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Pine Club

1926 Brown St., Dayton, OH - (937) 228-7463
Posted By Susan Pavlik on 12/13/2007 5:35:00 PM
We drove from Cincinnati to the Pine Club in Dayton recently to celebrate our anniversary. While there are great places to eat in Cincinnati (see the very active Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky forum), this remains our favorite.

My husband ordered a bone-in rib eye, while I had my usual strip steak. They were cooked as ordered, and perfectly. We're beef eaters, and this is the best beef available anywhere. Whatever they're rubbed with is flavorful and complements the meat perfectly. We started with their house salad, not remarkable, but great dressings. Our steaks arrived hot, accompanied by crisp and hot onion straws and potatoes, hashbrowns for him and baked potato for me. I can't get excited about the stewed tomatoes, the usual accompaniment, but my husband loves them, and I ordered the alternate that evening, peas. Not exciting, but they arrived as hot as my steak, and were cooked just tender-crisp.

For steak lovers, this is the top of the pile, despite some good places located in Cincinnati.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Known as the Extra Heavy Filet Mignon, it weighs in at about two ounces more than the regular filet.  It came out mildly seasoned, with a nice outside char and cooked medium like we asked.  An excellent steak!
"Known as the Extra Heavy Filet Mignon, it weighs in at about two ounces more than the regular filet. It came out mildly seasoned, with a nice outside char and cooked medium like we asked. An excellent steak!"
Cliff Strutz





The bone-in filet proved to be a superb cut of steak. Highly recommended!
"The bone-in filet proved to be a superb cut of steak. Highly recommended!"
Cliff Strutz


Some of the best burgers come from steak houses and the one they serve at Pine Club is outstanding!
"Some of the best burgers come from steak houses and the one they serve at Pine Club is outstanding!"
Cliff Strutz


An only-in-the-Midwest salad:  crisp, cold iceberg lettuce topped with big hunks of bleu cheese and sweet French dressing.
"An only-in-the-Midwest salad: crisp, cold iceberg lettuce topped with big hunks of bleu cheese and sweet French dressing."
Michael Stern


The mashed potatoes are highlighted by big chunks of skin-on spuds.
"The mashed potatoes are highlighted by big chunks of skin-on spuds."
Cliff Strutz


The rolls in this basket are great with cocktails, but especially handy for mopping steak juice from a plate.
"The rolls in this basket are great with cocktails, but especially handy for mopping steak juice from a plate."
Michael Stern


The dining room is divided in two by a beautiful wood bar. This is the darkest restaurant I have ever visited.
"The dining room is divided in two by a beautiful wood bar. This is the darkest restaurant I have ever visited."
Cliff Strutz


While top-drawer, big-name steak houses proliferate in America's cities, this terrific place is Dayton's own ... a great-steak experience like no other.
"While top-drawer, big-name steak houses proliferate in America's cities, this terrific place is Dayton's own ... a great-steak experience like no other."
Michael Stern



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