Steak It or Leave It

The Fort Lauderdale Andre's Steakhouse doesn't quite measure up to its predecessors

Red? White? Just don't matter at Andre's.
Colby Katz
Red? White? Just don't matter at Andre's.

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Andre's Steakhouse

3031 E. Commercial Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Category: Restaurant > Steak House

Region: Beaches

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Call 954-489-7411. Dinner daily from 5 till 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday till 11 p.m.
3031 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

As far as vegetarians go, well, you've got the house salad and side dishes. More of a chopped and sautéed version, the creamed spinach is barely touched with dairy, so even lacto-ovo folk can indulge here. The German fried potato platter, sized and priced for two, offers a tasty, hash brown-like starch, and fried shoestring onions are an undeniably pleasant way to load up on so-called bad cholesterol. As is the signature schlag, German for whipped cream but one of those words that really needs no translation. The homemade, just-sweet schlag is toted around in a bowl and proferred with desserts that range from a delicate key lime pie to a homier banana chocolate layer cake. Again, though, the differences between sites was significant. In Naples, our waiter made sure to refresh the tureen and serve us generously from its heaping contents. We tottered out high on schlag, a sharp contrast to Fort Lauderdale, where we could hear the spoon scraping the bottom of the bowl and departed, mightily disappointed with what could be regarded as a schlub.

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