21 Central is a "classic" steak house. If you can imagine the menu at any steak house in America, that's the menu there. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the "classic" steak house genre, however, you better serve fabulous food, because you will be compared against many other restaurants. There's truly nothing special about the food, crab & lobster cake appetizer was mostly filler, my husband's caesar was average (that was the one surprise in my meal - the wedge salad was very tasty), steaks were fine, not great. We both asked for our steaks to be cooked medium, and his was well done and mine was rare to medium rare. The rosemary fries lacked any evidence of rosemary, and the mashed potatoes, while being creamy and smooth, didn't have much seasoning. The dulce de leche ice cream was very good, but for the price, not worth it.
On the postive side - the service is great, some of the best service in a restaurant I've every received. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly, yet gave us time and space to make decisions. I also liked the ambiance, the wood paneling and leopard cushions gave it a very comfortable yet upscale vibe. I probably won't go back for dinner, but if I find myself in Kirkland and want to go someplace comfortable to have a drink and a snack, I will definitely keep 21 Central in mind.
Pros: Great service, location
Cons: Average food, high prices