Venegas Prime Filet
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"Few experiences compare to the pleasure of sitting in a fine leather seat at Venegas, tucking into a $85 Wagyu steak, while Jim, a serious contender for Most Charming Waiter Ever, hovers nearby, asking if you'd like the plate reheated halfway through, so you're not eating meat that has cooled. The Howard County restaurant, which occupies a soaring and stylish space, is truly ambitious. Wines, offered by the glass or bottle, are sumptuous complements to the bacchanal of the experience. Though that Wagyu beef is eye-poppingly pricey (the meat, which is from Australia, is so pliant that it's almost baby food ), a meal here doesn't have to hit triple digits. Choose entrees such as the tournedos of filet mignon ($38), plated with garlicky shrimp and wilted spinach, maybe with a salad and glass of the soft Malbec, and you're good to go. A dessert of warm berry cobbler, with plenty of butter and brown sugar, is worth the extra calories."