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Aug 20, 2008 11:44 AM

phx - non-budget busting steak?

hi all,

my friend said 'steak' to me now it's all i can think about. however - my recent vacay left my wallet in a sorry state.

where can i get a good to great steak without needing a second mortgage?

i'd be all over splurging if i could.

any thoughts?

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  1. Midwestern Meats or Vonhanson's and a nice grill? :)

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    1. re: Firenza00

      yeah but i'd pay 20 bucks in gas just to go round trip to either place from my house :-D

      is there really no ground between at home and durants that isn't black angus? i shudder to think

      1. re: winedubar

        you could always grab a friend and check out ruth's chris summer special.

        1. re: winedubar

          Filet mignon (8 oz) with frites at Sophie's is $34. Not exactly cheap, but not as pricey as Durant's.

          Sophie's French Bistro
          2320 E Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ

      2. I had a great steak about a month ago @ Texaz Grill. I ordered the filet ($20) and it was seriously one of the best I have had. Order the home fries as your choice of potato. I could get addicted to them! They offer a lunch and dinner menu but you can order off either menu.


        Texaz Grill
        6003 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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          1. re: drewb123

            I 3rd Texaz Grill. Get the Shiner Bock to go with it!

        1. I know Cork restaurant in south Chandler corkrestaurant.net offers a summer tasting special, salad, entree (yes filet) and desert, w/ glass of wine for $20. Keep in mind that it is a small plate restaurant so your portions will be smaller but for $20 its not a bad deal.

          1. Whenever steak is mentioned, I think of all the budget busters, and quickly dismiss the idea. I'm pretty sure the last time I specifically went out to a steakhouse, it was 1980 something, and it was in St. Paul, where there were some pretty reasonable options. In Phoenix, I think of Rokerij or Stockyards as more reasonable options, but, I've never had steak at either.

            Last winter I was on a bit of a steak bender, and I went to the grocery store for all of them. Mostly Frys and Safeway, but, I did go as high as the prime ribeye at AJ's.

            I went to a group lunch at Chili's a while back, and ended up ordering the ribeye. I was pleasantly surprised. It was cooked medium rare, as specified, and didn't cost much more than everybody else's sandwiches and such.

            I'll bet there are some hidden gems in town.

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            1. re: johnseberg

              I have had the Filet and Ribeye @ Rokerij and they were both amazing. I am a BIG fan of that place.

            2. I just remembered that Lola seems to have made steak an everyday menu item. I haven't had it in a while, but I think the last time I was in they were charging around $15 or $16 for it. If I was really jonesin for a steak, I would call ahead to make sure they were serving it.

              800 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014