Celebrity chef/"self-appointed culinary ambassador" of Cowtown Tim Love debuts his newest venture tonight in Denton. Queenie's Steakhouse is named for Love's mother and takes over the Hickory Street space formerly occupied by an outpost of his burger concept, Love Shack. The decor is perhaps even more eclectic than the menu, with a somewhat off-kilter mix of traditional, rustic, and industrial-modern styles.
A preliminary version of the menu is as beef-centric as one would expect, featuring both wet- and dry-aged steaks including an $85 Wagyu tomahawk for two, and an eight-ounce vacio, a lesser-known cut of flank. A wide-ranging selection of starters includes everything from lamb ribs to lobster cakes, and a quintessentially Love selection of gnocchi with rattlesnake-rabbit sausage. Not a fan of beef? There's plenty of other entree options like pheasant confit and chicken-fried lobster, plus a sweet potato chile relleno for the vegetarian set; sides include the requisite truffle mac and cheese, roasted mushrooms, and creamed spinach.
Besides the main dining room, the 3,600 square foot restaurant features a full bar and a patio. Queenie's opens for biz at 4:30 today; call (940) 442-6834 or hit up OpenTable for reservations.
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