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Aug 21, 2007 01:46 PM

Best Steak Tartare

Looking for a place that does it very European---- with the raw egg, different condiments that you can mix yourself.

Any suggestions?

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  1. Les Halles does a good one -- they wheel out the cart and prepare it to your specifications. It comes with frites and a salad, I think --

    1. they mix it in front of you like that to your specifications at LES HALLES branches and at LE PERE PINARD on the les. i enjoy both versions equally.

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      1. re: mrnyc

        Yes, LOVE Le Pere Pinard on Lower East Side. Remember that Employees Only had a great one as well.

      2. Artisinal, Orsay, La Goulue all have good versions....

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        1. re: richmonder

          Agreed - though none of them make it at the table. Also, Orsay's can be hit or miss - sometimes v. good, sometimes "eh".

          1. re: MMRuth


            Note - I corrected the address for La Goulue in Places, but it shows up incorrectly here - should be 746 Madison Ave.

            1057-59 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021

            La Goulue
            746 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065

            2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

            1. re: MMRuth

              employees only makes it table side.

              also, keen's tartare is by far my favorite.

            2. re: richmonder

              I did not like Artisanal's steak tartare at all. It was way too processed, like beef mousse and it was way too acidic.

            3. Loved the steak tartare at Blue Ribbon, but no raw egg there. It came with homemade potato chips to scoop with.

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              1. re: jsgjewels

                Second the Blue Ribbon version. I also like the version at Dylan Prime, with a raw quail egg.

                1. re: jsgjewels

                  Third! for the Blue Ribbon Steak tartare. No egg, but meat quality has always been excellent. And the homemade chips are perfect to eat it with. A tall cold beer and the steak tartare there makes my mouth water instantly.

                2. Has anyone had the steak tartare at the Petrossian? I have reservations there this Friday and was planning on having that as my entre.