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What is THE best steakhouse?

I'm coming from New Orleans in Sept. to visit my dad. I'd like to treat him to the best steak in NY. Price is not a factor. For him, it's all about the meat, sides don't matter. He is very picky. At home he only eats USDA prime strip so, it must be prime. If there is butter on the steak he won't eat it. Where should we go? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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    1. re: kcijones001

      "if there is butter on the steak he won't eat it."
      that lets lugers out.

      1. re: steve h.

        I don't think that Peter Luger puts butter on their steaks.

          1. re: steve h.

            Luger's uses butter as serious as a heart attack

    2. easy answer----Peter Luger in Brooklyn....you'll see endless threads on this subject on the boards, but I'm going to save you a lot of time.....repeat....Peter Luger

      1. The answer is not so easy since pops will not eat the steak if there is butter on it. That definitely excludes Lugers because they drown their steaks in butter, as do most of the Luger offshoots. I would suggest Strip House or Sparks if he is a big strip fan.

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        1. re: GTopp

          Lugers and all the clones definitely use butter. I'd say BLT Prime, they add a pat of butter to the steaks as they bring it to you but you can specify to omit this. Its not as big a part of the steak as the Lugers and clones. I'm not that enamoured with Sparks any more.

        2. i hear a lot of del friscos, as the primary substitute for lugers quality meat in manhattan. also a nicer atmosphere than some of the classic steakier spots (i.e. sparks) in my opinion.

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          1. I really enjoy Maloney & Porcelli.I always have a good meal there,although I get the bone-in ribeye.It is excellent and I like the atmosphere there more than a lot of other steak places.Haven't had their strip steak.

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            1. re: foodnwine

              Just wondering- You ever try their crackling pork shank? Sounds interesting.