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Thoughts on Atlanta Steakhouses.

My husbands birthday is this weekend and he wants a steak. I was thinking of Prime but have heard that McKendrick's over near Perimeter is really good.
What does everyone suggest, Prime or McKendricks? Or is there another really good one?
He loves the caesar salad with the egg yolk and anchovies and we have to have hollandise and bernaise sauce with our steak. Love 2 or 3 sides with our steaks as well. Thank you in advance for your help.

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  1. Guess it depends on your location, how much you want to drive and the atmosphere of the place.
    But I would also consider Chops, Bones, Kevin Rathbun Steak, Hal's, Capital Grille.

    1. I do love Bones, but I get the lobster bisque, that is out of this world.
      McKendrick's is excellent, not sure about the egg yolk but their steaks are great and service is wonderful.
      Those are my two favorite places in Atlanta.
      Hope you have a great time!

      1. If you are willing to drive intown, Kevin Rathbun Steak is by far my favorite, and their sides are amazing. If you don't want to go quite that far, I also agree that Hal's serves a fantastic meal and I would definitely choose either of those places over Prime.

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        Kevin Rathbun Steak
        154 Krog St NE Ste 200, Atlanta, GA 30307

        1. Ive had several not good experiences at .rathbuns.To me the most depondable great steaks are at McKendricks--theyll make up ameal for you even if its not on the menu.If you want a filet with lobster inside/on top, with Bernaise sauce, theyll do it .Their sides are incredble--i like the au gratin pottatoes and the asparagus.And their bread pudding is to die for.If you go , ask for Taco,hes their best waiter.Their veal chop and lamb chops are also very good.If youre going on the weekend,you wont need reservation, but they get a crowd during the week.To me the best steak spots are McKendricks,Bones and Chops in that order.Let us know how it turns out--good luck
          PS ask for a booth,which is set up so you can sit next to your "Date"--much more romantic

          1. I would choose Bone's or Rathbun's Steak over Prime or McKendricks any day. Prime is in a mall, and McKendrick's atmosphere feels like a chain. The dry aged steak for 2 at Rathbun's is amazing, and I'm not sure how Bone's can improve on anything. I think Bone's or Rathbun's would be a more memorable evening overall for a special occasion.

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            Rathbun's Restaurant
            112 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

            Rathbun's Steak
            154 Krog St NE Ste 200, Atlanta, GA 30307

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            1. re: ebennettatl

              I'm guessing the OP was referring to New York Prime, not Prime (which is in the mall and in the Here to Serve restaurant group).

              New York Prime is next to the Ritz Carlton.
              http://www.centraarchy.com/newyorkpri...

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              New York Prime
              3424 Peachtree Road NE Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30326

              1. re: ebennettatl

                I second the recommendation for the porterhouse for 2 at Kevin Rathbun Steak. Excellently prepared and plenty of food for two. The sides at Kevin Rathbun are also fantastic.

                Bone's is a very classic steakhouse and great for special occasions, but at the end, food wins over ambiance and I still prefer McKendrick's over Bones.

                Never been to NY Prime, but I'd recommend steering clear of Prime (the one in Lenox Mall). Not very impressed with their food at all.

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                Rathbun's Restaurant
                112 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

                Kevin Rathbun Steak
                154 Krog St NE Ste 200, Atlanta, GA 30307