Steaky Goodness; Great Steak in Redwood Valley California

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Steak and baked potato served at The Broiler Steak House restaurant in Redwood Valley, California.

So it’s time for another restaurant review.  My favorite.  Sometimes.  Yes, I am a big fan of good food but…if it’s not good than I have to eat it anyways just to give it a fair chance.  Thank goodness this was not one of those experiences.

The Broiler Steak House is a pretty standard steakhouse and bar.  Located in Redwood Valley, California, they are also the only place (I know) to get a decent and decently priced steak off of Highway 101 between Santa Rosa and Oregon.  I’m not saying there aren’t other restaurants which are doing just as good a job, or maybe even better, I’m just saying that I don’t know them.  Honestly, I only know of this restaurant because a family member introduced me to it.

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I’m always a little amused by the way this restaurant is set up.  The building is on one side of the street, the parking lot is on the other.  Inside the restaurant is to the left and the bar is to the right with the door about in the middle.  There are private event rooms which can be reserved for parties and an area which can be used for an event or as extra space for diners on busy nights.  This restaurant does not open until 3:00 PM.  Something which is super irritating because by the time they open in the afternoon I’ve forgotten that I need to call for a reservation. 

What Broiler is known for is their prime rib roasts, available only Friday through Sundays.  I hate the prime rib roast (I don’t know why. There’s nothing wrong with it.  This is just my personal preference.), and much prefer the prime rib steak which is available every day of the week. There’s also a special where if you order two prime rib steak plates you get a discount on the second.  Silly me didn’t take notes while I was there so I can’t remember if it was temporary or a regular special.

While there I had the prime rib steak.  It came with a bowl of salad with my choice of dressing, a baked potato, and the bread served before every meal.  There’s nothing fancy here.  Just good steaks with sturdy sides.  The salad is huge, but made with what looks like iceberg lettuce, grated carrot, diced canned beats, and garbanzo beans (chickpeas).  The baked potato comes with sour cream and you can load it up with butter and salt to your taste.  Your steak, however, will be cooked to perfection.  One aspect of dinner I disliked was the lighting. This restaurant is dark and foodies will not be able to get good photos of food without a flash that may disrupt other patrons.

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Probably the best thing about my most recent experience at the Broiler was my allergies.  I have food allergies and know that I’ve had reactions to something I’d eaten there before.  This time my waitress was very patient with us while I was ordering to make sure none of the things that I ate had any of the foods I was allergic to as ingredients.  A restaurant’s willingness to help you avoid anaphylaxis is probably one of the best things about it.  Not only did I have a good meal, I had a good time and didn’t need to worry about getting sick from it afterward.

Tasty food, nothing gourmet, but still good.  My son is particularly fond of the bread.  Would I go again?  Heck yeah!

Mushroom appetizer at The Broiler Steak House.

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