Whenever we go to Chicago we have to eat steak at least once. My grandparents are regulars at Keefer's so that's where we went on Saturday night. We always have a great time and the food is excellent. I'm sorry for the horrible photos. I didn't bring my camera so I had to use SP's cell phone camera. Not the best quality, but I couldn't let the gorgeous food go unphotographed.
They had a shrimp and avocado special appetizer:
... which was out-of-this-world good. It was half an avocado (which you all know I love), stuffed with shrimp salad and topped with a piece of lobster. The whole thing was dressed with a citrus vinaigrette. Watercress, slices of grapefruit and tomato finished the plate. I would have licked the plate clean if that was socially acceptable.
SP got another special, a gumbo:
... that was spicy and very flavorful. My grandparents also split the avocado and seafood appetizer, as well as a large salad.
I ordered the New York strip, very rare:
It was perfectly cooked, with excellent seasoning. I almost wished I hadn't had the appetizer so I could have eaten more steak, but the avocado and shrimp were just too tasty.
SP got filet mignon served with Dianne sauce (brandy and mushrooms):
We also shared an order of creamed spinach:
... and au gratin potatoes:
Everything was fantastic. I wish we had a restaurant this good in our area. It would definitely be our go-to place for every special occasion.