|Image from 40 Westt website|
This wasn't my problem with 40 Westt. It really was the steak itself. All the sides were good but the steak was just not what I expected in a place that looks like this and charges these prices. It further re-inforced my belief that you just can't get a great steak in Montreal. I can understand that we don't have the best fish as the fish markets send their best stuff to New York and Boston before out guys get to pick so it isn't the freshest. But steak takes good cows, aging and time. Fresh isn't a concern. Skill is. My cowboy cut was just a large piece of meat that I honestly would expect in a regular steakhouse. Not one that is touted as the best steakhouse in the city (or top 3). I believe people that love this place like it's high price and looks, they love how they feel sitting in there, like success.
I'd bring people there on a business dinner, as long as they're not hardcore steak fans from Texas or something.
On a side note, I rarely do steak at home because my local butcher doesn't always get great pieces of meat, but I think I will go and try this place during the summer. Boucherie le Marchand du Bourg