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Jan 12, 2008 07:43 AM

Birthday Steak Dinner - Westchester or NYC?

We usually go to a steakhouse once a year for my birthday - we've been to Frankie and Johnnie's, Ruth's Chris, Mortons, Willett House and haven't been thrilled.

Wolfgang's in the city is a favorite, but I'd love to stay in Westchester this year. I've been following the steakhouse posts and would love an opinion. I'm considering X2O in Yonkers for the Cowboy steak, BLT Steak in White Plains or back to Manhattan.

Any advice?


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  1. Don't know if they're still as excellent as they were years and years ago, but if they are, I would recommend Manhattan's steak houses. Westchester's contenders are all wannabees who pale in comparison.

    1. Manhattan is of course, the best. I recommend BLT, Del Friscos, or Sparks. The new BLT in WP is supposed to be good though. When is your birthday? The family is hosting a party there in a few weeks and can tell you how it went...don't know if that will be too late though.

      1. Try Moe's Ny Grill in New Rochelle. It's a great steakhouse owned by Mariano Rivera (NY Yankees).

        1. Since you posed the question as, "Westchester or NYC," why not consider bypassing Manhattan and go straight to Peter Luger, for a truly great steak?

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          1. re: NickM

            Peter Luger would be my choice.

            1. re: dolores

              i agree w/ peter luger's as well, and i'm not even a big steak fan. just for the atmosphere alone, since it's been there for like 110 years or something. the porterhouse for 2, a side of the creamed spinach, hash browns and a nice red wine and you're all set...don't forget the pecan pie w/ schlag, yummmm!

          2. The Willet House in Port Chester is excellent or Crabtree Kittle House. If crossing the border into Connecticut is ok, try Bennet's in Stamford.

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            1. re: Kobe

              Stay away from Bennett's. Pay less and get more at the best steakhouse in the country...Peter Luger's.

              1. re: Kobe

                Ditto Spades comment on Bennett's. Not worth the trip.