Rank the steakhouses!
- steaklover Jan 22, 2004 01:56 PM
I'm probably going to get a lot of different opinions, and this has been discussed many times before, but I still can't decide which steakhouse to try. Please help with your opinions/experiences and rank the following in order of best to worst. I will try each of them by going down the list =)
Nick & Stef
Pacific Dining Car
I don't eat steak enough to be really helpful with the rankings. Ruth's Chris and Morton's are good, but they're chains, and you can probably do better. I've heard terrific things about Mastro's.
BUT....if you love steak, you have got to try Mark Peel's porterhouse at Campanile. A real big piece of meat, wonderufully charred on the outside. Served with delicious creamed spinach and thick steak fries. You won't be sorry.
I've only been to a few of these, but here's my ranking:
1) Ruth's Chris (Irvine location only -- Beverly Hills location is not that great)
7) Pacific Dining Car
9) Porterhouse Bistro
However my favorite steak remains the amazing "Jewel in the Crown" NY at LG's Prime Steakhouse in Palm Desert
You left off the best: 1. Dan Tana's
1A is Ruth's (and though I am loathe to disagree with Ernie, whose opinions are always dead-on, I have never had anything but a superb steak at the BH branch).
Eric Archer is right about the Campanile porterhouse (although I have never liked the grilled prime rib, another beef dish that many swear by). Some of the best steaks in town are at fine restaurants that are not steakhouses--Michael's always had one of the best, although I gather that it may not be what it once was.
I have posted about this before but I think you ought to add The Grill on the Alley to your quest for more LDL.
I have to second that about JJ's - I had a bone-in rib eye that was a very poor cut and over done (for my tastes). It was cooked passed medium and I prefer rare to medium-rare.
I agree with the Campanile comments about the porterhouse - unbelievable! I'm going to Mastro's next week :)