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Steakhouse in Tysons Corner?

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khc5 Oct 23, 2007 11:17 AM

I know there are a few of them out there, but I am looking for the one that is the least "stuffy." My wife and I would like to go to a good steakhouse, but I want to be careful to choose one that is the least "manly" (i.e. smoky, leathery, sports memorabilia on the wall, etc.). Any suggestions? I still want top notch, just without the stuffy atmosphere. Thanks for your suggestions.

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    MikeR Oct 24, 2007 12:47 PM

    For something in between Outback and Mortons, I like J. Gilbert's in McLean, a few minutes from Tyson's Corner. Decent steaks, comfortable and not stuffy. I wouldn't call the steak "top notch" but it won't ruin the experience. And it's not too expensive, either.

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      khc5 Oct 23, 2007 01:47 PM

      Thank you all very much. So it seems like its come down to Flemings vs. Capital Grille.

      Anyone was to weigh in one last time with which of these two they think is better for the non-manly ambiance? Thanks!

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        trancemission Oct 23, 2007 07:00 PM

        Did Cap Grill for a business group of 6 last week. Very good, very enjoyable. $800 bill

      2. CUTiger78 Oct 23, 2007 01:16 PM

        Capital Grille. Better steaks than the Palm, Shula's, or Mortons. Not smoky, no sports stuff. Great service - friendly, not stuffy or snooty.

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          dcskinsfan Oct 23, 2007 11:44 AM

          I think Flemings has a very reasonable atmosphere and has a very extensive wine list.

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            crystalginger Oct 23, 2007 12:00 PM

            Definitely agree...Fleming's is the least manly/stuffy between Morton's, Shula's, the Palm, etc. The wine is definitely great too!

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