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Steakhouses in Norwalk CT??

mom2 Dec 6, 2007 05:38 AM

Meeting up with some friends in Norwalk next week for dinner. They will be driving on 95 up from NJ to RI. They asked me to find a good steakhouse. Would anyone recommend either Porterhouse in SONO or Blackstones on 7? If not, where should we go???


  1. SweetPea914 Dec 6, 2007 05:46 AM

    I have never been to Blackstone's but I used to LOVE Porterhouse. I haven't been in about a year, but if they are what they used to be, I would definately recommend them.

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    1. re: SweetPea914
      redfox697 Dec 6, 2007 07:38 AM

      I'd put my steak trust in Porterhouse. Our office does our holiday party there every year and they do very well. Match, while not a "steakhouse" per se, does also have a steak on the menu that I imagine would be quite tasty.

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      LaurainCT Dec 6, 2007 01:41 PM

      Not exactly Norwalk, but Morton's in Stamford is right off 95.

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        jfood Dec 6, 2007 06:53 PM

        Stay away from Mortons. If jfood writes what he really thinks it would probably be deleted for good reason. just stay away.

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          SweetPea914 Dec 6, 2007 07:22 PM

          I didn't want to say anything since I have never been there myself. However, to quote my cousin " I really like their roasted chicken".

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        curleyone Dec 6, 2007 07:45 PM

        I went to Blackstones for a group lunch once and the service was awful. There was a lot of yelling coming from the kitchen, some people in our group didn't get what they ordered, some got nothing at all.

        Those of us that got what we ordered thought that the food was actually pretty good though. The physical environment is nice there too.

        1. Zobot Dec 9, 2007 02:27 PM

          In Darien there's Chuck's Steakhouse on the Post Road right near Exit 11 and Giovanni's on the Post Road right at the Stamford/Darien line (Exit 9).

          Anyone ever been to either of these places?

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          1. re: Zobot
            Elizzie Dec 10, 2007 07:53 AM

            I haven't been to Chuck's in years, but it used to be a favorite standby of ours. Nothing special -- they have a pretty decent salad bar and good steaks.

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              dolores Dec 10, 2007 08:32 AM

              I found Chuck's in Danbury, CT, to be of average, not bad quality.

              But how about Willett House in Portchester, NY? Also off I-95 and the quality is much better than average. Or at least it was.

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            stevel Dec 10, 2007 08:02 AM

            It's not in Norwalk but There is also Bennetts in Stamford


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            1. re: stevel
              jfood Dec 10, 2007 09:06 AM


              curious if youhave been to bennert's. jfood was there maybe 5 years ago so the data is stale but it definitely went into the blech bucket. if you have more current data from a recent visit that would be great.

              There are good steaks to be had in the general area at other restos, but steakhouses is zippo in jfood's opinion.

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              ppropp Dec 10, 2007 08:45 AM

              for an awesome steak in a different sort of environment, go to Mario's by the Westport (Saugatuck) train station. Great Pasta and veggies too. Friendly service

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                stevel Dec 10, 2007 09:25 AM

                I haven't been to Bennetts also in about 5 years. It was ok, not great. Still looking for a good steak in the area. Mortons is a ripoff. I haven't tried Onyx on High Ridge Rd. but the prices dont seem worth it. I'm preet sure it shares the kitchen with Luigis next door.

                Where can I get a good steak?

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                1. re: stevel
                  sibeats Dec 10, 2007 10:44 AM

                  Match in Norwalk has a great steak on the menu.

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                    tgseaver Dec 10, 2007 10:45 AM

                    Joseph's in Bridgeport .... Great steak, 2nd only to Luger's ( where Joseph the owner once worked) But the problem is everthing else is just ok. That being said I still manage to get up there 5 or 6 times a year,The steak is that GOOD!

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                      jfood Dec 10, 2007 07:00 PM

                      bonne nuit in NC is great and their pommes frites are outstanding.

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