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Aug 1, 2010 01:50 PM

Suggestions for a reasonably priced steak in lower Manhattan?


I'm looking for a reasonably priced steak restaurant in lower Manhattan (I'm staying near Wall St). My budget is <$50 inc sides, a glass of wine and service. Is this possible at anywhere half decent?

If not, I'd be prepared to trade down to a good burger place - again, any suggestions please?

Happy to travel up to mid-town if needed..

Thanks in advance

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  1. First choice would be Les Halles Downtown - good sides and apps (mostly under $10) and good (if not, like, dry-aged funky melt-in-your-mouth steakhouse) steaks. If there are two of you dining, the Côte De Boeuf for two is very reasonably priced at $58 - and the only dry-aged option, unless they're running some special that night. Plus they have a wide selection of cuts, all reasonably priced.

    If you were to venture further North, there are a few options that while not specifically steakhouses, have decent steak options. Schiller's Liquor Bar has a decent steak frites, which at under $20 is one of the better deals, and good apps if you need more. Blue Ribbon Brasserie has a very good hangar steak, though it was a little pricier as I recall - closer to the high $20s - but their apps/sides are some of the best. The Smith also has good steaks and excellent burgers.

    The hangar at The Harrison is really good - marinated in Guiness, with sauteed smoked onions. And the duck fat fries are great. With an app and drink it might break your budget, though.

    Blue Ribbon Brasserie
    97 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

    The Harrison
    355 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013

    Les Halles
    15 John Street, New York, NY 10038

    Schiller's Liquor Bar
    131 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

    The Smith
    55 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

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    1. re: sgordon

      2nd Les Halles

      Les Halles
      15 John Street, New York, NY 10038

      1. re: sgordon

        Try Azul on the LES. Argentinian.

      2. Steak au Poivre at Raoul's in Soho. Or the Bar Steak (steak frites) for $23, only at the bar.

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        1. re: chow_gal

          Lucien has a few steaks under $30 - a filet mignon and a shell steak