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Nov 21, 2007 07:39 AM

OK so if not the Keg then where?? Price matters...

So from all these posts about the ever controversial Keg I thought it time to discuss the alternative. For the price point, my partner and I enjoy the Keg. Are we crazy? She orders the Top Sirloin and I like the Baseball cut. We know what we are getting every time and it seems reasonably priced.

So... where are we to go dollar for dollar that provides a better steak, atmosphere and service?

Mmmm steak

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    1. If you like the Keg then what is the problem. From the 'Controversial Keg" thread I actually got the impression that most people do enjoy going to the Keg.

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      1. re: camp1980

        I had the same impression from that thread. Not controversial at all.

        1. re: pescatarian

          That's the issue I've been raising all along. Here's this person who ENJOYS something and the price point and feels like they're crazy or doing something wrong. B/C it wasn't H60? Or Bymark? Or Cumbrae's for meats?

          Enjoy it man. There's nothing wrong with it.

          1. re: bluesbreaker1969

            I'm sure the OP can clarify for him/herself, but my take on the post was that given the Keg is quite enjoyed, the question is, by using the Keg as a reference, is there an even better quality/price steak establishment out there. The answer may be no, but I think its a great question to ask....

            1. re: T Long

              I too think that is the question at hand...

              I think The Keg is the very best in it's class and I personally wouldn't look elsewhere for a baseball steak!

        2. Yeah, just go. Have fun. Have a maragarita.

          1. One of the posts on the Keg mentioned a $30 ribeye with frites (Cumbrae meat) at Starfish. That's a good deal.

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            1. re: jayt90

              I wonder...If its not a good idea to order seafood at a steakhouse eg Harbour 60, is it a good idea to order steak at a seafood place....just kidding....does anyone have comments about the steaks (quality) at Starfish...and best not to comment about the service.

              1. re: T Long

                Thanks for the better wording T Long. The question is, by using the Keg as a reference, is there an even better quality/price steak establishment out there that we may not already know of?

                1. re: T Long

                  Funny you mention steaks at Starfish. One of our last times there, enjoying oysters and mussels I might add, a person at the table beside us ordered steak. I was surprised to even see it, cuz never noticed it on the menu. Anyways I must say, it looked deelish and she certainly had no trouble woolfing it down :) Since then I've thought a number of times that I should order it but never do. Creature of habit, what can I say.

              2. It's a little more expensive than the Keg, but I think Bardi's offers more value overall. The quality of the cuts is much better at Bardi's and service is top-notch. Best part is that the servers don't try to get you to "Keg-size" all your drinks. I hate that. Makes me feel like an alcoholic if I do, and less of a man if I don't. It's a lose-lose, folks. I think the top sirloin at Bardi's is around 30 bucks and comes with a baked potato.