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steak ta tare

t1chic May 6, 2008 03:14 PM

Chez Henri had excellent steak tatare, but unfortunately, they took it off the menu. Any ideas?



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    DoubleMan RE: t1chic May 6, 2008 04:07 PM

    Yeah, I loved that dish - very nice portion and a great price. The drizzling of chile oil was perfect. That dish was the main reason I would go to Chez Henri. I wonder if there has been a significant change in beef costs.

    I love No 9 and the Butcher Shop's tartare, and Eastern Standard has a great one that comes with a side of really well-cooked fries.

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      macadamianut RE: t1chic May 6, 2008 04:36 PM

      I had the steak tartare also at Eastern Standard and it was wonderful. Very well seasoned and presented really nicely. Cornichons, slices of baguette and yes a side of fries.

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        Blumie RE: macadamianut May 6, 2008 05:58 PM

        I found that the steak tartare at ESK needed a generous topping of fresh cracked pepper, but that was an easy fix!

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          mintchip RE: macadamianut May 6, 2008 07:41 PM

          I can second the tartar at Eastern Standard. My all time favorite has always been the tartar at Locke Obers...however, I haven't eaten there in quite a while.

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            gini RE: macadamianut May 7, 2008 07:58 AM

            I like that one as well as the version at Prezza.

          2. heathermb RE: t1chic May 6, 2008 06:15 PM

            Really? I was in there on Saturday and could have sworn I saw it on the menu. That said, I love the versions at ESK as well as The Butcher Shop

            1. ScubaSteve RE: t1chic May 6, 2008 07:07 PM

              i think i had a good one at BraJo and i know i had a Very Good one at ESK.

              1. MC Slim JB RE: t1chic May 7, 2008 04:09 AM

                My favorite's probably still Brasserie Joe. No. 9 Park's bar menu has a very fine one. The version at the Gaslight is terrible, barely recognizable as beef.

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                  Taralli RE: t1chic May 7, 2008 05:08 AM

                  I've always liked Grill 23's: Prime Steak Tartare, Portobellos, White Anchovies, Arugula Emulsion $15.

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                    katrinkala RE: t1chic May 7, 2008 06:18 AM

                    Oooh, now I'm going to have to try all of these other places.

                    The only one I've ever had here was at Capital Grille, which was very good. But I have no idea how it compares to all of these non-chain restaurants. But if for whatever reason you end up at CG, try it.

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                      abattoir RE: t1chic May 7, 2008 08:38 AM

                      we actually seek out tartare. KO prime has a great waygu beef tartare (a really pleasing mouth feel) that is beautifully presented. Est Std also makes a fine tartare--we always ask for mustard to accompany it. Agree w/ MC that the tartare at Gaslight is just awful. Recently had the Mooo rendition, but to be honest it left absolutely no impression. It could have been good, but I just don't recall.

                      I also find that most restaurants that feature meat, on a slow night, will be more than willing to make you tartare. there is a cult love of that dish in kitchens and cooks like to show off their chopping skills.

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                        Novasmurf RE: abattoir May 7, 2008 09:25 AM

                        De-lurking to throw in my 2 cents. I LOVE steak tartare and frequently order it if it's on the menu. Like the previous poster said, KO Prime has a terrific one. And the entree-size portion at Brasserie Jo is great. I've also had delicious tartare at the Oak Room. It was very traditional - served with egg, relish, onion, etc - and was superb!

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                        baconodka RE: t1chic May 7, 2008 09:44 AM

                        last time i was at lumiere (this is over a year ago) they had an outstanding beef tartare special. It was sort of thai influenced, with a red curry sauce and lemongrass oil, i think. Nice contrast of the cool beef and the heat of the red curry.

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                          Hambone Willy RE: t1chic May 9, 2008 08:52 AM

                          The tah tah (Boston accented) at Olives is fantastic.

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                            lergnom RE: t1chic May 9, 2008 12:17 PM

                            Eastern Standard's version is quite good.

                            There was a hamburger joint in Detroit on 8 Mile I think out near Marshall Mathers territory which had a "Nude Burger" on the menu. It was literally an uncooked hamburger patty on a bun, gray and nauseating.

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                              Blumie RE: lergnom May 9, 2008 12:33 PM

                              Most of the food I had in the Detroit area was gray and nauseating (except for Red Hot Lovers, in Ann Arbor, which may be my favorite restaurant anywhere).

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