Sunday, August 12, 2012

Salza Steakhouse: Nice Dining Experience

Date of the meal: 09/08/2012
Number of people: 2 adults
Website of the restaurant: (available in English)

When Salza opened up a few years ago (actually reopened after some renovation), it was a big news in Stavanger. Many people were speaking about this place. Unfortunately, its success prevented me from trying it. Always full unless you booked in advance. After that, the place got a bit more quiet and it is now possible to get a seat without booking in advance just by avoiding peak hours (Friday evening or Saturday evening).

The place is both a steakhouse restaurant and a nightclub. I will only review the restaurant part of this place. As you can have guessed, this restaurant is mainly about meat, but it is not limited to steaks. There was one fish dish, and several burgers in the menu too. Maybe steakhouse was a better wording than meathouse...

About the place: as it was renovated recently, it is beautiful and clean. The restaurant is on the first floor without problems for strollers. Something a bit strange is that the restaurant has only one toilet which is common for both men and women. The menu is available in both English and Norwegian.

We were hungry and ordered a starter and a main dish each (probably a mistake), especially because the waiting time we were served warm bread and butter (quality butter with salt/pepper). I had Grilled asparagus and “St. Kristina” ham (165 NOK) which was really nice. The asparagus were perfectly grilled, the ham was tasty.

My wife had KFC Kristoffer's fried chicken, served with bell pepper mayonnaise (115 NOK). It was home made and my wife liked it.

For the main, I went for the "Jack Daniel and brown sugar glazed beef" (245 NOK). It was served with grilled tomatoes, lettuce, and French fries. A home-made tomato sauce was served for the fries. The meat was good and too much in quantity in addition to the starter. The sauce had some honey taste, which made the dish a bit sweet. The two things I appreciated less were the lettuce which was served without dressing and was particularly good and the sauce which, despite being good, did not seem to fit too well with the fries (I ended up asking for mayonnaise).

My wife went for the "Blue cheese dressed burger from the grill 180gr" (195 NOK). It was also served with French fries and the home made tomato sauce. The meat was good and the blue cheese taste was quite subtle (maybe too weak for people who love blue cheese, but not so strong as being disgusting for people who simply like it). The burger was also big and my wife had a hard time finishing it.

All in all, Salza is a nice restaurant for a dining experience, especially for people liking meat.

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