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Good Steak in Edmonton

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my friend moved to edmonton a while back and ever since has been complaining that he can't find a decent steak joint! So, Edmontonians...any suggestions? Where do you guys go for all the acclaimed AAA Alberta Beef?! (is it a locally kept secret?)

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    1. re: Dan G

      home...followed in a distant second at Culina (the south side) and then maybe Bistecca. Bistro Praha if they ever re open would also be in the running.

      1. re: foodiesnorth

        Although I have not been for over a year the steaks at Sage at that time were top in my books. I have also enjoyed Von's for a less expensive option. I also agree with Bistecca.

        1. re: cleopatra999

          +1 for Sage. Lovely steaks, delicious sides.
          Others may not agree, but MrCris thinks the Keg does a good job - he likes their baseball sirloin. Also, the Sawmill for some old '80s steakhouse ambience.
          But also, must agree, best steaks are done at home on the BBQ.

          1. re: MrsCris

            +1 more for Sage. It was a year ago but was very, very good steak.

            1. re: ihatepickyeaters

              Eaten steak at Sage twice...once awesome, once awful (sent back, grossly overcooked, bland)...jury is still out on them for steak at this point.

          2. re: cleopatra999

            I really enjoyed my steak at Vons and the renovated dining room.

      2. I am sympathetic to this complaint. I agree that a rib steak at home on a hot grill is best. But here is where I would go:
        - Lousiana Purchase and have the tourenados Ya Ya
        - Coliseum Steak and Pizza for any of the steak, but not the atmosphere or tin-foil wrapped potato
        - the Keg for the filet with blue cheese and mushroom side
        - Von's on Thursday for New York special -- very well priced at $23
        - Hardware Grill for $50 sterling New York with blue cheese -- crazy good but it should be at that price

        1. Wow! thanks for the feedback, everyone :)
          this was my first post and i wasn't sure if i'd get responses...but yay!
          i will definitely let my friend know!

          (and a special thanks to pengcast for such detail. love it!)

          -jenn-