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What to Eat at Shimo Modern Steak, Opening Tonight in Healdsburg

News broke in July about Cyrus chef Douglas Keane’s new steakhouse project, Shimo Modern Steak (241 Healdsburg Avenue), which takes its name from the Japanese word for “frost” which also refers to the marbling in Wagyu beef. Tonight, the restaurant swings open its doors, and we’ve got the menu, which features everything you’d hope for from a high-end steakhouse, but a little bit smaller. Says Keane, “I have often thought that steakhouse portions are too big and that six to ten ounces of high quality protein is plenty to satiate most people.” Thus, most of the cuts on the menu are meant to be shared by two or three people. And furthermore, he says that chef de cuisine Kolin Vazzoler will be using thick cuts of dry-aged, prime beef, cooked on the bone and finished by searing and basting “to create a wonderful crust and delicious umami flavor.” Check out the full menu below, which also features some fine-sounding side dishes like black truffle cauliflower gratin.

Shimo Modern Steak - Opening Menu


six cheddar parmesan biscuits $6

romaine salad with maple glazed bacon, parmesan and sansho dressing $13

ginger shiso dashi with rock shrimp shumai $12

tempura oyster with pickled lettuce and ginger sauce $16

“shrimp cocktail” horseradish pudding, tomato syrup and delicate greens $13

deviled jidori eggs with togarashi and tsukemono $8

tuna tartare, asian pear, celery root and soy truffle sauce $16

vegetables - enough to share

black truffle cauliflower gratin $11

bacon brussels sprouts $8

bean sprouts, sesame, chili, garlic and soy $8

steamed snap peas and radish $8

roasted seasonal mushrooms aq

- enough to share

rösti $10

purée $9

“double baked and stuffed” $12



korean bbq tri tip 8oz - for one $23
boneless new york strip 12oz - for one to two $52
bone-in filet 12oz - for one to two $55
bone-in new york strip 24oz - for two or three $94
tomahawk rib eye 34oz - for three $128
bone-in porterhouse 48oz - for four $195
australian wagyu strip score10 - cut to order $20 /oz

poultry and fish

crispy poussin $24
seafood of the day aq



creamed horseradish
blue cheese and garlic butter
seaweed yuzu butter

Shimo Modern Steak - 241 Healdsburg Avenue - 707.433.6000 - Open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday

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What to Eat at Shimo Modern Steak, Opening Tonight in Healdsburg