|Chef Mike Cordero|
ALEXANDRIA, VA. - It's taken years to get here, but Old Town Alexandria finally has its own steakhouse.
The steakhouse concept Flat Iron Steak and Saloon generated lots of anticipation in advance of its Wednesday opening, as executive chef Mike Cordero’s newest restaurant opened to feature premium cuts, a well-curated scotch and bourbon bar and raw oyster bar . Located at 808 King Street and designed by Restaurant Impossible and “That’s So 80s” star Yvette Irene, Flat Iron has the swankiness and feel of a mid-20th century Chicago pub, while bringing a grand new dining experience to Old Town.
Expect deliciously defined tastes and pairings with owner and executive chef Mike Cordero at the kitchen’s helm. Cordero has created many restaurant concepts to rave reviews -- such as Brazilian steakhouse Malibu Grill, Caribbean Breeze, Clarendon’s pizza destination Bronx Pizza, and the recently minted A-Town Bar and Grill; a popular high-end sports and dining
Cordero along with partners Scott Parker and Jonathan Rennich have brought a new energy to the Old Town dining scene with a unique menu, inviting atmosphere and amazing food as the staple. They look to replicate the well executed formula of A-Town Bar and Grill, with a added doses of sophistication.
Flat Iron is a unique, central addition to Old Town’s historic corridor, while offering a selection and taste of cuisine not replicated elsewhere in the city.
Using only the highest quality ingredients for the diner’s experience, the concept focuses on locally sourced cuts of class-A meats, all prepared over flat iron with different “Cordero Rubs” to incite various tastes and textures.
A curated scotch and bourbon bar is at the ready, boasting a wide-ranging selection any connoisseur would find noteworthy.
The extensive selection compliments this warm speakeasy, saloon style hangout with a raw bar featuring local selections to boot.
Flat Iron Steak and Saloon opened July 24 to much fanfare. Local Kicks was there along with about 100 other guests, toasting Cordero and his team to success.
Well, it's about time.