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Raceredi Jul 13, 2008 03:42 PM

Where would one go to find the best steak in Minneapolis or St. Paul

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  1. EricShawnSmith RE: Raceredi Jul 13, 2008 04:29 PM

    Morton's IMO.

    1. cheeseguysgirl RE: Raceredi Jul 13, 2008 07:58 PM

      1 vote for Manny's here (hand raised). I would recommend Morton's or Ruth's Chris, but those are chains, and you can find them in other places. Lots of other places have good steaks on occasion (if you find a Thousand Hills ribeye at Cafe Levain, order it pronto), but for consistency and excellence in overall experience, I say Manny's.

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        whoopdido RE: cheeseguysgirl Jul 14, 2008 06:19 AM

        I've always enjoyed Murray's.

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          fendel RE: cheeseguysgirl Jul 28, 2008 03:34 PM

          It looks like the TH ribeye is now on the regular menu at Levain.

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            cheeseguysgirl RE: fendel Jul 29, 2008 11:57 AM

            Whoooooooooo!!!!!!! I'm wiping up the drool as I type!

        2. Foureyes137 RE: Raceredi Jul 14, 2008 07:54 AM

          Depends on what cut(s) you favor, but all-in-all, Manny's.

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            JimGrinsfelder RE: Raceredi Jul 14, 2008 09:44 PM

            Whole Foods, Clancy's, Widmer's.

            Oh, you mean a restaurant...well, we had an insane hanger steak at Campiello in Uptown a few weeks ago. Best beef I've had in a restaurant in the Twin Cities in a long time and I've been to Morton's, Murray's and Manny's.

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              Jordan RE: JimGrinsfelder Jul 15, 2008 04:59 AM

              Aren't they closed now?

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                bob s RE: Jordan Jul 15, 2008 07:24 AM

                Uptown is closed, Eden Prairie location is still open.

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                g rote RE: JimGrinsfelder Jul 15, 2008 10:59 AM

                Jim...does an insane hanger steak come from a mad cow?
                campiello closed? rebranding by d'amico???

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                  bob s RE: g rote Jul 15, 2008 11:09 AM

                  The D'Amicos apparently gave up the location at the end of their lease.

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                soupkitten RE: Raceredi Jul 15, 2008 10:48 AM

                conventionally, manny's. unconventionally (and before anyone yells at me :) limited menu, a couple of steaks only, grass-fed)-- the strip club, st. paul.

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                Manny's Steakhouse
                825 Marquette Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55402

                Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail
                24 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

                The Strip Club
                378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106

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                  wineglas RE: soupkitten Jul 15, 2008 11:21 AM

                  I like Morton's for the atmosphere. I think all the steaks are about the same but I was disappointed in the appearance of Manny's. Hopefully their new location's appearance will match up with their prices.

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                    mtullius RE: soupkitten Jul 15, 2008 09:43 PM

                    Yeah, learn to appreciate grass-fed beef. Strip Club is pretty damned good. Had their NY Strip with the "Love You Long Time" sauce-- yum!

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                    MplsDiner RE: Raceredi Jul 17, 2008 07:37 PM

                    I gotta agree with most people here, your top choices in general are; Manny's, Morton's, and Ruth's Chris. They all have good steaks. Manny's is the place to go to "see and be seen." Morton's probably has the best Steak House atmosphere. Ruth's Chris, maybe a combination of the two.

                    Manny's has a 40 oz. Ribeye they call "The Bludgeon." I opted for the smaller 20 oz. variety on my last couple of visits, with no complaints. And the desserts, I went with the Brownie Sundae, which could feed three or four people.

                    Ruth's Chris had an excellent Porterhouse the last time I went. I'm guessing they finish it off in the oven with a stick or two of butter.

                    Another place that I haven't seen mentioned yet is Rossi's, in downtown Minneapolis. Last time there I ordered the Prime Rib, and it took me a minute to figure out why it tasted so delicious and different. They grill their Prime Rib, which was new at least to me.

                    Was not impressed with R. Norman's, nothing special. Same with Lindeys Prime Steak House, seemed to me to be the quality of an Outback.

                    Look forward to hearing which places you check out, and what you think of them.

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                      showercapcrazy RE: Raceredi Jul 23, 2008 09:08 PM

                      Murrys, and Mannys are my personal favorates for overall steakhouse quality. I have to admit i enjoy the atmosphere of Mancini's however.

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                        cherrylime RE: showercapcrazy Jul 29, 2008 08:26 PM

                        Yeah but the steaks at Mancini's are downright nasty. I felt really bad when I brought my husband there for (one of ) his 40th b-day meals. Obviously frozen and has that tell-tale powdery, mealy taste. Not good unfortunately..too bad, it is cool..

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