Shula's theme makes itself apparent through framed sports photographs and footballs displayed like grandma's Faberge eggs that line illuminated shelves: This is a meaty, manly steakhouse for football lovers and carnivores of all kinds (including NFL-crazed ladies).
Pass the marble-top bar and hi-top tables and enter a richly-hued dining room of linen tablecloths and sports figures sanctified in golden frames. Best known as a dinner joint, Shula's serves up a hearty lunch. But be warned: The tuna sandwich rings in at $13.
Dinner is no less costly, with hefty entrees priced at $21-$99 (for a 4-pound Main lobster). Steak novices will marvel at the variety of cuts: filet mignon, 32-ounce prime rib, 24-ounce porterhouse, 10-ounce Steak Maryann, 20-ounce Kansas City Strip. A 16-ounce chicken breast and 22-ounce lamb loin chops also weigh in heavily. The vegetable menu, God bless it, counts potato skins, broccoli with hollandaise and creamed spinach amongst its ranks, and desserts only get more decadent with seven layer chocolate cake, vanilla cheese cake and creme brulee.
Average cost: $31+
Centerstage Reviewer: Jennifer Berg