Elisa Steakhouse: Seafood Plateau

Earlier in the year, I started to notice a bunch of posts for a new steakhouse in Yaletown called Elisa. Brought to you by Toptable Group (the same company responsible for Blue Water, Araxi, and West), I made sure to bookmark it for a future visit.

Since it’s run by the same company as Blue Water Cafe (one of our favs) and it’s located just a block away, we shouldn’t have been surprised that Elisa reminded us so much of Blue… right down to the blue napkins.

We started out our meal with a couple of non-alcoholic beverages… the Yuzu Charlatan ($8) with earl grey, lavender, and sparkling water, and the Shirley Yobs ($9). They also brought us out these complimentary amuse bouche (honestly can’t remember what they were).

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The complimentary bread and butter also helped to tide us over until our food arrived. The bread was quite crusty but it was a bit too dense/chewy for my liking.

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We decided to order the Seafood Plateau ($59) comprised of kusshi + irish point oysters, shrimp cocktail, tuna tartare, cured hamachi, and cured golden eagle coho salmon.

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The shrimp were quite large and plump and I was quite pleased at how the cured hamachi, salmon, and tuna turned out.

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For our mains, we went with the Wagyu Hanging Tender ($34 6oz) from Brant Lake and the Jacob’s Ladder ($38) with red wine braised certified angus reserve short rib. We completed our mains with a side of Brussels Sprouts ($10) fried with brown butter and topped with parmesan.

The Brussels Sprouts were good but quite oily while the short rib was super tender and meaty.

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The Wagyu hanging tender (note that this shouldn’t be confused with Kobe beef) was quite tender but I was a bit distracted by the steak knives that they use here. They’re quite slender and remind me of throwing knives. Unfortunately, they don’t make for good steak knives as I had a lot of trouble cutting through the steak (which is odd given how tender it was). Perhaps the one I had wasn’t sharpened properly but I did see another patron having the same difficulty with his knife as well.

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After our meal, they brought us out some complimentary petit fours but we still wound up also ordering the Sorbet Trio ($12) which consisted of banana-passion fruit, cassis, and rhubarb sorbet. Out of the three, I was surprised that I really enjoyed the rhubarb the most… it had a very light flavour and not as tart as the other two.

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Overall, a pretty good meal here and there were definitely some high points.

1109 Hamilton St
Vancouver, BC

elisasteak.com

Elisa Steakhouse Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Posted on September 26, 2019, in Restaurant Review, Seafood, Steakhouse, West Coast and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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