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sig Jun 7, 2009 06:34 PM

We are planning a quick visit to NYC and want really good aged steak. We have been to The Prime, LeCarne Grill and Le Maris two years ago. I would like an update on the best place for a great steak. Any new places? We heard LeCarne isn't as good as when it just opened. WE like French Bistro food.

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  1. weinstein5 RE: sig Jun 7, 2009 08:06 PM

    IMHO I still think PG has the best kosher steak in NYC - for Franch Bistro style you can not beat Le Marais -

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      sig RE: weinstein5 Jun 7, 2009 08:30 PM

      Yes-Le Maris is consistently good every time and prices are reasonable.

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      cheesecake17 RE: sig Jun 8, 2009 07:13 AM

      Le Marais has delicious steak- and the fries are great too. Better to sit upstairs, it's quieter and more comfortable. One of my favorite restaurants in NY, and my husband takes clients there often.

      I went to Le Carne once and I wasn't impressed. The steaks were all over or underdone and they waiter claimed it was our fault.

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        masteraleph RE: sig Jun 8, 2009 07:49 AM

        As a side note, Mike's Bistro makes one of (if not quite) the best steaks in the city. However, it only does steak one way, so if you're looking for steak, it's not the place I'd go. But if you end up there at some point and want to try the steak, bete avon, you'll enjoy it.

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          sig RE: masteraleph Jun 8, 2009 11:12 AM

          I think we may actually take your advice and check out Mike's Bistro this visit, we know about it but have never been. How are the other items on the menu? The Gnocchi in duck & chicken confit looks tasty. Has anyone tried the tasting menu?

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            cheesecake17 RE: sig Jun 8, 2009 12:01 PM

            Between my husband and I, we've had almost everything on the menu. The gnocchi is one of the best dishes on the menu.

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              DebbyT RE: sig Jun 8, 2009 02:22 PM

              The gnocchi at Mike's is amazing. He does a wonderful roasted beet salad - I always hated beets until I ate it there. And his short ribs are meltingly delicious. There's also a soup...whichever one is starred on the menu.

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                cheesecake17 RE: DebbyT Jun 8, 2009 03:36 PM

                The soup (last time I was there) was a wild mushroom consomme with acini di pepe. It was served steaming hot in a deep soup bowl. My brother in law had it and loved it.

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                mcfish RE: sig Jun 8, 2009 03:30 PM

                The tasting menu was, simply, the best meal I ever had. They ask you in the beginning if there's anything in particular you don't like or really want - we asked for no beets, and for the gnocchi, and they accommodated us on both. The whole meal was really quite amazing. We ordered a bottle of wine instead of doing a wine tasting with it.

                If you want to go to Brooklyn, El Gaucho in Boro Park was also great. I enjoyed it more than Abigails, but less than Prime Grill (though those both were also great!)

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                  sig RE: mcfish Jun 8, 2009 04:06 PM

                  We found Abigails did have a wide variety of meat-but both beef items we ordered were extremely salty.

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                    tamarw RE: mcfish Aug 30, 2009 08:09 PM

                    This might be a really silly question but is the tasting menu cost per person? ($89 pp?) I'd assume so but wanted to double check - I've never been to Mike's before nor have I ever done anything with a tasting menu so apologies for the question if the answer is obvious.

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                      shoelace RE: tamarw Aug 30, 2009 08:55 PM

                      yea, its 89 pp

                      and no apologies necessary, ask away

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                Maven123 RE: sig Jun 8, 2009 12:42 PM

                I believe the best and most interesting varieties of steak are made by Abigael's

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                  rebeccaLunch RE: Maven123 Aug 27, 2009 08:30 AM

                  My favorite steak in the city is the rib eye teriyaki at Abigaels.

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                  at9001 RE: sig Jun 9, 2009 09:28 AM

                  prime grill & le marais are the best in nyc

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                    brooklynkoshereater RE: sig Aug 23, 2009 06:27 PM

                    The quality and caliber of the meat at prime grill is second to none, and the preparation is perfection.

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                      addictedtolunch RE: sig Aug 30, 2009 06:38 PM

                      Not someone who cares about kashrut, and I have to say Prime Grill serves a steak that is close behind that of Peter Luger and ahead of some other "best of" steak houses in NYC, imho.

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