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Steakhouse Bars

srm1121 Nov 10, 2008 11:49 AM

My girlfriends and I love the scene at steakhouse bars - what are some of the best you could suggest?

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  1. BratleFoodie RE: srm1121 Nov 10, 2008 12:57 PM

    O.k., I'm a veggie so have no clue about the food at this place, but it is a true neighborhood joint. I watched the election results there.

    Donohue's Steak House, Lexington between 66/65th

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      Blondbluey RE: BratleFoodie Nov 10, 2008 03:28 PM

      Donohue's is a very curious place, indeed.

      It's the perfect place if you like Edward Hopper-esque atmosphere (dark with lots of tobacco stains from pre-Bloomberg New York).

      Their homemade hash is exceptionally good as is their mixed grill. A bit pricy and don't even ask for mustard or condiments that most other places would offer.

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      msny98 RE: srm1121 Nov 10, 2008 01:04 PM

      Del Frisco's is the king of the midtown banker scene. Bobby Vans on 54th is good too but quieter. BLT Steak has a lively bar as well.

      1. steve h. RE: srm1121 Nov 10, 2008 01:12 PM

        the bar at keens is iconic. great painting behind the bar, lots of noise, lots of people. i went to the bar many times before i ever ate there. try the scotch, answer the "three questions."

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          cocoloco14 RE: srm1121 Nov 10, 2008 02:29 PM

          STK is fun and crowded, strip house too. Landmarc is also a great one-the one in tribeca, not in the mall. dylan prime also has a good bar area

          1. tbear RE: srm1121 Nov 10, 2008 06:02 PM

            Smith & Wolensky's Grill. Patty, Seamus, Oliver, Timmy - all great Irish bartenders in a raucous, fun setting. They make the best Bloody Bulls in the city. I know people rag on their food, but the S&W sirloin is a damn fine piece of meat.

            The two Franks, one at the Palm Too and the other at Donohues are both great, tho I would not call Donohue's a steakhouse, and it is indeed odd.

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              kobetobiko RE: srm1121 Nov 10, 2008 07:25 PM

              Second the bar at Keens. Craftsteak has a new bar menu and is definitely worth checking out.

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                princeofpork RE: kobetobiko Nov 11, 2008 05:16 AM

                Angelo and Maxies on Park has a great bar scene. The bartenders at S&W Grill are the best in the city in my opinion.

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                bronwen RE: srm1121 Nov 11, 2008 08:12 AM

                Bobbie Van's, Bull & Bear at Waldorf, Delmonico's.

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                  GTopp RE: bronwen Nov 11, 2008 11:10 AM

                  Second the Bull & Bear, very big bar, and I believe they film a nightly news show from there.

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                  digsnola RE: srm1121 Nov 11, 2008 11:46 AM

                  Unless you hit a few of the contemporary steak places, i.e. BLT's, Strip House, Quality Meats, they're pretty much the same. Rothmann's has a good "moneyed" crowd with a little less of the banker crowd. Most are bankers, but the Europeans tend to break that up a bit.

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