Goodman Mayfair

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Goodman Mayfair
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‘Bringing the New York steakhouse to London.’ Not the most original brief, but this (Russian-owned) newcomer has a decent stab at bringing Manhattan to Mayfair: dark-wood panelling, inviting leather booths, a bar counter running the length of the restaurant, and staff so chatty and involved in your order they practically sit down to eat with you. (Our waiter gave us a five-minute wine discourse, talking through the choice of 20-odd bottles on the red-heavy list.) If the server did pull up a seat, you wouldn’t be happy to share the excellent steak – be it a 250g fillet, superbly rich and tender, or a less subtle 400g ‘Goodman ribeye’ from the US, rippled with delicious golden fat. We used the chips, thick and salty, to soak up excess juices from the meat; the classic American side dish, creamed spinach, made an excellent further accompaniment, softening the strong flavours. If a starter of rocket salad with pine nuts and roasted tomatoes was forgettable, it was our fault for ordering boringly; likewise an apple tart for dessert – we wanted to concentrate on the top-quality meat for mains. Is Goodman a bit of NY in LON? Pretty close.



Venue name: Goodman Mayfair
Address: 24-26 Maddox Street
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 12 to 10.30pm (last orders)
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus tube
Price: Main courses £14-£65. Set lunch £13 2 courses, £15 3 courses.
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Having made it a personal mission to identify the best steak in London, I think I've found a winner here. The steaks are excellent but its the sides that really set this place apart. The mac and cheese with truffle and the triple cooked chips are quite something. Throw in the mad men style decor and this place has everything discerning carnivore could require..

Excellent service and the triple dipped chips are great. The selection of steaks needless to say is strong particularly the grass fed steaks from the Basque region. It's a classic restaurant that works for most occasions and is always consistently reliable.  

went in with a very special guest to dine here after reading about the place.

was very impressed with the service until i ordered the starters. I was horrified when i saw big chunks of plastic in my mac and cheese and the waiter took it away immediately and defused to show it and the manager was just so arrogant that he couldn't care less, offering free desserts and a drink was his way of ignoring what had just happened mac and cheese was cooking with a flavour of offing plastic and this was the reaction of the so called great "goodman"

Dined at Goodman in Mayfair last night and was, despite some mixed reviews recently, looking forward to a great steak and cocktails. The atmosphere was buzzing, and the music great as was the table service. My date and I sat at the bar and had a couple of martinis which were smooth but forgettable. For starters we shared a lobster bisque and the foie gras. Unfortunately, the bisque was nothing special, however, I have to say that it had no chance of singing out when pitted against the sublime foie gras with figs and truffle honey. It was incredible and I wish we had ordered two. My date spent a long time in consultation over a t bone for us to share, but sadly, I was more than disappointed. It lacked flavour to such an extent, and as with the bisque, that I didn't eat very much of it. The chips were good, but I don't tend to go somewhere for the chips!For such rave reviews, I feel the meal was over priced and over rated. I have had far far better steaks in numerous places from specialists like Gouchos to standard resteraunts. The foie gras was amazing and I would love to eat it again, the rest I couldn't easily leave. I think I will try somewhere else for a great steak next time.