Cuisine: American, Bar & Grill, Fish & Seafood, Pasta, Steak
Restaurant Features: Bar, Banquet Room, Happy Hour, Patio
Location: Willernie, MN (Mahtomedi)
Address: 301 Stillwater Road Willernie, MN 55090 651-762-9662
Hours: Opens Daily at 4pm
Links: * Gordy’s Steakhouse Website * Gordy’s Facebook Page* Google Map
Atmosphere: Gordy’s Steak House is located in the heart of Willernie, on Stillwater Road just one block from Hwy 244. Gordy’s opened in 2005, in the location that was once the historic Shore Club. The inside of the restaurant is formal, romantic and masculine, with dark woods and deep colors emphasized by the grape vines and fairy lights that grace the walls. The dining room is quite dark, with just the candles and fairy lights providing any light. The room is quite formal with each candle-lit table and booth covered with a white table cloth, and the wait staff all wearing matching uniforms of formal white shirts and black pants. A bar centers the two sections of the dining room, and there is also a dining room in back that is perfect for larger parties.
Menu: The appetizers at Gordy’s include Blackened Tenderloin Tips, Seared Ahi Tuna, Bruschetta, Crab Cakes, Italian Flat Bread, Stuffed Mushrooms and Artichoke Spinach Dip.
Salads offered are the Tomato Salad, Bacon Bleu, Caesar and Chopped Salad.
Gordy’s sandwiches include Prime Rib Hoagie, Kobe Burger, and Artichoke Chicken.
Pasta options are the Fettuccini Alfredo, Shrimp Campellini, Cheese Tortellini Alfredo with Ham and Mushrooms, Lobster Ravioli and Cajun Chicken Fettuccini.
Steaks at Gordy’s include 7 oz Filet Mignon, 10 oz Top Sirloin, Black & Bleu Sirloin, 18 oz Ribeye, 14 oz New York Strip and Steak Oscar (Steak & Crab). Other Entrees at Gordy”s are Pan Fried Walleye, Chicken Kiev, Grilled Lamb Chops, Chicken Marsala, Grilled Salmon, Jumbo Shrimp, Toro Shrimp (blackened tips with jumbo shrimp), and Seafood Combo (shrimp, walleye and crab cake).
Desserts at Gordy’s include Cheesecake, Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie, Molten Chocolate Cake, and Caramel Toffee Brownie.
Price guide: Appetizers $9-13 Salads $8-12 Sandwiches $11-12 Pastas $15-20 Steaks $20-30 Entrees $17-26
Happy Hour: Sun-Sat 3:30-6:00pm
- $2.00 off any Tap Beer
- $3.00 Bottle Beer
- $4.00 House Wines
- $5.00 Martinis
Tuesdays- Blackened Swordfish $17.99
Wednesdays- Steak Oscar $25.99
Thursdays- BBQ Ribs 1/2 rack $14 Full rack $18
Fridays- Halibut Milanese $23.99
Saturday- Prime Rib 10 oz/ $22 16 oz/$27
Sunday- Land & Lake 10 oz Sirloin & Walleye $26.99
What we ordered: My companion and I started with the Spinach Artichoke Dip, a large serving of creamy, cheesy dip served with a loaf of warm baguette. This dip was heavenly! It had several bite-sized pieces of tender artichoke, along with spinach and green onion, baked with a blend of cheeses. The crusty bread was partially sliced and offered the perfect compliment in texture to the creamy dip. The serving was quite big and would easily feed more than two.
Each entree comes with choice of soup or salad. I had the garden salad, my companion had the Chicken & Dumpling Soup.
The Chicken and Dumpling Soup was served in a large bowl, with a generous amount of dumplings and carrots swimming in the savory chicken broth.
My companion and I both ordered the 18 oz Delmonico Ribeye Steaks. My steak was a very tender cut, grilled to a perfect medium. The steaks at Gordy’s are said to be aged for 28 days; I could taste just a hint of the aged flavor. The steaks were seasoned very mildly (if at all?!), emphasis was purely on the beef. I dressed mine up with raw horseradish and my companion ordered a side of bearnnaise. Unfortunately my companion’s cut of ribeye was not nearly as tender as mine.
I had my choice of potato or vegetable and went with the Loaded Baked, which came with the standard sour cream, bacon crumbles and green onion.
My companion ordered the Teriyaki Green Beans as side of choice. These were really good, they were sweet and cooked just right.
Before dinner I had asked what the offerings were for dessert, so I made sure to save a little room for this Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie. Giant it was! It stood about an inch high and was probably 5″ across. It was served warm, and tasted just like soft homemade cookies fresh from the oven. It was drizzled with chocolate and caramel, with vanilla ice cream optional.
Service: Our service at Gordy’s was excellent. Our server, Lisa, was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Drinks were continuously replenished and our food was served at the perfect pace so we were able to enjoy each course as it was brought out.
Overall Impression: While Gordy’s is known for their steaks, there are other items on their menu that I would be more likely to try instead if I visit again. Service was top-notch!