Come for the steak, but stay for the creamed corn. Yes, their steaks are good. The 12 oz. filet ($46) that my wife and I split was just what we were craving — a well-seasoned, tender, juicy cut that was maybe a touch too rare for the medium rare we ordered. But, excellent nonetheless.
The real show stopper, however, was the creamed corn ($10). You would be hard pressed to find a better version of it anywhere in town. This deliciously sweet dish was relatively light on the cream, but bold in flavor and the cracker crumbles on top added the requisite contrast in texture for this highly addictive steakhouse staple. The portion size was large, large enough to feed four easily. Sine it was just the two of us, I gladly took the leftovers home and it was every bit as good the next day.
We had some other dishes that were decent, but didn’t come close to matching the corn or steak. The lobster and new potato corn chowder ($11) was thick and creamy with several large chunks of potatoes and lobster, but I didn’t taste much corn. There was also some bacon in there which was chewy and gummy after sitting in the soup for god-knows-how-long.
The mixed greens salad with goat cheese ($12) was kinda blah.
We ordered oysters on the half shell ($16) and specifically told the waiter we wanted only the kusshi oysters after they told us the order usually is served with 3 kusshis and 3 cowboy(?) oysters (I honestly can’t remember what type he said they were). They came back with the 3/3 split but brought out 3 more kusshis when we informed them of the error. I normally love kusshis but there was something about these that I wasn’t crazy about… a weird aftertaste.
For a second side with our entree, we had the almondine green beans ($10) — sauteed, with slivers of almonds… delicious.
The service was solid. There were three people waiting on us so drinks were always full and any issues we had were quickly dealt with.
The setting is gorgeous. Similar to the look of it’s sister restaurant, T-Bones at Red Rock, it has a large fireplace and a contemporary, yet conservative decor. They have several comfy looking booths lining two sides of the room and if you aren’t lucky enough to get one of those, the other tables have some uber-comfy chairs that’ll help you settle into your food coma.
It is pricey (although slightly cheaper than the Strip) but a great value for what you get. We purchased a gift card from the http://weluvlocals.com site ($50 GC for $25) which helped reduce the cost. I used to think T-Bones and Twin Creeks (at the Silverton) were the top steak joints in the ‘burbs, but Hank’s is a clear cut above.
Green Valley Ranch
2304 Paseo Verde Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052