This is kind of a duplicate post, but I think it deserves it’s own thread. Christine’s for those of you who don’t know is a fairly new (2 years old) restaurant in the Atlantic Highlands, NJ. It resides in the location that use to house AMA, which moved to Sea Bright. Christine’s is a small BYOB which specializes in Italian food, and has quickly become a hidden gem in Monmouth County. I’m a very big fan of Chef/Owner Ron and his little spot here. Especially now that I’m not drinking and have to put up with the sneer’s from people when I have an ice bucket with Vodka in it next to my table, Christine’s is one of my favorites.
Last night I decided to stray from my normal veal chop, and go with the steak specials. He has been promoting nightly steak specials, being prime steaks with different cut’s offered each night. Last night he had a tomahawk rib eye, and NY Strip steak, so I decided to try them both. (along with my guest) They were outstanding…truly outstanding. If you are in the mood for an excellent steak I strongly recommend you give them a try. They were prepared with a salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme and sage rub. Normally I don’t care for seasoning on my steak outside of salt and pepper, but this combination worked very well.