World renowned Salt Bae, the Turkish restaurateur and living meme, whose real name is Nusret Gökçe, has recently opened a Nusr-Et Steakhouse in New York, which is his second eatery in the United States and one of 10 worldwide. Lots of critics have experienced bitter taste in their mouths after eating there.
Joshua David Stein at GQ wrote about long waits, terrible cocktails and “Mundane, somewhat tough and rather bland” steak at the Midtown Manhattan restaurant, while also noted it’s refusal to serve tap water. At Eater, Robert Sietsama described the steak as “rubbery and low on flavour,” while in reference to Salt Bae’s appearance at their table to perform his now infamous cutting and salting routine, “We’d already seen it so many times before, on our cell phones and now in person, that it seemed a little stale.”
And the prices there are also hefty, for example- a ribeye Tomahawk topping the is at $275 and that too without sides. Stein at GQ calls this “absurdly expensive, even by New York City steakhouse standards,” on other hand on at the New York Post, Steve Cuozzo describing Nusr-Et as “Public Rip-off No. 1” saying that “An up-and-mostly down meal for three, where each of us had just one cocktail and one glass of bad wine each, cost a whopping $521.45 and left us craving a snack,” he writes, a sentiment echoed by Stein, who “went away still hungry” having spent “$320 for two, including a rather small glass of red Turkish wine for each of us.”
One of his most recent Instagram posts, which shows him stuffing a beef tenderloin with American cheese slices and raw asparagus, has received a mixed reaction from his fans.