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Good Boston steak NOT at a steakhouse

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Where is a good place to get a good steak in Boston that is NOT a steakhouse?
(sorry if this is in an earlier post - this is very difficult subject to search for)

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  1. I like the steak-frites at many of the French bistros around town: the Petit Roberts, Beacon Hill Bistro, Pierrot, Sel de la Terre, Aquitaine. Brazilian churrascarias are another good bet for relatively inexpensive steak: I really enjoyed my recent trips to Mix Flavor Brazilian Grill near Union Square, Somerville.

    http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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    Beacon Hill Bistro
    25 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

    Sel de la Terre
    1245 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760

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    1. re: MC Slim JB

      I agree with MC about going the way of steak frites. I like the steak frites at Bella Luna in JP, as well as the version at 88 Wharf in Milton, though my favorite of them all is probably from the Blue Ox in Lynn.

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      Blue Ox
      191 Oxford Street, Lynn, MA 01901

      Bella Luna
      10 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

      1. re: MC Slim JB

        Agree with this general theme. My favorite Steak Frites is the flatiron steak with excellent fries served at Vlora. Fun atmosphere too.

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        Vlora
        545 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

        1. re: MC Slim JB

          Just wanted to add the steak frites at Brasserie Jo to the list. Not a place you think of for inexpensive perhaps but very tasty and excellent value for what you do pay and enjoyable overall experience.

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          Brasserie Jo
          120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

          1. re: psora

            Brasserie Jo belongs on my list, too: a great steak, and terrific frites, with three worthy sauce options (I usually get the Bordelaise.)

            http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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            Brasserie Jo
            120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

          2. re: MC Slim JB

            Steak frites at Chez Henri is always excellent

            1. re: MC Slim JB

              What are your favorites at Mix Flavor?

              1. re: pocketviking

                FYI, Mix Flavor Grill is closed (about a year and a half ago). There is an Indian restaurant in its place which isn't meat oriented. Nearby Oliveira's Brazilian Steakhouse reopened the old "Cafe Belo" space on Washington Street last month which might be a good alternative.

            2. Prezza: http://www.prezza.com/

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              Prezza
              24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113

              1. A friend had dinner at Locke-Ober last week and he told me that his filet with bearnaise was, in his term, "outstanding."

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                Locke-Ober
                3 Winter Place, Boston, MA 02108

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                1. re: hazelhurst

                  On the elegant/expensive ends of things I would second the Locke-Ober recommendation, and also add L'Espalier. The Steak Frites at Central Kitchen are very good, although I would avoid that dish at the otherwise very good Franklin Cafe. Hungry Mother does a nice steak, in a more Southern preparation.

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                  L'Espalier
                  774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

                  Locke-Ober
                  3 Winter Place, Boston, MA 02108

                  Central Kitchen
                  567 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

                  Hungry Mother
                  Cambridge, MA, Cambridge, MA

                2. Tango in Arlington.
                  West in West Roxbury.

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                  1. re: scratchie

                    Another vote for Tango & Petit Robert Bistro. Has anyone had the steak frites @ Gaslight?

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                    Petit Robert Bistro
                    468 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

                    1. re: CookieLee

                      Both steaks at Gaslight are excellent, with different sauces. The steak frites, last I looked, was either a sirloin or a hangar, and the bar steak was a skirt. I don't know if skirt has suddenly gotten pricier (more people grilling fajitas at home in summer?), but the bar steak, which was once significantly cheaper than the steak frites, is now more expensive; I prefer it to the more tender steak-frites cut. I have not tried the Saturday-night special filet mignon, a steak that rarely interests me.

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                  2. I really like the steak frites at Central Kitchen.

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                    Central Kitchen
                    567 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139