Better than Outback--not as good as Daniel's. Pricing is somewhere between the two. If you are celebrating a special occasion, spend the extra money for the atmosphere and experience. As a neighborhood steakhouse, I recommend Melrose Grill. Our first visit found the restaurant charming with the look of a steakhouse--comfortable booths, nice old wooden bar, art-glass hanging lamps, mosaic (needing restoration) tile floor entrance, and friendly, attentive staff. Our waitress was very pleasant and even took the time to find an answer to a question we had about the establishment--most impressive! The menu is limited, however, it suits needs when looking for a good steak. Wine list could stand improving as there were few choices for cabs. My husband had the top sirloin (over-cooked, however, the waitress offered to have another one quickly prepared--when he declined, she insisted on buying him dessert). His meal included a baked potato which only came with sour cream. He asked for some chives and he received a trio of chives, bacon bits, & cheese. He was happy. I ordered the 15 oz filet so I could enjoy any I couldn't finish the next day. It was perfectly prepared. Both steaks were tasty and tender, however, for melt-in-your-mouth tender, go to Daniel's & pay the price. The meals included a green salad which was fresh and crisp. The crusty dinner rolls were okay. I like my rolls super fresh and only ate half of one. My husband, however, ate 2. I liked the baked crispy parmesan potatoes and the vegetable medley was also good. The chocolate torte was superb! Two steak dinners & a half bottle of wine for $84. All-in-all, we would definitely return as you get a complete meal (not a-la-carte), great steaks, attentive & friendly service. We love chef-owned establishments!
Cons: Go on weekend for best parking