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panoz Dec 7, 2006 05:08 AM

What would be a really good steakhouse that wouldn't be too unusual to eat alone? I prefer eating at the bar as it feels more comfortable than having a small table all to myself. Also, the usual porterhouse for 2 isn't going to work out, so a really nice ribeye or sirloin would be better.

I already know Keen's is a good place. Where else?

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    MichaelG Dec 8, 2006 10:29 PM

    I second the bar at Keen's. Great atmoshpere. Great bar. Fantastic steak. Can't go wrong!

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      diropstim Dec 8, 2006 09:58 PM

      The Knickerbocker does a very nice "T for one". Better-than-average Caesar salad, too. Eat it at the bar all the time.

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        kjsnow25 Dec 8, 2006 08:54 PM

        Bar at Keen's does a smaller and les expensive version of their mutton chop, which is great. Bar is off to the West side of the venue. Raoul's a great idea, and Wolfgang's also has a large/new bar in Tribeca.

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          180macd Dec 8, 2006 08:41 PM

          I second Raouls. Fantastic.

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            jungirl Dec 9, 2006 05:30 AM

            i haven't had it, but my friends all tell me raoul's bar steak is a good substitute for the steak au poivre they serve there, and its a hell of a lot cheaper.

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            cricri7 Dec 8, 2006 07:13 PM

            you can eat at the bar at Wofgang's.

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              RGR Dec 8, 2006 04:44 PM

              Not a steakhouse, but you can eat at the bar at Veritas, and there is a ribeye on the menu. I've only eaten in the dining room, but all those who have dined at the bar say they've had a first-rate experience.

              http://www.veritas-nyc.com

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                chow_gal Dec 7, 2006 03:19 PM

                Not a steakhouse, but nothing better than eating the Bar Steak at Raoul's.

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                  ballulah Dec 8, 2006 04:29 PM

                  You are absolutely right! Great suggestion.

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                  ESNY Dec 7, 2006 01:36 PM

                  BLT Steak has good steaks and a decent size bar.

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                    Phil E Dec 7, 2006 01:35 PM

                    Landmarc has great steaks and a wide selection of wines by the half bottle which could be good when dining alone.

                    1. ballulah Dec 7, 2006 05:14 AM

                      When I'm feeling the need for a nice steak, and I'm eating alone, I usually opt for a good bistro. I had a decent steak frites at the bar at Petite Abeille on West Broadway when I had jury duty recently. Though the standout on the plate was the "frites."

                      If you can stand the surly service, I actually quite like Gallagher's on 52nd. I always order a "girly" filet mignon, and it hits the spot. The bartender there is quite a character.

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