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Aug 6, 2010 06:38 AM

Help me find a birthday steak for non-steakhouse prices?

I want to take my hubby out for a great b'day dinner, and to him, that's steak. However, this particular year we're making big purchases elsewhere, and I'd like the keep the bill closer to $100 than the $200+ at a steakhouse.

Preferably with a filet option on the menu. Preferably in Manhattan. Does not have to be a steakhouse.

Something like...Buenos Aires, but we've already been there. And maybe with a tiny bit more atmosphere.

Thanks in advance!!

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      1. re: kathryn

        Looks like a perfect fit - thank you!

        1. re: kathryn

          Azul is great. Ate there a few weeks ago. It is small with scattered service but the skirt steak was excellent. I dont remember a Filet though. I also think wine only, no booze.

          1. re: princeofpork

            Great, thanks! Mmmm steak n' wine.

        2. Not such a fan of Azul. I found nearly everything overcooked - and the fact that it comes out on a sizzling platter didn't help much.

          I'd go for Les Halles, probably. Very good prices - no it's not Keen's or Luger's quality, but it's good for its price range.

          That said, it's hard to say w/o knowing how many drinks you'd usually consume. Two glasses of wine each could easily be half of your $100 right there.

          Les Halles
          15 John Street, New York, NY 10038

          1. I like the steak at Balthazar.

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              1. re: steve h.

                And where should I go for a casual drink beforehand? Thanks!

            1. Landmarc in Tribeca? Definitely better atmosphere and a good selection of steaks with good fries.

              179 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

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              1. re: JMJD

                Second Landmarc in Tribeca. There's a location in TWC as well but I prefer Tribeca location. Good steak and a few good non-steak options as well.