When it comes to controversial restaurants in town, 6S Steakhouse is certainly up there in terms of places people have opinions on without stepping foot inside the place for one reason or another. In traveling around town, it’s been my goal to separate the food from everything else whether it’s the area of town, the company beliefs, the owners, whatever it is. One other thing to note, 6S Steakhouse has been one of the top five most requested reviews over the past year. So here we go…
6200 W 21st St
Wichita, KS 67205
Sunday – Monday: 4pm – 9pm
Tuesday – Saturday: 4pm – 10pm
My girlfriend and I had never been before so it was completely new to us. You’ve probably heard the stories by now of the interior and it really is as nice as they’ve said in the papers. 6S Steakhouse certainly spared no expense on trying to make it as classy as they could
While they do ask for reservations, our visit for dinner at 6pm on Monday was nearly deserted. At one point we were the only ones in the dining area. It was at this time, I mentioned to my girlfriend that they better not have any problems with service. And to get that part over with, we didn’t. Our server was supremely knowledgeable about the menu, how everything was cooked, descriptions, everything. He was like a walking dictionary of the menu. It was very helpful for someone like me.
We started our dinner off with complimentary bread and one of their signature cocktails. Fortunately there wasn’t anybody in the dining room to laugh at me while I drank my pink cocktail. Trust me, had I known it would be pink I probably would have settled for something else. But nonetheless the ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ cocktail which I was told would be purple was refreshing, sweet but strong. I had no problem with it and would order it again.
Next up was our appetizer. There were many great-sound options on the menu but we ended up settling on the pork belly at my request. For people who are bothered by texture, it might not be up your alley. I thoroughly enjoyed it though. It was fatty, flavorful and even better when dipped in the sweet chili aioli. My girlfriend on the other hand, wasn’t too keen on the texture. While she enjoys pork, she tends to avoid very fatty foods. Next time, we may have to try the beef tartare or the seasonal ceviche.
Dinner was a tough choice. After hearing such options as the wagyu beef for about $21 an ounce and their signature tomahawk steak, I opted for the 29 day dry-aged KC strip and brussels sprouts while my girlfriend went with the tagliatelle and wagyu meatballs she was recommended on Facebook.
She wasn’t too impressed with the pasta dish and even said later, she usually wouldn’t order a pasta dish at a steakhouse. But after seeing a recommendation, she thought she’d do something out of the ordinary. To her, it was just a basic pasta dish that had a strong tomato-y flavor. What she did like though was my meal…
I’m a carnivore and prefer my steaks the rarer the better. While it’s considered incorrect by some, I ordered mine rare plus after picking it up from a friend of mine. That’s my favorite way to order a steak and so many places have messed that up over the years. 6S nailed it though. It was seared on the outside and seasoned well while retaining moisture with a tender and delicious center. We tried to savor every bite.
I wasn’t sure what to expect after hearing my server rave on about the steaks but it was really good. We all have different palates and the one thing my girlfriend mentioned was she would have preferred less salt on it. I didn’t mind at all. But what she really enjoyed was the brussels sprouts. She probably had more of it than I did. I was too focused on taking in my steak experience.
We debated dessert but in the end figured we were too stuffed. We had to throw in the towel and ask for our ticket.
There are so many varying opinions on 6S Steakhouse. It’s one of those places you just have to try for yourself if you can swing it. It’s certainly not a cheap dinner and can easily run over $100 for a couple people. I see how that can deter some people but for those who feel food is more than just eating, it could be worth it. I view food as an experience, a memory and something I thoroughly enjoy taking it all in everywhere I can. So it was worth it to me. You’ll definitely want to order a steak while you’re there.
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