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Jan 19, 2010 07:04 PM

Beef Tar Tar

I am looking for some good beef tar tar or an interesting raw beef dish.. Pref not at a sushi place.

Any recs in the bay area?


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  1. Here's an old thread. Jeanty at Jacks is closed.

    1. Beef tartare at Bix is pretty tasty, and most of the Vietnamese Beef 7 Ways places have a raw preparation. Try Pagolac.

      1. very good at chez papa resto

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        1. re: vulber

          I totally second this. Plus they use pimente d'esplette.

        2. Garibaldis -Oakland and San Francisco, Cafe Claude-SF are very good.
          Try a French Brasserie- Grand Cafe or the Left Bank.
          Vietnamese preparations range from carpaccio to tartare.

          1. Lots of Ethiopian restaurants have have a dish called kitfo (IIRC) that's often prepared raw.

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            1. re: maigre

              Yeah, I like Cafe Colucci's a lot. I like the version with innards even more, but nobody else ever wants to order it.

              Cafe Colucci
              6427 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

              1. re: Robert Lauriston

                I've only ordered Kitfo at Zeni, but nobody else would eat it. That's a lot of raw beef for one person. There's kind of a law of diminishing returns with this kind of dish.

                1. re: maigre

                  Maybe it is a texture thing? The people I was with seemed less bothered with raw gored-gored at Zeni vs the kitfo.

                  1. re: sfbing

                    I love kitfo (haven't tried Zeni's) but have always been leery of gored gored! For those not in the know, the former is ground/minced beef, and the latter is cubed/diced. Both are doused with delicious spiced butter, and mixed with more spices and jalapenos. It's not very spicy, though - just delicious.