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Over the weekend, my wife (not pictured) and I decided to make a date night out of dinner with my coworkers. Since it was the first date night we've had since the baby was born, we had high hopes for X- Steakhouse.

We arrived about 30 minutes before everyone else, and took a seat at the bar. The bartenders were friendly, and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. We were able to sit and have a quiet conversation while enjoying our drinks before dinner.

The bar staff and the drinks were great. No complaints there.

For dinner, I went for the steak and crab cake combo. My wife went for the lobster tail with hers.

The crab cake was good, and my wife enjoyed the lobster. Our steaks were cooked exactly as we ordered, and we were very, very satisfied with our meal.

We went on a Saturday night, and the dining area was pretty loud. That is the one complaint I had when leaving. With nothing to really dampen the noise, it seemed like a competition just to be heard over all of the conversations taking place.

Early in the evening the atmosphere was nice and relaxed, but as the evening went on and more people were seated it became a problem.

Another small complaint was the amount of time it took to receive our food after we ordered. While we did have a group of seven, the wait was long.

Given the price, and the expectations we had after looking at the X- Steakhouse website, our meal was great. It was what we expected. There was no "wow" moment, but I'm far from disappointed.

Overall, I recommend giving it a try for your next night out.


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