The Best Dinner To Go In Williamsburg

If you’re craving a quality meal you can enjoy from the comfort of home, order Fireside for delivery or place a to-go order with our new online ordering system. Our Williamsburg location is conveniently located and ready to serve you!

Elevate your night in with a tantalizing selection of appetizers, entrées, and desserts to fill up your stomach – and satisfy your soul. Read below to learn more about the best dinner options in Williamsburg and how you can upgrade your dining experience tonight!

GET THE PERFECT DINNER TO ENJOY AT HOME IN WILLIAMSBURG

What better way to mark a celebration than a flavorful and juicy USDA Prime Ribeye steak? Whether you’re celebrating the end of a busy week or want to treat the entire family to a delicious meal at home, Fireside has the best dining options to make your meal a memorable one.

ADD WINE TO YOUR TAKEOUT ORDER

If you’re picking up your order, be sure to check out the wine list, as wines are 25% off when you place a takeout order. From red likes Cabernet and Pinot Noir to whites such as Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio, our extensive wine list covers all of your favorite varietals. This deal is only available for a limited time, so don’t wait too long to try that new bottle you’ve been eyeing!

IF YOU CAN’T PICK IT UP, GET DINNER DELIVERED IN WILLIAMSBURG

If you don’t have time to come by the restaurant to pick up a to-go order, try delivery! You can order delivery from our Kennesaw restaurant via DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates and Uber Eats. These apps make it so easy – and quick – to enjoy Fireside in Williamsburg

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Are you ready to place an order for delivery or carry out? Browse the menus let Fireside take your dinner to the next level!

Marbling Is Critical To Great Steak

There are many people who do not know what steakhouse marbling is. That being said people are always curious on what a steakhouse does, and why the steaks are so good. Part of serving great steak is starting with the right cuts of beef. One factor that HAS to be there in that beef is marbling. Marbling is not just the amount of fat in the meat. It is the distribution of that fat throughout the meat. A well marbled piece of steak has tiny spots or flecks of white fat going throughout it.

Great Steak And Marbling = Moisture

As unappealing as the term fat may sound, it does some important things for that Porterhouse or T-bone you are dining on in Williamsburg. Those tiny pieces of fat serve as moisture regulators. As the steak heats up during cooking, they melt slowly, keeping the meat nice and tender. The fact that the fat is in small quantities spread throughout meat, means the process will be slow and distributed properly. Combine this with a slow cooking time and you are going to get a steak that is tender.

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A Great Steakhouse Knows Marbling Delivers Flavor

On top of just tenderness, marbled steak delivers an incredible flavor. The fat itself adds flavor to the non adipose portion of the steak. This is why marbled steaks are synonymous with great steakhouses. That incredible aroma is carried by that fat, that is now marinated throughout the steak. It is a flavor you have to taste to really understand.

Check Out More Information On Steak And Marbling

I put together some more information on marbling here. Click over and learn even more about the impact that it has to steaks and steakhouses alike.

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Come Enjoy A Marbled Piece Of Steak At Our Williamsburg Steakhouse

We know what marbling means to a great steak experience. We have been serving up delectable cuts of meat for over 50 years. Come taste for yourself the difference our experience can make when you want a great steak.

Fireside Chophouse Dinner And Movie At Home

Even if you’re not leaving home much these days, the perfect dinner-and-movie date is still possible; all you need is a meal from Fireside Chophouse and access to a streaming service!

For your convenience, you can now order Fireside’s to-go via our online ordering menu, or you can place a delivery order through popular apps like DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, and Uber Eats.

While you can definitely enjoy Fireside Chophouse steak, seafood, or specialty dish with nearly any movie out there, we want to share a few suggestions that sound particularly delicious to us. Whether you’re watching with a partner, the whole family, or a snuggly pet, a meal from Fireside Chophouse will take your movie night to the next level.

DRAMA/ROMANCE: LITTLE WOMEN (AMAZON PRIME VIDEO AND STARZ)

PAIR WITH: ROSEMARY & GARLIC ROASTED CHICKEN

This period drama written by Louisa May Alcott in the late 1860s just never gets old, and the 2019 remake proves it. A star-studded cast of actresses such as Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, and others breathe new life into the story with their performances as the March sisters. Interestingly, food stylist Christine Tobin based all the meals in the film on the Alcott family’s life in Concord, MA, where Little Women takes place.

Fun fact: The Alcotts raised chickens and tended vegetable gardens, so it’s only fitting that you savor Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Chicken with fresh cooked daily vegetables while you watch the movie.

CRIME THRILLER: UNCUT GEMS (NETFLIX)

PAIR WITH: OUR HOUSE SPECIAL FILET MIGNON

When watching a gritty New York City film, there’s no better dinner option than the Fireside Filet Mignon cooked to perfection.

In Uncut Gems, Adam Sandler takes on a surprisingly serious role and delivers a career-high performance as a jeweler and gambling addict who risks it all in a high-stakes bet.

COMEDY: PALM SPRINGS (HULU)

PAIR WITH: STUFFED SHRIMP AND JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKE

In this 2020 rom-com, two wedding guests are stuck in a time loop together, living the same day over and over. Sounds familiar after months of quarantine, right? But imagine you’re reliving a day filled with crazy adventures in sunny Palm Springs, CA.

Enjoy this feel-good film while indulging in our original Stuffed Shrimp and when paired with our Jumbo Lump Crab Cake appetizer, it will knock your socks off!. In between belly laughs, you will have to remind yourself that you actually aren’t a guest at a lavish resort wedding in the desert.

SUPERHERO FILM: BLACK PANTHER (DISNEY+)

PAIR WITH: OUR SEASONAL GRILLED STEAK SALAD

Feast like you’re Wakandan royalty while watching this brilliant Marvel Comics adaptation in honor of the late Chadwick Boseman, who stars as T’Challa, the heir tasked with saving his kingdom from peril. Black Panther writers suspect that residents of the fictional African nation would eat plenty of fresh green salad and sizzling steak!

ANIMATED FAMILY FILM: FROZEN II (DISNEY+)

PAIR WITH: FAMILY CRAB CAKES FOR FOUR

If your children haven’t seen Frozen II yet, choose this breathtakingly beautiful sequel for your next family movie night. But while the cold may not bother Queen Elsa, you’ll want to dine on hearty comfort food while you watch her venture into the unknown with Princess Anna and the rest of the crew. The Family Sized Order of Crab Cakes is just what you need!

CLASSIC FAMILY FLICK: HOME ALONE (HBO MAX)

PAIR WITH: PORK CHOPS FOR FOUR

Indulge in some comfort food favorites while watching Home Alone, now streaming on HBO Max. The whole family can enjoy dishes like our massive serving size of Grilled Pork Chops, Fresh Vegetables, and Housemade Potatoes.

ORDER TAKEOUT FROM ___BRAND FOR AN AT-HOME DINNER AND MOVIE

Place an online order now with Fireside Chophouse in Williamsburg to elevate your movie night. And remember, wines are now 25% with your pick-up order, so add a bottle of wine or two to enjoy with your meal and get ready for a spectacular night in!

INNOVATIVE WAYS TO USE LEFTOVER STEAK

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LEFTOVERS!

Do you have some leftover steak from your favorite steakhouse? Don’t let it go to waste! There are a lot of tasty things you can do with leftover ribeye, porterhouse, or strip steaks. Here are some of the most innovative ways to use leftover steak from Fireside, an award winning steakhouse.

WHIP UP SOME STEAK TACOS

Who doesn’t love tacos? We recommend using your leftover steak to make some unique tacos. Pair your leftover steak with corn tortillas, lime, soft cheese, and a tomato-chile sauce for a meal that’s delicious and satisfying. Add some radishes and cilantro for some color and don’t forget the chips and guacamole on the side!

INCORPORATE THEM INTO A HEARTY BREAKFAST

Steak and eggs are quintessential of a hearty breakfast, but there are ways to spice up the traditional dish! Use your leftover steak as a meaty base for eggs benedict on Texas toast with beans and salsa or chop up your leftover steak and throw it into a frittata. We also love using leftover steak for breakfast in a country hash with diced tomatoes and peppers.

CREATE A PHILLY CHEESE STEAK

There’s nothing better than a good Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. Slice your leftover steak and pair it with gooey cheese, a toasted bun, and peppers and onions for a decadent treat.

MAKE A QUICK STEAK PIZZA

With your leftover steak and some pizza dough, you can create a quick pizza with whatever else is in your fridge. Roll out the dough and add sliced steak, marinara sauce, cheese of your choice, and any vegetables that are in your fridge. If you don’t have dough on hand, we also suggest using Naan flatbreads as a base.

STEAK LETTUCE CUPS

Steak lettuce cups are perfect if you are looking for something a bit lighter. Mix sliced steak with some chopped cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and an Asian Chile sauce. Wrap in tender and crispy lettuce leaves and enjoy!

COOK UP A QUICK STIRFRY

If you have rice noodles on hand, leftover steak, and broccoli, you can whip up a quick stir-fry in no time. We love pairing our stir-fry with some Kung Pao chili oil for a serious kick!

VISIT FIRESIDE CHOP HOUSE FOR DINNER

If you are looking for a mouthwatering steak meal, and an excuse to make one of these tasty leftover steak recipes. Our award-winning steakhouse has mouthwatering steaks and variety of tasty menu options that are sure to please the most discerning palates. Browse our menu or book a reservation today!

Covid-19 Update

As our communities continue to feel the increased impact of coronavirus, we feel it is important to share with you what we are doing to help keep people safe and healthy. Please be assured we have protocols in place and are working with the CDC and local public health officials.

We strive to take great care of the people in communities in which we serve, from our employees, to other restaurants and operators.

As part of our protocols, we have heightened our cleaning and disinfecting procedures to maintain a healthy environment for our guests and team members. We’ve instructed anyone who is not feeling well to stay home out of an abundance of caution and self-monitor their symptoms. In addition to following CDC guidance and partnering with local health departments, our restaurant has been equipped with recommended procedures to follow if the community, or someone from their restaurant, becomes impacted by the virus.

As the situation evolves, we may implement additional preventative measures to ensure guest and team member well being, including staffing or service modifications.

In addition, actions we have taken over the past several years have helped us prepare for scenarios like this and throughout this process, we have been continuously refining and implementing new procedures. From food safety to health and hygiene to cleaning and sanitation, we have allocated an abundance of resources into our guidelines that go above and beyond FDA requirements.

Thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate this challenging situation one day at a time and determine how best to continue serving our communities, while maintaining our focus where it belongs: on our valued guests and team members.

As the coronavirus situation evolves, we are only allowing 10 patrons inside our restaurant at a given time for the time being. Our doors remain open for take out or to-go meals starting at 4pm. Please call ahead of time as our hours of operation could change at any time due to the current situation at hand.

Williamsburg Steakhouse Cuts Of Beef

I was searching for the most popular cut of steak at a Williamsburg steakhouse. To do this I had to start researching what was the most popular cut of steak in American steakhouses.

I thought the task of determining the most popular cut of steak in Williamsburg Virginia would be easy. I was hoping there would be a definitive chart and graph showing me the most popular cut of steak at local steakhouses. Unfortunately it was not that easy. In fact I really couldn’t get a definitive answer.

As I searched Google to find the most popular cut of steak I was inundated with article after article that mentioned popular cuts of beef. I could not get any article to nail down one cut that was supremely popular. Through this search, I did narrow it down to a few certain cuts of meat that seem to get the most notoriety. Having sampled all these cuts of meat myself I started to understand. They are all spectacular and delicious. If someone asked me the best steak cut, I probably couldn’t give you a firm answer either. In fact I would have to say that I would have to rank them all the best.

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There were a few cuts of beef that did come to the forefront. The more tender cuts of beef are those with extensive marbling. These offer the best flavor. Thus I picked three really flavorful popular cuts that would make any top 5 list of steak cuts.

Ribeye

If there was going to be a cut of steak that was deemed most popular, the ribeye would probably be it. Offering a generous cut of highly marbled meat, the ribeye constitutes one of the most flavorful cuts of beef available. Served with or without the bone, this is the first choice cut of steak for many a steak lover.

I have seen many variations of the ribeye including the stylized cowboy ribeye and the boneless version which is known as the Delmonico. They are essentially the same, offering rich flavor and high quality.

Filet Mignon

The filet mignon is one off the most popular cuts of beef available. It offers a small portion of tender and flavorful meat. It is also a smaller portion, making it a good choice for someone who does not want the massive quantities that accompany the Ribeye or porterhouse. It tends to be less fatty than a ribeye. Regardless it still packs great flavor.

Porterhouse

The Porterhouse is a great steak when your appetite will not be satiated with the filet mignon. It is a large piece of steak. The filet mignon is actually part of the porterhouse. The Porterhouse offers a nicely marbled piece of meat. It is easily recognized. Not just by the large size but by the iconic t shaped bone in the center. The T bone is another variation on this steak, though it tends to be a little smaller.

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Steak Is Still Pretty ‘Grate’ No Matter What

Yes I know I spelled grate wrong. Sometimes the need to use a pun just presents itself, and you can’t resist taking it. Likewise I have found steak is just pretty great in all forms. Yes a ribeye is more flavorful but a sirloin or skirt steak is still very tasty.

But Why Not Start At The Top

Naturally if there was a fictional pyramid of steak “greatness” The ribeye, the filet mignon, and the porterhouse will be at the top. Of course this is assuming they are the top grade of meat like at Fireside Chophouse. We have had decades of experience preparing great steak.

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Sources

“Porterhouse Vs Ribeye : The Great Steak Debate.” Steak University. 12 July 2019. Web. 22 Dec. 2019.

Williamsburg Steakhouse Guide: How To Get Those Charred Edges

Everyone has a preference of how they like their steak, but I know of one steak house that makes sure the edges have a unique charring. Getting that effect at home might seem difficult, maybe even a little tedious,but here is something to try if that is what you are looking for.

Steakhouse Tips For Charred Edges

I pulled this from a steakhouse playbook in Oklahoma. This is for the home chef of course. The steakhouse recommends putting the steak in the freezer for 45 minutes before cooking. Then place it directly on the rack. This will dry up any moisture around the meat.

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After this go right to the pan for searing. The removal of moisture combined with the high degree searing should give you the desired effect. Naturally there are a number of other factors to keep in mind as well but this technique might just help you achieve those crispy edges you are craving at home.

This is by no means the only way to achieve this end. I have a seen a number of steakhouse chef tricks that have manifested a similar result. One chef used a seasoning blend that when cooked, created crispy edges.


Crispy Steak Edges From The Pan

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Sometimes seeing a great steak being made is worth a thousand words. I saw this great clip on Youtube. Chef Keoni shows how he uses the steak fat, heat, and butter to help work up a charred crispy crust on the steak. You can see this clip at the bottom of this article.

Don’t Forget The Williamsburg Steakhouse Basics

Charred edges, while tasty, should not be the only consideration to creating a great steak at home in Williamsburg. Don’t forget that the cut of meat, dry aging, marbling, searing, seasoning, and more are critical elements to producing a steakhouse worthy steak.

Leave The Cooking to Our Williamsburg Steakhouse

Fireside Steakhouse in Williamsburg, Virginia are experts in preparing the best steak. Let our attention to detail help you enjoy a great steak without hours of prep work, cooking or guesswork.

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More Williamsburg Steakhouse Tips:

We have more articles on the different aspects of cooking a steak like a steakhouse. Check out these for more information on what goes into making that steak you are enjoying in Williamsburg so delicious.

References

Tips For Preparing The Perfect Steak. (2017, December 29). Retrieved from https://mahoganyprimesteakhouse.com/tips-preparing-perfect-steak/

Williamsburg Steakhouse Tips: Let The Steak Sit

One of the most important steps we take at our Williamsburg Steakhouse is to make sure your ribeye, filet mignon, or porterhouse have to sit after they come away from the heat. You wouldn’t think that would be that big a deal when weighed against all the steps our Williamsburg Steakhouse takes to make sure the steak you order is of the highest quality. But it is.

A Great Steakhouse Is About Details

As I have mentioned many times before, our Williamsburg Steakhouse is about details. A great Williamsburg steakhouse focuses on the craft of serving an incredible steak. This is the product of detail after detail which all have to be completed to ensure you receive the best steak. From selecting the right grade of beef, aging it for flavor, choosing the right cut, making sure the meat is at the proper temperature before cooking, searing the steak at high temperature and then letting it cook slowly to keep it tender, you would think that would be enough to guarantee a great steak. But there is another detail you cannot forget.

Let The Steak Sit After Cooking

With any source of heat going into a piece of food remember that the energy does not instantly leave a piece of food when it is removed from the pan, oven, or grill. The heat transferred into the steak has to dissipate and if it happens to fast, it can mean the flavor of the steak can suffer.

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So Why Is Waiting So Important To Steak?

A great steakhouse knows you have to let the steak sit before it goes to our Williamsburg Dining area. When the steak is pulled from the heat, it will continue to cook. Letting the steak sit will allow the heat to slowly dissipate through the steak. If you cut into the meat right after it leaves the heat, a lot of the moisture and tenderness can be gone since the heat will just escape, taking the moisture with it. That means all the work and care that went into to getting you that perfectly seared, perfectly dry aged ribeye or porterhouse was for nothing.

Come Try For Yourself At Our Williamsburg Steakhouse

You would think that after procuring the finest grade of beef, aging it for days, tenderizing it, searing it, and cooking it nice and slow that the steak would be ready to be served. Unfortunately, that is not the case. A great steakhouse chef, whether here in Williamsburg, or anywhere else, knows you need to let the steak rest when it has finished cooking.

What This Means To Us Sitting Down At Fireside Steakhouse In Williamsburg.

There are a couple of ways you can look at this. I have described it very scientifically, showing that the heat transfer has to be accounted for after your porterhouse or filet mignon is done cooking. But what it really comes down to is that your steak at Fireside will be juicier because we make sure not to serve it before the moisture returns to the meat.

Let Our Williamsburg Steakhouse Worry About This For You

Another way to look at it is to not worry about it all. Let Fireside Steakhouse take care of all this for you. We will go through all the steps of preparing a great steak so you will not have to.

Williamsburg Steakhouse Tips: Cooking Steak At The Right Temperature

To a steakhouse, including our steakhouse in Williamsburg Virginia, the small details make a big difference. Naturally there are times when you are cooking steak at home but you may not always have steakhouse quality beef. Outside of the confines of steakhouses like Fireside, you will also be without an oven that reaches the temperatures necessary to effectively sear gourmet meat. That being said there are things you can do to improve those meals where you are making steak yourself at home or on the grill.

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Steakhouse Tips

Put in steakhouse tips or steakhouse grilling tips into the Google search box and you will be inundated with results. Steakhouse tip after tip will pop up and offer instructions on just about every element involved with preparing a great steak. Great steak is the culmination of a lot of little details that make a huge difference. One tip you may see very high on the list is the importance of not taking steak right from the refrigerator to the grill.

Steakhouse Tip: Avoid This Steak Mistake

Many steakhouse chefs consider this a major mistake in preparing steak. The rationale behind this is justified. For many non steak chefs it seems like a simple oversight but it can have a detrimental impact on that steak you are about to cook.

I have seen articles that are contrary to this. They say it does not matter, or the impact of the temperature difference between the inner area and outer area of the meat is minuscule. I say why take that chance. Maybe you have one of those refrigerators that is colder than it should be, leaving the inside of that tenderloin much colder than you realize.

Steakhouse Williamsburg Tips

Let The Steak Reach Room Temperature

Be on the safe side and make sure that steak is one consistent temperature before you grill it. You do not want the meat heating up unevenly on the grill. And on the off chance that you miscalculated the difference in the temperature throughout the meat, this is a great fail safe. I think that is why a lot of the steakhouse chefs mention this as a thing to look out for when grilling at home.

Come Visit Our Steakhouse And Don’t Worry About The Temperature At All

You can eliminate worry about meat temperature altogether by letting Fireside do all the work. Come to our Williamsburg Steakhouse for an incredible steak, cooked just the way you like, without any hassle.

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Sources

Nast, Condé. “Before You Cook Meat, Do This”. Bon Appétit, 2019, https://www.bonappetit.com/story/room-temperature-meat-tempering.

Steakhouse 101: What Makes A Great Williamsburg Steak

Even though every piece of beef is not going to be hand prepped with the care it would be at Williamsburg Va based restaurant Fireside Chophouse, but that is no reason to not know what makes a great steakhouse steak. While this is by no means everything (or even close), here is some information and article links to help you know you are going in the right direction.

Our steakhouse blog is filled with articles that will help you know what makes a great steakhouse steak by giving you key things to consider. Check it out.

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Our Steakhouse Blog

First and foremost we have a number of articles in our steakhouse blog which go into great depth on these. I have put a little about some of these topics on this page below. If you want to find out more just click-over to the topics.

Steakhouse And Meat Basics

Experience

I cannot stress this enough. I cannot think of any area where being new or inexperienced is a real liability than at a steakhouse. Great steakhouses perfect a process. When done right, a great reputation will follow. Fireside Chophouse is a Williamsburg Steakhouse that has been dazzling taste buds since the 1970s. And every tender steak testifies to this point. You will see that great steakhouses focus on making every steak a masterpiece. It is an art and science that goes into a great steakhouse.

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Steakhouse Aging

Aging is not something people look forward too. Unless of course, they are talking about beef or the perfect steak. Aging is the process of letting the natural chemicals in beef help breakdown the meats toughness. This releases flavor and helps to make the meat tender.

Steakhouse Dry Aging

Smoke As Part of Steak

Smoke is an essential ingredient to meat. Whether you cooking on a grill or visiting us at Fireside Chophouse, smoke is part of what helps to impart a rich flavorful aroma into meat.

Steakhouse smoke

Heat

It probably seems a little obvious that heat is a key part of making a great steak. To a steakhouse though, heat means a couple of very specific things. One is searing steak at high temperature to lock in the juices. Two, it means using lower slower temperature to cook the inside of the steak slowly once it is seared.

Searing Steak: The Secret Of Great Steakhouses

Cut Of Meat

Just like all steakhouses are not created equal, neither are all cuts of beef. Different cuts of steak offer different quality. To offer the best you have to use cuts that offer a more tender cut of meat. While not always the cheapest, you can taste the difference.

Marbling

The best meat is marbled with fat. This might seem a little counterproductive but small pieces of fat release flavor when heated. This makes the meat taste incredible. There is not a great steakhouse, or great steakhouse flavor without it

Essential Steakhouse 101: Marbled Steak

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Pairing It With Wine Or Beer

It is unlikely that your steakhouse meal or steak will be accompanied with water. You will choose a beverage. In many cases this will be wine and beer. These both have a strong taste signature. It doesn’t hurt to make sure you have the right flavor paired with the type of meat you are getting

Pairing wine with steak

A steak is a blend of strong aromas and textures. Pairing it with the right wine can make all difference as the tastes combine

Steakhouse Reputation

The proof is in the pudding. Maybe a better analogy is it is not the steak but the sizzle. Take it from us…it is the steak and the sizzle and the reputation follows great steak from a great Williamsburg Steakhouse. Here is a link to an article about our 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor.

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Come check us out

Don’t just read how to make a great steak. Come taste the proof at Fireside Chophouse. The thing about a great steak is you don’t need to be a food connoisseur to say that something is delicious. Every bite speaks for itself