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Need a Steak Frite Birthday Dinner (help) for tonight (Uggg)

buryesa Oct 5, 2010 06:51 AM

So, I just wanted to say I am not procrastinate , I just did not plan anything because next year is a big birthday for my husband and I did something big for him last year... so this year my intention was to do something low key... and last night when we were settling in for the night he asked if I had dinner reservations for his birthday (tonight) and I said no... that I thought we would just go somewhere. I thought I was about to see a grown man cry.

So, I need someplace that serves Steak Frites (with a vegetarian [not a salad] or fish option), because I think a classic, heavy dinner full of saturated fats is really the only way I could save face.


  1. MMRuth Oct 5, 2010 07:23 AM

    Any particular neighborhood preference?

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    1. re: MMRuth
      buryesa Oct 5, 2010 07:38 AM

      None! Brooklyn is okay, too. Don't care if it's a hole-in-the wall, just want want food that's goooooooood.

      1. re: buryesa
        MMRuth Oct 5, 2010 11:41 AM

        I like the Steak Frites at Le Paris, but it's up in Carnegie Hill and unless you live nearby, I wouldn't recommend the trip!

        Le Paris
        1312 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10128

    2. Phil Ogelos Oct 5, 2010 07:54 AM

      Strip House, maybe, on E.12th off University.
      The food is good there, and the ambience weird enough to make you feel like you're at a birthday without clowns, if you know what I mean [think bordello-mellow & easy.]
      I'm sure the Outer Boroughs threads will tell what's good along Smith St.


      Strip House
      13 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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      1. re: Phil Ogelos
        Stuartmc910 Oct 5, 2010 09:23 AM

        Tournesol in LIC, right at the Vernon Blvd. stop has a very good moderately priced steak frites.

        Cons: Crowded seating, not many veg options. (Personal conceit: some of the wait staff never heard of soap and water.)

        1. re: Stuartmc910
          Phil Ogelos Oct 5, 2010 09:26 AM

          " ... some of the wait staff never heard of soap and water.)"

          and you're recommending the place?

        2. re: Phil Ogelos
          daffyduck Oct 5, 2010 10:36 AM

          I love striphouse!
          i also heard Keens and Peter Luger fry their fries in beef fat making their fries killer. there's also balthazaar too. Quality Meats may also have interesting sides and choices for vegetarians but I think the meat is lower quality than Keens and Striphouse. (probably PL but i haven't been there so can't say)

          Quality Meats
          57 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

        3. sgordon Oct 5, 2010 10:26 AM

          Les Halles or Schiller's for something that won't break the bank - I prefer Les Halles since there's a wider variety of steak choices. And there's always Balthazar if you want to go a little fancier - certainly there's an extensive non-steak menu there.

          80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

          Les Halles
          15 John Street, New York, NY 10038

          Les Halles
          411 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

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

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