Last Updated on Friday, 03 December 2010 16:55
WHY IT'S NOTEWORTHY
For decades, Young's has been one of the most reliable restaurants in Slidell. And one of the best steakhouses in the entire metropolitan area. The restaurant is straightforward almost to the point of being spartan, but what it lacks in frills it more than makes up for in the primary matters of exceptional and consistent food,value and service.
WHY IT'S GOOD
Steaks can get better than this--but not by much. The Young family has gathered consistently excellent beef suppliers to its restaurant. While they don't claim a grade for the beef, it is utterly beyond reproach and comparable to Prime. It's grilled simply and expertly, with the usual steakhouse sides. They're also capable of grilling chicken and fish well. All of this comes at prices well below those of comparable steak places.
It began as a hamburger house in the 1960s, but when steaks were introduced to the menu they took over. The Young family has spun off other restaurants from this one, notably Keith Young's Steak House in Madisonville, KY's Old Bicycle Shop in Old Town Slidell, and (by marriage) Assunta's.
It's a rustic setting that doesn't really look like a restaurant. For many years, it didn't even have a sign outside, and the first time you went you felt as though you were taking a chance entering the place, because it could as easily have been someone's apartment. The bar, where you will likely spend some time, is convivial.
»Grilled, boiled, or remoulade shrimp appetizer
Crawfish or crabmeat with mushrooms
Grilled fish (redfish always; other fish as specials)
»Redfish Ray (grilled, with crabmeat and mushrooms)
Grilled chicken with red, green and yellow bell peppers
»Filet mignon (large and small)
»Double-cut pork chop
Baked sweet potato
Grilled or steamed asparagus
FOR BEST RESULTS
The only time you can be sure of getting a table without waiting is right after they open. It's best to be prepared to hang in the bar and enjoy the company of friends there.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT
First-timers will almost certainly zoom past the restaurant while eagerly looking for it. A more visible sign would be helpful.
FACTORS OTHER THAN FOOD
Up to three points, positive or negative, for these characteristics. Absence of points denotes average performance in the matter.
- Dining Environment +1
- Consistency +2
- Service +1
- Value +2
- Attitude +2
- Wine and Bar
- Hipness -1
- Local Color +1
- Good for business meetings
- Medium private room
- Open Monday dinner
- Unusually large servings
- Good for children
- Easy, nearby parking
- Reservations recommended
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