Review on Goodman
Named in honour of jazz legend Benny Goodman, this restaurant brings all the glamorous pizzazz of a New York steakhouse to Mayfair. The chain is actually Russian-based, with nine outlets in Moscow, but this is its first run in the UK and it certainly doesn't deal in formulaic food - despite the rather uniform brown interiors.
Steaks are out of the top drawer, with meat coming from Australia (for those who like it lean), the US and Scotland (for those who prefer their Angus with some marbled fat). The traceable, grain-fed carcases are hung in the restaurant's own ageing room, cut to order and flashed on a specially imported Spanish charcoal grill.
Apart from prime fillets, rib-eye, strip steaks and the like, the kitchen also dishes up excellent burgers with all the trimmings, plus a few alternatives such as rack of lamb and fish from the day boats. Kick off with Russian herrings or Caesar salad, and conclude with warm chocolate fondant or iced peanut parfait. There are plenty of beefed-up reds to wash it all down.
Goodman is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Oliver Bird and John Cadieux
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express