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Hells Kitchen Area Steakhouses

johleer Mar 15, 2007 11:33 PM

Gettin' to be that time again--steakhouse time. Wife is a veggie so don't eat meat that much, so every 2-3 months need to hit as good s-house to get my fix. Usually go across town to Mortons or to Franks but am wondering about my neck of the woods. Usually get shrimp cocktail, bone-in rib eye, some sort of potato and some pinot noir. Wondering about Frankie and Johnnies, Uncle Jacks and the others in the area. Suggestions on whos good and whos a waste of time? Thanks in advance.

  1. ronoc Mar 20, 2007 08:33 AM

    There's also a branch of the Palm over by you. Standard, but good.

    1. j
      johleer Mar 19, 2007 11:15 PM

      Thanks for the ideas---I saw the review of Roberts also--interesting. And I really like Ch. Plataforma, though I have only been to the downtown one thus far. Always walk by Ch. Grill, never quite got interested enough to go in though. Anyone been to Frankie and Johnnies?

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      1. re: johleer
        bobby06877 Mar 20, 2007 08:43 AM

        I have been to Frankie and Johnies a few times since it is near my office. It is okay but with Keens so close I would rather choose Keens.

      2. r
        RGR Mar 16, 2007 01:55 PM

        You could try the Argentinian steak at Chimichurri Grill. We've never eaten there, but I've heard their steaks are quite good, albeit a different type of beef (chewier?) from what is produced in American.

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        1. re: RGR
          Sambossanova Mar 16, 2007 04:57 PM

          Hmmm. You probably just had skirt steak (Entrana with the enie sound) . Although very tasty and popular in Argentina its a tougher cut.

          1. re: Sambossanova
            RGR Mar 17, 2007 01:09 PM

            I did mention that I've never been to Chimichurri Grill. And I have not had Argentinian steak anywhere else. However, I have had both skirt steak and hanger steak many times (the latter being a favorite of mine), both of which are chewier. From what you say, sounds as though Argentinian steak is similar.

        2. Andrew P. Mar 16, 2007 07:54 AM

          It's not a conventional American steakhouse, but Churrascaria Plataforma 316 W 49th St (btwn 8th and 9th Aves) is right there. It's probably my favorite meat-festival hangout in NYC, aside from Luger. It's great fun.

          1. D...DF Mar 16, 2007 01:35 AM

            Bruni likes Robert's, and I have to admit I'm intrigued:

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