A Brit, a Yank and a Kitchen

Monday, March 19

Ulysses Prime Steakhouse

So to make up for the dreadful meal that was the Alamo (and the 6 months of double mortgage Hell).... we decided to try a new spot in town. We had super high expectations, as it is owned by the same people who own one of our other favorite restaurants, "Cafe Margaux". And these expectations weren't let down... at all.

Even though both of the items I wanted to try as an entree weren't available that night (Wagyu beef!)... and even though it was tiny and cramped (quite spacious though if we pretended we were in Paris)... I still believe I had the best meal, and enjoyed myself more than I ever have at any restaurant.... ever.

We started with a bottle of Banfi Chianti.. and the waiter clued us in on Margaux's upcoming Banfi wine tasting dinner.... bonus.

For starters I ordered Duck Foie Gras.... I honestly didnt even realize duck foie gras existed! But although it was quite diminutive in comparison to goose... it was every bit as good... and perfectly prepared... Crisp outside... soft, buttery inside... served atop sliced figs and toasted Challah. I could have just sat there and gourged myself with that all night... seriously. Dave ordered lobster bisque... and unfortunately I cant say I tried it... as that meant I would have to share my precious foie gras... and that was definitely not gonna happen.

After finding out that I couldnt get my highly anticipated Wagyu filet.... I opted for the wet aged beef filet. All sides are a la carte.. so I ordered some sublime little chippolinis in a goat cheese bechamel. I didnt realize it until it arrived, but all steaks come with a whole roasted lobe of garlic. Yea... definitely NOT date food. Its a good thing Dave is used to my funk. ;) As for the steak. O-M-G. Its hard to believe steak this good can even be found in Brevard. My knife only needed one gentle pass and it just slid through like butter. It doesnt even need to be mentioned that it was cooked perfectly. Steaks at Ulysses are always served with 4 different sauces to sample.... not that they need it... but it is fun to taste the different flavors.

They create their own desserts at Ulysses. This impressed me very much... it seems so many restaurants... especially in our town.. opt to serve thawed frozen sponge cakes and horribly waxy cheesecakes. I almost went for their banana cake they were serving.. until I found out there was peanut butter in it... why... WHY? So instead I had the challah bread pudding... I dont know why I suddenly have this complete obsession with bread pudding... but it was every bit as good as I was hoping it would be. Dave ordered a flan... but I was honestly too distracted by my own pile of sugary goodness to glance more than twice at his plate! ;)

And just when I thought it couldnt get any better... the waiter absolutely floored us when he wrote on a card with our cheque the number and website that is their source of meat (!!!)... so that I could fulfill my Wagyu craving. Whataguy!

So if you for some freak reason ever find yourself in the Space Coast area of Florida... and want a truly wonderful dining experience.... there is absolutely nothing that can even touch Ulysses.... I'd even say its better than any of the fine steakhouses I've been to in Orlando. So there ya go.

234 Brevard Avenue
Cocoa, Florida 32922


Blogger Doodles said...

scuse me my friend but I am now craving a tasty steak you described. OMG

6:03 PM  
Blogger wheresmymind said...

Probably have bad deserts since the seniors can't taste the difference ;)

10:10 AM  
Blogger Lea said...


Not a senior to be found at this place... at least not when we went ;)
And who said the desserts were bad? o_O

10:37 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Ooops, sorry, let me wipe up this drool...

12:31 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

That place sounds great! What's wagyu beef, anyway?

7:32 AM  
Blogger Lea said...

Wagyu is American Kobe style beef.
Massaged and drunken cows=really really awesome beef

8:00 AM  
Blogger ros said...

Whenever I see Wagyu beef it costs about £40 per portion. What a shame they didn't have it. It would be so exciting to try.

Dad just brought me a load of duck foie gras from France. I think I might have it with figs too. What is challah?

12:16 PM  
Blogger sam said...

Last night my beautiful wife and I dined in ulysses prime steakhouse for our 20th anniversary. We were pleasantly greeted at the door, and given the option of tables in the beautifully decorated dining room. the service was very friendly and seemed truely happy that we chose his resturant to spend our special occasion. we took the servers recommendations for wine and dinner. the wine was jus as he described amazing and flavorful. we started with soup, then split a caesar, the chateaubriand came next. just as our server said it melted in our mouth.WOW!!!! this was the best steak in my 45 years on this planet..after dinner we were not rushed ..the server brought us a complentary after dinner drink to toast our 20 years of beautiful memories..this is what dining is all about..thank you for the best dining expierence of both of our lives.

2:47 PM  

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