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New "steak place" UWS

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dherbie Dec 8, 2007 09:49 AM

I just don't like calling this place a "steak place" but I think that is the showcase.

la rural (bistro argentino)
768 Amsterdam ave (between 97 and 98th)
Look hard or you'll miss it.

If you are in the area this is definitely worth checking out. Went last night and it was really good. Also, they are BYOB until they get their liquor license which is very advantageous.

Meat ranges $15 - $30 - medium rare perfection
also had a grilled vegetables plate for $15 that was solid
Salads and appetizers ~$10 - try one of the Empanadas, although they aren't terribly large, they are delicious.
Sides $5 - had some mix of potatoes and vegetables that wasn't very good so I would steer clear of that but there are many other choices

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  1. MMRuth RE: dherbie Dec 8, 2007 10:05 AM

    Is this where the other Argentine restaurant used to be? Pampas maybe?

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      LNG212 RE: MMRuth Dec 8, 2007 10:30 AM

      Yes, it is the space where Pampa was, a very narrow frontage on the west side of Amsterdam (just south of the x-treme clean laundry).

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        MMRuth RE: LNG212 Dec 8, 2007 11:04 AM

        Thanks - good to know - we'd been disappointed on our last two visits to Pampa.

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      Ken J. RE: dherbie Dec 9, 2007 07:40 AM

      Thanks for the info and will have to try out the new place in the nab.

      1. sed231 RE: dherbie Dec 9, 2007 05:32 PM

        I think the same people who run Cafe Frida (77th and Amsterdam) run La Rural as well.

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