For my 49th Birthday I decided to treat myself and went to Jacksons Steakhouse in Pensacola Florida while there for 2 weeks to study for the Bar Exam.
For a week I had been hearing from everyone that they were THE place to go for steak.
I went in the evening and only waited about 45 minutes to get a seat.
I asked for a place where I could see the most of the restaurant.
The atmosphere is cozy yet still open enough that it doesn’t feel as if you are in a stuffy older restaurant that the movies used when there were high meetings of business or government that was overbearing.
I ordered the Filet Mignon Medium Rare with the Garlic Potatoes and Sautéed Green Beans.
Meanwhile they brought me a hard cider that was good with the meat.
The steak was superb!! lightly crusted outside from the grill with medium rare inside that was very flavorful. The potatoes were in no way what could be considered pre-processed as they were fresh, with a few lumps not including the lumps of garlic that were in them of roasted garlic. The beans were nicely sauteed but not overdone. They were crisp and yet fully cooked with an olive oil and herb glaze from the cooking.
Next was desert. Now at this point as I was there for my birthday I thought I would go all out.
I ordered The Creme Brulee with a double shot of Remy Martin Louis XIV Brandy.
The Brulee was exquisite as any fantastic custard of its type would be. The top was not burned and the creme portion was fantastic
I have had steak in many areas of the country but other than a long gone steakhouse in Waco Texas the steak at Jacksons was by far the best I have ever tasted.