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“THE best steakhouse in Europe” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ranked #93 of 22,217 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 33 - US$ 50
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Transit: Oxford circus tube station is within 1 minute walk
Description: Goodman is a uniquely British interpretation of a New York grill, offering the best beef from both sides of the Atlantic. Among the huge selection of meat we serve in our Mayfair restaurant is American USDA 'Prime' corn-fed beef, grain-fed Irish Angus, and various rare breeds from the Lake District. Every steak we serve from our extensive 'cut' list has been dry-aged on site - it's the best way to concentrate flavour - then we cook it over charcoal. To accompany your steak, we're proud of the American red wine collection we have amassed - we know it's the best way to complement red meat. Our Mayfair restaurant is located just off Regent Street.
London, United Kingdom
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“THE best steakhouse in Europe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

I`m a regular guest at goodman`s and having visited dozens of steakhouses all over Europe I have to say, these guys are THE best by significant margin. - Ok i haven`t in hawksmoor but they close at the time when i would go so probably i will never go there.

- I recommend their USDA prime ribeye which is not only the best price to quality ratio but the best cut of the shop as well. If i`m really hungry i just order two instead of the bigger cuts which are also very good.
- Their barcbecue is simply the best, it gives such an extra flavour to the meat that beats everything I`ve tried.
- Although i tried pretty much everything on their menu, i would skip the appetizers (and eat another ribeye), wouldn`t ever order any sauce or sides for the meat - it only distracts attention from the meat which is the best without any pepper, sauce & stuff.

- Dessert menu changes from time to time, they are all good but again - just eat another ribeye.

- They have a good selection of Islay whiskeys as well, I always exclusively drink those from the island which are - being a foreigner - i must say the most unique alcholic beverage of the UK. Either hate or love - there is no inbetween.

- The atmosphere is also excellent - the Canary Wharf branch has a definite film-noir feeling during the night!

I`m not willing to take any guests or clients to any other steakhouse in London to be honest, maybe Hawksmoor is better but finding such a high reliable quality is very hard these days.

  • Visited July 2012
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“Fantastic! One of the best places for Steaks & Burgers in London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

I have had the pleasure of eating here 3 times in the last 2 weeks!! Yes, greedy I know but twice was with business guests!

This is one of the top places for steaks in London. I strongly recommend the ribeye medium rare with bearnaise sauce (with creamy mash as a nice change from chips). The chips are excellent though! I can also recommend the lobster cocktail to start!

Not only is the food of the highest quality but the staff and atmosphere make it a wholly enjoyable experience. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to help with menu suggestions. Of particular note is Helen the Manager who went above and beyond the call of duty to get us a table with very short notice.

It's best to book a few days in advance as it's almost always full which is a testament to it's quality and popularity.

I'll be back!!!

  • Visited July 2012
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“Great Steak, Great Service, Great Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

Can't rate this place enough. Saturday night, booking for 11 men, could quite easily have given a less intimate and detailed service but far from it. Anthony (our waiter) was thorough from the start - aperitifs, wine, steaks (which he was happy to explain twice forthe latecomers) and after-dinner drinks.

Food was lovely, even butterflied a fillet for one of our party.

Great experience and is up there with the best restaurants in London.

  • Visited June 2012
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“Brilliant Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

We had a brilliant meal at this restaurant. The steak was excellent and cooked to perfection. And the service was outstanding. Will definitely go there again.

Visited July 2012
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“Very nice steak & a great wine list”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

This is a great dining experience. It is buzzy to the point of being loud. The service was excellent, our waitress knew her menu inside out and really, really looked after us.
The steak, whilst being tasty was not the best I have had, but it was well cooked and I enjoyed it.
The wine list is spot on, there are some great Californian wines, including the best NV available globally (very rare).
Great sides and a fab location in Mayfair. Recommended although expensive.

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