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Grilled steaks at Joe’s Bar

THE red carpet this time did not lead us to the Oscar’s Academy Awards but to Joe’s SteakHouse Capital in Garapan on Saturday night.
The steakhouse had been in our target list for some time but we have not been able to finalize it until Saturday.
Briefly browsing through the menu, I decided to try the grilled short ribs Angus Beef for $12.95 while Andrew ordered the fried chicken quarter leg for $10.95. Alexie decided to try the Pedirone Chino from pasta section. Joe’s Steakhouse bartender Niko served us corn soup and iced tea minutes after we placed our orders.
My grilled short ribs came first, served with vegetables, corn and a serving of steamed rice. I immediately raised my hands in surrender and looked at Andrew for rescue because I knew there was no way I could finish it. He grinned in assurance but that grin was wiped off his face when his chicken leg quarter was laid on the table—huge pieces of crunchy deep fried chicken, a big serving of mashed potatoes and vegetables.
I forked a mouthful of Alexie’s pasta, which was sautéed in olive oil with garlic, bacon, onion, bell pepper and a dash of hot pepper topped with Parmesan cheese. If my plate was not too full, I would have grabbed her garlic bread.
I had a huge chicken piece from Andrew while he made fast work of my grilled ribs. We were not yet done when Niko hinted that dessert was coming—a slice of yummy brownies and an irresistible chocolate mousse for each of us. I spooned a bite of my mousse and pushed it to Andrew to finish. He did and his earlier grin was replaced with a glassy look. We got up with drowsy and with full stomachs, and with a take-home pack because Andrew was unable to finish his chicken. 
Other choices are grilled fish fillet topped with garlic butter, hamburger steak, grilled or battered shrimp, grilled pork chop, BBQ baby back ribs and crispy pata cooked whole and sliced.
Joe’s SteakHouse provides a cozy atmosphere with its dimly lit interior, charming paintings on the walls, rows of wines and more wines available on each table, and a huge LCD screen mounted on the wall.
All steak and seafood orders are served with your choice of soup of the day or mixed garden salad, choice of steamed rice, French fries or baked or mashed potatoes, and bottomless iced tea.
If you want your steak served in sizzling plate, it’s an option too!
Try the 8-oz Certified Angus Beef rib eye steak, the 8-oz New York strip loin, 6-oz tenderloin, 8-oz beef top tenderloin, or go all out for the 16-oz. beef porterhouse, or the mixed grill which includes 8-oz. top sirloin, shrimp and fish fillet—all within the $29.95 to $39.95 range.
The appetizer list includes all time favorites like chicken or beef kelaguen, deep-fried calamari, chips and salsa, and lumpia.
Check out Joe’s selection of pastas—spaghetti and meatballs, spaghetti Ala Carbonara, and Shrimp Scampi, or go for soba and have it plain, with spam and egg, or with shrimp. Joe’s also serves a variety of salads like mixed garden, grilled shrimp salad, grilled chicken salad and Cole slaw, from $2.75 to $9.95.
Our dinner at Joe’s Bar and Steakhouse Grill erased our notion of “sky-high prices”, and we learned a lesson not to go there when you’re not very hungry.
If you just want to have a drink with friends, follow the red carpet outside the restaurant door and it will lead you to straight to the bar. Tables are also available outside if you want to dine in an outdoor setting.
Joe’s SteakHouse Bar and Restaurant is located across from Fiesta Resort & Spa in Garapan. They offer lunch buffet for $12.95 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Ala Cart lunch is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and burger specialties on Saturdays. They are closed on Sundays. Major credit cards are welcome, with a $20 minimum purchase. For inquiries or reservations, please call 233-5367.
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