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Dry Aged Steak in Orlando?

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MCWoodlands Aug 4, 2010 09:57 PM

Will be vacationing in Orlando soon. Can anyone recommend a restaurant/steakhouse that boasts real Dry Aged Steaks, preferably a bone-in ribeye? I see that The Palm claims their steaks are aged, but are they DRY Aged? Thanks in advance!

  1. pdpredtide Aug 5, 2010 05:13 AM

    call up Charley's Steak house, I m pretty sure they dry age their steaks. theyre really good.

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      YosemiteSam Aug 5, 2010 09:09 AM

      I'm pretty sure Charley's is dry aged. Going tomorrow night in fact - can't wait love this place (South OBT location - my wife inexplicably loves old-school salad bars)

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        YosemiteSam Aug 8, 2010 09:08 AM

        Just an update - had a great steak on Friday at Charley's, but they are wet-aged - straight from the server's mouth in their spiel. That said, a 24 oz bone in Harris Ranch ribeye with great marbling and salad and potato included for $37 is a great option when I'm in the steakhouse mood. Plus I love the vibe of the place - local couples and families out for a special occasion or great meal - not expense account tools showing off by ordering shellfish towers and $300 Cabs

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          pdpredtide Aug 9, 2010 05:44 AM

          nice, thanks for the clarification, i might drop by charleys during the magical dining month haha

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      herbert1 Aug 5, 2010 07:09 AM

      I was told by the bartender at The Palm that their steaks are wet aged.

      Vines Grill and Wine Bar on sand lake has dry aged prime meat.

      Primo has a dry aged strip (bone in, $47) on their menu.

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        Rona Gindin Aug 5, 2010 11:20 AM

        I'm pretty sure Herbert1 is right about Vines dry-aging its steak. I think Capital Grille does too, although that's not an independent. Most places in town wet-age their steaks.
        www.RonaGindin.com

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          Rona Gindin Aug 5, 2010 11:22 AM

          It looks like the new Bull & Bear does too. http://www.opentable.com/bull-and-bea...

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            steakman55 Aug 5, 2010 01:15 PM

            Capital Grille on International Drive has dry aged steaks. Charley's is decidedly down a notch from Cap Grille

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            Capital Grille
            9101 International Dr Ste 1000, Orlando, FL 32819

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              YosemiteSam Aug 5, 2010 03:51 PM

              i respectfully disagree - unless you are referring to price. Of course, you are steakman55. That said, I like their steaks as much or better than Cap or Mortons or Ruth's

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        MCWoodlands Aug 5, 2010 02:55 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions! I did look at the websites of all of the places recommended so far: Charley's, Vines, Capital Grille, and Bull & Bear - interesting that none of them have a dry aged version of my favorite cut, the bone-in ribeye. Vines has a bone-in ribeye, but only their strip and porterhouse are noted as "dry-aged." Any other suggestions?

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          Rona Gindin Aug 5, 2010 03:06 PM

          You can look into Hawk's Landing. I've never been.
          http://www.marriottworldcenter.com/dining/hawks-landing-steakhouse.aspx
          www.RonaGindin.com

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            MCWoodlands Aug 5, 2010 07:59 PM

            Well, per their menu, Hawk's Landing's only dry-aged steak is the strip. Thanks though!

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          MCWoodlands Aug 5, 2010 08:01 PM

          I think I've found one! It's called "Spencers For Steaks and Chops" in the Hilton. Their menu boasts a 21-day dry aged "cowboy cut" bone-in ribeye! Is anyone familiar with this place? I booked a reservation, just in case!

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            Rona Gindin Aug 6, 2010 07:08 AM

            Which Hilton is it in? I have never heard of that restaurant. I suggest googling around for consumer reviews before making a commitment.

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              YosemiteSam Aug 6, 2010 08:07 AM

              It's pretty new. Just got a rave review from our best local critic (used to write for the Sentinel before layoffs)

              http://www.scottjosephorlando.com/com...

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                Scott Joseph Aug 6, 2010 08:32 AM

                I'd be surprised if any of our top-of-the-line steakhouses were wet-aging their steaks. Most realize dry aging is superior. That said Spencer's is very good. The Capital Grille also does a bone-in ribeye (called Delmonico on the menu). Reviews of both are on my site. (Thanks for the shout-out, Sam!)
                Scott Joseph

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                Capital Grille
                9101 International Dr Ste 1000, Orlando, FL 32819

                Capital Grille
                5197 Big Island Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32246

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                  MCWoodlands Aug 6, 2010 11:31 AM

                  Thanks for the terrific review on Spencers! I'm now eagerly looking forward to our trip and, more importantly, our 1-year wedding anniversary dinner at Spencers.

                  By the way, I did see the Delmonico on Capital Grille's menu but noticed that its description did not say "dry-aged" as did the others, so I contacted the restaurant, and this was their reply:

                  "Our Delmonico is USDA Prime Wet-Aged. I hope that helps! Please let me know if you have any additional questions or if I can make a reservation for you.

                  Warm regards,
                  Shannon

                  Shannon Niedenthal Sales and Marketing Manager
                  ph: 407.370.4392 · cell: 407.810.3703 ∙ fax: 407.241.7000
                  9101 International Drive ∙ Orlando, FL 32819
                  thecapitalgrille.com ∙ orlando@tcgdine.com"

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                    herbert1 Aug 8, 2010 08:23 PM

                    I think you would be surprised at how few places are dry aging their steaks these days. The Palm, Flemings and Capital Grille all are using the wet aged processs these days. I looked at the menu for Spencers and it mentioned 21 day aged steaks, I think the dry aging process takes a little longer so It might be wet aged as well. Most restaurants have decided it is cost prohibitive to dry age.

                    BTW thanks for your review of the new bar menu at Capital Grille, Tried it out for lunch last week and was very pleased, and what a deal on the wine tasting menu, for lunch the price is only $10.

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                    southie_chick Aug 7, 2010 11:10 AM

                    Ditto on the best "local" critic for Scott Joseph. I live in Merrimack, NH & check his blog daily. I rely on Scott for recommendations when I visit my in-laws in Deltona every year. My in-laws thought that I was a genius 'till I gave Scott the credit!
                    So Scott, which steak do you think is the best tasting in the Orlando area - wet or dry doesn't matter. Tried to get my in-laws to Del Frisco's last year but it didn't work out.

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                  orlwine Aug 12, 2010 08:25 PM

                  Charleys and the rest of their affiliated restaurants may wet-age their steaks, but they grill them over hardwood and citrus wood, so the flavor from the grilling is amazing and completely over-compensates for any perceived wet-aging shortcomings.

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                    patefoiegras Aug 16, 2010 03:48 AM

                    Capital Grille dry ages their Porterhouse, bone in Kona crusted sirloin (yum) and boneless sirloin up to 21 days

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                      herbert1 Aug 17, 2010 11:30 AM

                      I stand corrected, I went back to Capital Grille yesterday and was told that they do dry age a couple fo their steaks for up to 14 days.

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                      9101 International Dr Ste 1000, Orlando, FL 32819

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                        southie_chick Aug 17, 2010 02:59 PM

                        The Kona crusted sirloin is my "go-to" steak at Capital Grille. Took my in-laws from Deltona to the one closest to me (the Burlington, MA location) when they came up for a visit & they loved it. Usually if they want steak, we end up at The Stonewood Grill (Lake Mary) but I've been trying to get them to try Del Frisco's (& I'll raise a glass to the late, great Bob Mervine while I'm there - he said it was one of his faves so I GOTTA go!). Hopefully, when we go in November, I'll get my chance to do so.

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