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Steak de Burgo: Des Moines

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I have a hankering for Steak de Burgo tonight. Used to be on every menu in town and you can still find it, but it's not as good as it was at Johnny's Vet's Club. Any recommendations?

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  1. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, I know a small chain, but it is better than expected.


    1. My son likes the one at Chef's Kitchen.
      Sam and Gabes is real good.
      Haven't been in years, but Noah's used to have a house specialty, Porterhouse Steak with Colbert Sauce, that I liked better than De Burgo. If they still serve it, try it sometime.
      Colbert is a butter based sauce with lemon and tarragon that really sets off the meat.
      Let us know where you end up.

      1. Thanks for the ideas. Boy, I've been a teeny bit disappointed in Noah's the last couple of times I went there. When I moved here 15 years ago I thought Noah's was the greatest thing ever. I truly miss the roadhouse appeal of Johnny's. I spent some happy nights in the piano bar and loved the maze of rooms at the always-crowded restaurant. I may try Chef's Kitchen. I love that place. The hash browns are fantastic.

        1. Gino's still makes great steak deburgo.

          1. Finally got de Burgo last night at Christophers. Very good, with an excellent finish. I think Christophers is underrated by many. Service is good. Food is good. Atmosphere is pleasant.

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            1. re: jwagnerdsm

              I love it I love it I love it
              Seriously, I had a very nice prime rib there some time ago. The last two times I tried to go, while also some time ago, the wait was 2 hours. They don't get lots of public props, but they sure weren't hurtin for regulars.
              It was also the first place I ever had Chicken Parmegian. I've never had it again that could compare.

            2. MY wife had the Chicken Parmegian last night. And my daughter and I had dinner there last Friday night after the Father-Daugher dance at the zoo and that was on the pasta buffet they prepared for our large group. Good stuff.

              I live only a few blocks from Christophers and we eat there as often as we eat anywhere. I think the prices are always reasonable -- except for the Mother's Day Buffet, which goes for something like $35 a person -- and the atmosphere is nice.

              1. Latin King has the best Steak de Burgo. Great place to dine. Mike will take good care of you.

                1. The owner of Johnny's Vet's club now owns Chef's Kitchen on Beaver Ave. He serves his Steak DeBurgo there with the samek hash browns as Vet's Club.