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ccfoodie Feb 2, 2009 03:12 PM

We will be celebrating a birthday. Pappas Steak House,Del Fresco,other suggestions???????????

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    superluckycat Feb 4, 2009 04:46 PM

    Brenners on the Bayou - great atmosphere and great food - unfortunately also Fertitta owned, but not as made for the masses as V&A. Otherwise Pappas.,

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      mjust Feb 4, 2009 03:44 PM

      I think Vic & Anthony's and Del Frisco's are both great options for a special occasion. The filet I had at Del Frisco's was the best I've had in Houston, and they cooked it to a true medium rare (bonus!). I can't speak as well to the true steak experience at Vic & Anthony's, because there I had a filet with foie gras and port peppercorn sauce -- absolutely amazing, but not a pure steak experience.

      1. danhole Feb 3, 2009 08:04 AM

        The last truly great steak my husband and I had was at the Steamboat House. I had the NY Strip and he had the Ribeye. Perfectly cooked, everything was great, lovely dining room, gorgeous bar, not part of a chain, not crowded so you could have a conversation without having to hear your neighbor's, and the service was exactly as it should have been - attentive, but not obtrusive.


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        1. re: danhole
          Ashesjo Feb 3, 2009 01:19 PM

          Taste of Texas - located I-10/Beltway 8
          Wonderful steaks and salads. they have a cheese block that is to die for!!!

          Saltgrass Steakhouse is good as well. Not as pricy, but not as good either!

          1. re: Ashesjo
            James Cristinian Feb 3, 2009 01:57 PM

            If you are going to shell out Pappas money, I would consider Vic and Anthony's downtown. While yes, it is a Fertitta restaurant, i have only heard good things about it, while never having been there personally.

            1. re: James Cristinian
              ccfoodie Feb 3, 2009 03:28 PM

              We have already tried Vic and Anthonys. It was very good.BUT, we are from out of town and would like another very good steak house to impress ourselves with.

              1. re: ccfoodie
                danhole Feb 4, 2009 06:24 AM

                How about Capital Grille? I haven't been, but we are planning on going within the next couple weeks. We have heard great things about this place for a long time and finally have the extra money to splurge. The Delmonico is supposed to be outstanding.

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                  PanAm376 Feb 4, 2009 07:56 AM

                  How about Truluck's? Great Steaks, great seafood. I've been to Vic and Anthony's (nothing bad to say), Pappas (Not a big fan) and the Taste of Texas (just ok). Trulucks gets my vote for the quality of food, the atmosphere and the quality of service.

                  1. re: danhole
                    Bulldozer Feb 4, 2009 10:09 AM

                    If you're going to spend the big bucks, (IMO) you have to go USDA prime. From what I remember, Capital Grille doesn't fit the bill.

                    1. re: Bulldozer
                      danhole Feb 4, 2009 11:10 AM

                      Since ccfoodie originally asked and then I chimed in, where would you go to, bulldozer? For prime?

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