Fave Philly area restaurant for steak (filet mignon)
I know many of you dislike the chains, but we are huge Morton's fans when we want a consistantly good filet mignon with bernaise sauce. We had tried other places but were always let down. After a few years of being loyal Morton fans, we are ready to have filet elsewhere. Anywhere else compete? How is Fleming's in radnor, or Barclay Prime?
Center City, Main Line, delco, elsewhere????
I usually go to Le Bar Lyonnais and order the filet mignon from the main dining room's menu. It costs $38 a la carte. Considering that it comes with potatoes and sauce, it's a relative bargain when compared to single cut filet mignon at any high-end steakhouse. Incidentally, if it is high quality beef that you crave, the steak tartare at Le Bar Lyonnais is one of the best I've ever had.
We haven't yet been to Flemings or Barclay Prime - they are on our list - but I always enjoy the filet at Delmonico's in the Hilton (?) on City Avenue. We like the potatoes that are crunchy, kind of like a crisp potato pancake - I think they call them hash browns.
We have a reservation at Barclay Prime for our anniversary next month. I'm getting hungry!
I've been to Barclay Prime twice (once just my husband and me, the other for a dinner party) and thought the steaks were very, very good. However, it is quite a scene with the choosing of the steak knives and service that is a bit too intrusive. On another note, my husband was asked to speak at a private dinner at Morton's recently. It ended up that not all the guests showed up and my husband came home with 6 uncooked filets. They are provided by a company named Allen Brothers and they were spectacular. You can order them on the net...expensive, but so superior to anything I've ever gotten at a butcher.
I've had many steak dinners at most of the usual suspects in town. I feel that the two you mention- Fleming's and Barclay Prime, are the two of the best, along with Sullivan's in KOP. I still do need to get to Le Bar Lyonnais however.
Fleming's is a traditional steakhouse atmosphere, tastefully updated.
Barclay Prime is definitely a different experience, as Daisy M mentions. One that I enjoy, but there is a lot of pomp and circumstance, in a very mod setting.
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