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Big George

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Great Steakhouses Wed, 07/9/03 1:21 PM (permalink)
I continue to be amazed at the culinary knowledge of the popsters at Roadfood.com. Im sure many of you have a favorite steak house. How about it. Thanks
 
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    Hillbilly

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    RE: Great Steakhouses Wed, 07/9/03 1:56 PM (permalink)
    My favorite steak houses:
    1: Angus Barn, Raleigh, NC
    2: Johnny's (stockyards), Omaha, NB
    3: Cattlemen's Cafe, Oklahoma City, OK
    4: Staley's Charcoal Steakhouse, Winston Salem, NC
    5: Ruth's Chris, New Orleans (and other locations, too--but the original is still the best)
    6: Chicago Chop House
    7: Metropolitan, Seattle
    8: Shula's, Miami
    9: Palm(New York City)
    10:Hertford House, Kansas City
     
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      wanderingjew

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      RE: Great Steakhouses Wed, 07/9/03 2:03 PM (permalink)
      I'm not much of a steak eater or red meat eater for that matter. Of course when I travel it's "no holds barred". So far the very few steak experiences I've had while traveling have been quite good. My two favorites so far are:
      1. The Golden Ox- Kansas City MO
      2. The Tea Steak House- Tea SD (near Sioux Falls)
       
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        Lone Star

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        RE: Great Steakhouses Wed, 07/9/03 2:11 PM (permalink)
        I would have to say the Lowake Steak House in Lowake, Texas would be my number one pick. It has been there for many years, my Father would always stop there when he was out on wells in that area.
        http://www.lowakesteakhouse.com/

        I would also recommend Zentner's or Zentner's daugther in San Angelo. Zentner's has been around maybe longer than Lowake ( they may have been associated in the past?), anyway, Mr. Zentner ran a huge outfit and his beef all comes from there since forever.

        Huge and delicious steaks! Don't miss them if you are travelin' Texas!
         
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          mek

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          RE: Great Steakhouses Wed, 07/9/03 3:00 PM (permalink)
          When in Baltimore, go to The Prime Rib (est. 1965). Black glass, baby grand piano, great atmosphere. The best bartenders in town. The beef is dry-aged in Chicago and railed to Baltimore. The best piece of prime rib I have ever had !
           
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            berndog

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            RE: Great Steakhouses Wed, 07/9/03 3:54 PM (permalink)
            I have to second Hillbillys number 6 choice, the Chicago Chop House. I ate there about 8 years ago while in Chicago for several days on business. Food was excellent, decor was very interesting. There was also a great Italian restaurant a few blocks away on the same street the Chop House is just off of. I can't remember the name, but the entrance was inside a corner bakery.
             
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              Oneiron339

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              RE: Great Steakhouses Wed, 07/9/03 4:12 PM (permalink)
              Is Little Abner's still open in Tucson? They used to have a large "cowboy steak" cooked over mesquite and served only with salad, beans and baked potato, wonderful atmosphere like an old ranch house.
               
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                Bushie

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                RE: Great Steakhouses Wed, 07/9/03 6:45 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by Lone Star

                I would have to say the Lowake Steak House in Lowake, Texas would be my number one pick. It has been there for many years, my Father would always stop there when he was out on wells in that area.
                http://www.lowakesteakhouse.com/

                I would also recommend Zentner's or Zentner's daugther in San Angelo. Zentner's has been around maybe longer than Lowake ( they may have been associated in the past?), anyway, Mr. Zentner ran a huge outfit and his beef all comes from there since forever.

                Huge and delicious steaks! Don't miss them if you are travelin' Texas!


                Thanks, Lone Star! I've added Lowake to my list. Looks just like my kind of place...
                 
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                  Sundancer7

                  RE: Great Steakhouses Wed, 07/9/03 6:52 PM (permalink)
                  The Hereford House in KC has always been very good to our company. I have been thee many times and I always enjoyed watching the grilling of the steaks at the entrance. I always got their porterhouse, salad, baked potato and a glass of red wine.

                  Their salad dressing was always delicious.

                  It seems that the going thing is steaks that are seared at extremely high temps. In Knoxville, we had one open up this week that sears at 1600 degrees.

                  I would never be able to do that with my equipment. Some of the gas grills I have looked at attempt that. I am afraid that if I tried to do it, I would burn hell out of the steak.

                  Paul E. Smith
                  Knoxville, TN
                   
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                    Biscuit

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                    RE: Great Steakhouses Wed, 07/9/03 6:59 PM (permalink)
                    The best steakhouse I have ever eaten in is Peter Luger in Brooklyn, N.Y. It's been established for over a hundred years and some of the waiters look as if they've worked there that long.
                    The Porterhouse for two arrives at the table already sliced and tilted on its plate so the juice collects at the bottom. They serve their own house made steak sauce, which is pretty good. Everything in this place is good, though. From the sliced onions and tomato appetizer to the creamed spinach and hash browns.
                    I'll be in NYC in October and already have reservations for dinner made. It's not a cheap place, but I highly recommend it if you ever are in the area. A classic place.
                     
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                      Bushie

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                      RE: Great Steakhouses Wed, 07/9/03 7:09 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Biscuit

                      The best steakhouse I have ever eaten in is Peter Luger in Brooklyn, N.Y.


                      That's a place where I've always wanted to eat but never did on my trips to the Big Apple.

                      A friend I work with went there a few years ago with an associate from a sister company. They ordered everything they wanted (expense accounts, you know) and had a grand ol' time. It wasn't until they got the bill that they found out Peter Luger doesn't take credit cards!!

                      They managed to scrape enough money together, but I still laugh about that...
                       
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                        CheeseWit

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                        RE: Great Steakhouses Wed, 07/9/03 7:15 PM (permalink)
                        My list includes: Peter Luger in Brooklyn, Sparks in Manhattan, The Saloon in Philly, and The Prime Rib and Capitol Grill in Washington, D.C.
                         
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                          CheeseWit

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                          RE: Great Steakhouses Wed, 07/9/03 7:16 PM (permalink)
                          Oh man, I forgot Bern's in the Tampa, FL area.
                           
                          #13
                            Sundancer7

                            RE: Great Steakhouses Wed, 07/9/03 7:20 PM (permalink)
                            I did the Palm in NYC. enjoyed all the crap on the wall, but the setting was miserable. Too crowded and when I was there, it looked like a firetrap.

                            Steak was very good and the huge amount of hashbrowns overpowered everything.

                            Paul E. Smith
                            Knoxville, TN
                             
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                              ferrell

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                              RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 12:26 AM (permalink)
                              The Best bar none is Charley's Steakhouse in Orlando. The porterhouse is the most wonderful piece of beef I have ever tasted. Be sure to go to the original on Orange Blossom Trail it is a step up from the other locations.
                               
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                                kangolpimp

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                                RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 1:09 AM (permalink)
                                Peter Luger's fan, here. I have sampled the best steaks Argentina has to offer, and they were indeed fantastic, but still fell shy of the porterhouse at Peter Luger's. If you go, you need to try the bacon as an appetizer, as well as their tomato and onion and their onion rolls. I cannot rave enough about the deliciousness of practically everything on that menu. For your viewing pleasure:



                                 
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                                  Tommy B

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                                  RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 7:56 AM (permalink)
                                  Arthur's Tavern, a multi-unit steakhouse with locations in Hoboken, Morris Plains and North Brunswick, New Jersey,
                                  is my favorite for their specialty: 24 oz Rib Eye. They pat the raw steaks in special secret dry rub mixture,
                                  and then grill the steak on super high heat, and a really delicious "crust" forms around the steak, and boy when you put a slab of this rib eye in your mouth, well, it just doesn't get any better than this. So if you're ever in Hoboken, Arthur's is located at 3rd and Washington Sts. "Sammy" is the manager. Tell him Tom Barrett says hello. In Morris Plains, Arthur's is located on Speedwell Avenue. "Arthur McGreevy" is the chain's founder, and he is still alive and probably SO HAPPY about the Atkins Diet phenom.
                                   
                                  #17
                                    Michael Stern

                                    RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 8:21 AM (permalink)
                                    I second the motion for Peter Luger, but neither could I list my top two favorite steak houses without also including[url='http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=206']Doe's Eat Place[/url].
                                     
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                                      Spudnut

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                                      RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 9:46 AM (permalink)
                                      I'm a NYC guy, but I'll resist the urge to list nothing but NYC steak places.

                                      My top three:

                                      1) Peter Luger's (Brooklyn)
                                      2) New York Prime (Boca Raton)
                                      3) Bern's (Tampa)

                                      The fact that two of my three are in Florida surprises me tremendously. New York Prime, though, might be my favorite all-around restaurant anywhere. Not that I'd consider it roadfood per se. I have no place from my native Western NY.

                                      If I were doing a top 10 list, I'm pretty confident my next 7 would all be in NYC since I live here, and that none would be a chain (although I don't dislike them). My friends and I have had a "steak club" for 10 years: a different place every month.
                                       
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                                        wanderingjew

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                                        RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 9:49 AM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by Phil J.

                                        I'm a NYC guy, but I'll resist the urge to list nothing but NYC steak places.

                                        My top three:

                                        1) Peter Luger's (Brooklyn)
                                        2) New York Prime (Boca Raton)
                                        3) Bern's (Tampa)

                                        The fact that two of my three are in Florida surprises me tremendously. New York Prime, though, might be my favorite all-around restaurant anywhere. Not that I'd consider it roadfood per se. I have no place from my native Western NY.

                                        If I were doing a top 10 list, I'm pretty confident my next 7 would all be in NYC since I live here, and that none would be a chain (although I don't dislike them). My friends and I have had a "steak club" for 10 years: a different place every month.


                                        I'm a native NY'orker too, but have to contend that you can find the best steakhouses in the Midwest and Southern Plains.
                                         
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                                          playgolf

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                                          RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 10:01 AM (permalink)
                                          Citizen Kane's in St. Louis, MO
                                           
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                                            chezkatie

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                                            RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 11:52 AM (permalink)
                                            My favorite three steakhouses are Berns in Tamps. Peter Lugers in Brooklyn and our special occasion place "The Prime Rib" here in Baltimore. Everything on their menu is wonderful and the bartenders make the best martinis that you will ever drink!
                                             
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                                              jpatweb

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                                              RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 12:41 PM (permalink)
                                              It's not my favorite steakhouse, but Smith & Wollenski serves my favorite non-steak dish served by a steakhouse: crackling pork.
                                               
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                                                VibrationGuy

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                                                RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 1:09 PM (permalink)
                                                Peter Luger. I agree, have the bacon.

                                                Out west, I'm quite fond of the Ringside in Portland, OR. Highly atmospheric.

                                                JaK's (there are two in the Seattle area) are surprisingly good neighborhood steakhouses, and you won't need a second mortgage.

                                                Outside of Couer d'Alene, ID, a fantastic discovery in the archives: http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=331&RefID=331 - a great meal in a vast culinary wasteland.

                                                As for the chains, I really, really, really like Fleming's. The one in Seattle recently closed, a victim of the decline of the Expense Account. I somehow feel personally responsible.

                                                Eric, Glumly
                                                 
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                                                  haximon

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                                                  RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 2:03 PM (permalink)
                                                  Kreis Brothers, St. Louis area
                                                  Their 32 oz. prime rib is listed on the menu as the ladies cut.
                                                  They have a 64 oz. prime rib too...what a sight!

                                                   
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                                                    mobley

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                                                    RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 2:30 PM (permalink)
                                                    Ditto on Arthur's in NJ. Every time I go up North I visit the Morris Plains location. The best steak for the price, anywhere.

                                                    Others: Murray's in Minneapolis. New York Prime in Myrtle Beach. Also, The Palm and Ruth Chris.
                                                     
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                                                      mek

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                                                      RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 3:03 PM (permalink)
                                                      chezkatie,
                                                      Next time you are in the Prime Rib, say hello to my brother (John). He has rtended bar there for years. He also buys their wines and booze.
                                                       
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                                                        playgolf

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                                                        RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 4:42 PM (permalink)
                                                        Agree on Kreis' in St. Louis for prime rib, but for a GREAT steak...Citizen Kanes.
                                                         
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                                                          BBQ Barney

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                                                          RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 6:57 PM (permalink)
                                                          Here's a vote for The Embers in Des Moines, IA--a spinoff, Embers West has made the Stern's recommended list.
                                                           
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                                                            VibrationGuy

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                                                            RE: Great Steakhouses Thu, 07/10/03 8:11 PM (permalink)
                                                            Oh, on the Peter Lugar payment thing; the solution is simple; make someone with a house credit account take you. ;0)

                                                            Eric
                                                             
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