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Mar 21, 2008 06:24 AM

Westchester- Steak Dinner

I know that is like an oxy moron but where can I get a good steak without going to Mortons or Ruth Chris? I used to go to a place in Briarcliff Manor called "Squires" but the staff is really rude and the place is packed and has long waits. Any idea's?

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    1. So are you looking for a steak dinner that won't be over $100 a person?

      I have heard Carlo's on Tuckahoe Road serves a great steak, but to be honest, I've never been there. I myself don't like to get steak when I go out unless it's to a steakhouse. Usually I feel I can make a better one at home. But there are times when my company wants to go out. To be completely honest, if price is the main issue and you're looking for something decent, Outback. I know I know, but it isn't bad. The horseradish crusted filet is pretty damn good. Frank's Plac in Mamaroneck had a decent steak, but I think they went out of business. I was told Backal's and The Tap House have a good steak, but it's a little pricey if I remember.

      I know, not much help!

      1. for steak, willet house, flames, but squires for steak?? yikes, its a burger joint pub bar, steak there, never for me

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        1. re: intrepid

          drive to Stamford for Dunns Loft at 211 Summer before they leave in just a few weeks. This is extra special.

        2. Tollgate Steakhouse on the Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck is as good as it gets....fine prime meats, great wine list, superb sides and the best steak sauce you've ever had....better than Peter Luger's steak sauce....they give you a dish of it to dip the bread in!!

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          1. re: bac528

            Tollgate and Willett House would be my recommendations.

            If you want to take it home, Manero's (bless their hearts) has everything they used to have in their restaurant in their butcher store in Greenwich.

            Can you get to Peter Luger on Long Island if not in Brooklyn? They are to steak what Pepe's is to pizza.

            1. re: dolores

              The problem with Willett House is the snooty one treats me that way for my money.

              1. re: bac528

                I've never had a problem with their service.

              2. re: dolores

                To me, if you can get to Willett, it's only a little longer to get to the penultimate steak at Peter Luger. From southern Westchester, Luger in Brooklyn isn't even that difficult to get to. I haven't tried the Luger on Long Island, but I can attest to the greatness of the steak in Brooklyn. The unfortunate fact is, since we've taken to feeding corn to our cars as well as to our cows, the price of steak has skyrocketed. But it you must have it, go for the best.

                1. re: NickM

                  Agree that since steak is a monetary and vascular splurge, take it to Lugers rather than Willet. Either Lugers will do (but much easier to get into the one in Great Neck, and the drive is less harrowing, quality IMHO identical). Willett is fine, but not as memorable.

                  1. re: NickM

                    as an old schoolteacher, can't help myself, Nick. "penultimate" means "next to last" ... not the ultimate of ultimates, which of course, Lugers is. You're so right. :)

                    1. re: NickM

                      a little longer?? how about one hour longer minimum one way, two hours longer minimum round trip

                  2. re: bac528

                    I'd recommend Tollgate over Willet. Their side dishes are better and the service at Tollgate is wonderful.

                    1. re: Avalondaughter

                      I'm not criticizing, because I can't speak from experience (never been to either), but I know people who have been to both (and steak fanatics, as am I) and say neither is a premier steakhouse. Most recently a friend went to Morton's and Tollgate in the same week and he was so dissappointed with the Tollgate. He said the size, the flavor,and service was much better at Morton's.

                  3. We call it the Wallet House. Expensive for what it is.

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                    1. re: roxlet

                      All steakhouses are expensive.

                      addictedtolunch, I agree on the Great Neck (couldn't remember the town) steak being as good as Brooklyn. Of course, there's no magnificent bridge and the waiters aren't nearly as intimidating, but the meal was just as good.