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Call out to carnivores/foodies for Steak Houses in CH/Durham

chickenfeet Mar 24, 2011 07:53 AM

I'm making reservations for a special night out for a carnivore. Not sure if Bin 54, Ruth's Chris or Shula 347 is the way to go, as we've never been to any of them. Also, neither Ruth Chris or Shula's lists prices on their online menus, how do they compare to Bin 54? (Please don't recommend Angus Barn as I've never been terribly impressed with their food, service or atmosphere.)

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    brokegradstudent Mar 24, 2011 08:14 AM

    I think prices are about the same for comparable amounts/cuts. Both Shula's and Ruth's Chris are pretty generic chain steakhouse sorts of places.

    I'd take Bin 54 without thinking about twice. Weird location, nice place.

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    Bin 54
    1201 M Raleigh Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 21517

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    1. re: brokegradstudent
      LulusMom Mar 24, 2011 09:27 AM

      Completely agree with brokegradstudent. Shula's is actually very very weird -service off in so many ways, room seemed just about empty the time we were there, food came out wrong. Bin 54 is really very good. They had a dip in quality for a while there (in my opinion) but seem to be back on their game.

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      Bin 54
      1201 M Raleigh Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 21517

    2. romansperson Mar 24, 2011 01:58 PM

      Bin 54 for sure.

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      Bin 54
      1201 M Raleigh Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 21517

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        durhamois Mar 24, 2011 04:41 PM

        Ditto on Bin 54. I highly recommend the sea scallop appetizer, and the bone-in ribeye, the latter of which is *obscenely* priced, but in my mind worth it for a special occasion. It's a very generous portion, and it could be shared. Or, get two and have the best doggie bag ever.

        Incidentally, Bin 54 has a happy hour Mon-Fri from 5:30-7:00, with 1/2 price appetizers at the bar.

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        Bin 54
        1201 M Raleigh Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 21517

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        1. re: durhamois
          chickenfeet Mar 25, 2011 05:35 AM

          Thanks all! I garnered the same results from a shout out on facebook. I've placed our reservation for Bin 54 (it's not till mid-April). I'll let you know how it is. Also, might any of you know why I didn't received opentable points for that reservation?

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            cervisiam Mar 25, 2011 06:19 AM

            you probably booked through a referral link as opposed to directly on opentable.com

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          burgeoningfoodie Mar 25, 2011 10:39 AM

          Hmmm why not Chamas? Or Metro 8?

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          Metro 8
          746 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

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            romansperson Mar 27, 2011 06:03 AM

            Bin 54 is better than Metro 8. Chamas, while I like it very much, is A LOT of food. If you want to chug meat, that's the place to go.

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            Bin 54
            1201 M Raleigh Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 21517

            Metro 8
            746 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

            1. re: romansperson
              chickenfeet Mar 27, 2011 09:24 AM

              Been to Chamas, and it's not exactly intimate or something I'd want for a birthday dinner with my spouse (don't want to come and needing three hours just to digest dinner). A lively celebration with friends, yes. I'll have to try Metro 8 in the future instead of always going to Watts when I'm on that side of Durham. Thanks.

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              Metro 8
              746 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

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