Nestled on 1st Street between Bowery and 2nd Avenue is the Bowery Meat Company. Having wanted to visit this restaurant for a little over a month, the beau & I decided to finally visit the restaurant for an impromptu dinner date. It was a Friday night and we were able to make last minute reservations (by last minute I mean an hour prior) for the lounge which had table seating and served the full menu. We had gotten lucky in this case but I would call earlier in the day for reservations, especially if your party is more than two people. Right off the bat we were served complimentary Arancini, stuffed rice pesto balls covered in breadcrumbs, and bread with a slice of cured meat. Thoughtful move from the restaurant and I always appreciate these little gestures. While munching on these bits of goodness, we settled on the menu and ordered shrimp cocktail and foie gras & chicken liver parfait for the appetizers, and short rib ravioli and the Bowery steak to share as entrees. The shrimp were significant in size.. they were jumbo! The foie gras was sweet and delicious, and we made it a point to completely finish this dish before leaving the restaurant! The short rib ravioli was packed with meat and while it was good, I wasn’t 100% satisfied. Maybe I was expecting my ravioli to be drenched in sauce and it wasn’t — regardless, the short rib was cooked perfectly inside. The Bowery steak sat upon whipped potatoes and had salsa verde on top. We requested medium rare and it actually came out exactly what we requested! There’s been a handful of times where I’ve asked for steaks to be medium rare and instead have received steaks that were either medium or too rare, so it was a relief that the steak came to us exactly how we wanted it to. The portion size is perfect for a one-person serving so if you’re looking to share just one steak entree, listen to the menu and order “For Two”. The steak was good, but at the $56 price tag, I’d go for a Colorado Rib Eye at Smith & Wollensky any day. We were stuffed from the entrees and skipped dessert but to our surprise, a complimentary frozen chocolate ball filled with caramel! While I probably won’t be ordering the Bowery steak again, the Bowery Meat Company is worth a return visit. Had there not have been the awesome compliments to dinner, the modern decor and ambiance, and the location (so close to home, we walked!) I probably would say one trip was enough.