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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 09:43:05 (permalink)
Lots to be said for grilling your own. You always get it the way you want.
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 10:52:50 (permalink)
We have a local spot called Scotch N' Sirloin, open for 45 years. I've been going there for at least the past 10 on and off. Their steaks are very good, and I'm addicted to their french onion soup (made with Gruyere). I have a few coupons I need to use up, so I'll probably go next week and tear up a big sirloin.
http://www.scotchnsirloin.com
 
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 11:19:51 (permalink)
I used to travel a lot for a job I used to have, some of the places I remember the best:
 
Toby's Supper Club  Madison, WI  http://www.tobyssupperclu..._Supper_Club/Home.html
 
Bolo Inn Supper Club  Menomonie, WI  (now closed)
Dalles House Supper Club  St Croix Falls, WI (still open as far as I can tell.)
 
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 12:58:22 (permalink)
IN Charlottesville it's the very old school Aberdeen Barn!
 
http://www.aberdeenbarn.com/
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 13:25:19 (permalink)
This whole tread is a sad comment on the status of local owned steakhouses or even high end local owned. I can think of some in the 60's and early 70's but they are all long gone. We have some nice places but no standouts.
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 13:40:49 (permalink)
Michael's House of Prime in Pewaukee, WI
Excellent filet and prime rib.  70's supper club atmosphere, probably original.  Priced competitively.  and... valet parking.. in the country.
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 15:39:03 (permalink)
Surprised to see that the Scotch n Sirloin in suburban Rochester has closed. Anyone know when this happened ? or why ?
 
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 15:46:44 (permalink)
This article explains our neighborhood Arthur's quite nicely...

http://gearpatrol.com/2008/11/20/arthurs-tavern/
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 15:49:32 (permalink)
Never had a good "neighborhood" steakhouse anywhere I lived.
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 15:56:49 (permalink)
A lot of people in Kansas City have talked about various places such as Jess n Jim's or The Hereford House.  Frankly, neither one of those places has impressed me.  The best steak from a home-owned restaurant that I have had around here was probably from The Plaza III.
http://www.plazaiiikcsteakhouse.com/
 
The BEST steak restaurant I have ever eaten at was definitely Brooks Steak House outside of Denver, CO.
http://www.brookssteakhouse.com/
 
 

 
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 16:30:49 (permalink)
wallhd

Surprised to see that the Scotch n Sirloin in suburban Rochester has closed. Anyone know when this happened ? or why ?

Wally

We just had an article about that in the local news, as the original is here in Syracuse. They just weren't getting enough business apparently. The owner said it was "a dragging economy, nationally and especially in Rochester". They just closed this past Tuesday.
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 16:38:17 (permalink)
ces1948

If we have any of those in my area of Florida I am not aware of them. Perhaps the closest thing would be Cowboys Steak and BBQ in Stuart and Ft. Pierce.

THE WATERING HOLE in Sebring, Florida
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 16:39:55 (permalink)
brisketboy

Lots to be said for grilling your own. You always get it the way you want.


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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 17:46:15 (permalink)
CCinNJ

This article explains our neighborhood Arthur's quite nicely...

http://gearpatrol.com/2008/11/20/arthurs-tavern/

Couldn't have said it better, thanks CC
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 18:07:13 (permalink)
My first experience in the food service business was working for a local DC area chain, Sir Walter Raleigh Inn. It was a nice steakhouse with prime rib, lobster, steaks and a nicely done salad bar. Sadly, there's only one left now, (over in MD) but I'd be more than willing to give them a chance, if they're even half as good as they used to be.
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 18:08:12 (permalink)
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IN Charlottesville it's the very old school Aberdeen Barn!

http://www.aberdeenbarn.com/


Wow!  It's still there?!  I remember it fondly from my grad school years (1969-72) at The University.  Fantastic!  My youngest is, in a few months, getting married in C'vle.  I'm adding the Barn to the C&O, and The Bavarian Chef on my eating list.  
 
Do you remember That Steak Place?  They had the first salad bar I ever saw outside of a Smorgasbord.
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 18:13:26 (permalink)
I always enjoyed The Kissimmee Steak Company during our each and every visit to Orlando, 1982 - 06.  On my last visit my meal was just O.K.; sadly, it is now closed.
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 18:16:23 (permalink)
lleechef

Never had a good "neighborhood" steakhouse anywhere I lived.


You never went to Troggio's in NeCa during your years at our "Mother Fair"?
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 18:34:32 (permalink)
From my "old 'hood", JR's Stockyeards Inn in McLean has merited my continuing patronage since their founding as a small place on Fairfax Circle in 1978.  We still visit several times a year during our "Summering" away from the non-relenting heat of Dallas.
 
Anyone visiting D.C. who craves a good steak absent the prices charged by The Prime Rib***, Morton's**, The Palm*, Smith & Wollensky's*, or the excreable Ruth's Chrisnegative***, should try JR's 1.5*.
 
http://jrsbeef.com/default.asp?page=sihome 
 
(My goodness, how I miss the original Duke Zeibert's, "Blackie" Auger, and Mel Krupin (for his several successful years when he took over Paul Young's wonderful space).  Here's a nice site to "geeze" about the D.C. of the '70's+ http://thekojonnamdishow.org/off-mic/2010-07-27/restaurants-past-evolution-citys-food ).  
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 18:45:42 (permalink)
When I lived in Old Town Alexandria (Virginia), one of my favorite places for steak was called the Charcoal House, on the north side of town.  The neighborhood-type restaurant had a neat mural that completely covered one wall in one of the dining rooms -- my recollection is that it was (inexplicably) of a mountain range (the Grand Tetons?).  I remember enjoying many steaks (and steak sandwiches, at lunchtime) there.  It was sold, I assume, and reconfigured into a completely different restaurant/lounge at some point before I left Alexandria in 1999, called the Stardust or something like that. 
post edited by rumaki - 2013/01/25 19:11:44
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 18:59:57 (permalink)
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When I lived in Old Town Alexandria (Virginia), one of my favorite places for steak was called the Charcoal House, on the north side of town.  The neighborhood-type restaurant had a neat mural that completely covered one wall in one of the dining rooms -- my recollection is that it was (inexplicably) of a mountain range (the Grand Tetons?).  I remember enjoying many steaks (and steak sandwichese, at lunchtime) there.  It was sold, I assume, and reconfigured into a completely different restaurant/lounge at some point before I left Alexandria in 1999, called the Stardust or something like that. 


I remember it well.
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 19:05:01 (permalink)
Here in Dallas, we seem to have a "tony" steakhouse on every corner. But the "best in class" seem to be:
1-Pappas Bros. Steak House
2-Bob's Steak and Chop House (Omni Hotel location)
3-Al Biernat's
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 19:41:23 (permalink)
TJ Jackson I dont think we really have anything inbetween, aside from a few places that are local that happen to have a steak on the menu, which is not the sort of place I think you are talking about

There is a joint on the west side named Maury's Tiny Cove that *might* be an exception, but I've never been there.

 
I'm actually wrestling with my own question. There are a couple of steak places outside the downtown area, Senior's uptown and Omega in Oakville, which I really like but the prices are too high to fit my definition of "neighbourhood". I have to hit six places over the next year or so, three of them in Scarborough - Black Forest, Blackthorn and Smith Brothers Steak Houses, plus the Steak Pit on Avenue Road,  Steve's Place on Merton Street and the Ambrosia Steak House in Mississauga.   


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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 20:01:45 (permalink)
Smith Brothers looks like a winner!

http://www.tastingtoronto...khouse-tavern.html?m=1



I'd have to be all over the mussels...since I am not very carnivorous.
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 20:16:32 (permalink)
Twinwillow

Here in Dallas, we seem to have a "tony" steakhouse on every corner. But the "best in class" seem to be:
1-Pappas Steak house
2-Bob's Steak and Chop House (Omni Hotel location)
3-Al Biernat's


Agreed.  Dallas is a tough town in which to purvey a tender steak.  Smith & Wollensky failed here as did the North Dallas location of Morton's (which I see recently re-located their surviving location from near the Sixth Floor Museum to your 'hood; try their bacon-wrapped scallop appetizer). 
 
The Princess and I enjoy Dakota's for a late lunch/early dinner when we venture into the canyon; the small crowd ambience there is wonderful.  We are planning lunch there when we visit my fellow Presbyterian of French ethnicity's (the only things we have in common aside from a mortal fear of collective debt) latest nine-figure philanthropic endeavor; (even money he'll cut a check for the final Calatrava bridge and name it for Margot).
 
Haven't been to Bob's at our $400MM "public work";  Al Biernat's is my personal "fave".  On the "newsfront":  "our" Bailey's in Fairview closed.  That is sad, because their "Octogon Room" a) had NYC-style banquettes, b) served a decent steak, and c) prohibited children.  For that I had no problem dropping two bills with the only booze being my two single-batch Bourbons neat with separate ice and water sides.  God knows I appreciate the amazingly optimistic fecundity of Dallas' caucasians, but I am appalled at their incapacity to, as the Brits term it, "mind their young". 
 
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 20:22:44 (permalink)
Jim, I totally agree about the kid thing. Having two (now adult) kids, I feel I've already served my time in hell.
 
Btw, lucky for you $wise, the Princess does't partake in alcohol.
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 21:00:23 (permalink)
Hepcat...the next time I'm in Montreal I will come to Toronto to go to...

http://www.houseofchan.ca/home.html

House of Chan!

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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 21:53:24 (permalink)
In the small town of Avinger (approximately 10 miles from me) is the 5 D Cattle Company Steakhouse. They put out some of the best steaks ever and its really a roadfood restaurant. The owner is a great man. If I could post a link I would.
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 21:59:04 (permalink)
Texascajun

In the small town of Avinger (approximately 10 miles from me) is the 5 D Cattle Company Steakhouse. They put out some of the best steaks ever and its really a roadfood restaurant. The owner is a great man. If I could post a link I would.

 Five D Cattle Company & Meat Market a fives star restaurant in east Texas
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Re:Best "neighbourhood" steakhouse in your town? 2013/01/25 22:25:20 (permalink)
Thank You very much. I almost called my teenagers in to help me----sad huh!
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