When Kacy started taking me back to OKC to visit her family when we were first dating, I was always on the look out for a great steak. Living in DC we had plenty of tasty seafood options and international cuisines to choose from but steak dinners always seemed to leave a little something to be desired. I was told that getting your steak closer to the source was the key to higher quality. So being in the 5th highest beef-producing state in the country, I felt like I was in good hands. As it turned out, the advice I was given proved true as I’ve had a number of top notch steaks in Oklahoma over the years. This culminated recently in possibly the best steak I’ve had so far at Mahogany Prime Steakhouse in Downtown OKC.
Mahogany has been on our radar for a while now after we learned it’s the preferred destination for Thunder players to have a post-game meals. But Thunder lore aside, we had been looking forward to dinner at Mahogany due to it’s beautifully designed interior, delicious food and, of course, killer steaks. Mahogany’s steaks are crafted from the finest custom-aged U.S. Prime Midwestern Beef, and each bite is a testament to the quality of the meat.
But what’s a good cut of meat without a nice bottle red wine? I’m not sure, but it’s not something we wanted to find out. We scoured the wine list multiple times trying to determine a good fit for our dinner. After much deliberation and help from our servers, we settled on a Spanish Tempranillo. We felt the Rioja Gran Reserva would be heavy enough for the meat but not so full-bodied it would overpower our other dishes.
We decided to have the bottle decanted since it was from 2011, and because its fun to act fancy sometimes. A server came over to take this to task and even had an interesting story about why some Spanish wines have a gold wire wrapping around them. He told us that back in the day, the King of Spain at the time was worried about counterfeit bottles and thieves so the gold wire was designed to make it impossible to open the bottle without breaking it. This would then ensure that his prized bottles would remain untouched and undeniably authentic. Nice little history lesson!
For an appetizer, Kacy and I have never seen a burrata we didn’t like so we had to go with that to start. The dish was surrounded with large chucks of perfectly fresh heirloom tomatoes and drizzled with a balsamic glaze. The burrata was delightfully creamy and had us perfectly primed for the main event of the night.
For our entrees we opted for the rack of lamb and a massive porterhouse steak. This was a tough choice as they had many enticing steak options and some specials that night that sounded amazing. In the end, the 24 ounce prime porterhouse stood out as the clear choice. The best thing about a porterhouse is that it is actually two steaks in one! On one side is a NY strip and on the other a tenderloin filet.
Since we were sharing everything, our waitress had the entrees prepared in a center-piece style for the middle of the table, which was fantastic. I was in awe of this glorious plate. The rack of lamb was prepared medium rare and had a nice rosemary cabernet sauce. The meat was very tender and had the perfect amount of fat on it to add some flavor. The porterhouse was everything I wanted it to be. The strip side was full of flavor and perfectly seasoned. The tenderloin side was beyond tender and practically melted in our mouths. The best of both worlds.
This was a truly incredible steak (plus the leftovers made for a great steak and eggs breakfast!).
For our sides we went with fresh asparagus (need to get some greens in there somewhere) and chive whipped potatoes (which came with the lamb). The asparagus were huge and accompanied with a delicious buttery sauce that we couldn’t get enough of. The whipped potatoes were decadently creamy, but got a little lost in the meaty mix of our meal.
To wrap up the meal we ended with a throwback dessert, brandy ice. The classic steakhouse dessert is a boozy ice cream that is as delicious as it is simple. The perfect ending to a great dinner.
Overall, our night at Mahogany Prime downtown was a memorable one. We loved the decor and overall vibe of the restaurant, which was very luxurious yet fun and approachable. Also, our service was great from start to finish and that always takes a dining experience to the next level. We definitely recommend Mahogany Prime for a special occasion meal, or anytime you want to live it up with a giant steak and a great bottle of wine.
On our way out we were sure to stop in the all-glass wine cellar for some last minute shenanigans. Keep reaching for that next great meal!
We were hosted at Mahogany but all opinions in this review are 100% genuine.