Need a steak suggestion -- but not an obvious choice
Hello all... My wife and I, along with another couple, have been doing a monthly steak night for years. The purpose of which is to try everyplace at least once, in a never ending quest to find not just the best, but also most interesting. Past visits have included, but aren't limited to:
Musso & Franks
Nick & Stefs
Pacific Dining Car
Mortons of Chicago
Tam O' Shanter
Arroyo Chop House
There's at least a couple more we've done that are escaping me at the moment, but I'm sure you get the idea -- the usual suspects have all been covered. But back to my request, I'm looking for other, perhaps not as obvious but equal or better in quality suggestions. Thanks in advance!
A couple for you to consider...
Pane e Vino and/or Angelini Osteria - for the Bisteca
Saddle Peak Lodge - for non-beef steakiness
Also, I'd be interested in a) what's your opinion of those you listed? b) which would you rate highest? and c) what sort of cut is your preference (NY, filet, etc.)?
Our top meals thus far have been Mastros and Dakota (which was a total surprise -- we didn't expect much). But then, they were easily the 2 most expensive meals as well.
The biggest bargain had to be the Buggy Whip, which was quite good (contrary to quite a few opinions on this board, so take it with a grain of salt -- maybe we just caught a perfect night), and as a bonus, had terrific green goddess dressing.
As for cut, I prefer either a New York or Ribeye, medium-rare.
OK, thanks for the info... Of the ones you listed, I've been to:
Taylors (OK, but not amazing)
The Palm (Actually quite terrible - twice)
Pacific Dining Car (Decent - love the old-time feel)
Dakota (agree - this was a great meal)
BOA (pretty good - have been several times for 1/2 price wines)
Morton's (Eh... OK but the chainy vibe puts me off a bit)
Ruth's Chris (see Morton's)
Definitely still need to hit Mastro's and Cut.
Also, though I haven't been myself... there's also Sterling Steakhouse on Sunset.