With a starting price of $39.95, the steaks at Manny’s Steakhouse are often reserved for special occasions. Adding all those appetizers, sides, and desserts — not to mention wine — can easily bring your bill north of $200. That might fit your budget for an anniversary, but for your average evening out, it’s too strenuous a charge for your credit card. So when Manny’s announced its new Sunday Supper deal last month, featuring a wedge salad, top sirloin, mashed potatoes, and chocolate cake for just $27.95, diners took notice. Could you really get the Manny’s experience for less than a bottle of wine?
If by Manny’s experience you mean a gut-busting amount of food, absolutely yes. The four generous slices of sirloin and the mound of buttery mashed potatoes were more than enough to satisfy a hungry customer. The slightly salty sirloin, served medium with a red center, reflected the quality and seasoning of Manny’s more expensive steaks. Though it came with a side of jus, the sirloin was flavorful enough to stand on its own. Mashed-potato fans will applaud Manny’s smoky, stick-to-your-ribs version. The wedge salad that preceded the meat and potatoes, though, was merely serviceable.
The thought of dessert was hard to stomach after filling up on the main course, but it’s hard to resist chocolate cake a la mode. The cake has the fudgy consistency and flavor of a brownie, and the vanilla ice cream provided a much-needed contrast to the chocolately square below it. Polishing off the piece will guarantee that you leave the restaurant with that familiar steakhouse bloat. And your wallet will be slightly fatter than normal, too.
Manny’s Sunday Supper is available on Sundays from 4pm until closing.