Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Restaurant Review: Cowboy Star


Recently Chris and I celebrated a late anniversary at Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop in San Diego. It was amazing! 

We started off at the bar where we tried a couple of their signature drinks. I ordered the Rooster Cogburn Spicy Margarita which was pretty good with it's muddled green chilis that gave the right amount of spice to it. After being seated we were  welcomed with an amuse bouche from the chef. 

This little spoon doesn't look like much but I assure you whatever it was it was super tasty. We then ordered appetizers, Pacific Northwest Oysters and Classic Shrimp Cocktail. 


The oysters were especially delectable served with a trio of sauces, the shrimp were nice and plump. 

Chris also ordered the C-Star Caesar Salad which we ended up sharing. Look at that anchovy and the crispy lardons. Both made this Caesar extra yummy.  For our entrees Chris ordered the Filet Mignon. 

It was served alongside a potato puree and sautéed green beans. He had his with some crumbled blue cheese on top. The meat was flavorful and tender but nothing compared to my Hokkaido Wagyu New York.  

This steak is flown in from Japan and aged 23 days. It sells for a high $140 but let me tell you, it is so worth it. It is rich and melts in your mouth like butter. It was served with wagyu fat carrots, a garlic lemon puree, sauce crecy and carrot top oil. I would love to eat this again if my bank account allowed me. 

We ordered a side of the Mac & Cheese but unfortunately did not get to eat it because we were stuffed and had to save room for dessert. How good does this look though? We ended up taking it to go and I forgot that I put it in the hotel fridge. *cry* However, if Crème Brulee makes it to a desert menu I must have some. The Cowboy Star Crème Brulee did not disappoint.  

We had a wonderful time and I was able to enjoy a few other signature cocktails while I dined. I would not suggest The Bravados unless you are a mezcal drinker, I think that was the drink that left me feeling like this the next morning. 

This is my trying to force a smile with a queasy stomach look. 

If you haven't tried Cowboy Star it's the perfect place for a first date or to celebrate with a special someone. Be sure to make a reservation!

640 10th Ave. 
San Diego, CA 92101

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