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ctnkb Mar 5, 2007 09:47 AM

I will be in town for 3 nights and I love my steaks. Please provide a list (in order of preference) of your favorite steakhouses. Thanks!

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    BRI328 Mar 27, 2007 09:34 AM

    Landmarc is very good and a great wine list.

    1. LFeinberg Mar 27, 2007 08:22 AM

      Luger's has great ratings, but they are SO SHADY when it comes to reservations...somehow they always conveniently seem to lose the reservation you made 2 months in advance upon arrival. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth...

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        RCC Mar 27, 2007 08:26 AM

        ... and I thought it was just me.

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          LFeinberg Mar 27, 2007 09:32 AM

          Me too! :)

      2. steakman55 Mar 7, 2007 03:54 PM

        Sparks, Ben and Jacks, and Capital grille

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          Random987 Mar 27, 2007 08:18 AM

          How about Benjamin's Steakhouse?

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          jwobkk Mar 7, 2007 02:55 PM

          Sparks
          Del Frisco's
          Azul Bistro

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            kel Mar 7, 2007 02:25 PM

            Anyone would include Buenos Aires?

            1. princeofpork Mar 6, 2007 11:46 AM

              1 - S&W Grill
              2 - Wolfgangs
              3 - Luger

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                BronxBoy Mar 6, 2007 09:05 AM

                1-Porter House
                2-Frankie & Johnnies
                3-Strip House

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                  shivs Mar 6, 2007 05:36 AM

                  1- lugers
                  2- Strip house
                  3- Knickerbockers

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                    mkatieq Mar 5, 2007 07:31 PM

                    Without a doubt, BLT Prime. The blue cheese tater-tots are a must have!

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                      steve h. Mar 5, 2007 07:37 PM

                      blue cheese anything has to be good. how's the porterhouse there?

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                        dkstar1 Mar 27, 2007 08:21 AM

                        the "BLT cut" double sirloin for two is really good.

                    2. steve h. Mar 5, 2007 07:31 PM

                      i like keens. they select their own beef and dry age it in-house. when you factor in history, the private rooms, the dining room, the pub room, the bar, the single-malts and so on it's a pretty impressive place that many of us take for granted. the steaks (porterhouse) are the best in manhattan. works for me.

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                        RGR Mar 6, 2007 08:17 AM

                        I certainly don't take Keens for granted. It's my favorite steakhouse. Actually, I'm more of a lamb chop fanatic, and theirs are some of the best anywhere. And, of course, the old NY ambiance is unmatchable. Love it when you and I agree, steve h. :-)

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                          steve h. Mar 6, 2007 01:59 PM

                          back at you, rgr.

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                        tsiblis Mar 5, 2007 07:24 PM

                        I'd go with The Knickerbocker as the steak is great, atmosphere is clubby and friendlier than other steak places, it's reasonable (the steak is huge) and the other items are more diverse and really good.

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                          fosh Mar 5, 2007 05:02 PM

                          Two forgotten ones, both on the cheaper side.

                          Fairway has a really great steak. Its huge and aged downstairs.

                          The Knickerbocker also had a great steak, cheap wine list, and jazz many nights!

                          1. nyufoodie Mar 5, 2007 01:46 PM

                            1) Luger's - porterhouse
                            2) Wolfgang's - porterhouse
                            3) Landmark or Balthazar - hanger steak
                            4) Azul Bistro - argentinian churrasco steak

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                              bronwen Mar 5, 2007 01:30 PM

                              I like Mark Joseph on Water Street and that's such a great part of town, lots of bars to start or end your meal with

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                                Scooby Mar 5, 2007 12:10 PM

                                But what about the review of Penthouse Executive Club for steaks in the NYTimes last week? I suppose if you want good steak and a "view" it can't be beat. But seriously, how are the steaks there?

                                Also, my office is on 50th/6th ("steakhouse village") but which are the best around that area?

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                                  guttergourmet Mar 5, 2007 02:12 PM

                                  It's called Roberts. You don't mean to say that at Roberts "nobody beats their meat" because we all know that's not true. :) Hey-if Bruni can make innuendo then so can I.

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                                    B71 Mar 27, 2007 07:42 AM

                                    I've had two superb meals at Robert's. It's not cheap by any means, but if you're into the scenery and occasional celeb watching, there's is nothing more "guy's night" than this. My girlfriend loved her steak so much, she bought me a lapdance afterwards.

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                                      food_for_thought Mar 27, 2007 08:32 AM

                                      Benson's is on 52nd/6th and it's good. Saw Quentin Tarantino there once.

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                                      ctnkb Mar 5, 2007 12:05 PM

                                      Is BLT Prime and BLT steak 2 different places?

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                                        RGR Mar 5, 2007 01:28 PM

                                        Yes. BLT steak was the first to open and is, essentially, the flagship of the BLT empire. It's in midtown, on 57th St.

                                        http://www.bltsteak.com

                                        BLT Prime is on 22nd St., in Gramercy Park. The space was previously occupied by the Rocco DiSpirito restaurant, Union Pacific.

                                        http://www.bltprime.com

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                                        nyclaw71 Mar 5, 2007 11:32 AM

                                        1. BLT Prime
                                        2. Sparks
                                        3. Luger's
                                        4. Striphouse (if you want to disqualify Luger for being in BK)

                                        Skip Uncle Jacks...nothing special and the location is not the best

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                                          ctnkb Mar 5, 2007 10:59 AM

                                          Thanks for the responses. It looks like Luger and BLT are among the favs. Uncle Jack's anyone?

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                                            R Washburn Mar 5, 2007 10:47 AM

                                            1) Old Homestead
                                            2) BLT Steak
                                            3) Robert's

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                                              ctnkb Mar 5, 2007 10:31 AM

                                              Do any of you have opinions on Rosie O'Grady's?

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                                                RGR Mar 5, 2007 10:41 AM

                                                In all the years I've been participating on this board, I have never heard anyone ever recommend Rosie O'Grady's. For anything. Period.

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                                                  food_for_thought Mar 27, 2007 08:20 AM

                                                  Having worked around the block, I will admit to having eaten there for a going away party for a colleague. I wouldn't recommend it.

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                                                Gossomer Mar 5, 2007 10:13 AM

                                                he did say Manhattan. Peter Lugers is by far the best but it is in brooklyn,although very close.

                                                1. guttergourmet Mar 5, 2007 09:54 AM

                                                  I will admit that my preference for the lowly hamburger and thus, my knowledge, are far greater than for steak, but here goes: Luger's, the original Palm or the original Palm Too and the original Smith & Wollensky. By the way, I am prejudiced by the quality of a restaurant's hash browns and creamed spinach.

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                                                    sam1 Mar 5, 2007 09:54 AM

                                                    1. lugers
                                                    2. keens
                                                    3. strip house or quality meats

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                                                      jsmitty Mar 5, 2007 09:53 AM

                                                      1lugers
                                                      2.sparks
                                                      3 wolfgangs/strip house
                                                      (i cheated with 4)

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                                                        nyccookie Mar 5, 2007 09:52 AM

                                                        1) LUGERS
                                                        2) BLT Prime
                                                        3) Sparks

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