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Best NY strip steak

kevin Jun 11, 2010 11:10 PM

where? just got a real hankering for a great slab of beef and a few stiff drinks to go with it. sides don't matter nor do desserts, but if those are good to, that would be like the icing on the cake.

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    degustateur Jun 12, 2010 12:21 AM

    Hi kevin,

    THE best steak that I’ve had in SoCal was a 30-Day Dry-Aged New York Strip recently self-prepared at home. The best steak that I’ve had at a SoCal restaurant was the Grilled Bistecca Fiorentina several years ago at Angelini Osteria followed by a more recent Bone-in Rib-Eye at Jar.

    Hmmh? The common denominator? All three steaks came from Harvey’s Guss Meat Company.

    Harvey’s Guss Meat Company
    949 S Ogden Dr
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    (323) 937-4622


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    1. re: degustateur
      granadafan Jun 12, 2010 07:33 PM

      Thanks for the tip on Harvey's. Do you have to order a lot or can you just order a couple pounds of steaks?

      1. re: granadafan
        degustateur Jun 12, 2010 07:53 PM

        Harvey's a great guy; he graciously accepts orders of any size 1-2 days in advance of pick-up. Cash or check only.

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          mc michael Jun 12, 2010 08:51 PM

          Harvey's a real character, a real OG.

    2. ipsedixit Jun 12, 2010 08:45 PM


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        wilafur Jun 14, 2010 04:46 PM


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        OCSteve Jun 13, 2010 08:12 AM

        I've gotten Prime NY Steaks at Costco (Fullerton) and been really happy with them.

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          JeffSD Jun 13, 2010 08:29 AM

          I agree, bought prime New York steaks recently at the Fullerton Costco and they were pretty good, as are the prime Ribeyes which I usually buy.

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            OCSteve Jun 14, 2010 09:41 AM

            I prefer the ribeye as well, but both are really good.

          2. re: OCSteve
            sel Jun 14, 2010 10:26 AM

            I've had excellent USDA Prime steaks from several Costco stores in S CA during the past few months. For those that haven't tried them, they are always packed in a blue styrafoam tray. My only complaint is that most stores pack about 6 steaks per package so they cost about $70 per package. One store put 2 or 3 per package which at least for me was much better.

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              OCSteve Jun 14, 2010 11:45 AM


              We've always gotten 3-packs from the Fullerton store. I'm with you that 6 would be a bit much costwise, and I really don't like to freeze steaks.

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                wilafur Jun 14, 2010 04:47 PM

                imo, the prime new york strips pale in comparison to the prime rib eyes at costco.

                but yeah, i buy all my prime steaks at costco. great bang for the buck.

            2. Ciao Bob Jun 14, 2010 09:35 AM

              My preferences, in order:

              Mastros Restaurant
              2087 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

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                foufou Jun 14, 2010 03:11 PM

                ditto re Mastro's (the best steak I have had in a restaurant)

              2. ChinoWayne Jun 14, 2010 04:40 PM

                There are those who may knock it as just a chain, but it's a high end chain, and I gotta say, hands down, the best value for the dollar and the most flavorful NY Steaks that I have had were all at various branches of Morton's. At least back when I was patronizing them, on the expense account, all of the beef for all of their locations came from one, central commissary, and the quality and consistency was always the same, whether in Chicago, Atlanta, New York or Boston.

                I can still almost smell and taste that big slab of prime beef, a behemoth charred goodness, cooked perfectly medium rare with wonderful meat juices oozing on to the plate that I could drag individual slices of rosy goodness through.

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