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Izzy’s Steak & Chop House

Map59 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
510-452-2822
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Description:

Used to be, if you wanted a steak, Izzy’s in San Francisco was the place to go. Now those steaks are available in Uptown. Izzy’s is an old-school oasis, harking to a time before calorie and cholesterol counts dictated dining habits and before small plates, small portions, tweezer-cuisine, and celebrity chefs. The core, “Steaks and Chops,” held no surprises: steak Dianne, New York steak au poivre, filet mignon, prime rib, braised lamb shank, baby back ribs, a pork chop, a blackened hamburger steak, and a burger and fries. Servings were unfashionably large, and dinners came with two generous sides. So, go ahead: Share a pretty magnificent prawn cocktail or the roasted mussels and then take the steak plunge by ordering the blackened filet or a bone-in rib eye—the stuff of dreams. You can probably guess the desserts: New York cheesecake, crème brûlée, Key lime pie, and chocolate mousse cake. In all, is a comfortable commingling of classicism and cliché, a temple of gastronomic hedonism where you could smother the multiple possibilities for guilt under uncountable thick slices of pleasure. Serves dinner daily.

Additional Information:

Location: Oakland-Uptown
Features: Credit Cards Accepted
Full Bar
Reservations Accepted
Wheelchair Accessible

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