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Steak in MSP

DukeFan Dec 11, 2008 04:02 PM

Looking for a more laid-back place for a great steak in the MInneapolis area (or west burbs).

Please don't say Manny's or Murrays. Been there before and too much pretense for what we are looking for.


  1. Michael Florey Dec 12, 2008 12:40 PM

    The steak frittes at Cafe Barbette is excellent. Very informal bistro atmosphere and the fries are the best in the cities. Steak is very good as well.

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      St Paul Susie Dec 12, 2008 10:02 AM

      I really enjoyed Manny's last time I was there - But I understand where you are coming from.

      An ditto Bob S w/Strip club. However I supposed by view of the food may (just may) have been clouded by the copious amounts of cocktails.

      How about the Lexington? Another St Paul institution.......

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        soupkitten Dec 12, 2008 06:37 AM

        don't forget about jax in northeast and mancini's in st paul for that classic old-school steakhouse vibe & service that can't be beat (although the steaks at other venues might be better imho). might be right up your alley?

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          tonyholland00 Dec 12, 2008 06:23 AM

          Hello, I have been to most of the "Supposed" steak places, I think that Morton's was the best i have had. Expensive but very good. I have been to capital grill, Manny's, Ruth Chris, and Murry's.

          Take it with a grain of salt because i think the Outback Filet is very good also.......

          1. bob s Dec 12, 2008 04:37 AM

            Here are some recent posts that cover the same issue:

            Best steak in the Twin Cities - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/538342
            MSP-Last Minute 2nd Best Steak - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/574524
            MSP - Steakhouse recommendations? - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/555859
            MSP Steak Argument - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/468312

            You'll see lots of Murray's/Manny's/Strip Club recommendations, but there are lots of other places as well.

            Also, Rossi's (which is in a couple of posts) is closed.

            I like Erte.

            I'm going to out myself as a member of the loyal opposition. I enjoyed my drinks at The Strip Club but have to admit that my meal there suffered from overly high expectations. I thought that the food was fine, but not so good that I'd go rushing back.

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              Brad Ballinger Dec 11, 2008 06:04 PM

              Erte in NE Minneapolis. Some people (not me) also like Pittsburgh Blue in Maple Grove. Their marketing messages are all about a laid back approach.

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