Fireside: A Warm Kosher Fine Dining Experience
Navigating to Fireside was an interesting experience where one needs to walk through a rather popular (and upscale) shopping mall entrance. Once you step inside the wooden-flanked doors, you are then ushered into an upscale steakhouse. The décor is modern-yet-contemporary and the seating is arranged over two floors. The second floor can be used for private parties and the like.
After being seated at our table, our waiter came over to take our order and the food arrived shortly thereafter. We ordered two of the meat pizzas for the appetizers. They were artistically presented on a wooden board. These were some of the best meat pizzas I have ever tasted (Shiloh’s in LA is the best), where the combination of pulled beef and other toppings really came together.
Our entrees came next. The steak salad (medium rare) was both tender and very flavorful. We also had the lamb chops with a side of fries and fresh salad. This is a great choice for those who enjoy lamb.
The dessert was another highlight of the evening. Three scoops of their homemade ice cream topped with whipped cream – simply delicious. The bold and different ice cream flavors especially the berry flavor were wonderful. (Fun fact: Fireside sells their pareve ice cream by the pint at local kosher supermarkets. The custard tower was a sweet crunchy pastry tower topped with whipped cream on a bed of fresh peaches.
There is one thing that we didn’t enjoy – the noise level. While we understand that a lot of families with kids come to the restaurant, we would have enjoyed a bit more serenity with our dinner.
Overall, the dining experience at Fireside was excellent with the service and food being tasty and quick. Fireside Steakhouse is by far the absolute best option in the Monsey/Rockland area for a fine-dining steakhouse experience.
Fireside Steakhouse is under the Hashgocha of Rav Benyamin Gruber and is located at: Town Square Mall, 59, Route 59. Monsey, NY 10952 / 845-517-3570 / www.firesidekosher.com
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