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Where to take steak lover in Brooklyn that also has other good food?

ardnaxela May 8, 2008 04:48 PM

For my husband's birthday, I want to get him that big steak dinner that he loves, but I am not wild about steak so a place like Peter Luger's would be wasted on me. Is there somewhere else in Brooklyn that has a great steak but also excels in preparing other items?

Thanks in advance,

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    Claire May 8, 2008 05:53 PM

    Convivium in Park Slope serves a wonderful steak and everything else is great too.

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      Marion Morgenthal May 8, 2008 08:04 PM

      Agree totally, but I think it's important to note that the steak is a very large steak meant for 2 people (and priced that way as well). So, you might want to include another steak lover in your party.

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        kabny May 14, 2008 07:25 AM

        I would second this recommendation, with the same caveat as Marion - that the steak is great but huge, so bringing along a second person (or being prepared to bring home a giant doggie bag) would be a good idea. It would certainly be a special birthday steak, though! Their other dishes are delicious, too, and the atmosphere, especially in the downstairs rooms or in the garden (which I would request when making your reservation) is lovely.

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          bhill May 15, 2008 04:27 PM

          Just had that steak last week. DELICIOUS but also really fatty... it is rib-eye after all. High-end organic meat.

          Also, noodle pudding makes a pretty good steak along with their lovely italian fare.


        2. Luke Constantino May 8, 2008 06:05 PM

          Try "Il Colloseo" on 18th Avenue and 77th Street. It's a quaint little restaurant that has the best home made italian food, thin crust brick oven pizza, excellent steaks you won't forget and some of the best calamari I have had in a long time. They also have mouth watering daily specials. I had the sworfish 4 days ago and I still cannot forget how good it tasted!

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            Gringcorp May 12, 2008 01:55 PM

            I think the steak option at Blue Ribbon is pretty good, though that might also be a two-person job.

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              Remag1234 May 12, 2008 04:58 PM

              The only Steak House is Ruth's Chris. When your steak is served,it's HOT and your last bite with be just as hot as the first. Warning: Do not touch the plate. Average price for the steak alone is $35-50, not cheap but the BEST.

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                jdf May 12, 2008 06:28 PM


                1) Its not in Brooklyn

                2) It doesn't have other good items as the OP requested

                3) Its not even that great of a steakhouse.

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                  Scagnetti May 13, 2008 09:18 AM

                  Classic response!

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                    jakeyd May 13, 2008 09:40 AM

                    Not to mention that your rare steak keeps cooking on that hot plate.

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                Howard_b2 May 13, 2008 06:53 PM

                You may also want to check out Embers in Bay Ridge Brooklyn.

                9519 3RD Ave
                Brooklyn, NY 11209-6845
                Phone: (718) 745-3700

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                  ginsbera May 14, 2008 06:04 AM

                  Applewood sometimes has steaks on the menu, and the food there is superb.

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                    jakeyd May 14, 2008 10:24 AM

                    The ribeye at Downtown Atlantic is very good.

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                      eatyououtofhouseandhome May 20, 2008 09:53 AM


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                        Nehna May 20, 2008 09:59 AM

                        I would concur with Convivium and Applewood. Also, Saul might have steak on the menu and is a nice spot for a birthday celebration.

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