We went to Hy's last night and I was truly disappointed after reading all the reviews of the restaurant.
We ordered a house salad to share before our steaks. It was WAY overseasoned with the vinaigrette sauce and I could only take two bites before starting to gag.
The server completely ignored us when we tried to get his attention. When he finally came back it was to bring us our steaks.
I had their special, the "Oscar" which was their butterflied filet mignon with king crab legs on top of a bed of spinach and asparagus. At first look, the presentation was not bad but the bernaise-like sauce which was drizzled on top of everything was way too overwhelming. The steak was dry and underseasoned. The vegetables were the best part of the dish, which does not speak well for a steak house.
My wife had the prime rib, which she thought was underportioned but seasoned well.
On both of our dishes, we had the garlic mashed potato which was pretty good.
We were both truly disappointed at the ambiance of the restaurant. The linens and the interior seem to be from the 70s and the dungeon-like atmosphere was not for our tastes. There are other fine restaurants which are decorated with a traditional/classic ambiance but the food is truly outstanding. (House of Prime Rib in San Francisco is one example of this.)
Our bill came to slightly over $100 with no alcohol. I was expecting a lot more. I feel as if we could have stayed in our hotel room, ordered room service and paid the same price for the same type of food.
Hy's was pretty crowded and seemed to be filled with locals. We were looking for a Hawaiian spin on great steaks, but ended up having a horrible dinner and very underwhelmed.
Cons: Overpriced, Outdated Ambiance, Bottom Line - Bad Experience, Bad Steaks