Last week my husband and I traveled to upstate New York for his high school reunion. We stayed in Batavia, a small city in Genesee County. Our last evening before returning home we wanted to celebrate with a special dinner. As if by serendipity we found the perfect venue, Larry’s steakhouse.
The moment we walked through the door, a hostess greeted us with a welcoming smile and showed us to a table, shared the house specialties and presented us with a menu. Lori, our delightful server gave us plenty of time to peruse the menu selections that included such gourmet dishes as Larry’s legendary hand-cut steaks with all the trimmings (choices from 10 ounce sirloins to 22 ounce Porterhouses). There were seafood delights like Asian glazed salmon and crab stuffed haddock or Larry’s special Bourbon Street penne pasta topped with a mouth-watering mélange of blackened shrimp, scallops, chicken, sausage and Cajun butter. On the lighter side, we found a variety of fresh hand tossed salads—Caesar or Pear & Goat Cheese with an amaretto- poached pear.
Lori was helpful, efficient and answered all our menu questions. She also had a great sense of humor. Stephen Mullen, the owner, even stopped by our table to chat for a few minutes.
Besides the attractive dining room, the restaurant has a small banquet room appropriately called the Batavia Room. Every Thursday night during the summer owner Stephen Mullen provides acoustical music on his outdoor patio to enhance to dining pleasure.
Located at 60 Main Street in Downtown Batavia, Larry’s Steakhouse has a relaxing ambience and the staff is friendly and welcoming. Try it the next time you’re in Genesee County. You won’t be disappointed.