Boeufhaus to see what they do. Located in a small storefront that used to be a butcher shop, Boeufhaus puts a French and German spin on a steakhouse. It is a small space, seating about 40 including the bar, and has kept a lot of elements from the butcher shop like the display case at the front where the host station now is and and big, heavy looking freezer doors behind the bar. The space has a hardwood floor and bar and tin ceiling tiles with hanging lights that focus on the tabletop. While the dining room is generally dim, the tabletops are bright enough that a flash is unnecessary. While Boeufhaus bills itself as a steakhouse, and I am sure that is what most of the orders are, the snacks and appetizers French and German inspired and there is also some seafood, duck, and pork on the entree menu. While several of the entrees did look good, I figured if I was going to be at a steakhouse, I should really have the steak. Before that though, a good appetizer was needed. While looking at the menu, there were several things that excited me including the Tarte Flambée, a caramelized onion tart with bacon and white cheese, but there was also on the menu one of those things that didn't look like it made a lot of sense so I had to order that. What I ordered were the Short Rib Beignets. I like short ribs and I like beignets, but in my mind they don't seem to be two things that should go together. Beignets are a light and yeasty fritter that are generally topped with powdered sugar and eaten at breakfast. Short ribs are the beef version of spare ribs. For this dish, the meat was braised and stuffed into the beignets, which were not covered in powdered sugar. They were light and airy with a small piece of short rib wonderfulness in each one. The braising liquid was reduced and used as a dipping sauce. It was very good, I enjoyed it heartily, and it was a good opening for what I expected to be a very good steak.
I really enjoyed dinner here. The space has a very nice vintage look, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the steak, of course, was very good. I will definitely consider it again when I am in the mood for a good steak.