Am curious what the latest word is on steakhouses, since the last big debate seems to have been a couple of years ago. I'm not a big meat eater, but want to celebrate a friend's special birthday with a great steak dinner--money's not an issue. I'd appreciate hearing where to go and why...
Thanks so much!
I liked the Oak Room very much - it was much less stuffy than I'd expected, and the steak was delicious - but I prefer Abe & Louis. The steak - I'm fond of the bone-in filet, medium rare - is great, but the sides are really outstanding. Don't miss the fried potatoes. Probably no creamed garlic spinach right now - pity - but other vegetables look yummy. Nice wine list, too.
Just to elaborate, not only is the steak consistently better than what I get at the other usual suspects, but the space in Old City Hall is just wonderful. Really feels like a special night out. Just put the "chain" thing out of your mind and enjoy (most of the other steakhouses are chains anyway).
My #2 would probably be Oak Room, with Flemings #3, and Abe and Louis #4. I had one really nice experience at the Palm, but wonder if it was a fluke based on the thoughts of others. I do not reccommend Capital Grille at all.