Gabriele's Italian Steakhouse
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Gabriele's Italian Steakhouse Restaurant Review: Gabriele's, a joint venture from restaurateur Danny Gabriele and Tony Capasso, formerly of Valbella, fuses Italian culinary elements and classic steakhouse traditions. The brick exterior houses an expansive main dining room done in dark wood. Alternative seating in the alcoves and by the fireplace lends an air of intimacy and an element of romance. Go for the black truffle-crusted sea scallops on bacon parsnip purée with herb cream sauce. Proceed to pan-seared Chilean sea bass with basmati rice and asparagus in lobster basil cream (pair this dish with an unoaked Chardonnay). Otherwise, indulge in the substantial porterhouse for two, a prime cut of seasoned aged beef. Specialized broiler methods ensure each cut is cooked precisely according to the diner's preference. Sautéed mushrooms bring out the pungency of the porterhouse and are an ideal side. A glass of California Cabernet Sauvignon or a bottle of Barolo from the considerable wine list provides a fine beginning and end to the meal.