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Steakhouse on a budget

Natalia200 Jun 5, 2007 05:01 PM

My friends are coming to town 3 weeks from now and they would like to take me out to a steakhouse. None of us drink and will need to have an early dinner (4pm on Sunday). We are also on a budget - $25-$40 pp would be great. We would love to have good steak without paying hefty prices.

Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!

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    Sambossanova Jun 6, 2007 05:59 PM

    Pampa on the upper west side is good an reasonable but is cash only. Some argentine places in Queens are better value but even in Manhattan the best value can be had at most Argentine restaurants/steakhouses where most cuts, even typically expensive ones, won't exceed $25.

    1. Cheese Boy Jun 6, 2007 11:53 AM

      Ottomanelli New York Grill (Lexington Ave & 93rd Street) is more like what you want. Take the money you save and buy desserts or appetizers since none of you drink. The steak special is around $15 or $16.

      These people are purveyors of quality meats in NYC

      See link here ---> http://www.ottomanellibros.com/ ...
      You'll get a very decent (sirloin?) steak for the price.

      Menupages ---> http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

      1. DarthEater Jun 5, 2007 09:35 PM

        I agree with Azul bistro. Share the 24hr marinated steak which comes with fries and salad plus a couple of appetizers or another steak entree. It will still come out to under $60.

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          cbny Jun 5, 2007 09:14 PM

          Buenos Aires on 6th Street in the E Village


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            downtownstefanie Jun 5, 2007 05:48 PM

            Landmarc is a great place, and they serve dinner at 4

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              Liquid Sky Jun 5, 2007 05:17 PM

              Knickerbocker's (Village).

              Also, SOME PEOPLE swear by that chain OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE. There's one on 23rd St.

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                Lucia Jun 5, 2007 05:03 PM

                Azul Bistro
                You might want to do a search as this subject comes up from time to time.

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                1. re: Lucia
                  Bob Martinez Jun 5, 2007 06:49 PM

                  I strongly 2nd Azul. At $36 the grilled sirloin for 2 is an outstanding value and exceptionally tasty.

                  Landmarc is swell but it would be a real stretch to get in under the OP's budget.

                  The same with Knickerbocker. You'd wind up having to share entrees, eating small portions and feeling like paupers.

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