HONG KONG Period decor in rich warm red, charcoal and silver complements the post-World War II ambiance, as do the sounds of the Big Apple Jazz and songs by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr – the original Rat Pack. Strip House, the newest kid on the block in the city's famed Lan Kwai Fong entertainment district, has all the atmosphere you'll need for a themed event.
The retro-style grill owned by celebrity Hong Kong chef Harlan Goldstein, which measures 184 square metres, has a main dining room and bar that can host private dinners or cocktails parties for up to 75 guests.
Strip House's moniker is decidedly tongue-in-cheek to underline "edgy undertones" and the risque humour that permeates the venue. The cocktail list includes erotically-named concoctions such as "Undressed" and "Pole Dancer".
If the signature cocktails sound more like they belong in a raunchy Prohibition-era speakeasy, it is exactly Goldstein's point. "Steakhouses are meant to be sinful, after all," he said.
The menu features an array of mouth-watering steaks like grain-fed Fiorentina rib-eye and selectively-bred prime Wagyu, as well as spring chicken, lamb chops, pork chops and even seafood – all backed up by an impressive collection of wines.
However, there is one thing that Goldstein altered – he made ladies' portions smaller.
“Today’s steakhouses are not just for boys, so I’m also making Strip House ‘women friendly’ offering smaller 6oz fillets of beef," he added.
Strip House is located on Floor 5 of the Grand Progress Building at 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong.