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liney714 Aug 11, 2010 10:14 AM

Money aside I am looking for a great steak with wonderful sides. Between the three which one would you choose and why?

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  1. louuuuu RE: liney714 Aug 11, 2010 10:50 AM

    St. Paul Grille. Esp. if sides are wagging the cow, here. Their creamed spinach, made with fine Wisconsin Asagio, is sublime and the hashbrowns with onion and bacon really decadent. The rich wood clubby feel of the place is pure NY steakhouse (in the Sparks tradition). Also one of a kind, unlike which you can find in malls across the country.

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      Latinpig RE: louuuuu Aug 11, 2010 11:38 AM

      There is only one place on that list that serves great steaks . . . Cap Grill. Dry aged and Prime.

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        mitch cumstein RE: Latinpig Aug 11, 2010 11:46 AM

        They still serve prime? Last 2 steaks I had there, post darden purchase, had so much connective tissue in them it was unnappealing. I swore off the cap grill after those steaks.

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          Latinpig RE: mitch cumstein Aug 18, 2010 07:55 AM

          Mitch, FYI post Darden they have not changed the quality and the source of the their steaks. I have confirmed this at many levels of the organization. In addition, I ate there last night with a group of guys and everyone loved it. I had the NY which was perfect. One of my fiends had the Delominico with a porcinini mushroom rub and balsamic that was out of this world. Another buddy had the veal chop (not milanese) just grilled and he said it was the best he ahs had in town. In short, I don't see any reduction in the quality post Draden. The only change is in some of the dry goods puchases. By the way, nice name.

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            mitch cumstein RE: Latinpig Aug 19, 2010 07:21 AM

            LP,
            Good to hear that they didn't dumb it down. It could just be the switch from the Chicago Cap Grill that I wasn't used to the vein that ran through the filet of my porterhouses. Call me spoiled. Anyway, the porcini delmo is fantastic, with the counterpoint of the balsamic and a little red chili flake. I'll get that, if I am there again, or the kona strip. I used to go about once amonth, they always had the best bartenders in the Chi. I guess different chefs. my 2 cents.

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      ticrta RE: liney714 Aug 12, 2010 07:27 AM

      I 2nd for Capital Grill. Have not had a bad meal there yet. That is my go to for a special occasion if in the mood for great steaks.

      1. jfood RE: liney714 Aug 12, 2010 04:47 PM

        The Strip Club in SP

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        The Strip Club
        378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106

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          kevin47 RE: jfood Aug 12, 2010 04:50 PM

          Ditto... Capital Grille is quite nice, but TSC is something special, in my opinion.

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          Capital Grille
          801 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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          liney714 RE: liney714 Aug 22, 2010 03:42 PM

          II wanted to report back after our dinner. We went to the Capital Grill( it was our first time). I was very impressed by the food but more so the service and the attention to detail. I had seared filet with butter poached lobster. It was decant and amazing. Husband had the Kona rubbed sirloin. We had creamed spinach( was only ok St Paul Grill is the best). However, the au gratin were the best I have ever had. Dessert was coconut cream pie. This may be our new go to for a treat to our selves place.

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          St Paul Grill
          350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

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            Latinpig RE: liney714 Aug 23, 2010 02:56 PM

            Thanks for reporting back. Next time, you or your husband should try the Delomico. It was out of this world. Gotta love that coconut cream pie.

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              Seige RE: liney714 Sep 4, 2010 10:47 AM

              We ate at the Capital Grille for the first time on Thursday night. It was also phenomenal. I had the Kona sirloin. My hubby had the porcini rubbed Delmonico. I don't think we could choose a favorite. They were both delicious. Aside from having Waygu at Craftsteak in Vegas, we both agreed this had to be the best steak we've ever had. We too had the au gratins, which were delicious and I'd highly recommend the calamari appetizer.

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              larsonkl RE: liney714 Aug 24, 2010 02:32 PM

              Capital Grille by a long shot.

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              Capital Grille
              801 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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