by Charles Womack

Voodoo lobster ($20), sea scallops ($16)

Steak Street 3915 Sedgebrook St., High Point 336.841.0222

Some friends of mine recently visited Steak Street on Highway 68 in High Point and gave the place rave reviews, telling my wife we had to check it out. It had been a while since I had visited the place, so we left the kids at home and drove on over.

The place is nicely decorated with a unique atmosphere that my dining partner described as “intimate.” The way they have the tables divided off creates privacy and the ability to enjoy the company of your dinner companion.

Their website says it is “known as an intriguingly unique/unparalleled restaurant with personal charm; a setting which is to the senses, immeasurable. Whether you arrive solo, in the mood for a romantic candlelit dinner, an Erin Brockovich or Jerry McGuire inspired power lunch, or a cocktail in the lounge, you can find peace in the realization that you have recommended the best choice.”

Our waiter was prompt and courteous and made several recommendations, but two appetizer items jump right out at me.

The first was the most expensive item on the app menu: Voodoo lobster, 6 ounces of cold-water lobster tail grilled with Savannah spices and glazed with “Voodoo” sauce served with chipotle aioli.

The second item was the sea scallops, featuring two skewers of scallops wrapped in applewood bacon, grilled and nested atop sweet-potato chips and served with honey mustard.

Both of these items were a site to behold. Beautifully displayed on the plates featuring flowers and sprinkles of spices around the edge.

The lobster was soft and warm, and we were able to cut it with our forks. The only downside was that it disappeared so quickly. After picking up the skewers that held our scallops and slowly removing the sticks from the treats, we moved in for the feasting.

The hearty scallops were plump and juicy and you could get a hint of the bacon flavor that passed from the five-inch slices.

— Charles Womack