Marble, a modern american steakhouse, combines sophisticated urban ambiance with an excellent meat, poultry and fish menu. The restaurant is located on Jericho turnpike in the heart of floral park's restaurant row.. Marble's decor is evocative of old world steakhouses with pictures of new york in the 1920's and 30's, dark wood panelling and floors.
The restaurant offers three distinct and interesting dining rooms: A main dining room with a large active bar, flat screen TV, dark wood tables and handsome leather banquet seating. A second, smaller dining section, slightly off the main dining roomt for more intimate dining and a third dining room, is one floor above the main dining room, for small parties and catered affairs.
We visited Marble on a wednesday night ,as guests of Matt Corbett, a partner and experienced chef. Matt partnered with his cousin Chris to open this new and exciting meat emporium in the summer of 2013. The restaurant focuses on offering the very best "farm to table" offerings as well as beef from premiere ranches in the U.S.
We began our meal with an assortment of appetizers with a distinct "Marble" interpretation: a darkly rich Lobster bisque with a lobster dumpling in the center of the bowl. The bisque was boldly flavored and the lobster dumpling made it almost a meal in itself.
We next sampled an Iced Shrimp Cocktail- large chilled shrimp with a bourbon molasses cocktail sauce. Simple, straightforward, and excellent!
Prior to our entrees we sampled an unusual Hearts of Romaine Salad. Each romaine leaf stacked one on top of another with a hot and spicy "green pepper garlic dressing at the bottom of the plate and grated parmesan cheese throughout. Fabulous!
Our entrees consisted of two house specialty's :
A roasted rack of colorado lamb: thick juicy, and grilled with a citrus remoulade, creamed spinach, and pureed potatoes. Spectacular visually and a total taste treat. More than enough to enjoy over a two day period.
A marble cut 16 ounce 21 day aged ribeye steak- beautifully presented on a shining white plate. The steak was accompanied by potato puree, and steamed broccoli.
Both the steak and rack of lamb were on par with the finest offered at some of New York's top steak emporiums.
After a 2-1/2 excellent culinary journey it was now time for a fabulous house dessert.
We tried an apple crumb dessert made with almond granola and a scoop of homemade chocolate ice cream. Absolutely delicious and tasting like more!
Marble was an absolute delight, beautiful decor and ambiance, excellent steakhouse fare, and charming help.
Marble also offers pre fixe lunch and a very reasonably price brunch for the weekend.
Kudos to Matt and Chris on their exciting new steakhouse.
Marble-modern american steakhouse, 230 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park, N.Y. 11001
telephone: 516-500-9666 www.marblesteakny.com
Highly recommended, Valet parking, call for reservations.