Riding “Hy” With Steak, King Crab

Columns Surf and Turf

October 6, 2013

Story By: Steve Murray | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

Special menu items are a treat. Usually reappearing at unexpected times, it’s always fun to see an old favorite return. Hy’s Steak House is one such place that reintroduces special items on a regular basis. Currently, the off-the-menu options include three particular favorites: Steak Oscar, Filet with Foie Gras and the massive 28-ounce Bone-in Ribeye dish.

The Steak Oscar ($69.95) is a wonderful medley of rich meats and fresh flavors. A 7-ounce filet mignon is paired with 3 ounces of Alaskan King Crab and topped with a rich Hollandaise sauce, creating a combination that is rich and smokey without being too filling. A bed of fresh sauteed red bell pepper, asparagus, spinach and baby bok choy adds a flavor and textural change that further adds to the pleasure of the dish. As with all steak plates at Hy’s, Steak Oscar comes with a choice of white or brown rice, baked potato, garlic mashed potatoes, steak fries or pan-fried potatoes O’Brien.

I haven’t checked the dictionary, but Filet with Foie Gras ($63.95) must be French for decadence. The combination of a tender filet and a rich, pan-seared foie gras topped with a port wine reduction may be human’s best way to treat ourselves. As with the Steak Oscar, the 7-ounce filet is grilled to order on Hy’s signature kiawe wood grill until it is perfectly charred. Steamed veggies de jour add freshness and crunch to the mix with a choice of starch completing the full-meal experience.

Perhaps the best way to describe the Bone-in Ribeye ($69.95) is that it’s 28 ounces of charred, tender steak. It’s also crunchy, juicy and, quite honestly, an enormous portion of heaven on a plate. Plus, the feeling you get as it arrives at your table is one of pure protein joy. Just don’t be shy. This big portion of flavor is going to draw attention, so go ahead and gloat.

The three celebrations of beef aren’t the only specials to be found at Hy’s. It’s October, meaning another three-course week-day menu is available. For $49.95, choose from soup or Hy’s Mixed ‘Nalo Greens Salad; an entree choice of Filet with Escargot, Salmon Misoyaki or Seafood Americana; and a dessert selection of Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream or Mango Sorbet, or Hy’s Homemade Guava-Berry Cheesecake.

Also, holiday gift certificates go on sale Nov. 1, so it’s a perfect time of year to make your way over to Hy’s Steak House for an exquisite dining experience.

Hy’s Steak House

Waikiki Park Heights
2440 Kuhio Ave., Waikiki
Monday-Friday, Dinner from 5:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dinner from 5 p.m.
Note: 9:45 p.m. last seating

Honolulu, HI 96815

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