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Jul 7, 2006 10:24 PM

Steak in Fairfax?

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

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    1. 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

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

      2. 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

          Arties is 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

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