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Great Steakhouse with equally good fish/shrimp/crab

Julefish Dec 16, 2006 05:41 PM

My Boyfriend and I love a great steakhouse atmosphere and he really enjoys steak, but I don't. At steakhouses, I usually order crabcakes, shrimp cocktail, salad and sides. Where would you recommend. Recent suggestions for steak have been Craft, BLT Prime, Del Frisco's and Sparks - do any of these fit the bill?

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    RGR Dec 16, 2006 06:00 PM

    Our favorite is Keens. When we go there, we almost always share a shrimp cocktail to start and have never been disappointed. Love the cocktail sauce that comes with it. We've never ordered salad there, but they provide a relish dish containing carrot & celery sticks, radishes and olives, along with a tasty dip. They do a first-rate job with sides, and I highly recommend the creamed spinach, haricots verts and hash browns. I can't tell you anything about the crab cakes, but when we had dinner there with my husband's brother and his wife, she ordered fish and was very pleased with it. If, by chance, you like lamb, the lamb chops at Keens are some of the best I've had anywhere. And though you didn't mention dessert, the coffee cantata is delicious.

    Of course, along with great food, there is the unmatchable, old NY ambiance.


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      Simon Dec 17, 2006 07:17 AM

      i second Keens...i've had the sole meuniere at Keens once and it was excellent...their raw oysters are always good too...

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