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Your favorite place for steak in the Bay Area?

ronmcnaughton Apr 24, 2008 01:05 PM

I am a lover of really good steak, rib eye being my favorite.

If you could only get one steak from one place in the Bay Area, where would it be?

Atmosphere is not important as long as the beef is tender, tasty and not covered with a bunch of "stuff". I am a purist at heart.


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    rhubarb Apr 26, 2008 08:39 PM

    Only if you are sharing it with someone, Globe (pacific@battery) has an amazing steak for 2. Always perfectly cooked and seasoned, and you get the bone!

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      bbulkow Apr 27, 2008 09:26 AM

      I've made this rec before and been bitten. The steak is a particular style that I love but isn't the 2-inch-thick-red-in-the-middle. It's thinner, nearly covering a plate, and cooked in such a way that the flavor is huge. I don't know if it's just salt and pepper, or some way of getting the drippings back into the steak, but the flavor is rich and deep and fatty. But harris ranch it aint.

      1. re: bbulkow
        Robert Lauriston Apr 27, 2008 09:36 AM

        Globe's delicious ribeye comes from Meyer Ranch, which is a step or three up from Harris Ranch.

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      Michelle Grinnell Apr 25, 2008 08:58 AM

      Cole Chop House without question...but come prepared, it is expensive (but worth it).

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        lcastenada Apr 25, 2008 08:01 AM

        Well, if you don't mind a few interesting characters, The Ranch in Hayward (the intersection of Jackson, Mission and Foothill Bls.) is OUTSTANDING. Rib Eye is my fav too.

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          jeremyeld Apr 24, 2008 07:36 PM

          I'd have to say the best steak I have ever had was a porter house at Vic Stewart's in Walnut Creek. Unbelievable!

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            shuynh Apr 24, 2008 04:24 PM

            I loooove the steak at Alexander's in Cupertino. I haven't been there in a while but the last time I had a steak there it was to die for.

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              Humbucker Apr 24, 2008 04:48 PM

              Another vote for Alexander's. My experience at Alexander's was better than some of the meals I've had at Michelin starred restaurants (however, I have seen some negative reviews, so it probably depends on who your waiter is).

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                wolfe Apr 24, 2008 07:07 PM


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                  nicedragonboy Apr 24, 2008 11:26 PM

                  i'm a big fan of Alexander's 2lb bone in ribeye. drool...

              2. larochelle Apr 24, 2008 02:09 PM

                Cole's Chop House in Napa - hands down without so much as a second needed to consider the contenders.


                Cole's Chop House
                1122 Main St., Napa, CA 94559

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                  LMarella Apr 24, 2008 02:50 PM

                  We ate at Cole's for Valentines day. My steak had a hint of liver taste to it. I should have sent it back. Usually is good, but I'm not in a big hurry to return.

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                    sunnyand72 Apr 24, 2008 03:20 PM

                    I second Cole's. Next in line is Harris'...though the martinis served in wooden casks may have swayed me more than the steaks (at Harris').

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                      baseballfan Apr 24, 2008 06:34 PM

                      I totally agree with the Cole's rec. The steak is really good and we have had exceptional service every time we have eaten there.

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                      chemchef Apr 24, 2008 01:28 PM

                      my house, first. A Cote, second.

                      1. Robert Lauriston Apr 24, 2008 01:17 PM


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