I heard that Steak 38 was quite good, and finally went there in March, 2008. What a disappointment. First of all, it is attached to a cheap motel. Inside, you walk into the bar, which is presentable, but inside there is no real ambience. Fellow diners were dressed in t-shirts and jeans, and the waiter, although very nice, spoke poor grammar.
Am I a snob? No. But at these prices, I expect more. We were with two other couples, and four of us ordered steak. $40 steaks should be presented in an upscale fashion. My dinner salad included a small portion of field greens, brown iceberg lettuce chunks and the bleu cheese dressing served alongside was not very good. a $10 pear and walnut salad featured canned pears. Soups were okay. Every steak, ranging in price from $21 to $40, was not worth the price. Mine was flavorless, tasted a bit metalliic on the outside and had a big ribbon of gristle inside. Others were large in size, but again flavorless. I actually wanted to ask for ketchup. I've had better cuts of meat at Steak n' Ale. Sides were okay, but my vegetable medley was over-spiced and left a bad taste in my mouth. Two of the ladies ordered salmon, also overpriced and tasted like something one could broil at home. And the presentations had no acroutrements. Just food plopped on plates.
This place has gone downhill. If you want a good steak, try the Library, The Pub, even Steak n' Ale. I was embarassed to have suggested this place to the other couples that we dined with. We passed on dessert.
Pros: Decent wine list, service okay
Cons: Absolutely everything else