Meatmaiden on Little Collins Street. A sister restaurant to Richmond's Meatmother, it has been open for a few months. You enter the restaurant through a door with a woman's face painted on it and descend to the basement on some very industrial looking stairs. The restaurant space itself is large with a dark, Gothic feel (axes seem to be a featured tool in the decor).
The menu is American BBQ themed and reasonably priced for sharing. We ordered the O’Connor pasture-fed flat iron steak, lobster mac and cheese, and side dishes of mash and rye gravy, and the NQA salad which had fennel, orange and pomegranate in it. All of the dishes were really good, and the meat was cooked to perfection and quite tasty. After a bit of time to digest our dinner we were ready to try a couple of the desserts: Crack mom’s apple pie with vanilla ice cream, and the Sundae diner with peanut brittle. Both of those dishes were also very yummy. We definitely left feeling full and satisfied and I look forward to returning to sample more of the menu.