Considering getting some steaks from Lobels.com
I am considering buying some bone-in strip steaks from Lobels.com in NYC for a dinner party I am throwing soon. Any of the bayarea chowhounds used these guys in the past? If yes, how did it turn out?
Their Kobe Style strips are amazing (at almost $70/lb they better be). I've had these and I just did them black and blue.
Their regular strips at $34/lb are really good, but the Niman Ranch strips are like $20 and are better IMO.
You could always hit Bryan's on California St for some great Prime Strips, they charge like $30, and they're just as good as anything Lobels is going to charge you probably $40 with shipping on.
You must be from New York. Lobel's is very good, better than most, but the meat is no better than any 1st class butcher here in SF. If ordering mail order makes it taste better to you, Coleman natural mail order has incredible strip steaks as does Peter Luger. Just avoid the Omaha steaks.
Bryan's Meats in Corte Madera has some awesome steaks - prime Rib Eyes and New Yorks. And, they do mail order for those who can't get them in person.
We do a taste-off of local and mail order meats a few times a year with some friends. They just moved to SF and although the competition was quite good, Lobels still holds the title of "best meat."
Like all animal products, it can very in quality so sometimes it BEST MEAT and sometimes it is Best Meat and once it was best meat but it still wins...