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marymac Feb 25, 2008 02:35 PM

Has anyone been there? Found the website but no prices. The food looks good, though.

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    jardin32 Feb 25, 2008 05:31 PM

    lots about this on STLtoday food message board as well as stlbites.com message board.
    Haven't been there, but foodies are seeming to like it

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      kbear Feb 28, 2008 11:14 AM

      I went a few weeks ago and Loved It. Had the steak that comes with their homemade steak sauce and it was very similar to Peter Luger's in Brooklyn. Mmmmm. I have sent probably 10 people there and the ones who do NOT like it are not really "into" food as much as the others who looooved it so I am thinking either you love or hate it depending on how flexible you are with interpretations of standards. I am told to avoid the Ceasar salad. Beet salad rocks though. I also enjoyed the dark, cozy atmosphere - I thought it was sort of romantic and comfortable but still got you looking foward to whatever was ordered. We had great service, too.

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        alan Feb 28, 2008 11:22 AM

        Joe Bonwich gave it a very favorable reviewed in this morning's P-D. http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/ente...

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          bobzemuda Feb 28, 2008 02:32 PM

          "was very similar to Peter Luger's in Brooklyn"

          The steak or the steak sauce?

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            kbear Mar 3, 2008 12:15 PM

            The sauce. Are you kidding? I WISH I could find that kind of steak here.

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              bobzemuda Mar 3, 2008 01:56 PM

              Well that's kind of what I was getting at. If it was the steak I was going to hold myself back because Luger's is, as you know, pretty much the bar with which all other's are judged.

              We don't have a particularly good steakhouse in St. Louis in my opinion.

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