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Mar 7, 2009 10:32 AM

Porter House or Quality Meats?

Looking for good Filet Mignon around Columbus Circle and these are our top two picks so far. I'm not really thrilled to be spending this much money, but are there any other options nearby?

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  1. Uncle Jack's Steakhouse is on 56th, b/t 5th & 6th. They've got a 10-oz. filet mignon for $35. We've never been to there or to the other two.

    1. I went to Porter house this week because it was in the vicinity of my hotel and the weather was bad. I wanted to have a New York steak for a while and did so. It cost 45$ and even though it was good, I did not think it was worth the price. That said, the restaurant is beautiful and the service is excellent.. They treat patrons very well. I was even treated to dessert by the waitress. I asked for rare and it arrived perfectly like I wanted to. I have to add that I hesitated also between Quality meats and Porter house also but I am glad at having dined there.

      1. I've been to both and I happen to like both for different reasons. Both are "modern" takes on a NY steakhouse. Both offer updated twists on preparation and sides etc. both are expensive. Both have great ambiance. Reservations would be highly recommended for both. However, I think Porterhouse edges out Quality Meats though, but just by a bit. By the way, there really is no discount high quality steakhouse in NYC. I eat at Luger's in Great Neck two weeks ago and a steak for 2 was $85--for just steak--which is typical in the area

        Considering adding BLT Steak to your list.