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Best Steak House for Parents Gift Certificate?

Macman Dec 19, 2007 06:15 AM

Sorry to ask yet another steak house question, but this is a specific one: Can anyone recommend the best Manhattan steak house to buy my parents a gift certificate for?

They're in their mid-sixties and are most likely to like a place that has great steaks, but is not "over the top" sohpisticated and is not loud (hearing aids are involved...).

I know they like the east side Palm...but I'd rather send them somewhere else, as I personally don't love the steaks there.

We'll probably want to get them a gift certificate for $200.

Suggestions welcome!

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    steakrules85 RE: Macman Dec 19, 2007 11:26 AM

    BLT Prime is fabulous....

    1. Ora RE: Macman Dec 19, 2007 03:43 PM

      Porterhouse @ Time Warner is very nice, quiet and the porterhouse is very good. $200 is a lovely meal there.

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        RGR RE: Macman Dec 19, 2007 04:23 PM

        I think your parents would really enjoy Keens, our favorite steakhouse. In addition to delicious food and pleasant, efficient service, there's the unmatchable old NY ambiance. Plus, the noise level will not pose a problem for them.


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          kobetobiko RE: RGR Dec 19, 2007 06:45 PM

          Hi RGR,

          Does Keens have gift certificates? I wasn't aware of that but if they do, I will like to get some for my friends too!

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            RGR RE: kobetobiko Dec 19, 2007 07:40 PM

            That's a good question, kobe. There's nothing about gift certificates on Keens's website though that doesn't necessarily mean they don't have them. Since so many restaurants do have them, it would be odd if they didn't. The best thing to do is to call and ask: 212-947-3636.

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          Tay RE: Macman Dec 19, 2007 07:18 PM

          I'd second both Keen's and The Porterhouse, If they go to the Porterhouse,and want a spectacular view, they should have a pre dinner drink on the 35th floor of the Time Warner Center .

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            Macman RE: Macman Dec 21, 2007 09:05 AM

            Thanks for the advice. I ended up going with Keens. It was on my consideration list, and the comments confirmed it for me. They do indeed have gift certificates, FYI...

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              kobetobiko RE: Macman Dec 21, 2007 11:17 AM

              Great choice Macman! I am sure you won't be disappointed. And I am going to get a few gift certificates myself for my friends! Thanks for the info! (and RGR too!)

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                RGR RE: kobetobiko Dec 21, 2007 06:09 PM

                Glad I could help. :-)

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