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Nov 3, 2009 05:17 AM

Best Steak not in a Steakhouse

Eating out with friends this weekend, long story short, they always want steak at traditional steakhouses, looking for a compromise, best steak not in a steakhouse in the downtown area. Thanks for the help.

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  1. The Steak George at Gumbos on Colorado between 7th and 8th has been amazing in the past. I don't think it's prime but that's only because it's not stated as such on the menu. The beef was really tender and flavorful, the richly sauced crab topping and the beefy wine reduction that it's plated on add a lot of dimension. It's been a couple of years since I've had it but that's only due to schedules and logistics. Just thinking about it makes me think that this weekend would be the right time.

    1. eddie V's has really good steaks. Be forewarned. You will pay steakhouse prices.

      1. I think the steaks are better than the BBQ at Lambert's.

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        1. re: brentwood

          IMHO that wouldn't be difficult.

          1. re: danny_w

            agreed. on both counts.

            the dry aged ribeye is as good as the bbq is bad.

          1. re: amykragan

            I had a steak at Buenos Aires Cafe about six months ago. It was a small (10-12oz) ribeye, spoon tender and served a perfect medium rare, with a chimichurri sauce I can'tr really recall.

            The steak was memorably tasty, but I do not find it now on their dinner menu. Maybe it is still available as a special.

            1. re: Winehole23

              If you need your steak-with-chimichurri fix and can't find it at Buenos Aires, maybe check out the steak at Sampaio's. I seem to remember theirs being pretty formidable.