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Best steakhouse...

mindloop Aug 28, 2007 02:14 PM

I am sure this is a topic that has been coverred ad nauseum on here, but I need to make a rezzy for Thurs night for a party of 2. It doesn't need to be romantic, it's an important dinner I am having with my business partner.

When I read the reviews on here and menupages, they all seem to range from terrible to "the absolute best", the conflicting reports are confusing.

Should I just goto Smith & Wolls? Or try something like Palm Too or Old Homestead?


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    1. DarthEater Aug 28, 2007 03:21 PM

      Striphouse is my favorite! Best ribeye.

      1. steakman55 Aug 28, 2007 06:37 PM

        For a nice steak dinner with business partner, I would do Del Frisco's

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        1. re: steakman55
          clashfan Aug 29, 2007 06:08 AM

          If I were in midtown I would go to Sparks. The best sirloin, kind of an old school place, and they take reservations. I would go to Strip House if I wanted to be a little more downtown. Also, I have never been there, but I have heard Wolfgang's is great.

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          nycgourmet Aug 29, 2007 08:26 AM

          Wolfgang's is very good. Skip Old Homestead-- steaks had no flavor, service not very nice.

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          1. re: nycgourmet
            ESNY Aug 29, 2007 08:37 AM

            I would say the same think about wolfgangs. no flavor and poor service.

            1. re: ESNY
              princeofpork Aug 29, 2007 10:03 AM

              S&W Grill would be my choice and get the cajun ribeye

              1. re: princeofpork
                TBird Aug 29, 2007 10:17 AM


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            Hungry Esquire Aug 29, 2007 11:19 AM

            I second Sparks or Del Frisco's. IMHO, the best two steakhouses on the isle of Manhattan.

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            1. re: Hungry Esquire
              sam1 Aug 29, 2007 11:28 AM

              crazy that there's still debate...

              keen's is the best in manhattan...lugers beats them all in bk.

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              Captain O Toro Aug 29, 2007 11:34 AM

              Ben & Jack's is absolutely the place to go for an important business dinner. Former Luger's boys with amazing food, superior service, elegant ambiance and good location.

              Charlie, Ben, Jack and Geoff are the most respectful Maitre'des I've ver dealt with.

              1. kcijones001 Aug 29, 2007 01:09 PM

                No to Smith and Wollinsky..Not what it was...Bobby Vans still #1 in my book.

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