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Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Thu, 12/4/08 11:39 PM
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I think I just had the best steak ever..
Rare, Steak House in Little Falls NJ
try it .. it was good

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 12/5/08 1:11 AM
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You think you had the best steak ever, that was good?

Ok, I will bite. What makes it the best steak ever, or at least on this side of the Hudson River, in NJ?


I love Arthurs, in Hoboken, for the best good steak ever, on this side of the Hudson, in NJ.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 12/5/08 2:51 AM
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Valenca in Elizabeth. Steak on a stone, you cook it yourself. Two big cuts of filet mignon for $24, plus a huge side of amazing rice and homemade potato chips, as well as salad and amazing portuguese rolls. Don't forget the sangria and tres leches cake for dessert. This place is legendary. I never go anywhere else for steak after finding this place.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 12/5/08 1:35 PM
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CC - Heard really good reports on Arthur's....Thanks

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 12/5/08 4:05 PM
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If one judges a steakhouse by the quality (grading, aging) of its steak then Arthur's would rank quite below many NJ steakhouses. If you include things like wine list, it would be knocked even lower. It's a big, fatty ribeye, with nice charred flavor.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 12/5/08 6:12 PM
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I personally do not judge my favorite overall steak experiences by wine list.

I judge by taste "quality" and "flavor" quality of ANY certain steak or burger served, with consideration to good overall value and consistency of a restaurant in my area where I can be confident to "enjoy" my experience, whenever I dine there. Arthur's ranks highly with me, for all of my personal criterias, tastes, and expectations.

If one would like to enjoy a more expensive cut, indulge in exepensive wine, or would like a more formal dining atmosphere, there are plenty of other options, in NJ & NYC listed throughout this section. Arthur's is what it is, and they serve what they serve, very well, all the time. It is not the newest, hottest, or trendiest steakhouse, but I have never been disappointed in a dining experience, at Arthur's. Since I cannot say the same for all of my personal experiences at most of the newest, hottest, or trendiest locations throughout NJ & NYC, I will stick to Arthur's.


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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 12/5/08 9:01 PM
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wow. well, my comment was for Baah Ben's benefit, who lives, I think, far away from Hoboken, or Morris Plains, and who has expressed his fondness of places like Luger's and Sparks in the past. Your fondness of Arthur's was document right here, and I of course am not trying to change your taste in steak. You like what you like, and that's just fine with me.

as to your assertion that anyone would judge a steakhouse by their wine list, well I just haven't read anything of that nature on this thread, and I certainly didn't suggest that I or anyone would do that.

you'll likely find me at Arthur's, for what would be about the 500th time, before you find me at Rare in Little Falls, for whatever that's worth.


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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Sat, 12/6/08 2:54 PM
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Debating steak is a no win situation...It really is. Thank you both for some info on Arthur's. they have a website...Three locations, too.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Sat, 12/6/08 10:35 PM
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the Emerson location has closed, and it's no loss as it paled in comparison to the original in Hoboken in both atmosphere and overall experience. Only two left I think. And I never debate.



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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Sat, 12/6/08 11:22 PM
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Originally posted by tommyeats

the Emerson location has closed, and it's no loss as it paled in comparison to the original in Hoboken in both atmosphere and overall experience. Only two left I think. And I never debate.

I've been to their North Brunswick location a bunch of months ago; I guess that's the "other" one that's left..
nicely charred, real good for a cheap steak.

Hey, tommyeats, why JUST debate?!? It's fun to debate!
that's IMO, of course.. I like a little passion...(as Joe Rogo calls it, a little "passion")
At best, we'll agree to disagree...

And at worst, the moderators will put a padlock on our hot debate..

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Sat, 12/6/08 11:23 PM
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Originally posted by Baah Ben

Debating steak is a no win situation...It really is.

As much as I like a good debate, I'm glad my 2500th post was'nt me going out on a limb defending why I love L.A. burgers so much!!

p.s. Although I DO need to go try those Omaha burgers! Stella's anyone?!?

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Sat, 12/6/08 11:26 PM
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Ellen..Omaha burgers? Try Costco or Sam's club fresh burgers and freeze them.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Sun, 12/7/08 12:28 AM
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Originally posted by Baah Ben

Ellen..Omaha burgers? Try Costco or Sam's club fresh burgers and freeze them.

Wandering Jew is always talking about how the best burgers are in Omaha...

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Sun, 12/7/08 9:48 AM
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Originally posted by ellen4641

quote:
Originally posted by tommyeats

the Emerson location has closed, and it's no loss as it paled in comparison to the original in Hoboken in both atmosphere and overall experience. Only two left I think. And I never debate.

I've been to their North Brunswick location a bunch of months ago; I guess that's the "other" one that's left..
nicely charred, real good for a cheap steak.

The North Brunswick Arthur's in no longer affiliated with the original in Hoboken or its sister in Morris Plains as far as a I know. And some reports have suggested that since the split, the food and prices have changed. Perhaps they're now serving USDA Prime and would be considered in the running of top steakhouses in NJ. I'll give them a call and ask.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Sun, 12/7/08 10:04 AM
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Ellen - I'm not sure I understand you ..Are you saying WJ said the best burgers are Omaha Beef's burgers..The firm that sells them all over the country? They sell steaks, some fish items, baked stuffed potatoes? Or, are you saying the best burgers can be found when visiting the City of Omaha? Because that would not suprise me at all. WJ travels all over the place and Omaha is one of the biggest meatpacking centers in the country. Probably some of the best beef in the entire country can be found in Nebraska.

If you're talking about the mail order business, then yes, try Sam's Club fresh pattied burger and see how they compare.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Sun, 12/7/08 11:37 PM
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My opinion is based on the best GOOD steak in NJ, not the best PRIME steak in NJ.


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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Thu, 12/11/08 12:38 AM
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Originally posted by Baah Ben

Ellen - Or, are you saying the best burgers can be found when visiting the City of Omaha? Because that would not suprise me at all.

Yes, the actual city of Omaha....
I've yet to do the "Omaha burger tour"; it's on my list, though..

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 05/15/09 5:58 PM
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Steve's Sizzling Steakhouse in Carlstadt has some the best steaks in NJ, you have your choice of Porterhouse,Filet Mignon,NY Strip, T-bone and Rib-eye.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 05/15/09 7:32 PM
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I am very new to this site in terms of posting, but I don't often think I have much to say, even though I try new places & places suggested on here all over the country when I travel, I had to comment on this thread because I live in Northern NJ.  
    The best steak this carnivore has eaten was at Arthur's in Hoboken.  The worst by far was Steve's Sizzling Steakhouse.  They marinate their steaks in Maggi (personally asked a chef who's son was in a tennis camp I ran) & I do not at all like the taste of soy sauce (best way for my taste buds to describe it) on my steak.  Just my 2 cents as a new poster. 

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 05/15/09 8:05 PM
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tennisnj ~ You got plenty of milage for your 2 cents worth. I totally agree about the flavor of soy sauce on steak. Terrible!

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 05/15/09 8:48 PM
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I don't want to taste soy sauce or anything else on or in my steak except a liberal sprinkling of salt. I've never understood peoples' need for steak sauce on their meat, or for a soaking in marinade. Both interfere with the natural beef flavor of the steak.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 05/15/09 9:54 PM
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Ketchup. That's what you put on your steak.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 05/15/09 10:00 PM
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a little fresh ground black pepper, a little garlic- marinade ,schmarinade- grill on real chracoal- medium rare please............no A1, no sauce of any kind- I am a purist when it comes to steak! 

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 05/15/09 10:55 PM
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tennisnj


I am very new to this site in terms of posting, but I don't often think I have much to say, even though I try new places & places suggested on here all over the country when I travel, I had to comment on this thread because I live in Northern NJ.  
    The best steak this carnivore has eaten was at Arthur's in Hoboken.  The worst by far was Steve's Sizzling Steakhouse.  They marinate their steaks in Maggi (personally asked a chef who's son was in a tennis camp I ran) & I do not at all like the taste of soy sauce (best way for my taste buds to describe it) on my steak.  Just my 2 cents as a new poster. 


tennisnj, what other steakhouses have you eaten at?  that would help put your comments in context.  

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Sat, 05/16/09 10:40 AM
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Arthurs's in Hoboken is a nice steakhouse,but once in awhile their Delmonico steaks can have too much fat or grissle for my taste, also the sauce at STeve's is not Maggies or soy,it may be in the base but they are not the only ingredients.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 07/31/09 1:50 PM
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Sullivans, King of Prussia, PA

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 07/31/09 2:10 PM
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I'm going to need some pictures if you really want to prove your case.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 07/31/09 2:50 PM
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Since the Hudson River runs generally North/South...Anything WEST of the Hudson encloses a very large area.

I sincerely invite any of you N J folks to wander down to Greenville, Mississippi or better yet, ride into Paducah, Kentucky for a visit to DOES EAT PLACE.

While you may find it differs by a large amount from the ambience of good old Jersey, You may find the friendly down-home nature of the service and the mis-matched furnishings to be a welcome respite from Old Line City Stuff.  The Beef (which is what really matters here) is Supurb.
 
Photos?? OK  Here is TTM's Steak at the Paducah Does-

 
Ribeye and Shrimp, with an extra order of Shrimp (shared between the Mayor and his Bride).
 

 
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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 07/31/09 7:04 PM
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there we go,now thats GOOD EATIN'

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Fri, 07/31/09 7:12 PM
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I have nver done DOES in KY but I have enjoyed their  quaint facility in Greenville, MS.  Great super food.
 
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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Mon, 08/3/09 7:01 AM
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Here is a patron's video of Arthur's.
 
Since it is a local independent restaurant with casual ambiance, reasonable prices, friendly efficient staff, and good food...I would venture to say it is an example of Roadfood in NJ. Taking nothing away from Doe's, of course.  
 
http://vimeo.com/2581018
 
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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Mon, 08/3/09 9:02 AM
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looking at that video, it's not clear if that fella enjoys cheap wine and A1 better than a notable steak.

If I want steak and i'm at 33rd and 6th, it's very unlikely that I'd get on a PATH train, what with all of the great steakhouses right in that area. LOL!

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Mon, 08/3/09 9:21 AM
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Looking at the video simply provides a picture (as was requested) of one of the places mentioned as far as the "this side of the Hudson" (assumed to mean NJ) topic at hand.
 
This is Roadfood and I do not see any criteria within the definition of Roadfood that includes expensive wine and the prime steak in Manhattan NJ or anywhere else.
 
Of course there are plenty of places in NYC and NJ for prime steak fine wine and expensive prices. They might or might not fit the definition of Roadfood but I do believe Arthur's fits the definition.
 
A-1 is optional...not mandatory at Arthur's.
 
If you have any Roadfood suggestions in regard to steak in NJ...we would be glad to hear them.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Mon, 08/3/09 9:49 AM
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I wasn't commenting on your decision to post the video.  I was commenting on the video itself ("looking at the video"). And then I was commenting on my preferences if I found myself at 33rd and 6th.  Neither of those things has to do with you, so please don't be offended.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Mon, 08/3/09 10:04 AM
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I am not at all offended. It is not my video A-1 or wine.
 
Someone mentioned seeing pictures. Someone mentioned  a respite from whatever atmosphere assumed to be the atmosphere here...as far as a steak experience.
 
The mention of Arthur's and the video of the food and atmosphere is merely a way to provide information about the suggestion of Arthur's.
 
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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Tue, 08/4/09 4:45 PM
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very good video CC.
I'm sure you could order a more expensive wine if you want.
the A-1 just happens to be on the table
some people just start reading into things without listening to what is being said.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Tue, 08/4/09 10:17 PM
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I took a look at some of the other videos by the patron, the photojournalist David Burnett. Another of his clips on Vimeo is of his appearance on Jeopardy 20 years ago. In the 'chat' segment (every episode of Jeopardy had one) he basically said he searches out Roadfood.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Sun, 11/15/09 10:47 AM
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Has anyone eaten at the Red Wolf Inn/STeakhouse in Belvidere on 519,seen some interesting reviews on a different site,but was wondering if anyone from Roadfood has tried their steak.

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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Sun, 11/15/09 8:55 PM
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<<Has anyone eaten at the Red Wolf Inn/STeakhouse in Belvidere on 519,seen some interesting reviews on a different site,but was wondering if anyone from Roadfood has tried their steak. >>

I've eaten there, but never had thier steak. For what it's worth, I really like the place. Great cozy roadside ambiance, and Rt519 is a very scenic drive. Good beer list too, if that's your thing.

I love thier steak sandwich (which if I recall is not on thier dinner menu but they will do it anyway) so maybe the steaks are good too.
 
PS: Someone mentioned Steve's Sizzling Steaks. I think I posted about this in another thread so I won't go into it again, but that was one of the worst steakhouse (or any other place for that matter) experiences I've ever had.
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RE: Best Steak this side of the Hudson River - Mon, 11/16/09 11:21 AM
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Thanks Ken8038 for the info on the Red Wolf Steakhouse, sorry to read about your bad experience with Steve's Sizzling STeakhouse, I've been going to Steve's for more than 25 years with my family & friends and in all those visits only 2 people did not enjoy the meal as much as the rest.