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Jan 4, 2008 08:59 AM

Need help with a foodie intervention!

Hi guys,
We're trying to help a friend of HBT who decided he can no longer date a girl just because she doesn't know how to cook a steak. (Seriously, that's the ONLY reason.)

Intervention time: We need to convince him to just take this lovely lady out out to a restaurant.

Ideas on best place to get a steak in Boston?

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      1. your friend needs to get a life...

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        1. re: joebelt

          Yes, yes. We know... that's why we're having an intervention. I think he should just cook her a meal at home too. I don't really eat steak either, but I've heard McKinnon's Market in Davis Square has good meat cuts.... Anyone know of any other places with good quality, prices?

          1. re: HotButteredToasted

            Good quality: Savenor's or Dewars here in Boston, or Lobel's in NY.

            Not so good on the price, but then again, you get what you pay for.

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          1. Locke-Ober should be perfect for someone who's clearly stuck back in a place that time forgot.

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            1. re: Rabbit

              I don't know: Locke-Ober has been given a facelift, a serious menu refreshing with Lydia Shire's involvement, and a change in policy to allow ladies into the former mens-only first floor dining room. I'd say the better unfrozen-caveman place is Anthony's Pier Four. I think they still have the menus without prices for the gals.

              1. re: MC Slim JB

                I didn't mean to slag L-O... it's actually a sincere recommendation for someplace special to grab a more-than-decent steak. I think their food is quite good, and the room is gorgeously re-furnished with huge old-world charm. I like the Lady's filet and the dark equatorial chocolate cake (which sounds like chocolate cake... so what??) is totally memorable.