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Feb 27, 2007 06:44 AM

Best Steak tartare in nyc?

I'm a huge fan of steak tartare and am trying to find some new places to try it. I love the tartare at Country (downstairs) served in the mason jar. I also love the one at Employees only, where they mix it tableside. Biblioquet and Le Charlot are also two of my favorites. Also the Modern (bar room).

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated...

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  1. I quite like the one at Balthazar, and make it at home using their recipe. Also had a decent one at La Goulue the other day.

      1. i agree with you on employees only. it is the only thing i like to eat there.

        for me, best steak tartare hands down is at the bar at keens steakhouse. its just perfect. and the fries with it are excellent. you can order it in the restaurant as well.

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        1. re: sam1

          For steakhouses, Keens is really good. So is BLT Steak. Del Friscos is pretty good as well but not as good as the previous two.

          I hated the steak tartare at Artisanal. The texture was mushy and it was ground to a paste. Also the flavor was way too tangy.

        2. I had the tartare last night at Brasserie LCB, which was fantastic. Very well seasoned and served with endive leaves filles with mix-ins (crumbles egg yolk, capers, onions, etc.), so you can have some control over the flavor.

          1. Les Halles also has a good steak tartare.....they prepare it for you tableside.

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            1. re: sherm13

              Thank you. I know there are many with contradictory opinions about Les Halles, but the steak tartare that I had there was exceptional.