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Sep 11, 2006 06:44 PM

Cheap but GOOD steak in TO?

Any suggestions for restaurants/pubs that offer a good tasting steak that doesnt come with a steakhouse price tag?

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  1. I haven't been yet, but I've heard Tulip in the east end is good and affordable.

    1. I second the Tulip. I was there a while ago and quite enjoyed their steak.

      1. Hmmm...I guess I'm the dissenter in regard to the Tulip. We've eaten there a few times back in the '90's but I never really understood what the hype was all about. We always thought of it more as a cheap breakfast place. The only time we went for dinner was actually the last time we were there. I had ordered the steak, and it was awful! I like my steak medium-rare. They brought it out beyond well-done and it was pretty much tasteless by then! I didn't eat it...but believe it or not, the lady diner at the next table took it "to go"!

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        1. re: sierramum

          Never understood Tulip either 5 years ago or last year...

          But I do love the $29.00 steak WITH sides offered at Corner House. Awesome deal in my opinion.

          If you want better than average and not steak house expensive, one should try Banknote. Mind you I only had the steak there once because Banknote isn't on my "list of places", but it really was great. Black Angus if I am not mistaken. One thing for sure, you will now get a throng of ChowHounders barking disapproval if it isnt good, so dont go by me with regard to Banknote. Do try Corner House.

          Also, I think there were previous threads of some great affordable steaks at some french restos.

          1. re: bestandworst

            Where is Corner House?

            And anyone ever been to House of Chan on Eglinton? People used to rave about their steak. Go figure.

            1. re: ognir

              Here is a link to Corner House.
              Their Double baked milk chocolate cheesecake wrapped in phyllo pastry, berry compote is AMAZING!!

              House of Chan is very good steak still....but it isn't cheap! The fried battered onions are a great add on. Honestly I never think of going there though...always head to Harbour. For Steak and Lobster together - House of Chan is a must. Get both the fried onions AND the potatoes.

              1. re: bestandworst

                I've seen that place a million times but never been in. It's good?

        2. Try Senior's at Yonge & St Clair. They've been around since late 1960s. Very old-school kitsch. I was there two weeks ago. $30 got me a very nice, large boneless ribeye with fried mushrooms. Price included salad, baked potato, garlic bread, pickles, olives, cottage cheese and taramasalata. Great value. They don't ding you for the sides, they just bring them. My gf and I got out of there for $140, including a bottle of Wolf Blasster Yellow Label, a shared dessert, and tip.

          Enter through the side door off Pleasant Blvd and go upstairs.

          1. Yeah I would agree on Seniors. The filet is a bit more expensive ($40 I think) but as Ognir mentioned you get all the trimmings. I regularly get one filet to take out and share between two of us.

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            1. re: Aardvark

              Do they give you all those sides with takeout??? I've only eaten in.