Review Insignia

Finally made it to Insignia Everyone who eats there loves it and says Oh you have to go Hey guess what Those people have no idea what they re talking about I ve been to Bryant amp Cooper several times Capital Grille and other good steakhouses on Long Island Those places are overpriced but at least the food is decent I knew I was going to get ripped off at Insignia but I thought I d at least have a good-ish meal–or maybe very good It wasn t nbsp good-ish nbsp It was horrible for the money It was about the quality of a J amp R s Steakhouse meal The place is big and dark and noisy with pounding music Don t expect to have an intimate conversation there The menus are one-page deals and laminated like a J amp R s if I remember Looking back that was the first red flag Appetizers were Caesar salad 10 and the crab cake 16 The Caesar salad was about the quality you d get at a diner The crab cake was terrible It had green onions in it huh and a flavor I couldn t place cumin curry that completely overpowered any crab flavor It also had julienned carrots on the top which made no sense I got a ribeye 46 which was a thin cut It was cooked fine but I can cook them fine too and I like a thicker cut There is one item on the menu which is by bar the biggest ripoff and that is the broiled lobster tail for 44 Lobster tail That s it No sides nothing So of course my girlfriend got the lobster tail She liked it but how do you mess up a lobster tail I d say it was a 6 oz tail And you know what You can get one at Waldbaum s for 10 The menu is a la carte so sides are extra but they feed two people We got hash browns 10 and asparagus 10 The asparagus was nothing special The hash browns were salty as hell and tiny which was weird You have to eat them with a spoon I ve never seen anything like it I only had iced tea and a cappuccino The girlfriend got two cosmos 15 each which is not unusual Tax and tip came to 205 00 Bottom line nbsp you can get the same quality food at a J amp R s steakhouse for 50 00 img border 0 height 284 src http 2 bp blogspot com -nT7pv0FTVGE UZlMN4hSWtI AAAAAAAAAeA bmgW0o InX4 s320 IMG 4389 JPG width 320 Crab Cake img border 0 height 240 src http 1 bp blogspot com -kuFJww6XLrA UZlMSR yQtI AAAAAAAAAeI hNXgiUfPXb8 s320 IMG 4390 JPG width 320 Caesar Salad img border 0 height 252 src http 1 bp blogspot com -ejFWmP5HSqM UZlMVbfDyPI AAAAAAAAAeQ AukbffQXNrQ s320 IMG 4392 JPG width 320 Lobster Tail img border 0 height 240 src http 1 bp blogspot com -Bt49uh7EhBE UZlMZ9rvQlI AAAAAAAAAeY P P4zMsSFjk s320 IMG 4391 JPG width 320 Ribeye Steak img border 0 height 320 src http 2 bp blogspot com -3OoICy-Yeyg UZlM0PE0F-I AAAAAAAAAeg KXfJSCTMijg s320 599 JPG width 240 6 oz lobster tail from Waldbaum s for 9 99 nbsp 2 out of 5 starsInsignia610 Nesconset HighwaySmithtown NY 11787