My father turned 70 years old this past year. This is an important date and one that should be celebrated with loved ones. Since my family and I live in Central America and my brother lives in Boston, we weren’t able to meet up with my parents to celebrate.
However, each year we have a family reunion at my parent’s house in West Palm Beach and my brother and I decided it was time to take our papa out in style. We took advantage of my family and me staying at The Breakers Palm Beach and treat my dad to a fabulous time.
Flagler Steakhouse – Celebrating 70 Years in Style
I’ll be honest with you, I am not a steak connoisseur and actually I was a vegetarian at one point for twelve years. But I do know my parents have visited some of the best steak houses from New York City to Argentina and many in between. So it would take a lot to please my parents.
Flagler Steakhouse was our top choice.
Our Steakhouse adventure and dining – warning photos will make you drool!
Even though I don’t know steaks, I have been to several steakhouses before. And one thing I realized was that the waiter is almost as important as the food the restaurant is serving. Whenever we visited steak restaurants in the past, most waiters barely knew the difference between a Sirloin and aged meat. Our waiter, at Flagler, was brilliant. He knew every cut of meat served. You could also tell that he wasn’t just part of the staff but a frequent patron.
So we took a lot of his recommendations and went with them.
Kids always come first. And when my oldest son saw hot dog on the menu, it was an instant order. When it arrived, none of us could believe the size of it.
My baby kept saying “Soup, Soup, Soup”. So I ordered French Onion Soup (secretly I wanted it as well). It was sooooo full of flavor.
The soup came out the same time as my oldest son’s hot dog with french fries and it was instantly forgotten.
To be able to get a taste of the majority of meat cuts, we each ordered a different one – mainly because I wanted to be fully educated on good Steaks.
Dry Aged Bone in New York Strip
Petite Filet Mignon
Sliced Filet Mignon, Wild Mushroom Cream
Just because we’re at a steakhouse, doesn’t mean we can’t have fun with other yummy options on their menu – Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass, Meyer Lemon Soft Herb Pistou
And of course we had to try the most common steak side – Creamed Spinach with Butter Crumble
Dessert is just as important as the main meals – especially when you have kids at your side
Having fun with uncles and eating is part of the experience
But adults get to enjoy some too – even though we live in Central America – the birthplace of Tres Leches – this was the BEST one I have ever had. I am now completely spoiled in eating Tres Leches at home again.
Having fun with Grandma – the bonus of dining with grandparents – they like to play silly games
Information for Visiting the Flagler Steakhouse
Definitely make reservations. The place gets packed.
The restaurant is not on the same property of the hotel, but part of the golf and tennis club across the street. You can either walk over, drive over or have the free shuttle take you there.