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Where to go to get a great steak in the middle of the day?

tunapet Nov 6, 2006 11:43 PM

Heading towards Boston tommorrow and am wondering where is the best place to get a great steak. The Oak room is on my mind but not sure what the dress code for day time is? And is it still great?

TIA hounds

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    BBHound RE: tunapet Nov 7, 2006 12:18 AM

    The Oak Room is still great and at lunch good business casual should be fine.

    Several steak houses are open at lunch. In addition to the Oak Room, Abe & Louis, Ruth Chris, and Smith & Wollensky all serve lunch. And then there are places like Palm, Davio's, etc.

    The difference among the top group is personal preference. I think all do a good job but I prefer Ruth Chris.

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      tunapet RE: BBHound Nov 7, 2006 12:36 AM

      Thanks BB..What makes Ruth Chris a standout for you? Hub loves his steak cooked black and blue, sometimes refered to as pittsburg..do you know who might do this best? I would imagine they all should?

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        BBHound RE: tunapet Nov 7, 2006 12:40 AM

        I'm not familiar with black and blue so can't comment.

        I like Ruth Chris for it's consistency and quality. Of the folks open for lunch, I think it is the most reliable.

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          tunapet RE: BBHound Nov 7, 2006 12:44 AM

          Burnt on the outside.. rare on the inside. "Chared" on the outside might explain it better.

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            tunapet RE: tunapet Nov 7, 2006 12:50 AM

            Thanks BB... Ruth Chris it will be!!

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              ScubaSteve RE: tunapet Nov 7, 2006 04:14 PM

              sorry to snipe. but. itz charcoal on the outside, raw in the middle.

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          tatamagouche RE: BBHound Nov 7, 2006 03:00 PM

          The Oak Room's definitely open for lunch? I knew the Oak Bar was, but I didn't think the dining room was...

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            MC Slim JB RE: tatamagouche Nov 7, 2006 03:11 PM

            Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served at the Oak Room. Oak Bar opens at 11am.

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              tatamagouche RE: MC Slim JB Nov 7, 2006 03:22 PM

              Well, I'll be. Thanks!

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          lorpa RE: tunapet Nov 7, 2006 05:31 PM

          Two outstanding steak [and seafood] restaurants in Boston's Back Bay area are the Palm in the Westin Copley and Abe & Louie's on Boylston street. The Palm serves lunch M-F. A & L is open every day for lunch. Both are noted for their beef and the feedback that I've received has been positive. Both have a clubby ambiance and a proffesional wait staff. During the week they're popular with the movers and the shakers.

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            sionnac RE: tunapet Nov 8, 2006 03:53 PM

            What about Sel de la Terre near the Aquarium? Great frites, and I've heard good steaks.

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