I had a craving for a steak, and so I went to Outback Steakhouse and had myself a Ribeye steak. When I grew up, I knew the Ribeye as a Delmonico steak, but a Delmonico can vary from where you are in the world.
A good ribeye is fantastic and cannot be beat. A bad ribeye cut, even if cooked well, is such a disappointment. This one from Outback was a mediocre cut. I probably could've gotten a similar cut from a good butcher (but there is no good butcher in Lansing). It was however cooked to a perfect medium rare. Lately, whenever I go to a restaurant, I get an overcooked steak. Even Dusty's managed to serve me a medium steak. I didn't send it back, but I did make a note to my waitress. This steak was on the rare side of medium rare, which is just how I like it.
Whenever you order a steak, it's a tough thing to do well, to cook just right, so if it's off, I'll let the server know to tell the cook, and if it's spot on, I have no hesitation letting the kitchen know that they did fantastic.
Whenever I'm at Outback, I get fries because I don't really care, so I just get whatever comes out quickly.
My favorite steak is the porterhouse, but I think that's a cop out, because a porterhouse is just a strip steak and filet mignon
joined by bone. So, if you disqualify the porterhouse, then my favorite steak is the ribeye.
EDIT - It seems that this steak is actually closer to rare than medium rare, which, as it happens, is how I like my steaks. I now officially feel like an idiot, because I complained at the last steakhouse I went to that they overcooked my steak, but it was actually exactly medium rare. Doh.