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Best Steak from NoN-Steakhouse

steakrules85 Oct 26, 2007 04:21 PM

I want to celebrate a new job that I just got and am a real steak lover. However, my mother and sister don't like steak so I figured we wouldn't go to a steakhouse for a change so they can enjoy their meals as well. Who serves the best steak dish from a non-steakhouse? The restaurant must also have other great things on the menu as well for non-steak eaters. Price and location really is not an issue and I would prefer it to be a nice place. Thanks for any recommendations!

  1. MMRuth Oct 26, 2007 04:24 PM

    I know this is the opposite of what you are asking, but have you been to the The Post House? My husband went last Friday and really liked it b/c of the non-Steakhouse (i.e., non-macho) ambiance, and said that the lobster and the lamb chops were wonderful. Plus he saw Robert Redford AND George Clooney there - lol.

    I've only been there once - 11 years ago - for dinner the day we were married - by that time quite a bit of champagne had been consumed, but I do remember liking the room!

    And - congratulations!

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      Tay Oct 26, 2007 04:31 PM

      Most good Steakhouses have a variety of good choices for non carnivores .
      Smith and Wollensky has a varied menu and really smooth service. You really cannnot go wrong there. Congrats on your new job! :-}. Here's the menu link.


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        steakrules85 Oct 26, 2007 04:44 PM

        Thank you all for your recs and congratulations! I have considered all of these restaurants in the past and am just trying to get as many recommendations as I possibly can before deciding where to go.

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        ESNY Oct 26, 2007 04:31 PM

        Gotham Bar and Grill had the best non-steakhouse steak I think I've ever had.

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          addictedtolunch Oct 28, 2007 04:14 PM

          Second Gotham

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            sam1 Oct 28, 2007 09:52 PM

            i totally, totally agree with you on gotham's steak. i thought it was a special. it was amazing.

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            Elvis Goldberg Oct 26, 2007 05:10 PM

            You've posted and asked about many different steakhouses that you planned on going to before. Perhaps, you can at least describe the ones that you liked, based on the responses that you received from your many previous queries, and many here will be able to respond to specifics about your requests.


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              douglas525 Oct 27, 2007 05:25 AM

              Consider L'Ecole, the French Culinary Institute's restaurant. I had the skirt steak there last night, and it was great. Most of the entrees were fish, but there was pork and lamb as well.

              1. TrishUntrapped Oct 27, 2007 05:39 AM

                Balthazar's Cote du Boeuf steak is amazing. You will swoon and they can enjoy seafood, chicken...onion soup....so much more....

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                  tpigeon Oct 27, 2007 07:19 AM

                  This is not very helpful but Per Se had the best steak I ever had anywhere. I had the Waygu beef supplement.

                  On a more helpful front. EMP makes a great steak.

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                    RGR Oct 27, 2007 07:29 AM

                    Hey, steakrules,

                    Congrats on the new job!

                    On the current menu at Eleven Madison Park, the bone marrow encrusted dry aged Black Angus beef is to die for! Needless to say, there are plenty of other equally sensational dishes for your mother and sister to choose from. Perhaps, Chef Humm's signature duck for two?


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                        chow_gal Oct 27, 2007 08:42 AM

                        Raoul's in SOHO has the Bar Steak (served at the bar, duh) also served on the menu as Steak Frites (I think), there's also the Steak au poivre. And a full French bistro-ish menu.

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                          princeofpork Oct 27, 2007 10:24 AM

                          I think Landmarc downtown will fit your requirements perfectly.

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                            EricMM Oct 28, 2007 09:41 AM

                            Jane on Houston St. has an excellent hanger steak, and other cuts as well, and a small but excellent menu...that includes fish, chicken, and vegetarian options. its one of my families favorite restaurants...very pleasant, great service, and not too expensive.

                        2. doctorj Oct 28, 2007 10:16 AM

                          i would recommend les halles. prices aren't bad, and the portions are satisfying. (just a little noisy, is all.... ) good steak frites, steak tartare, steak poivre...

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                            billyboy Oct 28, 2007 04:03 PM

                            I have to second the Les Halles recommendation. I've never been to the Park Ave. location, but I've had many meals at the John St one and I love the hanger steak and frites. They have an excellent mussels selection, macaroni and cheese with gruyere, and good hamburgers too.

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