptly named ‘The Tomahawk.’, certainly good for any aspiring Rugby player.
I asked for a recommendation on the wine and was not disappointed as the red, matched perfectly with my steak.
Afterwards we shared a cheesecake, coffee and sat and talked with no feeling of time.
Having probably been sat for just over 3 hours we left at just past midnight, dropping into their red bar for a cheeky cocktail then home, one of us heading north and the other south.
If you are looking for smart and friendly with solid tasty food where you can talk and relax then this is for you. Perfect to take any American friends or clients who are missing home or for American events such as Independence Day and Thanksgiving.
86 Park Lane, London
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