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Steakhouse 66 Restaurant

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by Gwen O'Toole-Luscombe (subscribe)
Gwen O’Toole is an accomplished writer focusing on travel, food, wine and events management. Follow her on Instagram @Gwennieo
Published June 10th 2015
For seriously good steak
Located in the Melbourne Docklands and offering some amazing waterfront views, Steakhouse 66 is one of those honest-to-goodness steakhouses that does grills (and everything else) right.

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Steakhouse 66 offers up a dining experience that is sure to please even non-meat lovers. Image credit The Ideas Library

Sticking to what they do best (as per their name) Steakhouse 66 has spent the last three years serving up some pretty amazing steaks as well as seafood and vegetarian options so that nobody's left out of this dining experience.

We were lucky enough to test out some of their menu and can safely say (without any gluttonous shame) that if we had room in our stomachs for more, we would've happily kept the food coming. So above everything else, arrive hungry. In fact, starve yourself all day so you can make room for as much as you can possibly can. It's worth it, I promise.

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This was (for the most part) the whole meal. Image credit: The Ideas Library

You'll find two menu options during dinner service, a grazier menu allowing you to choose 2 or 3 courses for a reasonably set price or the ala cart menu.

We tried the salt and pepper calamari, which was just the right size to share. It was lightly battered and not at all greasy like the kind in your local pub. This on was tender, and perfectly cooked.

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Perfect for sharing, the salt and pepper calamari. Image credit: The Ideas Library

Followed by an amazing entree of wagu beef and radish creme with pickled veggies.

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This gorgeous entree is available on the grazier menu; wagu beef with radish creme and all things beautiful and edible. Image credit: The Ideas Library

It was from here we knew things were about to get serious. Both my dinner companion and I went for the scotch fillet (she with the garlic aoli and me with the blue cheese butter) which comes with small side of chips that don't overtake the plate, but certainly satisfy craving for steak fries with a steak (they just go together, right?)

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Medium-rare with a blue cheese butter= perfection. Image credit: The Ideas Library

Our sides included an Asian slaw that was fresh and spicy and everything you'd want it to be, some beautifully steamed fresh vegetables; perfectly cooked and served with toasted almond slivers and the creamiest mashed potatoes with bits of toasted onion on top that you could die happy eating.

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Fresh veggies, perfectly cooked. Image credit: The Ideas Library

The service was incredibly welcoming, the venue not at all loud and great for those who enjoy a bit of conversation over dinner. It's an ideal date restaurant as it's fine dining without any of the pretentiousness.

In fact, there's two small mounted screens where you can watch the kitchen grill in action in anticipation of your meal. And if you're super-keen, they even have an annual pass where you essentially can get a membership entitling you to $15 steaks year round (plus other benefits). As if you'd really need reason to come back....

All up, it's definitely a winner. Our only regret was we left no room for dessert but we are told the signature chocolate fondant is out of this world. We believe them. It's definitely one you'll want to return to.
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Why? For some seriously good steak
When: Open 7 Days: Lunch from 12pm, Dinner from 5:30pm
Phone: Ph: (03) 9640 0808
Where: New Quay, Docklands
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I tend to think of steak houses as a more pub-like or casual environment, the restaurant looks really elegant.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12594) 1881 days ago
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