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Steak in Fairfax?

biscuit Jul 7, 2006 10:24 PM

Anywhere to get a decent non-chain slab o' high-grade goodness?

  1. Meg Jul 10, 2006 01:27 AM

    But if you want to get out of the house, my preference is J. Gilbert's in McLean. I know, it's a chain, but a very small one. And it's a much better value than the usual suspects because the steaks and sides aren't a la carte.

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    1. re: Meg
      biscuit Jul 11, 2006 03:43 AM

      That's a refreshing change. Sides included, that is. That must be a first. :)

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      Lonewolfcub Jul 10, 2006 04:46 PM

      It's in Fairfax, but the best I can think of is Arties.
      I know it's part of GAR, but when I last dined there, I had a slab or prme rib that was very good.

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      1. re: Lonewolfcub
        Lowbar Jul 10, 2006 05:07 PM

        Arties is OK...be forewarned that the "drunken ribeye" is a nice piece of meat which is, in my opinion, ruined by its marinade. The Prime Rib at GAR restaurants is consistently good, but I don't like the blackened version at Arties...prefer it in the buff from Sweetwater in Centreville (also nearby).

        1. re: Lonewolfcub
          biscuit Jul 11, 2006 03:43 AM

          I'll give it a shot. Haven't had a bad meal at Artie's yet.

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