At F.X. Buckley Steakhouse, It’s All About the Beef
The Buckley family knows beef. Their family grew in the meat marketing business over six generations, starting with a butcher shop.
Now, they provide their expertise to their restaurant customers. They also developed a knowledge of wines that they use in their restaurants. This makes a great experience for their customers.
Here’s what you’ll learn from reading this guide:
It’s All About the Beef
The Buckley family chooses Angus and Hereford beef from Ireland that are grass fed for at least two years creating flavour and building up the marbling. They select heifers for more tender and succulent beef.
The meat is then dry-aged for 28 days in a meat locker to improve the flavour. Dry-aging reduces the weight of the beef by 20 percent.
Then, their butcher cuts the meat to your order, and they cook it at 350 degrees in a high-temperature charcoal oven. The cooking method seals in flavour and juiciness.
Finally, they let your steak rest for five minutes before serving it so the juices don’t escape.
The F.X. Buckley Steakhouse menu features steak. You can choose a t-bone steak, fillet in four sizes, and ribeye and sirloin steaks in five sizes. These steaks are served with beef dripping chips, mashed potatoes, or salad, and you can select pepper sauce, garlic butter, Bernaise, or bone marrow jus. You can request that your steak is cooked rare, medium-rare, medium, medium-well, or well-done.
F.X. Buckley also offers 6-ounce medallions of fillet beef served with spring onion mash, shallots, and mushrooms. They feature chateaubriand and porterhouse steak for two with beef-dripping chips, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, sautéed mushrooms and onions, and a choice of sauces. You can add seared foie gras, sugar pit bacon, or truffle-fried egg to any steak.
You can order lunch daily from 12 pm to 3 pm. The lunch menu includes marinated chicken salad, an F.X. Buckley burger, a sirloin steak with free-range fried egg and Bearnaise sauce, a fillet of cod with mussel and prawn chowder, a steak sandwich, and a goat’s cheese Waldorf salad. Lunch specials feature creamed spinach with parmesan and nutmeg, onion rings, beef-dripping chips, potato gratin, and carrot top pesto.
The starter menu includes short rib nuggets, a half dozen oysters, a fillet of beef tartare, smoked haddock gratin, seared scallops, roast cauliflower soup, Caesar salad, or a Charcuterie board. If you don’t want steak, you can choose lightly spiced halibut, supreme of Sean ring chicken, or coconut dal, pistachio, and chickpeas medallions for dinner.
On Sunday, F.X. Buckley features roast rib of beef, Yorkshire pudding, creamy mash, duck fat roast potatoes, confit shallots, roast carrots and tenderstem broccoli, and roast gravy. Their side menu offers creamy spinach with parmesan and nutmeg, green beans with shallot dressing, onion rings, beef-dripping chips, and potato gratin.
For dessert, you can indulge in tropical fruit pavlova, coconut cream cheesecake, chocolate mousse, or a cheese board.
F.X. Buckley offers an extensive wine list, including their own South African Cabernet Sauvignon. Their beverage menu also includes cocktails, spirits, liqueurs, beer, soft drinks, juice, coffee, espresso, cappuccino, hot chocolate, and tea.
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All of their locations are open Monday – Friday from 12 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 1 pm to 10 pm, and Sunday from 12.30 pm to 9pm. Gift cards and reservations are available online.
The F.X. Buckley Steakhouse is a great place to get a delicious steak dinner. The steak is cooked to perfection, and the sides are all delicious. The service is great, and the atmosphere is perfect for a romantic dinner. The only downside is the price, but the steak is worth it.