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!
Right now, I think the best steak in Boston is coming from Ruth's Chris, without question. The outsider came in and put all the usual players to shame.
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.
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.