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Favorite Steakhouses

Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:37 am

I am curious what everyone's opinion on the best steakhouses are, whether it be a chain or local one. I don't think its a chain but I love BOA (although the clientele can be obnoxious as it's on the western edge of the Sunset Strip) in LA, because of their dry aged steaks, and while I usually do not prefer a Ceaser salad unless it is exceptional, theirs is the best IMO, the dressing has a bite and is a bit spicy. In NYC, I love Gallaghers, but that's the only one I have been to there, and only twice. Once as a kid in 1979 and as an adult in 2001. The restaurant looked exactly the same as I remembered as a kid, steaks hanging in the window. I am not a fan of blue cheese dressing but theirs was insanely good, I think it is Maytag.
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Re: Best Steakhouse

Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:40 am

Ruth's Chris Steak House by all means.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House by all means.

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I'd love to be able to afford a Ruth's Chris, or Morton's, or something like that. Just once.
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:59 am

Brazilian Steakhouses are the bomb. There's one in Jacksonville I visit whenever I get the chance called Terra Gaucha. Don't think I've found a better steakhouse yet.
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Re: Best Steakhouse

Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:35 am

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Okie wrote:
Ruth's Chris Steak House by all means.

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I'd love to be able to afford a Ruth's Chris, or Morton's, or something like that. Just once.

Never been to Ruth's Chris, but did go to Morton's once and was not overly impressed. My two favorites are Daniel's Broiler in the Seattle area and Don Shula's in Orlando. I've been to Daniel's numerous times and have never paid for a meal there - was always on someone's expense account. The Shula's location we went to was at the Disney resort complex (don't ask me which hotel there, it was a long time ago - is there one named Dolphin?) when we took clients out to dinner during a trade show we were attending.
 
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:51 am

For a chain my wife and I like Fleming's, we've had great service every time we have been there. The steak and food and wine is great but it is service that sets these types of restaurants apart and we just haven't had a bad experience (YMMV of course, can't speak for everyone ;-) ).

For a local place I love Pampas Argentine Grill here in San Diego. The atmosphere is a bit lower (its in a strip mall next to Montgomery Field) but the steaks are great and the place is fun and the owner is a nice guy that really wants you to enjoy what they prepare. You can fly in and walk there if you wish, but the wine and the full stomach when you leave are not really conducive to flying (and keeping your license :D )!

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:15 am

The Ruth Chris here in NY is quite good but there is a hole in the wall place called Jimmy Hays in Island Park that has the best steaks I have ever had. Sides and other stuff are good but for pure meat I have never had better.
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:04 am

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For a chain my wife and I like Fleming's, we've had great service every time we have been there. The steak and food and wine is great but it is service that sets these types of apart and we just haven't had a bad experience (YMMV of course, can't speak for everyone ;-) ).

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While Flemings is a beautiful restaurant inside and the service may be great, I think their steaks are nowhere on the same level as the other similarly priced chains like Ruth Chris, The Palm, Mortons, etc. I think they get away with it by the atmosphere and wine and service. Nowhere on their menu do they talk about their beef as far as what their cows are fed, etc (its been almost 10 years though since I've been so perhaps that has changed) and I was told they vary their sources based on business decisions (not sure if that is true). Interestingly, the same guy owns the PF Changs chain, where PF stands for Paul Fleming. (unless it has been sold)
 
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:25 pm

I have always been a bit disappointed with Ruth's Chris. For the price, I just don't find the value in their steak.
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Brazilian Steakhouses are the bomb. There's one in Jacksonville I visit whenever I get the chance called Terra Gaucha. Don't think I've found a better steakhouse yet.

Yeah they are! The only steakhouse I'll go to because they may be a bit pricey, but you get a ton of food. It's a chain, but Fogo de Chao is awesome! Rodizio is fine, but Fogo is definitely superior.
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:17 pm

Beefmastor Inn in Wilson, North Carolina.

*End of Discussion*








But, seriously. It is easily the best steakhouse I've ever been to. And the great thing is that it's no-frills... and no menu. It's literally a shack on the side of the road next to a derelict motel. They have no menu. They just bring a slab of raw ribeye on a cutting board to your table and ask "How much of this do you want?" They show you, roughly, what is 8oz, 10oz, 12oz, etc. Then they slice it off right there and ask how you want it prepared. If you want, you can get some iceberg lettuce and other salad fixings from a small table in the corner. You have your choice of wine "Red or white?" and soda "Coke or Pepsi?" or water. They bring you your cooked steak with a baked potato and a piece of Texas toast.

That's it. You get nothing else, and no other choices. But MY GOD is it GOOD. It absolutely obliterated any steak I've ever had at Ruth's Chris, Shula's, Peter Luger, or any other high-end steakhouse.

I actually bought a ribeye off them when I moved back from North Carolina. At $19/lb, I bought a 13.5 lb ribeye roast in a vacuum package, put it in an ice chest, and drove back to Pennsylvania with it. We cut some off and gave it to my great aunts who run a restaurant. We roasted the rest for Christmas Day lunch. And the leftovers became the greatest open-faced beef sandwiches in history. I guess they get the meat from the Chicago meat markets twice a week to keep them fresh. And they fly through the roasts. Every night it's busy, even in this little town on I-95 in North Carolina. We showed up at 5:00pm on a Monday (they are open 5-10 on weekdays and 4:30-10 on weekends) and there was already a line. The place seats about 40 people, maybe 50, and they turn over pretty quickly for a steakhouse. I was told by some of my colleagues at work who know the guys who own the place that they do quite well for themselves, since a lot of people pay cash. It was about $40/person all-in, and for no menu and no choices... it was 110% worth it.
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:40 pm

I used to be obsessed with any steakhouse anyone recommended. I tried all the expensive places in NYC (Peter Luger, Smith and Wollensky, Keens, M.Wells, etc)...

Then I bought a cast-iron skillet. No reason to ever pay $50 for a steak at those places ever again. A $12 rib-eye from the local butcher, some salt and pepper (no sauce/oil/butter whatsoever), pre-heat the skillet in the oven, run a 30-second sear on each side, and 2 minutes in a 500-degree oven on each side and it's perfection.

The next thing I want to try is sous-vide.
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:45 pm

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Beefmastor Inn in Wilson, North Carolina.

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I'll have to try it. only about 40 miles from my place.
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:03 pm

...very fond of Bob's Steak & Chop House in Dallas.

It has, however, become a touch pretentious (or, perhaps, I have become less impressed?).
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Beefmastor Inn in Wilson, North Carolina.

*End of Discussion*


I'll have to try it. only about 40 miles from my place.

Here's a good article on the place from about a year and a half ago.

https://www.ourstate.com/beefmastor-inn/
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:00 pm

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Then I bought a cast-iron skillet. No reason to ever pay $50 for a steak at those places ever again. A $12 rib-eye from the local butcher, some salt and pepper (no sauce/oil/butter whatsoever), pre-heat the skillet in the oven, run a 30-second sear on each side, and 2 minutes in a 500-degree oven on each side and it's perfection.

The next thing I want to try is sous-vide.

How do you deal with the smoke? I tried a recipe and I didn't realize how much smoke would be emitted. I ended up throwing the steak away because the smoke alarm went off. Then again, cooking indoors is probably not the best idea.
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Re: Favorite Steakhouses

Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:13 pm

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How do you deal with the smoke? I tried a recipe and I didn't realize how much smoke would be emitted. I ended up throwing the steak away because the smoke alarm went off. Then again, cooking indoors is probably not the best idea.

The large amount of smoke is exactly why I rarely ever use that method to make steak at home. I don't have an outdoor area, so I have to make it in the oven or on the stovetop. I also have a roommate, whom I really don't want to annoy with all the smoke the process creates. I'll only do it if he's out of town. I have to open up all the windows and get the ceiling fans going.
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How do you deal with the smoke? I tried a recipe and I didn't realize how much smoke would be emitted. I ended up throwing the steak away because the smoke alarm went off. Then again, cooking indoors is probably not the best idea.

The large amount of smoke is exactly why I rarely ever use that method to make steak at home. I don't have an outdoor area, so I have to make it in the oven or on the stovetop. I also have a roommate, whom I really don't want to annoy with all the smoke the process creates. I'll only do it if he's out of town. I have to open up all the windows and get the ceiling fans going.


I've never had a huge problem with smoke. I'll put the burner on high to sear the meat, but then turn it down after that to cook the insides. Once you do that, the smoke is minimal.

A good 12 oz bone-in rib steak is just the best when cooked between medium and medium rare. I don't understand people who nuke their steaks. My youngest son like the beef almost mooing. :biggrin:
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:18 pm

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How do you deal with the smoke? I tried a recipe and I didn't realize how much smoke would be emitted. I ended up throwing the steak away because the smoke alarm went off. Then again, cooking indoors is probably not the best idea.

The large amount of smoke is exactly why I rarely ever use that method to make steak at home. I don't have an outdoor area, so I have to make it in the oven or on the stovetop. I also have a roommate, whom I really don't want to annoy with all the smoke the process creates. I'll only do it if he's out of town. I have to open up all the windows and get the ceiling fans going.

I think I found my problem. I should have done a bit more research. The way I marinate my steaks is with olive oil...and after I dug up some info, olive oil has a lower smoke point than other oils used for cooking (the highest olive oil smoke point is extra light olive oil at nearly 468F (242C)). The olive oil I was using was extra virgin olive oil which has a smoke point of 320F (160C). I do have coconut oil and avocado oil which have higher smoke points (avocado is at an outstanding 520F or 271C).

Now I'm willing to try a recipe again, but this time with avocado oil and see how it works.

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Re: Best Steakhouse

Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:21 pm

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Ruth's Chris Steak House by all means.

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I'd love to be able to afford a Ruth's Chris, or Morton's, or something like that. Just once.


Neither are all they're cracked up to be. Most big cities have much better non-chain options. They're fine in a pinch but I would never go out of my way for a chain steakhouse.
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:27 pm

I'd like to try a Morton's just to say I did it, but for the money, Texas Roadhouse, which is a chain, I get it, still makes a really good bone-in ribeye.
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:31 pm

Morton's is a ripoff - probably the worst of the "upscale" steakhouse chains. Their entire business is driven by people who either don't know good steak and good wine or don't mind paying a bundle for total mediocrity.
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Morton's is a ripoff - probably the worst of the "upscale" steakhouse chains. Their entire business is driven by people who either don't know good steak and good wine or don't mind paying a bundle for total mediocrity.


Probably depends on which location. My brother-in-law has eaten there several times, and has said he's always had a great meal. Then again, he was doing business travel, and never had to pay for it :bigthumbsup:
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Re: Favorite Steakhouses

Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:36 pm

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Beefmastor Inn in Wilson, North Carolina...

But, seriously. It is easily the best steakhouse I've ever been to. And the great thing is that it's no-frills... and no menu. It's literally a shack on the side of the road next to a derelict motel. They have no menu. They just bring a slab of raw ribeye on a cutting board to your table and ask "How much of this do you want?" They show you, roughly, what is 8oz, 10oz, 12oz, etc. Then they slice it off right there and ask how you want it prepared. If you want, you can get some iceberg lettuce and other salad fixings from a small table in the corner. You have your choice of wine "Red or white?" and soda "Coke or Pepsi?" or water. They bring you your cooked steak with a baked potato and a piece of Texas toast.



I would love it. The setup you describe reminds me of Lawry's which is a chain. The original one and only one I have been to (barring their fast casual version at South Coast Plaza which is mostly sandwiches) is on LA's restaurant row on La Cienega on the outskirts of BH. It dates back to the 1930s and has been on both sides of the street and back over the decades. It is actually a Prime Rib restaurant and it is the same people who make Lawry's seasoned salt which is on the table (which is cheesy) but the Prime Rib is great! The waitresses wear the same uniform they did in the 1930s, their average age is 100 and most have worked there at least 20 years. They roll these huge heated brass carts around and they carve based on how you want your meat, rare, medium, etc. and the size. It comes with salad, mashed potatoes, Au jus like gravy which has a hint of wine, and Yorkshire pudding, which is like really good moist bread. The other sides like cream style corn are on the cart too but they cost extra. The salad cart comes first and they spin it for you. I remember the first time I went the waitress started to pour dressing on without asking me what I wanted and before I could finish getting out what is that and what else do you have, she replied it's cherry French and it's the only thing we have ever served since 1930 whatever lol. It was actually really good.

Dinner starts at like $39 for everything, or maybe that's during LA restaurant week only so maybe slightly more but they give you a ton of food, for example if you order the California cut which is 12 oz I believe, you are getting at least 14. One waitress told me those heated carts cost $30,000 each (today) and she said they still have one from the 1930s they still use. There is usually a wait but they have a lounge area with complimentary meatballs and homemade potato chips (same potato chips as in their fast casual mall locations). I always gorge on those so I can take half my dinner home for leftovers. Definitely worth checking out because even though the fast food locations have prime rib on the menu, it's not nearly as good.
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I've been to like seven of them, lol ... Boston, King of Prussia, Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago, Boca and I think it was LA.
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I've been to like seven of them, lol ... Boston, King of Prussia, Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago, Boca and I think it was LA.


Did you pay the bill? That's the part I wouldn't want to do.
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How do you deal with the smoke? I tried a recipe and I didn't realize how much smoke would be emitted. I ended up throwing the steak away because the smoke alarm went off. Then again, cooking indoors is probably not the best idea.

Smoke only happens when you're using an oil with too low a burning point (olive oil is notoriously bad for this). Peanut oil is my go-to if I can sacrifice a little smoke, or I have a very small (read: expensive) supply of safflower oil when I really need to turn up the heat indoors.

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How do you deal with the smoke? I tried a recipe and I didn't realize how much smoke would be emitted. I ended up throwing the steak away because the smoke alarm went off. Then again, cooking indoors is probably not the best idea.

The large amount of smoke is exactly why I rarely ever use that method to make steak at home. I don't have an outdoor area, so I have to make it in the oven or on the stovetop. I also have a roommate, whom I really don't want to annoy with all the smoke the process creates. I'll only do it if he's out of town. I have to open up all the windows and get the ceiling fans going.

Read my reply to einsteinboricua above. You're getting smoke because you're using the wrong oil, butter, or margerine. You need an oil with an extremely high smoke point.
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I've been to like seven of them, lol ... Boston, King of Prussia, Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago, Boca and I think it was LA.


Did you pay the bill? That's the part I wouldn't want to do.


Yes, I did. In a few cases I was partially reimbursed by clients but I don't tend to include dining expenses on my invoices. I've found that if clients don't feel like I'm nickel-and-diming them on dinners and my morning coffee they seem far more agreeable to domestic first, international business and four and five star hotels.
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Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:02 am

My family grills with charcoal. Just can't get past the idea that a gas grill is cooking on the stove but doing it outside.

We don't marinate steaks (usually ribeye), but sometimes use Montreal steak seasoning. Tenderize it a bit. Then put it on the hot side of the grill, a little bit on each side to sear, and then shift to the "cool" side to cook. We use a mix of different types of wood chips to add smoke flavor. The steaks turn out extremely juicy and flavorful.
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Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:01 am

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Ruth's Chris Steak House


I like Ruth's Chris, especially the atmosphere. The one here is run by an acquaintance, so when we do eat there, we will usually get some kind of discount...last time it was a emergency services discount, since he knew I used to be a firefighter.

I don't eat there very often, maybe once a year.

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Brazilian Steakhouses are the bomb


I like them, but the quality of meat tends to be uneven. Louisville, Dallas, Atlanta, Nashville..didn't matter...some cuts worked well..others, not so much.

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Then I bought a cast-iron skillet.


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some salt and pepper (no sauce/oil/butter whatsoever), pre-heat the skillet in the oven, run a 30-second sear on each side, and 2 minutes in a 500-degree oven on each side and it's perfection.


We can disagree on how to prepare the food and still be friends.

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How do you deal with the smoke?


Smoke generation is a direct consequence of how much "fat" you use to cook the meat.

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The way I marinate my steaks is with olive oil


What the heck is wrong with you? The only fat I ever use is butter...on not a whole lot of it. Hell, you're lucky the damn thing didn't catch fire. Clearly, your pan wasn't hot enough. :)

Back to steak houses: there is a locally owned one that I haven't eaten at in a while..Pat's Steak House. Love it. I'd like to try Jeff Ruby's, but haven't had a chance to. Need to put that on the list.
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Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:56 am

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We can disagree on how to prepare the food and still be friends.

Only if you're willing to share. My method generates a perfect medium-rare steak, as I usually use thick rib-eye cuts.
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Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:47 am

Chicago Cut simply cannot be beat. Ditka's, upstairs in the lounge, on a weekend when John Vincent is singing Dean Martin and Sinatra, is a great evening.
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Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:17 am

My wife once had to send her steak back three times at Ruth Crist, it was raw. Finally the Manager came out with the steak, still under cooked. It finally arrived the way she ordered it. My favorite is Gibsons in Chicago near O'Hare. It does it for me.
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If any one of you is attending CeBIT in Hanover, the BBQ is a pretty good address for a excellent steak.
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Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:46 pm

A have a few good go to options in a couple of cities.

London Goodmans in Mayfair is the best I've come across, they also make the worlds best fries cooked in beef drippings.

Hamburg Meat is sensational, really good steaks and incredibly shitty sides, but I'm there for the steak so that's ok.

Auckland Angus Steakhouse it's been around forever but you'll always get a tasty steak.

Moscow Goodmans, used to be the same owners as the one in London, really good steak and excellent service.

StPetersburg can't remember the name, it's tiny they have 4-5 tables, amazing service and amazing meat.

There isn't anywhere worth mentioning in Norway, it's a very sad country for steak lovers.
 
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Re: Favorite Steakhouses

Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:10 pm

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Chicago Cut simply cannot be beat. Ditka's, upstairs in the lounge, on a weekend when John Vincent is singing Dean Martin and Sinatra, is a great evening.


I was curious if it was the same as CUT by Wolfgang Puck but it's not. I ate there once when it was relatively new and just had the one location inside the Beverly Wilshire hotel (there are now 6 around the world) and right around the corner from Spago, his first restaurant (although it moved from Sunset Blvd in the mid to late 90s). I loved CUT the steak was nice and juicy and red, and not overly charred on the outside like a lot of steak houses (especially Mastro's!) like to do while still keeping it it red inside, as if that is some kind of skill. I know a lot of people love that, I don't though and charred meat is also very carcinogenic. I also remember he had some pretty exotic sides for a steak house, mainly California cuisine. It definitely has the anti-steakhouse vibe though as it's very bright and modern inside so it never comes to mind when I think of a great steakhouse, but I definitely enjoyed it.
 
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:50 am

Steakhouses are my absolute favorite. Those on the top of my list

NY: Wollenky's Grill (on the side of Smith and Wollensky), Peter Luger, Keens, Sparks

CHI: Gibsons, Gene and Georgetti's

SF: Bobo's, Epic, Harris'

Tampa: Berns

DC: the palm (a particularly good palm)

Portland: Ringside

Boston: Moo

San Diego: Cow by Bear
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:50 am

I have 2 favorites:

Peter Luger's Steakhouse (I only been to the one in Great Neck NY)
Rothmann's Steakhouse (East Norwich NY)
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:03 pm

It wasn't a steakhouse per se, but the best steak I've ever had was a 12oz hanger cut at Tally's Silver Spoon in Rapid City, SD.

I have dreams about how good that steak was!
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:40 pm

Webber's Inn in Ann Arbor, MI or Win Schulers in Marshall, MI.
 
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:40 pm

NYC: Old Homestead and Keen's.

Probably not the best in Argentina but had a great meal at Cabana Las Lilas in Buenos Aires...ended up going back there again later on the same visit!

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There is a hole in the wall place called Jimmy Hays in Island Park that has the best steaks I have ever had.


I live not too far from there and it's gone downhill in the last few years by all accounts (I'm fairly new to the area). Certainly very average now
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:08 pm

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I have always been a bit disappointed with Ruth's Chris. For the price, I just don't find the value in their steak.
Here in NC, we have the Angus Barn. Awesome Steaks, Great Chess Pie, and their own excellent Sommelier . Also, the price of the meal includes sides.


I loved that place, I ate there one time when I was in my teens in 8/88, it is very close to RDU Airport. I loved how it was made to look like a red barn, that is something you don't see much anymore. Where else are red barn steakhouses left in the US?
 
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:15 pm

Upscale, Steak House at Circus Circus, strange I know, but don't knock it till you've tried it.

Best overall, Doe's Eat Place Greenville MS, the place is a total hole in the wall, stopped here just because I was hungry, great steaks.
 
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:05 pm

I don't remember all the details but I ate at III Forks in the Dallas area a number of years ago and the steaks were very good.
 
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:11 pm

Nice, hopefully I can try it one day, I love visiting Dallas but I don't like traveling as much as I used to. The only steakhouse I have been to in Dallas was in the 1990s and it was the Butcher Shop. I don't remember much about it other than that I liked it and had a great time there.
 
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:39 am

Living in Chicagoland for quite some time, there were many that I went to. However my favourite steakhouse in the US was in Cincinnati, Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse. Still looking for a good steakhouse in Sydney though, one that is not too expensive.
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Re: Favorite Steakhouses

Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:23 pm

casinterest wrote:
Here in NC, we have the Angus Barn. Awesome Steaks, Great Chess Pie, and their own excellent Sommelier . Also, the price of the meal includes sides.

Never went to the Angus Barn when I lived in Wilson, but I have heard about it quite a bit. Two of my colleagues at work did the Titanic Dinner last year.
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:10 pm

afcjets wrote:
Nice, hopefully I can try it one day, I love visiting Dallas but I don't like traveling as much as I used to. The only steakhouse I have been to in Dallas was in the 1990s and it was the Butcher Shop. I don't remember much about it other than that I liked it and had a great time there.


Forgot to mention...try Flemings Steakhouse in DFW too. Nice steak and drink selection.

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