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Dec 12, 2007 11:45 AM

Morton's or Capital steak?

Which restaurant has the best steak in Boston.. Morton's, Capital Grille, Abe and Louie's, KO Prime, Grill 23 and Moo ? Is there any other restaurant/steak house in Boston that you would recommend? I haven't been to either place.

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  1. I haven't been to Morton's and am not a fan of Capital Grill. If you want a true steakhouse, I usually like Grill 23. If you want a tasty steak at a regular restaurant, that's a whole other story. The steak frites at Gaslight is pretty good as is the version at Petit Robert Bistro.

      1. re: bakerboyz

        As long as you're asking the question, add Abe and Louie's, KO Prime and Moo to your list.

            1. re: Sweetie_Pie

              I know Capital Grill is a chain and some people may not like it just for that fact, but the kona encrusted sirloin is one of the tastiest steaks I have ever had. I have gone there specifically for that steak a few times.

              1. re: ebone

                I agree with the kona sirloin recommendation (with shallot butter). Have since used a coffee inspired rub in my home steaks with great results.

                1. re: tdaaa

                  The kona crusted sirloin is outstanding, the best steak at Capital Grille IMO. However I find the shallot butter to be a bit too much. I ask for it on the side.

          1. re: bakerboyz

            Caveat: Dinner in the wine room for a group of 15 or so.

            My take on the Oak Room - Steaks were fair at best. Steak tartare was classic presentation, flavor, and a huge portion. Salad uninspired. Steak slightly overcooked, rather flavorless. Service was attentive without being intrusive.

            Wouldn't bother going back.

          2. went last month to Mortons and they are now not even on my list of Boston Steak Houses.
            i'd send you to Abe&Louies.

            1. To answer objectively, Morton's, Abe's and Mooo.... and the Oak Room serve higher graded beef than KO or Capital. Most people - and that includes chowhounds - don't really care and can't tell the difference; so if you are in this majority, go by your preferred ambience. Given to choose between the choices offerred, I'd say the best steak is the Four Story Hill Farm NY strip from Mooo.... The rest of the steaks at the aforementioned restaurants are pretty much the same, save for a slight difference in marbling. My rule is to inquire by brand name or ranch (which your server won't know). If you get an answer like "midwestern angus," or "aged, corn-fed western beef," you're steak is the same as those at Stop 'n' Shop.

              1. Abe & Louis, Cowboy Rib Eye @ Ruth's Chris, Grill 23 and Oak Room. Capital Grille is below that but above Fleming's. Haven't been to Morton's, KO Prime or Moo, but the prices on the latter 2 are outta sight, even for steakhouses.