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Romantic Dinner - Loves Steak and Pork

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Pamanda Nov 3, 2009 09:32 AM

Need a good reco for a delicious steak, modern restaurant, romantic (not Smith and Wollensky era). Any suggestions?

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    apples Nov 6, 2009 10:00 AM

    What about eith BLT Steak or BLT Prime. I too like the StripHouse idea.

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    BLT Prime
    111 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010

    BLT Steak
    106 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022

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      steakrules85 Nov 6, 2009 12:05 PM

      BLT Prime is another great recommendation. I'd add in Del Frisco's also for their ambiance. Also come to think of it Old Homestead has really revamped their look with their renovation and you can't find much better than that.

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      BLT Prime
      111 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010

      Del Frisco's
      1221 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020

      Old Homestead
      56 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

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      steakrules85 Nov 6, 2009 09:33 AM

      Agree on the recommendations for Craft and Strip House. Both are incredible.

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      Strip House
      13 E. 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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        alysonlaurel Nov 3, 2009 03:38 PM

        I second the Craft recommendation. It is lovely and warm, with lots of well-prepared meats and artful cocktails, appetizers, and sides.

        I also recently went to Craftsteak, and it was delightful. It's not terribly romantic, but the steak is great and the vegetables are just pure and delicious.

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        Craftsteak
        85 Tenth Ave, New York, NY 10011

        1. tastyeating Nov 3, 2009 11:45 AM

          I liked the steak at Market Table. But note that it's not one of those famous dry aged steaks that you'll find all over NYC. For that, I like Wolfgang's Steakhouse.

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          Market Table
          54 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014

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            taboo Nov 3, 2009 11:44 AM

            How about Strip House? A nice atmosphere for a date and good steak. For pork I would pick a nice Italian place

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            Strip House
            13 E. 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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              stalkingwine.com Nov 3, 2009 10:22 AM

              Suggest Perry Street in the West Village. Quiet, romantic, comfy booths for all guests. Dining room is unusually large for the 60 guests it can hold. Modern takes on steaks and pork. Awesome-but-small wine list, great table service.

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              Perry Street
              176 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014

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                hcbk0702 Nov 3, 2009 11:06 AM

                While I like Perry St, I don't think it fits the bill for steak. While they usually have a hanger steak or tenderloin prep somewhere on the menu (that's usually very good), it's just one dish on a predominately modern French menu. It's certainly not steak or pork focused at all.

                For the OP, I would recommend Craft. They have numerous exceptional steaks as well as rack of pork, braised pork shank, suckling pig etc. It's a warm, modern looking restaurant adhering to the ethos of great ingredients prepared simply, and I think it's ideal for your request.

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                  Pamanda Nov 3, 2009 11:08 AM

                  Both restaurants look like good options. I have also heard good things about DGBG and Allen and Delancey - any take on those?

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                  Allen and Delancey
                  115 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

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                    hcbk0702 Nov 3, 2009 11:13 AM

                    DBGB is too casual and far too noisy for a romantic dinner. It's more focused on burgers, small plates, and beer. Unfortunately, Allen and Delancey has been getting pretty mediocre reports since Neil Ferguson left last year.

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                    Allen and Delancey
                    115 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

                    DBGB
                    299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

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                      kelea Nov 3, 2009 11:22 AM

                      I personally didn't like DBGB but some hounders do. But like hcbk said, it's far from romantic. how about Quality MeatS?

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                        stalkingwine.com Nov 4, 2009 10:18 PM

                        Pass on Allen and Delancey. My mediocre experience was consistent with the other responder.

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                        Allen and Delancey
                        115 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

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                      stalkingwine Dec 4, 2009 07:20 AM

                      Suggest Perry Street in the West Village. Quiet, romantic, comfy booths for all guests. Dining room is unusually large for the 60 guests it can hold. Modern takes on steaks and pork. Awesome-but-small wine list, great table service.

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